Sleek Tied Hair: 7 Ways to Wear this Elegant Look

Go for a simple and stylish look with these sleek tied hair ideas.

Sometimes, the simplest of hairstyles like ponytails make the boldest of statements. Strands look even more lustrous and healthy when carefully combed and styled to stay in place. These simple hairstyles are also flexible. They can easily be glammed up or down depending on the occasion.

Here are five ways you can create a chic look with sleek tied hair.

5 Sleek Tied Hair Ideas

1. Classic low ponytail

Sleek tied hair: Side view of an Asian woman with long dark hair in low ponytail wearing a white blouse
Create this classic sleek hairstyle in less than a minute!

This is a look you can easily whip out anytime, anywhere. All you need is a hair tie. Sweep hair into a ponytail just above your nape. Use a fine-toothed comb to pull back hair tightly into the hair tie. Easy, right?



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2. Low half ponytail

Sleek tied hair: Closeup shot of a Caucasian woman with long brown hair in half ponytail wearing long earrings
You can secure your half ponytail either with an elastic or a bunch of bobby pins. Credit: Shutterstock

Look and feel like royalty with this simple hairstyle. First, comb out and straighten hair with a straightening iron, and secure half of the hair into a delicate ponytail. Wear statement earrings along with this sleek and elegant hairstyle if you’re going to cocktail parties or dinner dates.



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3. Half ponytail with bangs

Sleek tied hair: Closeup shot of a Caucasian woman with long brown hair with bangs wearing shades and pink shirt
Make your bangs as sleek as the rest of your hair. Credit:

If you have a fringe, make it sleek too! Blow dry it down and straight then use a flat iron to make your bangs as sleek as the rest of your hair. Spritz dry shampoo on your roots if your hair starts to become extra oily by lunchtime.

4. Fierce high ponytail

Sleek tied hair: Asian woman with long black hair in high ponytail wearing a mustard-colored sleeveless dress
This hairstyle spells fierce, sexy, and ready to party! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Looking for a sleek but easy-to-do party hairstyle? Put your hair up in a fierce high ponytail. It spells “power” and an “I mean business” attitude during the day, so if you want to boost your confidence at that job interview or client presentation, go for this hairstyle. The high ponytail is also a day-to-night look. With this ‘do, you’ll look smashin’ when you hit the bars with your friends after work!


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5. Low ponytail with a headband

Sleek tied hair: Asian woman with long black hair in a ponytail with red headband wearing denim jacket outdoors
This summer hairstyle is perfect for beach trips and sight-seeing. Credit: Shutterstock

Make your ponytail summer-ready by adding a printed headband to your hairstyle. You can choose a colorful headband or one with crazy patterns to add personality to your look. Style your hair this way when you’re about to hit the beach or go on a road trip with your friends. This ‘do is also perfect for afternoon picnics at the park or even in your own backyard!

6. Ponytail with bobby pins

Sleek tied hair: Back side shot of a blonde woman with shoulder-length hair in low ponytail with bobby pins
Form criss-cross patterns with your bobby pins to elevate your simple ponytail. Credit: Melodie Jeng

Bobby pins and hair clips are super uso these days. Combine them with a classic ponytail and look sleek and chic for both work and leisure. If the color of your hair tie is different from your hair color, hide it by wrapping a small section of hair around it. This will make your hairstyle look more polished and put-together.

7. Straight side ponytail

Sleek tied hair: Asian woman with long black hair in a side ponytail wearing a dark blue off-shoulder blouse
Tired of your usual ponytail? Put it on your side.

Ponytails aren’t just meant to cascade down your back. You can put a low ponytail on your side, too. Pair this ‘do with a shoulder-baring top to nail a feminine, romantic look.

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TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops
TRESemme Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner

Looking elegant has never been this easy. When you’re in the mood for something simple yet delivers a ton of impact, go for sleek tied hair. You’ll definitely make heads turn with your smooth and shiny hair.

Next read: Ready for other gorgeous hairstyles? Try these pretty braids next to achieve a good hair day any day.