Hannah Davis Makes a Gym Ponytail Red Carpet-Worthy, Solves All Our #SummerHairProblems

*Praise emoji*

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We have to hand it to Hannah Davis. Even with Derek Jeter as her arm candy, all eyes were on her at the ESPYS Awards (opens in new tab), due in no small part to her bombshell beauty look. Let's begin with that hair, because it's proof that a red carpet-worthy gym ponytail does exist—thus is putting an end to all of our humidity-induced hair woes.

Prior to the ceremony, Matrix Celebrity stylist George Papanikolas softened the model's color, as she wanted it to look like it did when she was a little girl and she had spent the majority of her summer outside. (Ahem, babylights. (opens in new tab))

"I did a combination of very delicate free hand painted balayage highlights in the crown and around her face, which both creates a higher lift in color," explained Papanikolas. "Then I went through the ends more heavily colored slices to give her ends a much brighter feel, similar to the way her tips would've gotten naturally brighter in the sun as a child."

Hannah Davis hair

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Playing with her au naturale, yet dimensional new color job, hairstylist Kylee Heath took the high pony to new heights, teasing it out with voluminous, loose waves. Although it was slicked back in the front, her sizable tail framed her face. To get the same look, wrap large sections around a curling iron like the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver (opens in new tab), softly brush out and tease with a Spornette Little Wonder (opens in new tab) brush, set with a light hair spray, then smooth it back into a high pony. For extra body, prime hair with Big Sexy Voluminzing Dry Shampoo (opens in new tab).

Hannah Davis close-up

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Makeup-wise her skin hits its stride with bronzed, sun-kissed cheeks and just the right amount of luminous shine. It was the perfect canvas for her statement eyeshadow—a super-sparkly metallic that complemented the embellishment on her Mikael D mini-dress. Makeup artist Lauren Andersen rounded out the look with the classics: ultra-long lashes and a smattering of pinky lip gloss.

All we can say is—one of our editors has a bachelorette party this weekend and this is *totally* going to be her go-to look. Thanks, Han!

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.