Quick Question: Is A Basic Ponytail Lazy Or Chic?

I know someone who's judging you every time you pull your hair back.
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I know someone who's judging you every time you pull your hair back.

I've never seen my friend Sonny in a ponytail. At first, I chalked it up to how she has an asymmetrical undercut, but then, she confessed something to me.

"I hate ponytails," she said. "They look lazy."

I had a hair tie on my wrist, and I was planning to use it to put my hair in one of these very ponytails if the bar we were in started to feel warm.

"All ponytails look lazy?" I said, fully aware that my ponytails are, in fact, lazy. But I thought they were at least kind of cute. "Even if the hair tie matches the hair."

"Yes," she said. "I'd much rather see a bun."

I got her to ease up a little when I asked her about if hair was wrapped around the hair tie.

Backstage at Libertine SS14. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

Backstage at Libertine SS14. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

"That's a little better," she said.

Of course, when I saw her on the subway playform the next day, my hair was pulled back into a low ponytail with a mint-green hair tie that matched absolutely nothing on me.

What do you think? Quick Question: Is a basic ponytail lazy or chic? (Or both?)