Megan Fox’s Long Braided Ponytail Is The Epitome Of Punk Rock Glamor

If anyone can put a sexy spin on a romantic hairstyle, it’s Megan Fox. While attending the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2022 men’s fashion show in Milan this week, the newly engaged actor debuted a series of black lace outfits paired with extra long hair extensions. In a particularly daring ensemble (her black tank top bluntly declares, “sex”), she donned a long, braided ponytail that’s so long it almost reaches the bottom of her miniskirt.

Fox’s look was styled by Maeve Reilly who, of course, dressed the star from head to toe Dolce & Gabbana for the occasion. Her dramatic hairstyle was done by Los Angeles-based stylist Dimitris Giannetos, who has also worked with stars like Joey King, Olivia Culpo and Camila Cabello. Fox’s makeup, which featured bold brows, a winged liner and a gorgeous neutral lip, was courtesy of makeup artist Jenna Kristina.

It’s no secret that Fox has been loving extra-long hair lately — which, given the current short hair craze, could be seen as an act of rebellion. Hilary Duff has also broken the mould, recently opting for dramatic blonde mermaid waves. Fox, on the other hand, has been on the long hair bandwagon for a while; her viral engagement video with Machine Gun Kelly showed off her waist-deep locks that she’s been rocking for quite some time, including at the 2021 VMAs and in her controversial SKIMS campaign alongside Kourtney Kardashian.

But Fox isn’t the only one opting for Rapunzel-inspired looks these days; long braided ponytails, in particular, have become a massive trend that is set to continue. The look dominated the catwalks at New York Fashion Week last fall, and celebrities followed suit. Dakota Johnson recently wore a gauzy, cottagecore-inspired version during press appearances for her new film, The lost girl. Gabrielle Union toured Europe for her birthday trip in a series of braided ponytail looks, each more glamorous than the next. Dua Lipa’s playful spin on the trend featured pigtail braids, which were somehow both nostalgic and super chic at the same time.

A braided pony is a classic that will never go out of style, but given its recent popularity among celebrities and runways, it should continue to be a major trend in 2022.

Diana J. Carleton