Ponytails are one of the most versatile and easy hairstyles to ever exist. Right from when we are running errands to running on the treadmill, ponytails have always got our back. The ease with which a ponytail complements pretty much every outfit is another reason why it is the go-to hairstyle for almost every girl. The classic ponytail still remains everyone’s favourite, but over the years, we have seen a lot of ponytail hairstyle variations, each better than the previous one. Even celebs on the red carpet have been spotted wearing a ponytail on so many occasions. This makes one thing clear, no matter how many hairstyle trends come and go, ponytails will always stay in vogue, all you gotta do is stay updated with the latest ponytail trends.

Keeping a track of what’s buzzing in the beauty world is not easy. That’s why you’ve got us! We bring you the latest updates on all things beauty. If you’re looking for fresh ways to wear a ponytail hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place! We have hand-picked eight stylish and trendy ways to wear a ponytail that’s anything but boring. Ready to look your stylish best all year round? Scroll down to see what we have in store for your.


1. Sky-high ponytail

Sky-high ponytail

Image courtesy: @richard.bajon

Ariana Grande’s signature hairstyle, the sky-high ponytail has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. Sitting high and pretty, right on top of the head, it looks stunning on girls with medium to long hair. Usually spotted on long, straight and sleek hair, this hairstyle makes your face and neck look slim and long. Since it is a little tight on the head, it draws the focus to your face, especially the cheekbones.

How to: To ace this ponytail hairstyle, start by straightening your hair. Grab your hair and hold it right at the top of your head, the higher the better. If you have thick and long hair you may have to bend over to gather your hair. Then with the help of a few hair ties or string, wrap the base of the ponytail. You can keep it smooth and sleek or a little messy as shown in the picture.


2. Bubble ponytail

Bubble ponytail

Image courtesy: @morestylemagazine

A fashionable variation of the classic ponytail, a bubble ponytail is another celebrity favourite. A gorgeous hairstyle for long hair, you can create 4 to 5 bubbles depending on your hair length. This quick and easy ponytail hairstyle works for both a formal setting as well as a fun day out with your girls. If you are wearing a cute set of earrings or a pretty necklace, this hairstyle will ensure it doesn’t go unnoticed. Here’s how you can create this hairstyle easily.

How to: It's pretty simple to get the bubble ponytail right. Simply gather all your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Then tie another hairband a few inches below the first one. Repeat this step every few inches until you reach the end. You can use different coloured bands or similar ones.


3. Low, loose ponytail

Low, loose ponytail

Image courtesy: @sohostyleofficial

When we think of ponytails, a low, loose ponytail seldom comes to mind. That’s because ponytails mean serious work, and most girls throw their hair into a ponytail while doing chores or working out, so their hair doesn’t get in the way. But have you tried a low, loose ponytail? It is the perfect winter ponytail hairstyle, as it looks slightly undone and protects hair from extreme temperature.

How to: To achieve this slightly messy looking but gorgeous ponytail hairstyle, all you have to do is part your hair on the side and let loose a few face-framing tendrils at the front. Loosely tie a low ponytail and wrap a ribbon around it, preferably matching the colour of your outfit or something bright that would stand out and grab attention.


4. Twisted ponytail

Twisted ponytail

Image courtesy: @dollhousedo

There are more than enough ponytail hairstyles to last you through the month, but we’ve handpicked only the best and easy ones so you don’t end up spending your mornings trying to get the hairstyle right. The twisted ponytail may look like a complicated hairdo, but it really isn’t. It is perfect for an important meeting at work and if you accessorise it well, it can also transform into the perfect hairdo for your BFF’s wedding.

How to: Divide your hair into three sections, the crown, the lower and one between the two. First, tie a slightly loose ponytail at the crown area and secure with a hair tie, make a small gap right above the base and pull the section of hair through it twice. Repeat the same on the two other sections as well. Then gather all the hair at the back and secure it into one big ponytail.


5. Voluminous ponytail

Voluminous ponytail

Image courtesy: @manisha.bhutak

Got curly hair that seems to have a mind of its own? We get it. That’s why we’ve picked this stunning voluminous ponytail hairstyle that will only look gorgeous on those with curly hair. That’s right, have you ever come across a hairstyle that was just for you? We bet you didn’t! Sleek at the top and voluminous at the lengths, this easy-peasy hairstyle will finally give you control over your curly mane.

How to: You will need a lot of styling gel to begin with. Apply enough styling gel on the crown and comb your hair to get sleek hair. Gather your hair at the nape of the neck and tie a tight ponytail. Let your curls stay messy.


6. Scarf ponytail

Scarf ponytail

Image courtesy: @pepperwood_bfn

Want to give your classic ponytail an upgrade in a jiffy? Make use of hair accessories like a scarf. It is simple to create and looks oh-so-pretty. Buy a bunch of pretty scarves and use them with different outfits to look effortlessly stylish in minutes. Pair it with a beautiful floral dress in summer and a denim jacket in winter, there are tons of ways to style it.

How to: It’s pretty simple, ties a classic ponytail - can be high or low, whatever your preference is. Then secure it with a hair tie, wrap your favourite scarf around it and it's done! Alternatively, you can also use the scarf to braid into your hair.


7. Accessorised ponytail

Accessorised ponytail

Talking about hair accessories, scarves are not the only way to spruce things up. Hair accessories like pins and strings can also be added to the ponytail to give it a trendy twist. A beautiful ponytail hairstyle for brides and bridesmaids, this hairdo can be achieved on any hair length and texture.

How to: Tie a classic ponytail and secure it with a hair tie, take a section of hair and wrap around it to hide the hair tie. Next twist the length of the ponytail and secure with another hair tie at the end. Tuck hairpins in a way that they are visible, one at the start of the ponytail and another in the middle.


8. Messy ponytail

Messy ponytail

Image courtesy: @gep.hair

Whether it is messy hair, a messy bun or a messy ponytail, the mess is ‘in’! If you want to hop on this trend, look no further than this messy ponytail hairstyle. Keep your styling tools away and simply invest in a texturising spray if you have naturally straight hair to achieve this look.

How to: Spritz a little bit of texturising spray all over damp hair and allow it to dry naturally. Then use your fingers to comb through and remove knots and tangles. Next, tie a loose and simple ponytail that looks effortlessly styled. Take a section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic tie.

Main image courtesy: @manisha.bhutak, @morestylemagazine