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10 Ways to Wear a Frontal Ponytail

The secret to achieving a sleek pony without altering your natural hair.

Do you love the sophisticated look of sleek ponytails? However, do you dislike the process of having to sleek down and tamper with your natural hair? Or perhaps you don’t enjoy the process of having to take apart the hairstyle and the possible effects it may leave on your natural hair. Whatever your preference may be, frontal ponytails are here to save the day!

Frontal ponytails are the perfect way to wear sleek ponytails without tampering with your natural hair. You may have heard of frontal or lace front wigs; now imagine if it was in ponytail format. A frontal ponytail is essentially installed like a frontal/lace front wig would be installed. Additionally, frontal ponytails can be worn in various cute and trendy hairstyles!

All About Frontal Ponytails & How to Style Them

Want to learn about the different ways you can wear this hairstyle? Check out our guide below. 

1. Classic-Chic Frontal Ponytail 

The “classic” frontal ponytail is one of the trendiest looks of the moment. Photo by Osarugue Igbinoba.

One of the trendiest ponytail styles of today is the “classic-chic” look which typically involves hair being sleeked and swooped down the forehead in a side bang formation on one side and with a parting on the opposite side. The look is often worn with the bang and ponytail looking shiny. To help achieve this shiny look on the frontal hair, use a mousse such as For Every Hair Type Smooth & Style Mousse when styling the look. 

2. Slicked-Back Frontal Ponytail 

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A slicked-back frontal ponytail is the perfect everyday look. Photo by Jabari Timothy

If the side part/bang is not your forte, you can try the slick back frontal ponytail style. In this ponytail frontal style, there is no visible parting. However, to keep the natural-looking effect of the look, intricate styling is usually done to the edges of the hair. 

3. Half Up, Half Down Pony

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This look is a glamorous way to break away from the traditional ponytail frontal. Photo by Olhar Angolano

Get dressy with a half-up, half-down frontal ponytail. For an even more dressed-up look, curl the hair + the pony. Top it all off with a hairspray such as Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hair Spray for a long-lasting, all-day hold. 

4. Braided Back Frontal

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Braid up your frontal to elongate the time of your hairstyle. Photo by Vladimir Yelizarov

Once you’ve had your frontal ponytail in for a few days, elongate the time frame of the style by braiding it up! Top off the look with SheaMoisture’s Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Shine Spray to keep the look looking fresh and shiny. 

5. Accessorized Frontal Ponytail

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Pair a scarf with your pony for a low-maintenance glam

Another great way to elongate the timeline of the ponytail is to wear it with a scarf holding down the frontal. Not only does it make a great fashion accessory, but it is a low-maintenance way of wearing the style. No worries about styling your pony or adding extra hair glue in the back; let your scarf do the talking. 

6. Ponytail with Headband

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Spice up your ponytail with an intricate headband. Photo by Jabari Timothy

Looking for a way to further spice up your frontal ponytail for a special occasion such as a formal, dinner, wedding, etcetera? Spice up your look with a fun or glittery accessory such as a headband or hair clip. We especially love this matching jewelry and headband combo!

7. Frontal Ponytail with Swooped  Edge Styling

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Create with the ultimate ‘on fleek’ ponytail with these swooped edges. Photo by  Brian Lundquist

Are hair accessories not your thing? Accessorize your look by swooping your edges to help create the ultimate ‘on fleek’ ponytail look. When laying edges, use an edge brush and an edge styler such as Emerge Style Goals Gel to swoop your baby hairs after installing your frontal ponytail.

8. Frontal Bun

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Transform your ponytail into a bun. Photo by Ransford Quaye

Why wear just a ponytail when you can also transform your frontal into a bun? After a few days of wearing your ponytail, transform your frontal ponytail into a glamorous bun. This is another great look to wear on special occasions!

9. Half-Up Frontal Ponytail

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Consider this half-up style.

Instead of wearing a classic frontal ponytail, consider only incorporating half of your hair in a half-up style. This look is the perfect balance for anyone who wants their hair framing their face and up and out of the way. Sleek, trendy, and packed with personality, this is a favorite for good reason.

10. High Frontal Ponytail

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A high ponytail is flirty and cute.

A high frontal ponytail is a great way to infuse your style with some personality. This ponytail sits up high and cascades down and over your shoulder. Slick straight strands give this look a sleek edge, as well.

Which frontal pony will you be trying? Show us your look by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more protective hairstyling inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter below!

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