Sarah Jessica Parker’s effortless curly updo is so chic - and it's set to be everywhere this summer

Looking for an effortless hairstyle for the summer? Sarah Jessica Parker just brought this chic updo back and we want to recreate it immediately…

Sarah Jessica Parker wears her hair in a side ponytail with face-framing curls with neutral makeup and a glossy lip
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While bobs and feathered layers have been taking the hair scene by storm, Sarah Jessica Parker just brought back a timelessly classic side ponytail and it’s the perfect summer hairstyle - that requires barely any effort…

When it comes to 2024 hair trends, from side-swept hair to the single strand hair trend, we’ve seen it all. But, one person that's always on our radar for hair inspiration is Sarah Jessica Parker, and the actress just brought back another trend from the past to add to our catalogue of hairstyles this summer.

So, if you’re in the market for a new updo that you can easily recreate at home, here’s why you should be taking notes from Sarah Jessica Parker’s 90’s-esque side ponytail…

Why we're wearing Sarah Jessica Parker's side ponytail all summer long

On set in New York City filming the new season of ‘And Just Like That’, the actress sported a floral-print jumpsuit and denim blazer, but it was her hairstyle that stole the attention.

Posting her look to her Instagram on the 6th June 2024, Sarah’s side ponytail was slightly reminiscent of her character Carrie Bradshaw’s hairstyles in the 90s. Her face-framing curls and a slightly bouffant shape at the crown of her head allowed her creamy blonde highlights to take centre stage. The result? A wispy, effortless updo, with just a few products - like the best hair styling products - needed to recreate the look.

Our side ponytail staples

Now that your haircare arsenal is set, you'll be glad to know that this look can easily be achieved at home in just a few simple steps...

  1. First, begin by thoroughly misting your hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Next, apply your volumising mousse throughout damp hair, focusing the product on the roots.
  3. Before, either leaving your hair to air dry or blowdrying your locks with a barrelled brush to add volume and texture.
  4. Once dry, add a few curls to your hair with a large barrel curling wand.
  5. Using a back combing brush, gently tease the hair at the crown of your head to achieve that volumised bouffant look.
  6. Then, section and separate the two front parts of hair closest to your face, before gathering the rest of your locks at the nape of your neck - adjusting it to be slightly to the side.
  7. Secure the ponytail in place with a hair tie or silk scrunchie.
  8. Finally, complete the look with a spritz of strong-hold hairspray to keep your look locked in place all day.

And voilà, your side ponytail hairstyle is complete!

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.