9 Different Ponytail Styles for Every Occasion
Ponytails are one of the most timeless hairstyles; you know them, love them, and can’t live without them. They’re a convenient classic, and it’s probably safe to assume you can’t go a week, let alone a day, without defaulting to one.
Though they’re widely popular because they’re quick and easy, pony tails are also extremely versatile. A ponytail can be glamorous enough to wear on a wedding night, yet casual enough to wear while whipping up a meal in your kitchen. From low ponytail hairstyles and braided ponytail hairstyles, to side part ponytails and loose ponytails - your options for pony tails hair styles are endless.
Whether you’re going out or staying in, there’s a ponytail look that’s perfect for you. Here are some of our fave ways to style hair with pony tails!
Your Ultimate Guide to Ponytails (9 Styles You MUST Try!)
1. Look One: Sleek High Ponytail
Sleek and chic is what we like to say. The high pony has to be one of the quickest yet most elegant-looking ponytails out there. (Oh hey, Ariana Grande!) When you see someone rocking a slicked back ponytail, you know they mean business. It’s confident, it’s sexy, and it’s simple. We especially love this look with long hair and recommend it for anyone who’s looking for a new way to wear their hair extensions! Wrap an extra piece of hair or your clip in hair extensions around the pony to elevate this look.
2. Look Two: Two Ponytail Braids
The two ponytail braids look is without a doubt one of the more intricate looks on this list. You can create this look with two French braids, Dutch braids, fishtail braids - you name it! The best part is you’ve got options when it comes to hair braided into a ponytail. Not into the two braids look? Keep it simple with a one braid ponytail.
3. Look Three: Two Ponytails
Looking for an easy-to-manage up-do? Throw it back to the two pigtail ponytails look! You’ll be giving us all the Britney Spears early 2000’s vibes! Accessorize with some fabulous hair clips, and you’re guaranteed to make heads turn.
4. Look Four: Slicked Back Ponytail Braid
Ready to spice up your high ponytail game? Try a slicked back ponytail with a braid! You can use hairspray, gel, or even wax to tame those little hairs and get a smooth look. Then, flip the end of your ponytail to add some instant glam!
5. Look Five: Bubble Ponytail
This up-and-coming trend is certainly a fun one. We like to call it the perfect pony. It’s essentially a standard ponytail with elastics tied around the hair, about every two inches apart. You tug and pull out the hair slightly to create a ‘bubble’ effect between each elastic. This creates a more edgy look, and we’re definitely here for it.
6. Look Six: Two Mini Braids into a Ponytail
Here’s a low-maintenance but high-impact pony that you can wear for an entire day or two! Make two mini French braids down your scalp, stopping at the top of your neck. Then gather the remaining hair into a ponytail. This is a fun weekend pony as it’s casual yet put together.
7. Look Seven: Side Part Low Ponytail
Soften things up with a more romantic, dreamy look. Create a side part, gather your hair in a low pony, and add some curls for some stunning vibes.
8. Look Eight: Loose Ponytail
Nothing beats a classic! This simple, loose ponytail should not be overlooked. A loose ponytail is easy to dress up and can be sultry with the right accessories. It can also give off more casual vibes if you add a bow or thick scrunchie.
9. Look Nine: Low Braided Ponytail
Our final ponytail style presents a polished yet casual look. No matter your hair’s color, thickness, or texture, a low braided ponytail creates an effortless look that will be forever on trend!
Our Favorite Ponytails to Wear by Occasion:
In the Office
Looking for something professional yet fashionable? Some of our favorite, work-appropriate pony tails are:
- Side part ponytail
- Sleek high ponytail
- Low braided ponytail
For Date Night
Date night requirements = sexy yet simple. Dress to impress with one of these pony’s:
- Slicked back ponytail braid
- Loose ponytail
- Bubble ponytail
For Brunch With Friends
Is it even a boozy brunch if you didn’t take a photo because you don’t like your hair? Always be camera-ready with one of these looks:
- Two ponytails
- Two mini ponytail braids
- Side part low ponytail
Have you tried all nine of these different ponytail styles for every occasion? Which one’s your favorite?!
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