High Ponytail Hairstyle for Pinays: How to Perfect This Gorgeous Hairstyle

The higher, the better!

The high ponytail hairstyle is one of the classic ‘dos that never really go out of style. It was cool in the ’90s and it’s still definitely stylish and trendy now; just ask Ariana Grande! 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 and takes your style up a notch. You can really wear it anywhere, but it’s also a great pick for parties and nights out 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 type of ponytail is quite simple, we’ve got some quick tips that would help you master and perfect this look. Check out the steps below and learn how to high ponytail, the ATH way!


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, slick your hair back to remove frizz and kinks—all those stray hairs popping out at the top of your head. You want your ponytail hairstyle slick, straight, and frizz-free.



Secure with a hair tie

For a high, swingy pony, secure it with two hair ties or just one but thick hair tie. This will help make your ponytail really nice and bouncy.


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.

Hair hack: Add extra body and volume to your high ponytail by spraying TONI&GUY Sky High Dry Shampoo at the base.

The beauty of the ponytail hairstyle is that it is very classic which makes it easy to style in different ways. Don’t get bored with just the regular ponytail by trying out these other looks.

1. Low Bubble Ponytail

Asian girl wearing a black racerback has her back turned to show her hair
Bubble ponytail? Amazing hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

We know we had you at ‘bubble’. Yes, this hairstyle is actually cute and stylish and can be worn anywhere, even to work or to the gym. You don’t only get one ponytail but three, arranged in a vertical series. Plus, the bubble gives your hair volume and makes it look really fluffy!

Editor’s tip: Let your hair hold its shape for a long while by spraying on some VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray. Its gel-like properties let you style your hair any way you want while its spray form is very convenient to apply. 

2. Pompadour Ponytail

Girl in a red top is slightly looking up and her hand is on her cheek
Pompadour looks great even on women. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want your hairstyle to have more body? Then, go for the pompadour which is another ponytail hairstyle that adds volume to your hair. It is perfect if you have a round-shape face because it tends to lengthen it–thanks to the pompadour. Make it sleek so you can wear it to work and to any evening affairs!

Editor’s tip: Get the sleek look by spraying on some TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray which allows you to style your hair and make it shiny the whole time. 

3. Tousled Low Ponytail

Girl wearing a green jacket and dangling earrings has a tousled ponytail
The messy ponytail is a no-ordinary hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Turn any regular hair day to a great hairstyle day with this tousled low ponytail. The contrast between the sleek top and the tousled tail looks fabulous, making it perfect for absolutely any occasion. Wear it to work and exude that feminine yet powerful vibe which will leave everyone in awe!

4. Wet Look Wavy Ponytail

Girl wearing a yellow dress has her back turned and has a wavy ponytail
Waves add a gentle touch to your ponytail hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Remember how we said that the ponytail has so many style variations? Well, here’s another one which is surely going to turn admiring eyes to your direction. The combination of wet look and waves are definitely fab! If your hair is long, the more waves you can create and the more beautiful your hairstyle becomes.

5. Wrapped Ponytail

girl wearing a red top has her ponytail covered in a tie
This ponytail hairstyle is really unique. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Did this ponytail make you ask, ‘why have I not thought of this before?’ Well, we felt that way too until we discovered how a simple, often-ignored, piece of cloth or tie can do so much! We’re willing to bet that you won’t look at ordinary ties the same way again!

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? For more ponytail tips and tricks, click on this and read up!

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