6 New Ponytail Ideas We Love

Ponytails that pop.

Ponytails are our favorite everyday hairstyle. You get up, wrap the second-day hair in an easy ponytail and you’re good to go. But, real talk: your average ponytail can get pretty boring. To make things much more fun, we’ve been searching for some new ponytail ideas. You know, ponytail ideas that still get your hair out of your face and off your neck, but also those are a little edgy, fashionable and super easy to create. Ready to shake up your ponytail up a bit? Read on to check out some of our favorite new ponytail ideas.

Different Ponytail Ideas For Totally Unique Looks

new ponytail ideas with a bow
Put a bow on it! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. High Side Pony

When is the last time you saw a high side pony that didn’t scream ’80s? This sleek and wavy style is a super modern take on the ’80s favorite with a way cool update! Start with day old curls, for the loose wavy look. If you need to refresh your roots, you can use the Dove Refresh+Care Volume And Fullness Dry Shampoo. Then pull your hair into a high ponytail, leaving the tail off center. Finish it off with a bow or another cute hair accessory, and you’ll be golden!

new ponytail ideas with the unicorn pony
A braid/pony combo that’s super chic.

2. Unicorn Braided Ponytail

This is one of the few braided ponytail ideas that works really well in both formal and casual situations. And it’s so different, right? We’re obsessed. Follow our tutorial to recreate this unicorn braid ponytail.

new ponytail ideas with the high pony
A high ponytail can accentuate your long hair. Photo credit: Allyson Allapont

3. Spunky High Ponytail

Add some oomph to your high ponytail to make it extra spunky. Start off by pulling your hair into a ponytail and tightening it so it sticks up extra high. Then you can pull out little sections to give a spiky look. For lots of extra texture, spritz in some TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray. It’s the super funky ponytail that only takes a few extra seconds to do.

new ponytail idea with a thick braid
A head-turning ponytail idea. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Pull Through Braided Ponytail

How cool is this pull through braid? We’ve been loving this look lately and it works so well in a ponytail too! To create a pull through braid, check out our hair tutorial. It’s so unique and helps to give a super voluminous braid.

new ponytail ideas underneath braid
A cool braid that you create under your hair.

5. Underneath Braided Ponytail

Who needs one underneath braid when you can do three? Adding extra braids makes this look extra fun. All you need to do is flip your hair over and section it into thirds. Braid up each section till you reach the crown of your head and secure all of your hair into a ponytail. Simple, but so effective.

new ponytail ideas with the cool knotted pony
Use your own hair to create this knotted look.

6. Knotted Low Ponytail

This ponytail is so sleek and elegant! Start off with wet hair and apply the Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Encapsulate Serum. It will make your hair super shiny and extra smooth! Then, blow-dry your hair straight and follow our single knot ponytail tutorial to master this cool hairstyle idea.

Need more ponytail ideas? Check out this tutorial for fuller ponytails.

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