Fact: The high ponytail will never go out of fashion.
What you’ll need
We could drone on forever about the power of a sleek, high ponytail. Easily dressed up or down, this hairstyle offers versatility in spades. Already the cornerstone of many women’s updo repertoires, a classic ponytail will effortlessly take you from your desk to the dancefloor – and beyond.
This is my everyday look for work and the weekend – Ella
Whether this ‘do is your bread and butter look or just an occasion-specific option, it’s never too late to refresh your technique.
With that in mind, ATH has created the ultimate high ponytail tutorial, packed with tips, tricks and expert techniques.
Ready to give Ariana Grande a run for her money? Simply read on…
How to create a high ponytail
Brush your hair.
Tilt your head.
This will make sure all the hair is tightly secured and doesn’t loosen when you move your head.
Tie into place.
Hide your hairbands.
This will give the style a more polished, high-fashion finish.
Secure with hairspray.
If you need to tame any frizz or flywaways, run your hand over your hair after spraying to flatten it down.
And... you're done!
Freddy My Love’s casual ponytail tutorial
Continuing our efforts to help you #beathairboredom, we’ve teamed up with one of our favourite bloggers, Freddy Cousin-Brown (AKA Freddy My Love), to come up with the ultimate casual-chic high ponytail. The best part? There’s no fancy braiding or heated styling required whatsoever – bonus!
4 high ponytail hairstyles you should try next
1. Bryce Dallas Howard’s bubble high ponytail
When your high ponytail hairstyle starts to feel boring, relying on hair accessories is the easiest way to refresh your style. Don’t believe us? One glance at Bryce Dallas Howard’s pimped-out bubble ponytail is all the convincing you’ll need.
2. Selena Gomez’ fishtail braided pony
3. Romantic wavy ponytail hairstyle
From the Jonathan Simkhai AW17 show to the red carpet, wavy ponytails are perfect for any occasion. Join us in marveling just how pretty Jennifer Lopez‘ high ponytail is and give the look a try for yourself.
4. Olivia Culpo’s side braided high pony
Want to nail a braided high ponytail, but scared that your styling prowess is less than professional? We hear you. Try copying Olivia Culpo‘s simple take on the trend, perfect for novices and pros alike.