It's no surprise that hair and make-up go hand in hand when creating the perfect beauty looks. When this dynamic duo is aligned, there's no telling what's possible! In my search for the best combination of both, I brought on celebrity hair stylist, Karmela Lozina of John Sahag Workshop NYC to give us the 4-1-1. Join us over the next few weeks as we style you through the hottest hair and make-up trends of the season! First up, the perfect slicked back ponytail. Step 1: Rinse it!

Wash the hair with a straightening shampoo and conditioner that adds a sleek effect. Add a smoothing serum to the wet hair for a smooth and shiny finish after blowdrying.

Karmela's Picks: L'Oreal EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo + Conditioner; Garnier Fructis Sleek + Shine Anti Frizz Serum

Step 2: Slick it!

After blowdrying, pull the hair back into a ponytail and wrap with a tight band.

Take a small section of hair and wrap around the band to completely cover and add a clean detail to the look. Secure with a bobby pin.

Step 3: Spray it!

After the hair is entirely pulled back and secure, smooth fly-aways around the hair line with a small amount of anti-frizz serum, and set with a strong hold hairspray to keep the hair in place. Voila!

Expert Tip: You can flatiron sections of the ponytail to make it even more sleek and elongated. 

Karmela's Picks: L'Oreal Ellnet Hairspray in Medium to Strong Hold; Redken Control Addict 28 High Control Hairspray

Beauty Talk

When wearing this look, choose one feature to play up. I chose a bright red-orange lip, while keeping the eyes fresh and clean; and adding lots of mascara. A bold lip is a great way to incorporate color without taking away from the super chic hair.

Seen on model, Karmay: Giorgio Armani Rouge D' Armani #401 lipstick, L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in "Blackest"

Where will you rock the perfect ponytail?

Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography for Makeup.com