5 Ways to wear a man ponytail

Swept back or loose and flowy, learn how you can rock these man ponytails to go with your long, healthy hair.

Sexy, mysterious, artsy, and alluring. Men with long hair tend to be associated with art, music, and other creative pursuits. Nowadays, any man can pull off long hair because hairstyles have gone beyond the conventional ponytail or simply leaving hair down.

Today’s trends allow men to play around and flaunt their long hair in a variety of ways. You’ve heard of the man bun, but have you heard of the man ponytail? Check out these five ways you can start wearing your long mane today.

Man ponytail: Side view of a man with long brown hair in a half ponytail
Men can rock half up, half down hairstyles, too. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Half up bun ponytail

Want to sweep some hair away from your face, but still want to highlight its length? Go mid-way. Gather half of your hair into a ponytail then simply tuck the ends into a hair tie and tug to create a half-bun.

Man ponytail: Closeup shot of a man with beard and mustache and with curly hair in a ponytail
Go for this quick and easy hairstyle when you’re in for a busy day. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Curly bun ponytail

Volume, texture, and shape. These are some of the things curly and long-haired men are gifted with. Simply twisting hair into a hair tie and letting some strands dangle freely already create a laidback vibe.

Editor’s tip: Get ready in seconds. Increase texture and create that rough look with TONI&GUY Mattifying Putty for Men.

Man ponytail: Closeup side view shot of a man with brown hair in a low ponytail wearing a blue suit
A low tail can go well with your corporate attire. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Low tail

Whether at work or at play, this ponytail gives you a neat and clean profile. Comb your hair back and tie it just above your nape. It’s a look that you can wear easily from day to night.

Editor’s tip: Men’s scalps secrete more oil, making them more prone to dandruff. Washing hair with CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo can help prevent dandruff. This shampoo helps get rid of dirt and excess oil while leaving a minty, refreshing feel on your scalp. 

Man ponytail: Man sitting on a chair with dark brown hair in a ponytail
Let this be your go-to hairstyle when going for a jog or when working out at the gym. Credit: Shutterstock

4. High tail

The higher the tail, the artsier the look, especially when worn with a well-manicured beard. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure tightly with a hair tie at the back of your head. Use a fine-toothed comb to gather hair and create a neater hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: The key to this look is keeping stray strands in place. Keep them locked in style by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray after tying your hair.

Man ponytail: Profile shot of a man with undercut dreadlock ponytail against a dark background
Dare to try this look? It may not be for the faint of heart, but it’s worth giving a try. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Undercut Dreadlock Braided Ponytail

This look is for the more adventurous, long-maned gents. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that makes a bold, striking statement, then this one’s worth trying. It marries the undercut, dreadlocks, and braided ponytail, giving you multiple elements to flaunt. The contrast of sparse to super thick, voluminous hair is a definite head-turner.

Get the look with the following products:
TONI&GUY Mattifying Putty for Men
CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Manageable, wearable, and easy to style, the man ponytail is a hairstyle that’s worth your time (and a little bit of effort). With the help of reliable hair products to give shape, texture, and shine, any long-haired man can easily rock this look and give off an artsy, youthful, and creative vibe.


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