Create a Beautiful Pony Braid in 10 Easy Steps

This hairstyle fusion makes you look sophisticated without you having to exert too much effort. Style your hair like a pro by learning how to do the pony braid.

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How to make a pony braid: An elegant look especially for weddings

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Styling your hair gives you an opportunity to be creative. You can put your hair in a ponytail or a braid. If you want to be a little #extra, why not do both in a single hairstyle? Introducing the pony braid!

The pony braid is a pretty hairstyle that you can do if you need to be more dressed up than usual. You just need a few styling tools and a few minutes. Read on to learn how to create a beautiful pony braid.

How to create a beautiful pony braid


Wash hair

Use a shampoo and conditioner that will add bounce and volume without weighing it down. Use Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to add natural volume to your hair. With regular use, your hair will also be smoother and more manageable.

How to make a pony braid step 1: Wash hair

Blow dry

To add a wavy texture, blow dry hair from mid-length to the tips using a thermal brush. Slowly twist the thermal brush while blow drying. 

How to make a pony braid step 2: Blow dry hair

Part on the side

Create a deep side part and put most of your hair on the opposite side. Maintain the waves that you created earlier. 

How to make a pony braid step 3: Create a deep side part

Tie it

Take a section of hair near the ear and tie it. This will be your first ponytail. Secure this section with a clip.

How to make a pony braid step 4: Make your first ponytail

Make the second ponytail

Get another section of hair beside the first ponytail and tie it. Then, take the first ponytail, split it in half, and slide the second ponytail through it. Clip the second ponytail that you slid, and tie the sections that you split in half in another ponytail.

How to make a pony braid: Make your second ponytail

Add more hair

Create your last ponytail by adding a big chunky section to the hair that you split before. Again, split your second ponytail in half and insert your last ponytail through it, just like what you did in Step No. 5.

How to make a pony braid: step 6: Add more hair


Tug on your hair to add volume to your braids and spritz hairspray to avoid frizz. Spray TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray onto your hair to keep it frizz-free.

How to make a pony braid step 7: Expand braid

Add texture

Give your ponytail some texture by putting hair wax on your palms and scrunching it through your hair. Spritz a small amount of TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax onto your palms and apply it on your ponytail to keep it from looking drab and flat.

How to make a pony braid step 8: Add texture


Add a hair piece or some embellishments as finishing touch. The accessories will also help draw attention to your pony braid. 

How to may a pony braid step 9: Embellish

You're done!

The pony braid is perfect for weddings, whether you’re a bridesmaid or a guest. You can also style your hair like this when you’re going out on dinner dates. It’s a notch up your usual ponytails and braids yet it’s simple enough that you don’t look too styled.

How to make a pony braid step 10: Show it off

To order the products needed for this hairstyle, please use these links:
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax

Other braided hairstyles to try

1. Braid ponytail

Summer braids: Asian woman with long black hair in a braid ponytail wearing a blue blouse
Got long, thick hair? The braid ponytail is perfect for you.

This hairstyle is not to be confused with pony braid, as they are different but just as pretty as the other. To create a braid ponytail, just put your hair in a high ponytail, create a three-strand braid, and voila! You’re done. This is a perfect way to wear your long hair this summer so you can look chic but presko. 

2. Pull through braid

Shampoo for thick hair: Closeup shot of Asian woman with long brown hair in pull through braid wearing a white blouse
No more thick, messy hair—just a beautifully styled pull through braid.

Dealing with thick, curly hair can be challenging, especially when your strands don’t want to cooperate. The pull through braid is the perfect solution to this hair woe. You can style your hair this way for outdoor gatherings like garden weddings and beach parties.

3. Double rope braid ponytail

Summer-ready hair: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a double rope braid ponytail wearing a white jacket outdoors
No need to restyle your long hair in the middle of the day when you go for this ‘do.

If you want a different kind of braid to go with your ponytail, try this hairstyle. Simply tie your hair into a low ponytail and create two rope braids. You can wear this hairstyle at work and look polished while being creative with your hair as well.

Styling your hair for special events doesn’t have to involve complicated techniques. Bookmark this page or share this tutorial with your friends so all of you can have pretty hair when you need to glam up.

Next read: Learn how to create a curly side ponytail with this tutorial. You can create this ‘do for when you’re attending parties, going to a fancy dinner date, or hosting a big company event.

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