Ponytail tricks every girl should know

Take your ponytail game to the next level! Here are cool ponytail tricks that you should master (don't worry, they're super easy!). 

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!

Easy commuter-friendly hairstyles: Side view of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a low ponytail wearing a white blouse
Jazz up your low ponytail with a cute hair tie.

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.

Asian woman wearing pink blouse with long black hair in high ponytail standing against a white background to represent users of serum conditioners
Show off your mane with a high ponytail.

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

Curls for long hair: Asian woman with long hair in curly ponytail
Add a twist to your everyday look with a curly ponytail.

3. Curly ponytail

Take your high ponytail to the next level by adding curls. If you have 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.

Asian woman wearing navy blue blouse with long black hair in side ponytail standing against a, peach background to represent users of serum conditioners
Put your hair in a sleek side ponytail when going on brunch or coffee dates.

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 feminine. 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.

Curly side ponytail: Asian woman wearing a white dress with long black hair in curly side ponytail with leaves in the background
Dressy occasions call for a pretty hairstyle like the curly side ponytail.

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.

Advent calendar: Asian woman with long black hair in a ponytail wearing a red plain blouse and black jacket
It won’t hurt to leave a few strands loose once in a while.

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.

Editor’s tip: Get long, beautiful hair that isn’t prone to breakage with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner.

Tucked in ponytail. Asian woman wearing white blouse and pink blazer and pants with long black hair in tucked in ponytail standing ioutdoors
Feel strong and confident at work with this sleek hairstyle.

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.

Next read: Go beyond ponytails and see more cute hairstyles for long hair that will surely make you a campus crush.


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