Man Ponytail: 14 Easy Styles for Any Hair Type

Alyssa François | 21 November 2018

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 looks for you. From man ponytails with dreadlocks to pin straight styles, here are our top ponytail hairstyles for men:

Man Ponytail: 10 Ways to Wear the Man Pony

man ponytail: Asian Hair
The sleek ponytail.

1. Asian Ponytail

Styling a ponytail and 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.

man ponytail: curly
Sweep thick curly hair into a pony.

2. Curly Ponytail

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

man ponytail: half bun
Some up and some down.

3. Half Bun Ponytail

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

man ponytail: bandana headband
Top it off with an accessory.

4. Bandana Ponytail

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

man ponytail: short braids
Refresh your box braids style with this man ponytail.

5. Box Braid Man Ponytail

Have and undercut with box braids? Pull your braids up into a high ponytail to update your look.

man ponytail: short dreads
Style short locs into a pony.

6. Short Dread Ponytail

Need a new way to style your locs? Gather your dreads 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.

man ponytail: braid
How neat is this braid? Photo credit:

7. Braided Man Ponytail

Want a refined and stylish look for your ponytail style? This neat French braid is a great place to start. Before braiding your hair, you can apply Dove Men+Care Control Gel to help keep your braid in place.

man ponytail curly: pony
Thick low pony on textured hair. Photo credit:

8. Textured Ponytail

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

man ponytail: half-up braided ponytail
Add a few accent braids to update your pony.

9. Half-Up Braided Ponytail

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

man ponytail: loose braid
A casual style for any day.

10. Loose Braid Ponytail

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

Men’s Ponytail Styles: 4 Super Cool Looks

If your hair length is a bit on the longer side, it never hurts to throw your hair up into an easy ponytail style. But while some men’s ponytail styles can be a bit basic, there are tons of easy ways to give your ponytail style some life without making things too complicated. Adding in braids, for example, can really help give your style some added edge. Or, if you have a trendy undercut style, wearing a ponytail on the top part of your head definitely keeps your cut interesting.

Men's Ponytail Styles can help spice up your dreadlocks.
A dreadlock pony is anything but boring.

1. Dreadlock Ponytail

If you have natural hair that is already styled into dreadlocks, wearing a dreadlock ponytail is an easy and fun style that doesn’t require a whole lot of styling time. To get this casual yet striking look, carefully gather your dreads and fashion them into a ponytail that sits at the back of the head. Yes, it’s really that easy.

Men’s Ponytail Styles can spice up undercut looks in no time.
A ponytail helps give your undercut some life.

2. Undercut Ponytail

Men’s ponytail styles are also great for those with fade cuts, as the top part of undercuts, quiffs and pompadours can easily be styled into a trendy ponytail that keeps your hair off your face. To get the look, you’ll want to start off with clean and build-up-free hair before you style. Then, once you’ve properly shampooed, conditioned and towel-dried your hair, proceed to use a styling gel, like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gelon your damp hair before you actually create your pony. But once it’s time to create your ponytail, be sure to use a styling comb to carefully create a high ponytail that sits on top of your head. If you want to give your style some extra hold, use some styling spray to help keep your style in place.

Men’s Ponytail Styles can help tie thick hair back.
Use a comb and an elastic to get this runway-ready style. Photo credit:

3. Thick, Low Ponytail

A low ponytail look is one of the easiest men’s ponytail styles to create, as it gives long and thick hair types a polished and runway-ready look fast. Creating this style takes literally seconds to create; all you need is a good styling brush, like the Ibiza CX2 Paddle Hair Brushand an elastic to secure your ponytail style in place.

Men's ponytail styles included sporty braided looks.
Men’s ponytail styles included sporty braided looks. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Braided Sporty Ponytail

If you prefer men’s ponytail styles that are cool and sporty, wearing a braided sporty ponytail can definitely help shake things up without hesitation. To get this offbeat look, start by fashioning your hair into a high ponytail that sits on the top of your head. To give your pony that braided effect, simply fashion your ponytail into a three-strand braid. Secure with an elastic, and wear this funky look on your next day off.

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