Ponytail hairstyles are not just for the gym and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! From when we were kids till now, ponytails have been our go-to hairstyle! It is so versatile, goes well with any occasion and is super manageable. But if you’ve been wearing the same boring, limp ponytail, it’s time to spice things up, hair-wise! In a world where there are plenty offbeat and cool ponytail hairstyles to rock, you cannot stick with your usual pulled-back-with-a-scrunchie ponytail. We won’t let you!
Long, medium or short, whatever your hair length is, yes, short-haired girls can sport ponytails too, you’ll see, it is so much you can do to add a little drama to your hair and turn your classic ponytail hairstyle into an envious, red carpet ready ‘do. And how do you do it? Read on and pick the best ponytail for your hair length and get ready to be everyone’s hair crush.
Here we have rounded up the best and coolest celeb-approved ponytail hairstyles for you to play copycat too. They are insanely easy, absolutely gorgeous and the trending right now, you can trust us on that! So read on and get your hair supplies already!
- For short hair
- Chic half ponytail
- Low ponytail
- Messy ponytail
- Cornrow ponytail
- Bouffant ponytail
- Sleek sky-high ponytail
- Braided pony
- Bubble ponytail
For short hair
Ponytail with a twist
Chopped you hair off recently in time for the scorching summer? Missing your long locks? Good news! You can pull off the twisted ponytail hairstyle with your short hair too and look just as gorgeous. We are totally in love with this summer-apt, mid-high ponytail with twisted wisps on the side. Get the look by following these steps:
Step 1: Create a side parting and twist a small strand from the bigger side.
Step 2: Pin the twisted strand in place at the back of your head.
Step 3: Pull all of the hair in a mid-high ponytail and add a hair tie to secure.
Step 4: Spray some hairspray to keep it in place.
Chic half ponytail
You might have tried the messy half bun for your short hair, but this half ponytail hairstyle is a newer and neater hairstyle that you can try for a glam event or night out. It gives you a sleek-at-the-front and fluffy-at-the-back look. Plus, it is an excellent hairstyle for a bad hair day as it can turn your greasy hair into glamorous do. Here is how you can get it.
Step 1: Apply hair gel or styling mousse on the upper half of your hair.
Step 2: Comb the gelled hair back and tie it in a ponytail.
Step 3: Take a small section of your hair close to the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie.
Step 4: Spray texturising spray on the hair at the back to create volume and it’s done.
A sleek, low ponytail looks equally cute and classy on shorter as it does on long hair. Take cues from Kendall Jenner on how to rock this glossy, low ponytail hairstyle and look stunningly elegant. She has accessorised her ponytail with a gold hairband which is making it even more dazzling and party appropriate. Get it with these simple steps.
Step 1: Apply gel to your hair for a sleek look and create a center parting.
Step 2: Neatly comb your hair with a fine tooth comb and make a low ponytail for yourself.
Step 3: Add a golden thread band or a similar quirky hair tie to secure.
Step 4: Finish the look with spraying some hairspray.
Medium length hair can sport any type of ponytail and hairstyle, literally. A messy ponytail hairstyle is one such hairstyle that flatters medium or shoulder length hair. The best thing is that you don’t have to put in much effort and make it as messy as you want. Get this kinky ponytail by following these steps.
Step 1: Spray Toni&Guy Casual: Sea Salt Texturising Spray to create volume in your hair.
Step 2: Pull all your hair up in a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
Step 3: Backcomb the ponytail to make it look messy and frowzy.
Love braids? Love ponytails? Then this hairstyle is perfect for you! Edgy cornrows winding up in a nice fluffy ponytail is an edgy and chic way to turn your ponytail into a badass hairstyle. So let’s get braiding, shall we?
Step 1: Section your hair in half and horizontally from above the ears. Work the braid till the nape of your neck and tie it with a clear elastic band.
Step 2: Divide the upper hair into 4 small sections and braid each section very close to the hairline, adding hair strands as you go.
Step 3: Secure the braids with clear hair ties.
Step 4: Pull both the sections (braided and lower half) into a high ponytail and add hair tie to secure.
A perfect concoction of vintage and contemporary, this bouffant ponytail hairstyle is giving us major feels. Hair pulled back in a beehive can instantly add glamour and drama to your ponytail. If you think it’s a tough one to create, let us break it down and make it easier for you:
Step 1: Leave 3-4 inches of your hair from the front and brush the rest to the back.
Step 2: Tease and backcomb your hair from the crown to create volume.
Step 3: Hold your hair, push towards the front and make a puffed up bouffant. Secure with bobby pins.
Step 4: Pull your hair in a ponytail and place it in the middle of the head. Add a hair tie to secure.
Sleek sky-high ponytail
What’s a better way to flaunt your Rapunzel hair than a sky-high ponytail hairstyle, right? From Ariana Grande to Deepika Padukone, a sleek and stylish ponytail is an absolute celeb-favourite hairstyle to sport on the red carpet, and for all the right reasons. It is super dramatic, chic and gets all the attention for sure.
Step 1: Start by straightening your hair into poker straight, sleek tresses.
Step 2: Now brush your hair back and make a high ponytail.
Step 3: Take a strand from the ponytail (from underneath) and wrap it around the hair tie.
Step 4: Spritz some hair spray to tame the flyways and give your hairstyle a polished, sleek look.
If you have really long hair, chances are you must have tried your hands at Dutch braids. Now try this Dutch braided ponytail that looks equally romantic and pretty and is actually a bit easier. Follow these steps to get this hip and happening ponytail hairstyle:
Step 1: Take a small strand from the side and Dutch braid it till the middle of your head and secure with a clear tie and bobby pins.
Step 2: Pull your hair excluding the braid in a mid-high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
Step 3: Wrap the tail of the braid around the ponytail and it’s done.
A bubble ponytail is the most adorable and the trendiest hairstyle on the block and we totally love it. And, it is ridiculously easy to pull off too. This ponytail looks amazing on really long hair as you can add quite a couple of bubbles to your ponytail easily. And, you only need a hairbrush and a bunch of clear hair ties to work this ponytail hairstyle.
Step 1: Brush your hair and pull your hair in a high ponytail. Secure with a clear hair tie.
Step 2: Add a hair tie 3 inches below the ponytail hair tie.
Step 3: Keep adding hair ties every 3 inches until you are left with 3 inches of hair at the end.
Step 4: Spritz some hair spray to finish the look.
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