Spotted at Fashion Week: A super chic, 70’s inspired ponytail backstage at Charlotte Ronson. Inspired by the designer’s glam-edgy collection, lead Tresemmé Stylist, Jeanie Syfu, created a sophisticated ponytail to compliment the mixture of textures Ronson sent down the runway. The sleek updo made a statement all its own…Ladies, ponytails aren’t just for the gym anymore! Here’s how to take yours up a notch and make it perfect for the office.

Step 1: Prep freshly washed, still-damp hair with a leave-in conditioning treatment to help smooth out your blow dry.

Step 2: Using a flat brush, blow dry your hair straight back from your forehead. “This directional drying will help with fly-aways and ensure a good grip when fastening with an elastic,” says Syfu.

Step 3: Strategically pull out some wispy pieces to frame the face.

Step 4: Apply a dollop of gel like Tresemmé TRES Ultra Firm Control Gel or Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Gel to the front of your hairline, leaving the wispy pieces out.

Step 5: Comb back all of your hair flat against your head and gather it into a ponytail, securing it with a band that matches your hair color just above the nape of the neck. “The sleek finish and placement of this particular pony has more of a strong, sophisticated look,” says Syfu.

Step 6: Flat iron your ponytail to reduce fly-aways.

Step 7: Finish by spritzing a light finishing spray over the top. We like L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray.

To see how the makeup, hair and clothes all work together check out Maybelline’s Live From the Runway YouTube Channel.