11 Low Ponytail Looks You Need Try for Maximum Levels of Chic

Allison Schmidt | 18 January 2019
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How low can you go?

In case you missed it, the low ponytail has quickly become the new ‘it style’ of the year. And it’s easy to see why: these ponytails start at the nape of your neck for an ultra-sleek look that takes minutes to create.

Since there are a zillion ways you can style a low ponytail, we’re sharing a few of our favorites that you can easily recreate (and rock!) at home.

Read on to see our some of our favorite low ponytails:



11 Ways to Style the Low Ponytail



low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
An easy update. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Twisted Ponytail

Looking for a simple update on the classic ponytail? Try out a quick twist. This particular style splits your hair directly in half and twists one section inwards. Leave that other section as is for a little contrast and secure into place. Consider this a one minute update to your average low pony.

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
Sleek and oh so chic. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

2. Ultra-Sleek

For the top of the line, über chic ponytail, go for a sleek look. We like to use a serum when doing this style to ensure there are no flyaways or frizz. Use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum on damp hair before you blow-dry your hair straight. Brush your hair back with a boar bristle brush for an extra smooth finish and make sure to secure the ponytail nice and tight. Get extra style points for covering your hair tie with a sleek ribbon.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH SHINE SERUM
low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
Perfect for the gym and everywhere else! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Folded Ponytail

Want to wear a shorter updo to show off an open back top? Or maybe you’re having a dirty hair day and you’re in a rush. Try this easy folded ponytail in either situation. We like to start off this style with Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo to ensure your roots are refreshed and voluminous. Then, loosely gather your hair into a low ponytail and start to secure in place. Once you’ve done one loop with the ponytail holder, fold that tail in half and continue to secure.

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Double trouble.

4. Low Pigtails

Not into a single ponytail? Double it up for a sophisticated low pigtail look. The lower the better when it comes to making ponytails look adult-chic instead of school girl style. Covering those ponytail holders with a section of hair will do even more to up the age range on this look.

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
An easy way to secure all those shorter hairs. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Stacked Low Ponytail

We love this stacked ponytail look for the gym. It’s great if your hair is on the short side, or if you have tons of layers. All you need to do is pull horizontal sections of your hair into a ponytail, then incorporate that tail into the next section. After two or three you’ll get this cool waterfall effect to your pony.

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
Elegant, no?

6. Tied-Up Low Pony

Okay, how cool does this ponytail look? It looks like a complicated style but it actually couldn’t be easier to create this look. Start this style by roughly separating your hair in half. Then, take those two halves and literally tie them like you’re tying a knot! Making sure to hold both sides together, secure the ponytail below the knot you created. Because this style isn’t as secure as most ponytails we suggest setting the whole style with hairspray. We like Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to lock in this style.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED EXTRA HOLD HAIRSPRAY
low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
Sometimes messy is best. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

7. Ultra-Messy Low Pony

This is the messy low ponytail of our dreams. Take random sections of hair and twist and pin them into place in the center back of your head. Keep on twisting and pinning until all of your hair is collected at the nape of your neck. To complete the look, secure your hair with a hair tie!

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
The bubble ponytail is bound to turn heads. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Bubble Ponytail

There’s something so modern and so ’80s about the bubble ponytail that we can’t get enough of. This style, in case you forgot, needs a whole bunch of mini hair elastics. Tie those elastics nice and tight to get enough tension to make this style work. Put in your first two elastics about an inch or so apart, then tug to create the bubble look. Keep on adding hair ties until you’ve secured and bubbled out all of your hair!

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
As magical as it sounds.

9. Unicorn Ponytail

Unicorn ponytails are straight up magical. And, surprisingly easy-to-do! Simply split your hair into three sections, vertically. French braid the center section backwards all the way to the ends and secure with a mini elastic. Then, take the other two sections of hair and secure at the nape of your neck. Use a bobby pin or two to attach the braid to the ponytail! And just like that, you’re a unicorn, too.

low ponytail looks you need to try in 2017
High contrast looks are perfection.

10. Braided and Teased Ponytail

Start off this style by doing a three-strand braid with a large section of hair from the nape of your neck. Then, using TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel, slick down the top half of your hair. Wrap that braid around like a headband and secure all of your hair at the nape of your neck. Finish off this style by teasing that ponytail to new heights!

TRESemmé TRES TWO MEGA FIRM CONTROL GEL
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As easy as it gets. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

11. Classic Look

We can’t forget the classic when professing our love for the ponytail. This sleek and low ponytail is all about a controlled base that accentuates your face and gorgeous mane. Smooth down any frizz or flyaways with some serum, and you’re good to go.

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