It is summer time and as much as we love beach waves and curls, sometimes the warm and sticky humidity makes the classic ponytail not just an option, but a necessity. But a summer ponytail does not always have to be basic and dare we say it, boring.

You can still make this hairstyle hotter than the blazing summer heat. We have picked out our four favorite ponytail styles highlighted by Allure Magazine. Click through the slideshow to see our top 4 ponytail pics worn by celebs who take this updo to new heights.

First up is the High and Puffy ponytail. Kate Beckinsale looks gorgeous as she rocks the funky updo. In order to create a bit of a feminine bounce, begin wrapping large sections of hair around a one-inch curling iron from there tease the crown, then pull hair up and tightly fasten the hair at the top of the head.