20 Super Easy But Cute Ponytail Hairstyles You Should Try
Our hairstyle is a very integral part of our lives. Black, blonde, medium length, short length or long hair, women with every type of hair look for a hairstyle that’s cute, quick and easy to attain. Men and women equally pay attention to their hair because they play a very vital part in deciding your looks. Men, well they can’t do much besides the same style every day, but women can. So, why settle for less? If you are a ponytail lover, you have landed on the right page. Listed below are 20 (yes 20!) easy but cute ponytail hairstyles that you must absolutely try.
Low And Full Ponytail For Medium Length And Long Hair
The American singer and actress Zendaya is also known as the queen of hair transformations that she does on her beautiful black hair. She has brought all the drama with her ponytail. The contrast she created in her tail with the sleek shiny top, severe middle and voluminous airy tail screams pure glamour. Use lightweight gel for smoothing down your hair from the roots to the length of your chin. At the nape of your neck, tie up the rest of the hair. And finally gently backcomb the tail for increasing the volume. You are all set to glam the world.
Really Low And Relaxed Ponytail Hairstyles
Give yourself an ‘I woke up like this’ look with this ponytail hairstyle. It doesn’t matter what length of hair you have or if it is black or blonde. It is perfect when you wake up with a lot of texture and also if you have naturally wavy hair. You can do this when you really have no time for doing your hair. Tie your hair at the nape of your neck lightly, and if you have longer hair, do it even lower. Pull out some face-framing mane for giving the perfect look. The lazy look will work well for a date or an outing or for school.
Polished Ponytail Hairstyles
This one is an easy and cute back to school kind of hairstyle. It can be done quickly if you have straight or wavy hair but takes some time if you have curly hair. If you have straight or curly hair, iron your hair flat until it is straight from root to tip. And if you have curly hair, brush off those curls with the help of hair dryer and boar bristle brush. When they are a little relaxed, flat iron it straight. After your hair is as straight as a stick, center part your hair and sweep your hair into a semi-loose ponytail gently. Secure it with a ribbon, low enough for your hair to fall over your both ears. Tadah!
The Fancy Sleek And Low Ponytail Hairstyles
Have you ever had a chance to look at the perfect and glamorous ponytail of Beyoncé? Take a boar bristle brush and keep the strands back. Take the gel of the size of a quarter and apply it from the hairline to the base of your tail. This will add shine to your ponytail and calm any flyways. Gather your hair in a low pony and tie it with a band. Now take a strand from under your pony and secure it tightly around the band. That’s it.
The Double Sided French Twist Ponytail
Well, this hairstyle is exquisite but a little time consuming as well. You must have seen many models walking the ramp with this hairstyle. It is the double-sided French twist, leading to a super low ponytail with a thin elastic band holding it securely at the nape of their neck. For this hairstyle keep a little time on your side. Part your hair down the center. Work with one side of the hair at a time. Along your hairline, twist back your hair. This will create the French twist. Secure with the bobby pins and do the same with the other side. Now for the remaining parts of your hair, flat iron it so that the tail lies smoothly from the twist down. Secure it with the elastic band.
This one is very pretty indeed, has a bubbly look as the name says and is not quite as complicated as it looks. Impress everyone in your school with this exquisite looking ponytail hairstyle. It works well if you have at least medium length hair and best with long hair. This pony is the Olivia Wilde’s cool take on the ponytail. For recreating this look, you must first pull up your hair and secure it with a clear elastic band at the crown of your head. Now, section the tail at one and a half inches of sections all the way down and secure them with the clear elastic band. Now it’s time for the magic. Pouf out each section by pulling the hair gently and this will create the bubble effect.
The Embellished Low Ponytail
For this ponytail hairstyle, you would need hair gel, a boar bristle brush, hair iron, and leather or metallic embellished string. To begin, apply gel over your hair. Then brush it down with the boar bristle brush and create a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Secure it with a clear elastic band. Now flat iron your hair for making the length of your ponytail extremely straight. Lastly, wrap the base of the pony with the leather or metallic string. Avoid using plain black string with black hairs as it will merge with the hair color.
The Sky High Ponytail
Nicki Minaj often sports this ponytail. It not only keeps the hair off her beautiful face but also gives the illusion of a hair down style when swept over her shoulders. It looked best if you have long hair. This is the easiest of all ponytails. Brush your hair and gather it up high on the crown. Secure it with the elastic band. Flatiron the tail to straighten them and then from under the tail grab a small section of hair and wrap it around the base over the band and secure it with the pin.
The Wavy Ponytail
Textured hair is still trending, so you have the option of having a not flat ironed tail. Instead, you can go for a slightly wavy ponytail. Start with brushing back your hair away from your face and pull it in a low ponytail. Secure it with a band. Now for adding the loose waves, hold the 1 inch curling iron perpendicular to your hair. Now wrap the sections around the barrel. Don’t let the hair touch the curling iron for too long. Now apply some salt spray for the beach look.
Three Part Puffed Ponytail
The trick for recreating Blake Lively’s ponytail isn’t as hard as it looks. For doing this look, part your hair in three sections, one at the crown, second at the middle and third at the base of your head. Now first gather the top section of the hair and make it into a ponytail. Secure it with a band and wrap a section of your hair around the band. It will not only hide the band but will also make it look polished. Gather the middle section and combine it in the pony with the tail of the top section, secure it with the band and again wrap a section of the pony around the band. Lastly, gather the lowest section and combine it with the tail of the pony, securing it with the band and wrapping the section of your hair around it like the previous two steps. You will get three sections in the ponytail. Pull hairs from each section lightly and gently to create the pouf and you are good to go.
The Dutch Braid Ponytail
One of the cute and the easiest way to spice up a ponytail is a Dutch braid. Both ponytails and braids are popular hairstyles. So let’s combine them to create something very stylish and attractive. You must know how to do Dutch braid to do this hairstyle. Dutch braid is actually the reverse French braid. So technically in a Dutch braid, instead of crossing the sections over the middle one like in French braid, you bring them underneath it. For the fuller braid look gently pull out the edges of the braid. For adding more volume and a messy look, tease the tail.
Elegant Curly Ponytail For Short, Medium Length And Long Hair
Yes, ponytails can both be formal and elegant and cute as anything, if you didn’t know that already. For this one, tease your hairs a little, especially around the crown and the front of your head. Create a bump or pouf. Now pull your hairs around in the ponytail and secure it with the band. Take all of your tail and wrap it around the curling rod. The big bouncy curls will add the sophistication to the ponytail. Put on some hairspray for securing your hairdo and accentuate your face with a pair of chandelier earrings.
Braid Wrapped Ponytail
We have talked a lot about wrapping the section from under the tail over the band for a classy look. Now we will do the braid wrap for a very stylish look. Take a section on the front and a little at the side. Comb it well and from around the crown braid it into a clean French braid. Secure it with the band and leave it. Now pull your hair in the ponytail and secure it with the band. Take the braided section, open the band and wrap it around the base of the ponytail over the band. Pin the braid with a bobby pin to secure it. And yes, you can flaunt this hairstyle at school!
The Messy Ponytail Hairstyle
Messy ponytails look exceedingly sexy especially if you have medium length hair or even better if you have long hair. To get this look, comb your hairs and use your fingers for pulling them into the medium height ponytail. Tuck in the loose strands here and there or you can let them frame your face. Tease the tail a little for adding the volume and getting that messy look. Your hairstyle will look effortless and very cool.
Double Twisted Side Ponytail
This is another amazing ponytail hairstyle. Part your hair in two sections starting at the crown. Now divide the upper section into two parts from the middle. Twist one section and secure it with the bobby pin. Now twist the other side all the way to the other side where you will be making the ponytail and secure it as well. Now gather all hair on the side at the nape of the neck and secure it with the elastic band. Then release the bobby pin from each side or you can let the pins stay for keeping the tail secured.
French Braid Low Ponytail
Braids and ponytails are very feminine and flirty, especially when combined. Be it a casual outing, a party or date, this is a perfect hairstyle for all occasions. For this hairstyle tease your hair at the top to make a slight pouf. Then pull your hair back with your fingers. Now, loosely frame your hair into French braid down to the nape of the neck. If you have long hair you can braid a little lower than the nape of the neck. And now secure the tail with the ribbon. Leave a three-inch gap and tie a ribbon again. Gently pull some hairs out from the braid for a little sexy look.
The Criss Cross Ponytail
This is one elegant ponytail for those who don’t want it either too simple or too complicated. For this hairstyle, you must first curl your hair with one and a quarter inch curling rods. This will add volume to your hair. Section your hair from the crown along the ears all the way down. Make sure you leave enough hairs on both the sides along the hairline. Tease your hairs a little at the crown and tie it into a loose ponytail. Secure it with a rubber band. Keep some bobby pins handy. Now divide the hairs on both the sides into two sections. Grab the upper section and pin it at the point where you have secured the ponytail. Grab the top sections from the other side and pin it slightly above the first one. Again from the other side grab the remaining part and pin it under the ponytail. Do the same with the other side. It’s done.
High Fishtail Ponytail
If you are having one of those greasy hair days, this is the perfect hairstyle for you. But before you go for this style you must be an expert in making fishtail braids. Practice, practice, and practice more for getting the perfect fishtail. For a high fishtail ponytail, you must tie the pony high at your crown and then braid the fishtail. For a sleek look try keeping the braid as tight as possible. You can do a lot of different varieties of the fishtail. You can make the fishtail on a section on one side and then sweep it along with the remaining hairs on the other side and make a low ponytail. Also, you can make a high ponytail and braid just one section in the middle into a French braid. Or you can even make a low fishtail ponytail, which is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face at school.
Upside Down French Braid Ponytail
This one is really easier that it looks. To do it, tip your hair upside down, brush and start with the French braid. When you have reached the crown, hold it in your fist tightly and throw back your hair. If the front is a little messy brush it out and secure it with a rubber band.
Half Up Half Down Ponytail
This has been in fashion for a long long time. Part your hair in two sections just a little below your crown. Tease the top a little and gather the top half in the ponytail and secure it with the elastic band. Leave the bottom half as it is. You can also either flat iron the tail and the loose hairs or you can curl them both into beautiful big curls for adding some volume. This hairstyle is cute and is perfect for school as well. When you are in a hurry you can just gather the top half of your hair in a bunch and tie up as a ponytail. You can also pull out some of your mane to frame your face for a more attractive look.
Who said that great hairstyles should be complicated as well as cute? They don’t need to be. These are just twenty ways you can do your ponytail hairstyle. There are hundred and twenty more around on different websites and if you are creative enough, you can have a ponytail with the style of your own. You can also color your hair or add a little highlight. Luxurious black hair makes for exquisite ponytail hairstyles as well. So, go out and look beautiful without spending too much time on your hair!
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