Debra Messing wears a textured ponytail at the 2009 Golden Globes. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Any girl with curls knows a sleek ponytail is almost impossible -- especially during the summer (hello, humidity). But according to Ted Gibson, celebrity stylist and Hair Basics expert, it's entirely possible.

Need proof? Gibson gave Debra Messing a stylish textured ponytail for a red carpet event--with not a frizz or flyaway in sight.

The most important step? Your brush choice.

With highly textured hair, the key to achieving a sleek ponytail - i.e. minimize frizz and maximize shine - is a boar and nylon bristle brush. The double-bristle brush works with your hair, not against it, to create a smooth, frizz-free finish.

To recreate Messing's voluminous ponytail, Gibson suggests using a small barrel curling to emphasize and define the curl. Tip: When wrapping the hair around the iron, leave the ends out to create a curl that looks more natural as opposed to a Shirley Temple curl.

Watch the video and click through the gallery below for more of Gibson's tips and tricks to create this perfectly polished, textured ponytail.