Once the preserve of gym bunnies across the country, the ponytail appears to have had its status elevated - quite literally - lately.
Where once the hairstyle was kept sacred for bad hair days, the ponytail has been adopted by a fleet of It girls.
Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge also learned the virtues of the slicked-back style as she attended an afternoon tea to honour the NHS' 72nd birthday. She has shunned her usual bouncy newsreader locks once more this week, in newly released pictures of her in a virtual meeting with Andy Murray and pupils at Bond Primary School in Mitcham.
Sporting the emerald HVN Maria tennis dress (£665, buy now), the Duchess nailed her pinned back up 'do with aplomb.
The power pony is a saviour for all those who've still not yet managed to snag a salon appointment.
The key to rocking the look is to ensure all hair is swept away from the face,.
Take a paddle brush and lightly backcomb the hair at the crown of the head, creating a small amount of volume and then brush the hair back into the rest of the pony. To secure, simply fasten hair in a tie just above the midpoint of your skull à la Kate.
Try to avoid an excess of backcombing, remember we're channelling the future Queen consort here, not a stale Amy Winehouse impersonator.