Ponytail Hairstyles 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!). 

A ponytail has always been every girl’s go-to hairstyle because it’s easy to do. You just have to gather your hair on your nape or at the back of your head and tie it. It may be simple, but you can upgrade it and create glammed up variations. We’ve rounded up our favorite ponytail hairstyles for you so you can take this ‘do to the next level. 

1. Low Ponytail

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.

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 hair, this no-fuss ‘do has you covered.

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2. High Ponytail

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.

Putting your hair up on a hot and humid day? Go for a high ponytail. Make it sleek by spritzing hairspray after styling to smooth our frizz.

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3. Curly Ponytail

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

Take your high ponytail to the next level by adding curls. If you have wavy or curly hair, you can nail the curly ponytail with minimal effort.

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4. Side Ponytail

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.

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.

5. Curly Side Ponytail

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.

Just like a high ponytail, you can also add curls to your side ponytail. This hairstyle is great for virtual dates or when you simply want to glam up a simple hairstyle.

6. Messy Ponytail

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.

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 tame frizz or you’re simply having a bad hair day. follow this ponytail trick and no one will notice.

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7. Low Bubble Ponytail

Back shot of an Asian woman with dark brown hair wearing a tank top
Try this cute and practical hairstyle now! Credit: Natasha Estelle

For medium-length and shoulder-length hair, the low bubble ponytail is a great hairstyle choice. It keeps hair off your face and keeps all your strands in place. To create this hairstyle, take a section of hair from your temples up to your crown and tie it with an elastic. Then, take another section at ear-level and tie it below the first elastic. Tie the rest of your hair into a low ponytail. Then, create bubble shapes by gently pulling up some hair in between the hair ties.

8. Tucked-In Ponytail

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.

If you have extra time in the morning, try the tucked-in ponytail. This hairstyle will add oomph to your corporate-chic ‘do and may even give you a boost of confidence. Style your hair this way even when working from home to elevate your look.

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Watch this tutorial to learn how to create the tucked-in ponytail.

9. Braid Ponytail

Asian woman with a braid ponytail taking a selfie
Feel presko with this hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Can’t decide between braiding or simply tying your hair? Go for a braid ponytail! Just put your hair in a high ponytail. Then, divide your hair into three sections. Put the left section over the middle one, then put the right section over the new middle section. Repeat until you reach the tips, and secure your braid with an elastic or a small hair tie.

10. Rope Braid Ponytail

Asian woman with a rope braid ponytail wearing a white dress
This is one of the easiest hairstyles for long hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Instead of a three-strand braid, you can create a rope braid after tying your hair. To do this, divide your hair into two sections and put one over the other in a twist. Tie the end of your rope braid with an elastic or hair tie, and you’re done!

11. French Braid into Sleek Ponytail

Back shot of an Asian woman with long styled hair wearing a jacket
You can style your hair this way when working out or doing yoga at home. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look neat and polished with this ponytail hairstyle. Start creating this ‘do by taking a section of hair from your hairline up to your crown. Divide it into three sections, put the left section over the middle one, and then the right one over the new middle section. Add more hair as you continue braiding until the braid reaches your nape. Then, simply tie your hair with a hair tie.

12. Tousled Low Ponytail

Asian woman with teased hair in a ponytail wearing a green top
Make thin hair look thick by teasing it. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Add volume to your hair by tying your hair in a low ponytail and teasing it. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to make your hairstyle last.

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13. Vintage Retro Ponytail

Asian woman with a vintage ponytail smiling
You can wear this hairstyle from work day to date night. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Fond of #throwback hairstyles? Try the vintage retro ponytail. Create this hairstyle by teasing a section of hair near your crown and combing it lightly to make it neat. Then, tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail just above your nape.

14. Sleek and Fierce High Ponytail

Asian woman with high ponytail wearing a mustard-colored dress
Having a virtual wine night with your friends? Style your hair this way. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Add more oomph to your high ponytail by making it higher and more fierce-looking. Use two hair ties instead of one, then wrap a section of hair around these hair ties. Make your hair extra sleek by ironing your hair straight.

15. Ponytail with Bobby Pins

Asian woman with hair in a ponytail wearing a white jacket
Aside from making your hairstyle chic, metallic bobby pins also keep stray strands at bay. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Accessorize your ponytail by wearing hair clips or metallic bobby pins on one side of your head. You can even create different shapes with your bobby pins to add character to your look.

Now that you know all these ponytail tricks, you can jazz up your ponytail any way you like!

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