Create a Simple Ponytail with Bobby Pins in 4 Easy Steps

Jazz up a simple hairstyle by adding some hair accessories. Here's how to create a chic ponytail with bobby pins.

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One of the simplest hairstyles to pull off, a ponytail is a classic and versatile look that fits almost any occasion. You can wear one when you’re exercising, running errands, or even when you’re having dinner with friends. All you need is an elastic, and you’re good to go! 

But sometimes, stray hair can get loose, especially if you have layered hair or a few baby hairs on the side. Not to worry! This tutorial will teach you how to keep everything in place, and to create a sleek ponytail with bobby pins. 

How to Create a Sleek Ponytail with Bobby Pins


Wash your hair

Keep your hair healthy by using shampoo and conditioner that help repair damage caused by frequent styling. Start off by washing your hair with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo. Then, apply TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner from mid-length to the tips, let it sit for a minute or two before rinsing it off. The combined formula keeps hair silky soft and tangle-free, especially since you’ll be brushing it a lot for this look. 

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Spray hair wax

To make your hair is easy to manage, spritz TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax all over your hair. Then, use a grooming brush to start brushing your hair from the roots down. 


Asian woman spraying hair wax on her long black mane

Tie your hair

Gather your hair in the middle of your head and tie it into a low ponytail with a clear elastic. Use your grooming brush to smooth out your hair to avoid any bumps or uneven patches. 


Asian woman tying her hair into a low ponytail with bobby pins

Spray on your pins

Spritz some hairspray on your bobby pins so they don’t slide off your hair so easily. We recommend using the TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray for that extra tight grip! 

Asian woman spritzing hair spray on bobby pins

Put bobby pins on your hair

Place the bobby pins on one side of your hair. If you have any stray baby hairs, you can pin it in place using the bobby pins. You can even tuck away your bangs if you want an unobstructed view! 

To create a simple, everyday look, you can start with two or three pins arranged in a parallel line, or you can try crossing two together. Just make sure you use bobby pins that contrast with your hair color so the shapes you form can be seen.

Asian woman putting bobby pins on her hair

Flaunt it!

Now, you’re ready to face your day! You can wear a ponytail with bobby pins to school to jazz up your regular college look. This hairstyle is also appropriate for work, especially if you’re in the mood for something that’s a bit dainy. And if you want a more elegant look, you can use clips and pins with rhinestones or pearls on them. You can even curl your hair first before tying it into a ponytail.

Asian woman with ponytail with bobby pins wearing a white jacket


A ponytail with bobby pins is a classic look that even beginners can try out. This style is so easy to do, and you can even customize it however way you want to. Try it out for yourself! 

Next read: Keeping your hair neat when commuting is a challenge, especially when you have to transfer from one mode of transportation to another. Don’t worry! We’ve got the cutest and easiest commuter-friendly hairstyles that you can wear every day. Check them out. 

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