The high ponytail hairstyle is one of the classic ‘dos that never really go out of style. The positioning of your ponytail easily transforms your vibe, and placing it high up at the crown of your head makes a regular pony more fun and exciting. You can really wear it anywhere, whether you’re going out or staying in, because aside from keeping hair off of the nape of your neck (which is not very comfortable especially when you start to sweat after a lot of dancing and jumping), it also adds zing to your look and a sexy, bouncy effect when you move around.
While this hairstyle is quite simple, we’ve got some quick tips that would help you master and perfect this look. Check out the steps below.
How to Put Your Hair in a High Ponytail
Start with dry hair
After stepping out of the shower, air dry or blow dry your hair completely. Our strands are more fragile when wet and tying it into a ponytail when it’s still wet or damp can cause damage and breakage.
Find placement. Get rid of kinks.
To figure out where your ponytail is going to go, align it with where your cheekbones are and pull it back to that point. This is a good height.
Then, using a fine-tooth comb, smoothen your hair back to remove frizz and kinks—all those stray hairs popping out at the top of your head.
Secure with a hair tie
For a high, swingy pony, secure it with two hair ties or just one but thick hair tie.
Hide the hair tie
Take a thin section from underneath your ponytail and wrap it around the base to conceal the hair ties. Then, secure it with a bobby pin.
Spray and set
Make sure your ponytail stays in place all day by spraying it with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.
Rock your high ponytail
You can wear this versatile hairstyle whatever your plans are for the day. It’s an easy and quick way to look polished and professional at work. You can also style your hair this way when exercising, doing yoga, or even when chilling out at home.
Other Ponytail Hairstyles to Try
1. Low Bubble Ponytail
This cute hairstyle is perfect for working out because it keeps your hair away from your face and neck. Plus, the “bubbles” gives your hair volume and makes it look thicker.
2. Pompadour Ponytail
Want your hairstyle to have more body? Then, go for the pompadour ponytail. which is another hairstyle that adds volume to your hair. It can help balance a round-shape face because the volume on top tends to lengthen your face. Make your hairstyle sleek so you can wear it to work and parties.
3. Tousled Low Ponytail
Add more oomph to a simple ponytail by going for a tousled look. To create this ‘do, just tie your hair in a low ponytail, tease it, and finish with a few spritzes of hairspray. Easy, right?
4. Wet Look Wavy Ponytail
You can also add soft waves. It’s a simple but elegant hairstyle that you can wear to parties and other special events, or even when you simply want to glam up for the day.
5. Wrapped Ponytail
This is another way to make your hair look sleek and polished. You can use a ribbon, a headscarf, or a series of hair ties to wrap your ponytail. This hairstyling trick can also be a clever way to hide frizz and flyaways.
Now you’re ready to swing it, sistah! We love how ponytails are so easy and straightforward, you can do it in 5 minutes—or less! And we love that no matter how simple it is, little tweaks here and there can quickly give it a total upgrade! Aren’t they just awesome?