By Khanak Mehta
We all have those days where we don’t know what to do with our hair. Your makeup and outfit may be totally on point, but without having your hair done up and styled, the look just won’t feel complete. This is where a ponytail comes in – this is the little black dress in the world of hair. Whether it’s a high ponytail or a low ponytail, or one styled with accessories, it is a fail-safe hairstyle to try.
Intrigued? We bet you are! Here are some of our favourite ponytail hairstyles to try when you’re putting your hair up into a ponytail next.
Retro High Ponytail
Love ’50s and ’60s style? You’re in luck, because creating a retro high ponytail is easier than you think! Start by brushing your hair back and securing it into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. For that retro touch, tease the ponytail gently to add volume. Then, wrap a section of hair around the base of the ponytail to conceal your hair tie. Use bobby pins to secure it in place. Finish off by smoothing out any flyaways and adding a spritz of hairspray to keep it in place all day long.
A bubble half-ponytail is a fun and trendy hairstyle that adds a playful twist to your look. Start by gathering the top section of your hair and securing it with a clear elastic band. Then, take another elastic band a few inches down and create a bubble by gently pulling the hair between the two bands to create volume. Repeat this step, creating more bubbles down the length of your hair. Secure each bubble with an elastic band. To finish, gently tug on the hair between each bubble to create a fuller effect.
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Wrapped High Ponytail
Get ready to slay the ponytail game with a chic and stylish wrapped high ponytail. Start by pulling your hair up into a high ponytail and securing it with a hair tie. Then, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie to hide it completely. Use a bobby pin to secure the end of the wrapped section. To amp up the glam factor on your high ponytail, you can create some curls or straighten your hair, too.
Get ready to rock one of the best and easiest ponytail hairstyles! Begin by pulling your hair back into a sleek ponytail and securing it with a hair tie. Now, grab some bobby pins and get creative. Take small sections of hair from the ponytail and twist them lightly, securing them against your head with bobby pins. Feel free to experiment with different patterns and placements for the ultimate cool girl look.
Perky Braided Ponytail
Love high ponytail hairstyles? Us too. So, it’s time to amp up your hair game with a perky ponytail. Start by gathering your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Now, here's the trick to add that extra bounce: Tease the base of your ponytail gently to create volume. Secure it with a hair tie and braid the rest of your ponytail. Smooth down the top layer with some matte pomade for a polished finish.
Short shaggy ponytail
Have a majorly effortless vibe thanks to your short hair? Rock a Short shaggy ponytail to match it. Start by gathering your hair into a mid-height ponytail at the back of your head. Let some face-framing layers and shorter pieces hang loose for that effortless, model off-duty look. Secure your ponytail with a hair tie and gently shake it for added volume.
Other trending ponytail hairstyles
When it comes to ponytails, don’t just stop at a simple hair tie! These accessories will take your look to the next level:
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Q. Is it okay to wear a ponytail every day?
Yes, it is absolutely okay to wear a ponytail every day, just as long as you don’t tie it too tightly or pull on your hair too much.
Q. Can I wear a ponytail style with wet hair?
No, you shouldn’t tie your hair up when it’s wet. Let it dry, and then feel free to style it into a ponytail!
Q. Which ponytail style is the least damaging?
A low ponytail is the least damaging hairstyle, making it perfect for everyday looks.