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:

Men’s Pony Hairstyle: 17 Looks You Should Try

Not sure how to sport a main ponytail? Check out some of our favorite styles below!

1. Asian Hair Man 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. This is a sleek look that can easily go from laid back to professional in no time. Additionally, you can add some decorative hairpins or a colorful scrunchie to give your ponytail a stylish twist.

3. Half Bun Man Ponytail

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Some up and some down.

Here’s the perfect lazy-day hairstyle idea for you. Loop your hair halfway through the hair tie to create a half bun ponytail. This trendy style is a great way to keep your hair out of your face while adding a touch of chic to your look. It’s also the perfect way to tie your hair back if you’re sporting a layered haircut like a wolf cut.

4. Bandana Ponytail

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Top it off with an accessory.

Want to make your man pony hairstyle cooler than it already is? Add a bandana to create an edgy look. The bandana also acts as a headband, keeping stray hairs and flyaways out of your face. Additionally, you can experiment with different bandana patterns and colors to match your personal style and make a fashion statement.

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. A style like this is also practical when you need to keep your hair out of your face. Moreover, you can adorn your high locs ponytail with decorative beads or wraps for an added touch of flair and individuality.

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 Dove Men + Care Charcoal + Clay Purifying Shampoo to deeply cleanse your scalp and keep it 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. We love it because it can be worn on any hair type! Plus, it’s perfect for both casual and formal occasions, adding a touch of elegance to your overall look.

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. This easily dresses up a basic ponytail. To add an extra layer of creativity, consider incorporating colorful hair extensions into your braids, allowing you to express your unique style and personality.

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 or twist. Finish the look by fastening it with a hair elastic, and you’ll be all set. This playful twist to the traditional ponytail adds a touch of boho chic to your hairstyle, making it perfect for casual outings and festivals.

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. This adds an exciting twist to a regular updo!

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. Keeping your hair in a ponytail allows you to show off the length and texture without having to worry about a lot of styling.

13. Face-Framing Man 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! This replicates the popular curtain style everyone is going after.

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. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner like Suave Men Leave-In Conditioner With Shea Butter & Coconut Oil to replenish your mane while styled.

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! Plus, if you’re looking for a style that will show off your facial hair, a look like this will put attention on your beard.

17. Long Ponytail

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Ponytail hairstyles for men are super chic!

Need a quick way to style your long tresses? A long ponytail is sleek and chic and will keep your hair in place for the whole day.

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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