French Braid into Sleek Ponytail: Cop This Hairstyle in 7 Easy Steps

It has everything you want in a hairstyle: chic, practical, and easy!

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Back shot of an Asian woman with long hair in French braid into sleek ponytail wearing a red jacket

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Maximize the ways you can style your beautiful long hair by putting together two unique hairstyles—French braids and ponytails. This killer combination is easy and practical and makes for a perfect ‘do on a busy day. Learn how to make this French braid into sleek ponytail by following this simple tutorial.

How to Create a French Braid into Sleek Ponytail


Prep your hair

Make your hair smooth and manageable for your hairstyle by washing it with DOVE Straight and Silky Shampoo and DOVE Straight and Silky Conditioner. It has Micro Moisture Serum that fights frizz so that you can rock any sleek hairstyle you like.

Asian woman with long straight black hair wearing a sleeveless top

Make it shine

Give your hair smoothness and shine by spraying on TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray and spreading it evenly on your hair to avoid blotching.

Asian woman spraying shine spray on her long black hair

Start braiding

To create a French braid, take a section of hair on top of your head. Then, divide it into three smaller sections. Cross the left section over the middle section, then the right over the middle section. Add more sections of hair as you progress through your braid.

Back shot of an Asian woman creating a French braid on her long black hair

Keep braiding

Continue making your French braid until it reaches your nape area. Then, tie it with an elastic.

Back shot of an Asian woman finishing her French braid

Hide your elastic

Make your hair look more kept by taking a small section of hair from your ponytail to cover the elastic. Secure this with a bobby pin. Then, smoothen out the ponytail to remove tangles.

Back shot of an Asian woman wrapping a section of hair around the end of her French braid




Complete your French braid into sleek ponytail by spritzing  TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray after styling. This helps you achieve a beautiful and sleek look.

Back shot of an Asian woman spraying shine spray on her French braid hairstyle



Hello, sleek hairstyle!

Congratulations on successfully combining two hairstyles in one ‘do. Wear this French braid into sleek ponytail anytime but most especially on hot and humid days. It keeps your hair off your face and neck and lets you feel fresh all day.

Asian woman with long hair in french braid into sleek ponytail wearing a sleeveless top and red jacket

Other French Braid Hairstyles

Lovin’ your French braid into sleek ponytail? Here are more French braid hairstyles that are easy to cop.

1. Fishtail French Braid

Fishtail French Braid-Step 10
Put two pretty braids together and you got yourself a super cool hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Amp up your French braid hairstyle by adding another type of braid. After finishing your French braid, continue styling it with the fishtail braid. Your friends will be left in awe of your braiding skills while also wondering where one ends and the second one begins.

2. Side French Braid

Weekend hairstyles for touring around Manila: Woman with long hair in side French braid
This is another laidback hairstyle for when you just want to chill at the park with your special someone. Credit: Hariono Halim

This hairstyle looks complicated but is easy to make. Start your French braid on one side of your hair and braid it diagonally to the other side. It’s very feminine and looks really nice on long hair. It doesn’t have to be braided tight because letting it loose gives off that relaxed vibe. Let it fall over one shoulder for an extra touch of sweetness.

3. Side braid bun

Wedding hair braids: Asian woman with side braid bun
This chic updo simply takes 10 to 15 minutes to style. Easy, right? Credit: Hariono Halim

Consider this the sister hairstyle of the Side French Braid. The only difference the two have is the bun. After braiding your hair and tying it with an elastic, roll the braid into a bun and secure it with bobby pins on one side. It’s an easy hairstyle that looks fancy enough to wear to a wedding!

4. Basic French Braid

Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman with long hair in French braid
You won’t look basic with a classic French braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

Nothing can bring down the classic French braid. Start braiding your hair on your crown and work your way down to the tips. It looks clean and simple, making it the perfect ‘do for just about any occasion. You can also accessorize the braid by covering the elastic with a ribbon.

With the French braid into sleek ponytail and all other braided hairstyles, there’s no reason to skip styling your hair even while you’re staying at home. Looking great has never been this easy!


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