Easy Ponytail Hairstyles Ideas For Every Occasion

Written by Sania DhirwaniJul 14, 2023
Easy Ponytail Hairstyles Ideas for Every Occasion

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Ponytail hairstyles are quite underrated. Not only are they quick but can also accentuate your features to give a more lifted facial structure. From young teenage girls to women of all ages, can style their hair into classic and easy ponytail hairstyles suitable for all occasions. From simple ponytail hairstyles for every day look to stylish and editorial ponytails for special events, we will give you a low down on stunning variations of ponytails. These hairstyles are also perfect for monsoons, as they stylishly keep your hair together while keeping the frizz at bay. Read on below to know how you can create glamorous ponytail looks with few simple steps.  

Types of Ponytail Hairstyles 

1. Sleek High Ponytail 


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A sleek ponytail will give you a polished and stylish look. Start by applying a smoothing serum or hair oil to tame the flyaways. For salon-like style and finish, use TRESemme Gloss Ultimate Hair Serum. The serum is infused with vitamin E and a blend of three powerful oils – nourishing coconut oil, conditioning macadamia oil and moisturising sunflower seed oil. It also provides heat protection up to 230 degrees. 

Gather your hair into a high ponytail and smoothen out any unevenness. Secure the ponytail tightly with an elastic. Take a small section of hair from the underside of your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. For a sleek look, finish it off with a hairspray or apply a small amount of gel to keep everything neat. 

2. Bubble Ponytail 


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Add a playful twist to your hairstyle with a bubble ponytail. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head and tie it with an elastic. Starting a few inches down from the base of the ponytail, take a section and wrap it with an elastic. Gently pull the hair outward to create a ‘bubble’ effect. Continue to create more bubbles down the length, spacing them evenly.  

3. Low Ponytail 


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A low ponytail is a classic hairstyle and can be worn sleek or in a messy way. Gather your hair at the nape of the neck, and secure it with a hair tie. Gently tug on the sides of the ponytail to adjust the tension and create a balanced look.  

4. Twisted Ponytail 


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Twisted ponytail is an edgy and a modern take on a classic ponytail. Tie a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections. With one hand, twist the section of hair clockwise, and twist the other section anti-clockwise. Take one twisted section and cross it over the other twisted section. Repeat the process throughout the entire ponytail. 

5. Voluminous Ponytail 


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Add height, drama and fullness to your hairstyle with a voluminous ponytail. Start by apply a volumizing spray or mousse to your roots and lengths. Take the front section at the crown and gently tease it with a teasing or a backcombing brush to add volume. Smooth the top layer without disturbing the volume. Gather the hair and secure the ponytail as per your preferred position. To add volume to the ponytail, take a small section from the underside of the ponytail and tease it with a brush to create texture.  

6. Scarf Ponytail 


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For a cool summery and spring hairstyle, add a satin or silk scarf to your variation of ponytail. This hairstyle is perfect for school girls or teenagers. 

7. Accessorised Ponytail 


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Accessories add a quotient of glam and oomph to your ponytail. They are a wonderful addition for a ponytail especially for occasions like wedding or parties. You can either accessorise your ponytail with artificial floral clips and beads or use real flowers perfect for a fresh day time look. 

8. Messy Ponytail 


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A messy ponytail is a trendy and effortless hairstyle that exudes a relaxed and a casual vibe. Create soft waves using a curling iron for volume and texture. Gather all the hair and position it where you want. Do not worry about making it too neat. Secure the ponytail and leave some loose strands to face the frame. Gently tug on the hair at the crown to create volume.  

9. Half Ponytail 


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Half ponytail allows you to showcase the length and texture of your hair while keeping it away from the face. Take a horizontal section of hair from the top of your ears and gather it at the back of your head and tie it. Leave the rest of your hair down.  

10. Bouffant Ponytail 


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To achieve a sophisticated bouffant ponytail, take a horizontal section of hair from the crown to create a bouffant. Tease the roots of the crown to create volume and height for the bouffant. Lightly brush the top layer to smooth out any visible teasing. Gather the ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it tightly.  

11. Braided Ponytail 


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Combine the elegance of braids with the simplicity of a ponytail by creating a braided ponytail. Create a middle partition, and divide the hair into two sections. Create a braid of your choice, like a Dutch braid or a French braid, on both the sides. Gather both the braids at the nape of your neck and tie it with elastic. Leave the rest of the hair in a ponytail.  

12. Cornrow Ponytail 


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Looking for a protective, durable and yet stylish hairstyle this monsoon season, try the cornrow braid ponytail. Cornrow braid is a type of braiding technique where sections of hair are braided flat against the scalp, creating rows resembling raised rows of corn. Create cornrows as per your preference and gather the remaining hair into a ponytail. Add beads or cuffs to accessorise the cornrows for extra style and flair.  

13. Criss Cross Ponytail 


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Criss cross ponytail involves crossing sections of hair over the ponytail creating a crisscross pattern. Take two small sections of hair right above the ears from the side of your head. These sections will be used to create the crisscross pattern. Tie the remaining hair into a tight ponytail. Take the first section and cross it over the ponytail, bringing to the opposite. Repeat the step with the second section as well. Use bobby pins to secure the crisscrossed sections in place.   

14. Ponytail for Short Hair 


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While it may seem difficult to create a ponytail for short hair, there are several versatile ponytails you can try to achieve a cute and trendy hairstyle. Some of the styles to try out are half-up ponytail, side-swept ponytail, braided ponytail and double ponytails. 

15. Flip Twist Ponytail 


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A flip twist also known as topsy tail ponytail involves flipping a section of hair through itself, to create a loop effect. Create a ponytail at your chosen placement. Using your fingers, create a small opening above the hair elastic by parting the hair in the middle. Flip the entire ponytail through the opening. Push it all the way through until the elastic is hidden and the looped section is visible. Create additional flip twists by dividing the remaining hair below the first topsy tail.  

16. Faux Hawk Ponytail 


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Faux hawk ponytail is a bold and edgy hairstyle mimicking the look of a mohawk. Start with a regular half ponytail on the top of your head. On the tail of the first ponytail, tie off another hair tie a couple of inches down. Underneath the first ponytail, create another section to tie into a ponytail. Split the section of the hair, on the top ponytail, between the first hair tie and the second hair tie. Grab the second ponytail from underneath and pull it through the hole of the top ponytail. Tug the loop to create volume. Repeat the section till the middle or the nape of your head. Gather the rest of the hair and tie a ponytail.  

17. Retro Ponytail 


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Create a vintage hairdo with the popular retro ponytail. Create a side partition and leave the strands for a sleek look. Take the rest of the hair and make a high ponytail. Take the front section and flatten it against the partition and hide it with a bobby pin at the back of your head. Accessorise your retro hairstyle with a vintage-inspired hair clip or a bow to tie around the base of the ponytail. 

18. Rhinestone Crimp Ponytail 


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Rhinestones add sparkle and touch of luxury to your look. Creating a rhinestone ponytail is a dazzling and glamorous way to elevate your ponytail hairstyle. Create a ponytail of your choice and select rhinestones that you want to use for your ponytail. To place individual rhinestones, apply a small dot of clear eyelash glue on the back of each rhinestone. Carefully press the rhinestones on your hairdo.   

Versatile and stylish ponytails are suitable for any occasion. Ponytails not only keep the hair away from your face but also adds a touch of glam to your whole look. Let us know in the comments which is your favourite ponytail hairstyle.   

Sania Dhirwani

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