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5 Cool Ways to Wear a Sleek Ponytail

This trendy look will take you places.

The sleek ponytail is easily one of the most versatile hairstyles out there. It’s easy to create on hair of every length, it works for both daytime and nighttime events, and it doesn’t take too long to create. The sleek ponytail can be worn in a number of different ways depending on your styling preferences. Make it work with a set of side bangs, use it to tie back your short strands, or show off your length with a super sleek low ponytail.

Here are 5 ways to wear a sleek ponytail:

1. Side Bangs

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This face-framing style is universally flattering.

Make the most of your sleek ponytail style by incorporating your side bangs into the look. Create a high ponytail that draws the eye up for a super flattering style. Then tuck your side bangs behind your ear and use a few bobby pins to secure your bangs.

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2. Short Hair, Don’t Care

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Who says short hair can’t look sleek?

Gather your short strands back into a sleek low ponytail. Use a comb or hair brush to gather the hair back into a sleek style and ensure that there are no loose strands or flyaways disrupting the style. Use a clear hair tie to create a super clean finish.

3. Classic Low Sleek Ponytail

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This low ponytail manages to make a major statement.

This one is a classic for a reason! Use a comb to create a sleek straight part down the center of your hair. Then gather your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. This look is as versatile as it gets and works on a range of hair types and face shapes.

4. Laidback

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This laidback style is perfect for everyday.

Consider a more laidback sleek ponytail style if you are hoping to wear this look for a more casual event or just on a regular day. By pulling out face-framing pieces, you add a certain casual element to this style that keeps it from feeling overdone for a day-to-day look.

5. Voluminous

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Add some instant height.

Use the sleek ponytail to add some instant height to your style. This 60s inspired sleek style adds instant elevation to your look. Gather your hair up into a ponytail that sits right at the top of your head and secure the look with a hair tie!

We love it when a hairstyle can be worn for so many different events. Blogger Melany Rodriguez teamed up with All Things Hair for New York Fashion Week, where she sported a sleek ponytail to one of the shows that’s, surprise, super easy to achieve at home! So whether you’re looking for a hairstyle to wear for a night out with friends or even for a formal occasion, this sleek ponytail is the perfect solution. Keep scrolling to see how you can achieve Melany’s go-to hairstyle:

Step 1

Brush hair back into a pony.

Start this hairstyle by creating a smooth base. Brush all of your hair towards the back of your head to remove any knots or tangles. 

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Step 2

Apply mousse.

To create the ultimate sleek ponytail, apply TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Mousse to your hands and then spread it throughout the top of your hair to slick back your hair. This mousse will create a shiny, smooth, and sleek look without making your hair feel crunchy.

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Step 3

Finish with your favorite hair spray.

After you’ve applied the mousse, gather all of your hair into a ponytail in the middle of your head, and then secure with a hair tie. After your hair is tied back, lock everything in place with TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Spray. We love this hair spray because it sets your style without making your hair feel stiff!

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That’s it! Wear this versatile sleek ponytail for a daytime or nighttime event.


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