When it comes to choosing their hairstyle for that all important big day, many brides go for a completely different look. Olivia Palermo did the opposite and chose to get married with her hair pulled back and up into her signature centre-part ponytail. This easy and sophisticated style beautifully complimented her natural looking makeup and the simplicity of her whole day. The look is actually perfect for any occasion from work, a day out shopping, or as Olivia proves-that very special occasion.

Get the look:

Step 1: This style will work better on hair that is a day old after washing as hair that is too clean can be harder to work with. Start by drawing a clear, clean centre parting with a pin tail comb, making sure to stay as straight as possible. Follow this with a very light spritz of hairspray along your parting.

Step 2: Using some salt or beach spray, mist throughout your hair to dampen it down. With just your fingers rough dry the product into your hair, do not use a brush as this will make your hair look too tidy. The idea is to create that messy kind of texture.

Step 3: To emphasise this texture, and particularly if you have naturally very straight hair, take a large curling iron and loosely curl the ends of your hair randomly for added movement.

Step 4: Mist a small amount of texturising spray on to your roots before sweeping your hair back into a ponytail. Use just your fingers on the top of your hair to rake it back but underneath you can use a flat brush so that your hair lies neatly at the neck.

Step 5: Apply a little more of the texturising spray to the lengths of your ponytail and then shake it out so that strands are separated. Tease out some of the strands around your face for a softer and looser look.

Step 6: For a neater finish you can take a small section of hair from underneath your ponytail and wrap it around to conceal your hair band. Fix this in place with a kirby grip.

By Gemma @ www.lifesacatwalk.com