These five DIY hairstyles turn ponytails into elegant 'dos.

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WORKS BEST FOR Hair that can hold a curl.

HOW TO DO IT Hot-rollered tresses create this soft sideswept style. After the hair has been curled, pull it straight back, brush into an off-center ponytail, and fasten with an elastic band (wrap a tiny section of hair around the ponytail to hide elastic). Headband, colettemalouf.com.

PRODUCT PICK Pantene Pro-V Curl Shaper Anti-Frizz Crème gives your curls high definition and soft hold. Apply a small dollop on damp hair for long-lasting results. $5.99.