Man Ponytail: 16 Easy Styles for Any Hair Type

Ponytails are for the fellas too!

The man ponytail is more versatile than one may think. Just like the man bun, this style can be worn by a diverse set of men with different hair types. The key to nailing this look is finding the kind of ponytail that suits your face, hair texture, and hair length. If you’re in need of some styling ideas, you’re in luck because we’ve got some hairstyles for you to try.

Ready to let your man bun loose and exchange it for a man ponytail? We have some hairstyles for you. From man ponytails with dreadlocks to pin-straight styles, here are our top ponytail hairstyles for men:

1. Asian Hair Ponytail

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The sleek ponytail.

Styling a ponytail on Asian hair? Here’s a tip: If you want to lay flyaways down, you can use a flat iron to straighten your hair before you gather it into a ponytail. To finish your style, add AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade for added shine.

2. Thick Hair Ponytail

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Sweep thick curly hair into a pony.

In the mood to contain your thick hair for a day? Gather it all into a ponytail.

3. Half Bun Ponytail

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Some up and some down.

Here’s the perfect lazy-day hairstyle idea for you. Loop your hair halfway to create a half bun ponytail.

4. Bandana Ponytail

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Top it off with an accessory.

Want to make your man ponytail cooler than it already is? Add a bandana to create an edgy look.

5. Box Loc Man Ponytail

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Refresh your box braids style with this man ponytail.

Have an undercut with some locs? Pull your locs up into a high ponytail to update your look.

6. Short Dread Ponytail

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Style short locs into a pony.

Need a new way to style your longer dreads? Gather your locs into a low loose ponytail. For a style like this where your scalp is exposed, opt for using a shampoo like Bed Head For Men Wise Up™ Scalp Shampoo to keep your scalp healthy and clean.

7. Braided Man Ponytail

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How neat is this braid? Photo credit:

Want a refined and stylish look for your ponytail style? This neat and simple three-strand braid is a great place to start. Before braiding your hair, you can apply Dove Men+Care Control Gel to help give your strands more control.

8. Textured Ponytail

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We love this thick low pony on textured hair. Photo credit:

This hairstyle is so versatile that it’s making its rounds on the runway.

9. Half-Up Braided Ponytail

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Add a few accent braids to update your pony.

Turn your man ponytail into a fun look with the addition of accent braids.

10. Loose Braid Ponytail

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A casual style for any day.

Secure the ends of your ponytail with a simple loose braid. Fasten it with a hair elastic.

11. Man Ponytail with Shaved Sides

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Switch up a typical ponytail with shaved sides.

If you want to sport a ponytail as your signature look but want to make it more unique, try an undercut or shaving the sides of your head.

12. Beachy Man Ponytail

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Embrace the beachy texture.

Do you like spending a lot of time at the beach? Embrace the wavy texture and show it off in a ponytail.

13. Face-Framing Ponytail

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Try a trendy take on a simple ponytail.

Want to try out a trendy version of a simple ponytail? Leave out a couple of face-framing pieces!

14. Curly Hair Ponytail

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Keep your curls out of your face with a ponytail.

Want to keep your curls out of your face for a day? Pull them back into a pony.

15. Half Man Ponytail With Beard

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Try a half updo with your curly hair.

Use a half ponytail to keep your hair out of your face. This will also help show off your beard if you have one! To help keep your beard soft, use SheaMoisture Men Maracuja & Shea Oils Beard Conditioning Oil.

16. Low Man Ponytail

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Try a low ponytail.

You can never go wrong with a low ponytail. It’s a classic!

It doesn’t matter if you have thick curly hair, locs, or even stick-strand strands: The man ponytail is a great style to sport if you have slightly longer hair and would love to try out a chill, low-key look for every day.

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