Ponytail has always been every girl’s go-to hairstyle. Whether you’re going for a casual look to wear at the movies, or a fancier but low-maintenance ‘do to wow everyone with at a party, there’s always a ponytail hairstyle for you. You could be having a bad hair day or running late (or both)—pulling your hair up into a ponytail offers the easiest, fastest solution to get you looking fresh and ready for the day.
We’ve put together the most practical ponytail tricks for you so you can hack your way to the perfect ‘do. Go ahead and make the pony gods and goddesses proud!
Different ponytail tricks to try
1. Low ponytail
This hairstyle is actually a no-brainer and it’s the easiest among all ponytail hairstyles. Just gather your hair on your nape, tie it with an elastic, and you’re done. A low ponytail also works on medium and shoulder-length hair. When you’re in a hurry and you have to time to style your tresses, this no-fuss ‘do has you covered.
2. High ponytail
Whether you’re headed to your P.E. class or going clubbing with your friends on a Friday night, a high ponytail can be your go-to hairstyle. If you love wearing statement earrings, wearing a high ponytail is a great way to showcase them. Make your high ponytail sleek by spritzing hairspray after styling to smooth our frizz.
Editor’s tip: Say hello to a sleek, polished, and frizz-free hairstyle after spritzing your hair with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.
3. Curly ponytail
Take your high ponytail to the next level by adding curls. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, the curly ponytail can be your default party hairstyle. Let your mane move with you as you hit it on the dance floor. A curly ponytail can also add texture to your hair if you have thin and flat locks.
4. Side ponytail
Shake up your regular ponytail by putting it on the side. Style your hair this way on days when you’re feeling extra girly. Complement it with an off-shoulder top or dress to nail the dainty and feminine look.
A side ponytail may be simple but it makes you look pretty and sweet for an afternoon coffee date or a day at the mall with your friends.
Editor’s tip: Finish with a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops for smoother, straighter, and frizz-free hair.
5. Curly side ponytail
Just like a high ponytail, you can also add curls to your side ponytail. This hairstyle is perfect for daytime weddings, bridal and baby showers, or lunches with your titas. When you’re creating a curly side ponytail, spritz sea salt spray on your hair to add texture and help your curls last long.
6. Messy ponytail
Want a chic and laidback ponytail look? Try the messy ponytail. You don’t have to worry about making it super sleek and polished. When you can’t get rid of frizz or you’re simply having a bad hair day. go for this hairstyle and no one will notice.
7. Tucked-in ponytail
If you have extra time in the morning, try creating the tucked in ponytail. This hairstyle will add oomph to your office ‘do and may even give you a boost of confidence. It goes perfectly well with blazer and slacks, making you look corporate chic while showing your colleagues that you mean business.
Watch this tutorial to learn how to create the tucked-in ponytail.
Different pony hairstyles are aplenty and a quick search will lead you to hundreds of ideas. Keep these ponytail tricks in mind so you can dress your hair up or down depending on the occasion.
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