Poised to perform in front of well over 100 million viewers at the 2015 Superbowl Halftime Show, Katy Perry requested the “perkiest ponytail you’ve ever seen ever” of KMS California stylist Clyde Haygood. Now, when Katy asks for the perkiest ponytail ever, it’s not a figure of speech. A quick browse through Katy’s hair history proves she doesn’t do thing in half measures. If she’s going blue, it will be electric, if she’s opting for pink she will look like the very image of a bubblegum barbie.
Starting with the Superbowl pony, we thought we’d bring you her boldest looks so that you can judge her perky quota for yourself.
Which of these 13 looks is your favourite?
1. The Superbowl Ponytail
Haygood really delivered for the ponytail seen around the world. The ponytail was constructed with multiple hairpieces of varying lengths, sewn inside and out for extra bounce and volume. The slicked back pony was then sealed and held into place with KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing.
2. Blue Quiff
Bold in both style and colour choice, Katy creates an entirely new spin on 50s style.
3. Dark Horse
Katy encapsulates her song title with this dark purple bun, a notably edgier look for the star.
4. Pink Geisha
Katy adopts Asian influences in styling this overall look, made characteristically original with this bright pink hue.
5. Crown Braid
Katy looks positively natural without her trademark bold makeup and with her original long black locks. A simple crown braid adds some interest.
6. Blue Beehive
Katy creates another new iteration of her blue look, this time with an innovative beehive with a sky-high shape.
7. Blonde Bombshell
In a bedazzled cartoon Smurfette dress (a callback to her role as the animated character), Katy’s bold beauty look incorporates vibrant green eyeshadow, bright pink lips and and tight curls in her now golden blonde hair.
8. Floral Arrangement
A slicked back pink beehive, trademark cat eyeliner, multi-coloured flowers and bold, red lips. This look is Katy to a tee.
9. Strawberry Blonde
Katy tones it down a notch with this multi-hued pink and strawberry blonde look, off set perfectly with peach lips and copper eye shadow.
10. Bright Bob
Katy’s famous bob is worn in electric blue with grown out black roots.
11. Pink Elvis
Katy recalls images of Elvis with this retro jacket and hair style – but only Katy would do it in bright pink.
Hints of purple, blue and pink are all present in these long-haired curls, which screams 90s pop.
13. Assymetrical Bob
If your clients aren’t so keen on changing their colour and cut just as much as Katy does, we suggest you at least try to see if you can create her Superbowl ponytail to a level of perky even Katy would be proud of. Good luck.