(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin) There's no doubt about it. Katy Perry has had a lot of looks throughout the years. In fact, just this year she's rocked everything from retro waves to odango buns. But recently she's been sporting a certain hairstyle from our past, and we think it might just be her new hair obsession and quite possibly, the source of her awesomeness.
Perry's affinity for uber tight and high ponytails seems to be growing these past few months. The bouncy, preppy look reminds us of gym class in middle school, where it was basically a competition to see who had the highest pony. And yet somehow Perry is making it work. Let's take a look at how she's styled the look...
Sleek and straight at the MTV Video Music Awards
(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin) Soft and wavy at MTV European Music Awards press room.
(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Europe)SUPER tight and bejeweled while in Germany.
(Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images Europe)Madonna-esque at the NRJ Music Awards in France. (P.S. check out our story about the Madonna hair trend!)
(Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)And a touch of the '90s at Britney Spears's Las Vegas show opening night.
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)A little bit old school, but it works on her, right? We're really wondering if this magical ponytail is the source of Perry's ferocity...
See all of Katy Perry's hair looks, here: