8 Medium and Short Hair Ponytail Ideas to Amp Up Your Everyday Look

Gloriously thick ponytails. 

Looking for new ways to style thick medium and short hair into a ponytail? Who wants to deal with their hair in their face on a day-to-day basis when going through long work and school hours? Not us. If you’re just like us, then check out these medium and short hair ponytail ideas to help amp up your look.

8 Medium and Short Hair Ponytail Ideas to Amp Up Your Everyday Look

We have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. Let us know what style are you currently trying out.

1. Thick Curly Short Hair Ponytail Idea

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Short ponytails are just the cutest. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

We love the look of a naturally curly ponytail at any length! For your curly thick hair ponytail, aim high! It creates a fun, bouncy look. Start off your style by refreshing your curls. Use Suave Luscious Curls Curl Defining Cream to add some oomph to your curls. Then, pull your hair into a high ponytail and accessorize.

2. Pretty Knot Medium Ponytail Idea

how to wear knotted thick hair ponytail
This elegant ponytail is perfect for romantic dates.

Are you as obsessed with this stylized knot ponytail as we are? To get the super silky hair look, start with damp hair and use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. An elegant knot is a little less so with flyaways! Then once your hair is dry and straightened if necessary, follow our tutorial to recreate this knot ponytail.

3. Medium Box Braid Ponytail

how to wear thick hair ponytail with box braids
The higher the ponytail the more volume you’ll get.

Box braids are one of our favorite protective hairstyles. Add in some extensions and you’re looking at a thick hair ponytail that looks like you’ve never seen before. This box braid pony couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is pull your hair up into a high pony, leaving the tail over the side of your head. Secure with a hair tie, and wrap around a braid or two for good measure.

4. Curly Side Ponytail

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This blogger-chic ponytail is a show-stopper.

If you have curly hair, this style is already halfway done! If not, quickly curl your hair for those romantic mermaid vibes. Then, create a thick braid using a section of hair from the nape of your neck. Wrap that braid around your head, pinning it in place so it looks like a headband. Then just gather all the rest of your hair and secure it into a side ponytail.

5. Faux Full Short Hair Ponytail Idea

how to wear thick hair ponytail
Not enough hair? No problem.

Okay, so maybe you weren’t blessed with naturally thick hair. No biggie! You can fake a fuller ponytail in a bunch of different ways. Our favorite ways to create thicker-looking hair are to tease that ponytail and to add in curls. Curly hair takes up much more visual space than straight hair, making it look thicker.

6. Simple Low Ponytail

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Gorgeous shiny ponytail. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We’re totally into low ponytails in 2020. They’re the runway trend everyone can do. Pull your hair into a sleek low ponytail. Make sure you dress up this simple style with an interesting hair accessory or hair tie!

7. Bubble Ponytail

how to wear thick hair ponytail with bubbles
Save this one for a funky date.

Call us ’80s fan girls but we love this bubble ponytail. To create this look you’ll need a whole bunch of mini hair ties. We like the clear elastics, but you can also find mini elastics in most hair colors. Start this style with a high ponytail. Then, add on the mini elastics, keeping the distance between each, totally even. Loosen up the space between each to get the bubbly look!

8. Buns and Ponytail

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For our super-duper thick-haired friends. Photo credit: Dvora

This last style is for gals who have so much hair they just can’t with standard ponytails. Start this style by sectioning off the top half of your hair. Split the top section in two and create a bun with each for the space buns look. Make sure you set your space buns with the TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray. Then, pull the bottom half of your hair into a low pony.


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