An Easy Elegant Ponytail Tutorial You Need in Your Hairstyling Repertoire

An elegant ponytail that's a welcome upgrade from the classic.

The ponytail is a classic for a reason. It’s easy to create on all hair types and lengths, works in a variety of situations (gym to cocktails, anyone?) and can be configured in tons of different variations. So really, what’s not to love? The deal is we are all about options especially when a fancy occasion should arise, and we want to know the best ways to upgrade our beloved favorite, stat! Enter the elegant ponytail, a sleek and composed style that’s high up there on the glam/classy factor. Not just for weddings (though you can wear them there), elegant ponytail hairstyles are a great look to sport at your work party or to that fancy gala (because ya never know!).

The beauty of this look is in how it offers an easy way to showcase some of your hairstyling skills via a mini bump, and even better, after you master these steps you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to recreate. Read on to check out how to create this easy, elegant ponytail in no time.

Elegant Ponytail Tutorial


Refresh your hair.

Ensure that your hair is healthy and clean before you create your pony. On second-day hair, spray TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo onto your hair. This product helps refresh your hair by removing any excess oil.


Apply some serum to your hair.

For any frizz or flyaways (they happen!), apply a lightweight serum to your hair, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. This product works to tame those wayward strands, while creating a smooth and shiny base for your ponytail.


Create a middle part.

Use a comb to help you to create a defined and even middle part. Start by using the tail end point of the comb to make your parting, and then comb your hair down the sides to smoothen.


Tease and section.

Now for the fun part: creating some lift! While this style is all about the low ponytail, there’s no denying that its mini bump is what provides the interest. To create this look, section off the front part of your hair. Then take your comb and start teasing your strands upwards from roots to ends, focusing on the back part of your front section. Do this until you create your desired level of volume for the base of your elegant ponytail.


Gather into a low ponytail.

Carefully gather your hair into a low ponytail. Use your hands and some serum (if needed) to ensure that the ponytail is smooth and sleek-looking. Once you’ve achieved the proper placement of your pony, secure with a hair tie.


Loop your hair around to hide your elastic.

Take a strip of hair and loop it around your elastic for a more sophisticated touch. Once your ponytail is completely looped around, secure this part with a few more bobby pins.


Lock in your style.

For extra insurance, spray your ponytail with a strong-hold hairspray, like Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray. Not only will it help to make your hair shiny, it also provides a touchable and frizz-free finish!

Looking for more tutorials like this elegant ponytail style? Check out some of our favorite low ponytail looks.