The Look: Ponytails

Locks of Love
In Casanova's days, women's hairstyles were dependent on elaborate frontages (towering masses of adorned locks), but eighteenth-century men embraced the ponytail, or "queue," wearing the style short and low or in powdered wigs that were typically secured with a black ribbon.

Heath Ledger in 2005's Casanova.

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