4 Men’s Ponytail Styles That Aren’t Lame

Courtney Leiva | 26 April 2017

Guys, take your basic pony to a whole new level with these 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, we are here to tell you that 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. For men’s ponytail styles that won’t disappoint, here are four looks that are pretty cool-looking and stylish to boot.

Men’s Ponytail Styles: 4 Looks that Are Pretty Cool

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 the 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: indigitalimages.com

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.

Looking for even more men’s styling ideas? Here are four super-cool warrior braids to try this weekend!