5 Time-Saving Ponytail Styles for Any Occasion

The only ponytail styles you need to know.

If you haven’t taken advantage of how versatile the ponytail hairstyle is, you’re truly missing out. Time and time again we’ve seen our favorite celebrities make appearances on the red carpet with the humble ponytail and we give the makeup and outfit all of the credit. Whether the ponytail was a last minute idea, or a part of the original look, we all need to appreciate that the pony can do way more than we really think—including saving some of our precious time.

Say hello to the time-saving ponytail! It’s your go-to hairstyle other than a bun that can totally save the day in the nick of time. Read on to see five of our favorite ponytail hairstyle ideas that you can do in ten minutes or less:

time-saving ponytail: loose pony
This look means business. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. The Sexy Low Ponytail

No time to refresh your blowout style for an upcoming event? Here’s a quick style you can do with your eyes closed. Create a soft and subtle wave at the front of your hair with your curling iron to create chic, face-framing bangs. Gather the rest of your hair into a loose and low ponytail and set your hair with a soft hold hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

time saving ponytail: mid pony
Whip your hair into this look before your next meeting. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Loose Ponytail

Whether you’re heading to a last minute business meeting, or to meet with a friend, this loose mid-ponytail style is suitable for both. Before styling your hair, refresh with a dry shampoo like Catwalk by TIGI Transforming Dry Shampoo which will help in the volume department as well as give your strands an instant refresh. Gather hair up into this time-saving ponytail style and hit the ground running.

time-saving ponytail: sleek pony
Sexy, sleek and easy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. The Sleek 5-Minute Ponytail

With some gel and a good hairbrush, you can create this ponytail in no time. This is one of our go-to styles for occasions that call for a more serious look. Part hair down the center, or opt for a middle part, and apply Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel. Smooth the gel along the base of your hair, then take your gel to brush your hair in place. Secure your hair into a neat ponytail, brush through the ends of your hair and you’re all set!

time-saving ponytail: wavy pony
No matter what the weather conditions may be, your hair should always be on point. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Weather-Friendly Ponytail

Almost every girl has experienced getting caught in the rain or having humidity attack your strands. As a rule of thumb, you should always have a ponytail holder in your bag. You never know when you just might need it. On days like this, style your hair into this simple ponytail style to save the day.

time-saving ponytail: gym pony
Perfectly textured.

5. The Simple Gym Hair Pony

Not into changing up your hairstyles for the gym? Don’t ever feel like you have to get down with all the others that have a gym hairstyle for every new gym outfit. This simple messy wave style is perfect for any workout we can think of. Want to preserve the texture post workout? Set hair with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.