Ariana Grande and her ponytail are a modern love story—remember that time she cut a hole in her hat to make room for her hair? So it goes without saying that such a special ponytail deserves extra special treatment, and hairstylist Aaron Light, who’s done Ariana’s hair into her signature look, has the secret we’ve all been dying to know.
“I love using bungees, especially on clients with thick hair, because you have more control over the hair and can achieve a very tight and secure ponytail,” he revealed to Allure. Hair bungees—elastics with hooks on either end to *really* keep hair in place—are sort of like the gold standard for hair ties. “Regular hair bands have a tendency to slip, where bungees really stay put at the base,” he added.
Obviously, we’ll be using these exclusively from now on.