There is no need to have the standard basis ponytail Hairstyles these days. There are so many different hairstyles to choose from, depending on your style and the length of your hair. If you have mid to long hair and you live a hectic and busy life, occasionally you want to tie your hair back and get on with the day, without having to think about what your hair looks like. Having your hair down, can make us feel irritated and make us feel flustered, especially if you work in an air-conditioned office that makes your hair static and dry.
Maybe you are bored with the standard ponytail hairstyle so you need to try our 40 elegant ponytail hairstyles that will make you look amazing and chic. These stunning hairstyles will make you wonder why you didn’t try them sooner!
1. CURLY, HIGH PONYTAIL
Add some curls to a standard ponytail and you instantly feel the glam and look amazing.
2. MESSY PONYTAIL WITH A BRAID
Messy hair is trending all over the world right now and having a messy ponytail looks fabulous.
Add a side braid to your messy ‘do and loosely tie you hair back to create a stunning hairstyle. This is a great look for music concerts, gigs, festivals and weddings. So get partying with your ponytail braid. This is also perfect for a bride-to-be. It will make you feel like a Goddess.
3. TWISTED LOW PONYTAIL
Need a hairstyle for the office that can be easily an evening look too?
There are always these random days when you go to meet a friend after work, or have a date. If so, go for a twisted low ponytail. This style looks so elegant and girly. This is quite a messy hairstyle but still holds the classy look. It looks stunning from the back and the front. For the best result, make sure your twists are as low as possible so you create the natural life above.
4. VINTAGE PONYTAIL
Vintage is everywhere at the moment and people seem to be going crazy for the high-rise crown.
This style looks amazing and intricate. The best advice for this style is hairspray and teasing. It is very feminine and would suit any occasion. This works better with longer hair due to having to wrap the bottom section underneath your ponytail.
5. FRENCH BRAID INTO LOW SIDE PONYTAIL
This a stunning braid into a side ponytail.
The low ponytail will show off how spectacular your braid looks. Remember to use a hair serum or coconut oil to ensure the back of your hair stays sleek and chic. This is a neat look so you need to ensure you tame any loose hairs. If you’re going to an event where you know you’ll be photographed, have this style and ensure you’re captured on your braid side. You will look amazing.
6. FISHTAIL BRAID LOW PONYTAIL FOR LONG HAIR
It’s Coachella season so now is the time for Coachella styles.
f you have really long hair, the choices of hairstyles is endless. Take this gorgeous fishtail braid mixed with a low ponytail. This is a style for all of you that love the messy hairstyles and fishtails. You don’t need to be an expert at fishtails for this style due to the fishtail being so small. Try it and see. I can guarantee you will love it. It has a great boho, music festival vibe.
7. VOLUMINOUS, LOW PONYTAIL
If in doubt, add volume.
This hairstyle is elegant and perfect for work, parties and any other time. A voluminous, low ponytail will create a style of its own so you don’t have to be flamboyant with your outfit, keep it simple and chic. You can team with heavy makeup to show off your beautiful face, as the hair will be entirely tied back.
8. BUBBLE LOW PONYTAIL
This is so simple to do and yet so effective.
The bubble low ponytail, teamed with a stunning half up fishtail braid looks effortless and elegant. These two words as well as stylish, on-trend and inspired, are to be used to describe this hairstyle. Get ready for the summer and create this feminine and girly style today.
9. MESSY PONYTAIL
It’s truly unbelievable how incredible you can make your hair look different and sexy, just by having a loose and messy ponytail.
This works better with mid to long hair. Grab your hair and loosely tie it back. Then start to gradually pull a few sections out from the front and let them hang. This all creates the messy look so don’t be afraid to pull as many as you like and if more fall out during the day, leave them.
10. BRAIDED HALF-UP PONYTAIL
To show off your long fabulous hair, try this braided half-up ponytail.
Make three front sections and start to make three half braids. They only need to be braided until you reach the ponytail area, ensure that all braids are directed to this point and tie your hair in a band to secure. Alternatively, you can choose to not use a hair band and wrap you hair around to act as a band
11. DUTCH BRAID INTO A PONYTAIL
The best thing about a Dutch braid it that it looks hard to style but it’s easy when you know how.
If you are great at making French braids, then try this. It’s the opposite of doing a French braid – you plait under each other, not over. Sounds complicated but everything always does before you master it! Try this style when you are going out with your friends and they will be so impressed. They will probably ask you to teach them how to do this with their hair! Finish the look with a cute ponytail.
12. FISHTAIL BRAIDS INTO A SIDE PONYTAIL
Instead of simple twisting a few front strands, try fishtailing them
This will show off your creative style and add a side ponytail for that delicate finish. This elegant, feminine, easy to do style will make you feel like a Princess, so style your hair today and this will probably turn out to be your go-to hairstyle for any event.
13. BRAIDS INTO A HIGH PONYTAIL
Having section braids looks elegant and sophisticated.
Section your hair for the braids and pin back to make it easier to handle. Ensure you have a high ponytail and wrap a section of hair around your hairband to finish the look. Ideal for any occasion even if you’re just popping to the shops. Rock your braids girl!
14. FRENCH BRAIDED LOW PONYTAIL WITH VOLUME AT THE CROWN
The simplicity of a French braid is truly wonderful.
Make your French braid unique by creating volume at the crown. Part your hair to the side and tease the crown to pump it up. It’s easier to braid your ponytail if you tie it first, this way, it will be secure, neater and tighter than a braid that isn’t tied. You can make this neat or messy; it’s entirely up to your preference. If you would like the braid to be a loose braid, like the photo, when you have finished braiding, tie it with a band and start to pull either sides of the braid. You will notice that it starts to loosen up. Don’t worry, it won’t lose it’s braid style but shorter hairs may dangle. Let them hang out and enjoy your style.
15. CURLY HIGH PONYTAIL + BRAIDED HAIR TIE
Are you looking for a prom, party or wedding hairstyle that will look magnificent and make you feel special?
This curly high ponytail will be ideal for you. Simple grab your hair, tie it back with a hair band. Then grab a section from your ponytail and braid it. Wrap the braid around your hair band. To finish this look, curl the bottom half of your ponytail for that extra wow effect.
16. CURLY PONYTAIL WITH THE TEASED CROWN
Many people use the term back comb and when teasing is used, we tend to get confused as to what this is.
Teasing and backcombing are the same things guys so don’t worry, there’s not a new trend for volumising your hair, it’s just different wording which can catch us off guard. Now you know, it’s entirely up to you which term you use. This style uses teasing (or backcombing!) to create the style. You need to tease the crown to add a more drama and bulk result. Curl your beautiful locks so your ponytail has volume too. Get teasing girls!
17. DUTCH BRAIDS INTO A LOW, CURLY PONYTAIL
When thinking of braids, people tend to think of fishtails, French braids but rarely a Dutch braid.
That is why you must try it. This will get peoples heads turning and you will receive so many complements during the day. Make sure you have a low ponytail and that it’s volumised by adding a few curls. The Dutch braid is a perfect summer style so get practicing now.
18. HALF-UP PONYTAIL FOR MID LENGTH HAIR
If you are craving longer hair, to give the impression that your mid-length hair is exactly longer than it is, try this half-up ponytail.
Leave the bottom section down and roughly tie your top section up. Once it’s tied up, make sure you bunch it up to create more volume. You could loose-curl your hair too for a natural looking wave, which looks fantastic.
19. PERFECT FORMAL PONYTAIL
Sometimes, we haven’t got the time during our morning routine to style our hair in an detailed way.
If you need a hairstyle for work or college, that doesn’t take long to do, try a simple, perfect formal ponytail. To achieve the natural crown lift, make sure you do this on hair that you haven’t just shampooed and cleaned. When hair hasn’t been washed for a day or so, you can create better long-lasting, higher styles without having to use as much hairspray. To make sure loose strays don’t fall out during the day, use bobby pins to pin the shorter locks.
20. BUBBLE PONYTAIL WITH HAIR ACCESSORIES
This is a fun and creative hairstyle that looks more detailed with the accessories added.
A bubble ponytail along looks innovative and stylish, but when you start to add flowers or delicate hairbands, it looks amazing. Try this and see for yourself. You can add any colour flower bands you like, we think white looks amazing with blonde hair and it will also suit darker shades
21. PONYTAIL FOR BRIDES OR BRIDESMAIDS
If you are getting ready to be a bride and are wondering what kind of hairstyle you are going to have for your big day, think about having this style.
It is elegant and gorgeous. Simple and not time consuming so you won’t have to start getting ready so early on your wedding morning. This works well when you have a few side bangs that can dangle. Tease your crown and loosely tie your hair back. It’s also great for a bridesmaid.
22. SIMPLE BUT EYE-CATCHING LOW PONYTAIL
This is a stunning and simple twist hairstyle.close
Grab a few stands of hair and twist. Use bobby pins to pin the twists and tie your back. Remember, less is better so only twist two sections on each side. Natural waves look great for the ponytail section and the front hanging strands.
23. MESSY BRAIDED STYLE
The trick to this hairstyle is that there are no rules.
When styling your own hair, it’s always best to work on your own style and intuition. You can style your hair into a messy braided ponytail by braiding the side section and intertwine with your ponytail.
24. DUTCH MOHAWK PONYTAIL
Make your ponytail stand out by adding a Dutch Mohawk.
The Dutch braid will create you a much higher life on the top of your head, giving you more volume. You can always curl your ponytail so it gives the illusion of fuller and thicker hair.
25. SUPER LONG & SUPER MESSY HIGH PONYTAIL
Uber long hair looks elegant and gorgeous, especially when you have a messy, simple ponytail.
26. VINTAGE GLAMOUR PONYTAIL
Add some vintage glamour to your look with this ponytail. The ponytail is styled quite high with volume at the top and the hair itself is beautifully curled. A ponytail like this is perfect for an event where you want to look chic. It is an easy to wear hairstyle that will suit everyone.
27. DOUBLE BRAID PONYTAIL
Next we have a double braid ponytail. For this look the hair has been styled into a middle parting with a beautiful braid on each side. Then both braids meet and turn into a high ponytail. It is a combination of modern and trendy hairstyles with an elegant ponytail. So, you can look glam but show off your own unique style too.
28. BOHO LOW PONYTAIL HAIRSTYLE
Love boho style but need to glam up a little for a special occasion? Then this is the hairstyle for you. The hair has a fishtail side braid and then a trendy, textured ponytail. There is some loose hair at the front too. We love this hairstyle because you get the best of both worlds. You can look stylish and Bohemian but also chic and elegant.
29. ELEGANT SIDE BRAID AND CURLY PONYTAIL
Next, we have another ponytail idea with a side braid. This one has a halo look to it. The hair has been braided beautifully around the head and then the braid blends into a ponytail. It is an elegant, pretty and romantic hairstyle that would be perfect for a wedding, date night or prom.
30. GLAM TWIST LOW PONYTAIL
Prefer a subtler hairstyle? Then take a look at our next idea. This ponytail is styled low and features a stylish twist design. The hair has been beautifully curled too. It is a stunning and glam hairstyle that looks effortless. A ponytail like this would look amazing with sparkling earrings!
31. FAUX HAWK BRAID INTO A PONYTAIL
This next idea features half of a braid that ends in a cute ponytail. If you can already create braids then a ponytail like this should be a simple and trendy hairstyle for you. This will look amazing for weddings and you could even glam it up with some hair accessories.
32. BRAIDED PONYTAIL IDEA FOR MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR
Next, we have another two braid ponytail. This one has longer and looser braids than the one we featured earlier. The different braid style gives the hair a glam, boho look. A ponytail like this would be perfect for a bohemian theme wedding.
33. DUTCH BRAID FAUX HAWK PONY
Make a statement with a ponytail like this one! The hair has been styled into a large and loose Dutch braid along the center of the head with smaller braids down the sides. A hairstyle like this shows off your trendy and edgy style but it does so with glamour. So, it is perfect for any special occasion.
34. STUNNING LOW PONYTAIL IDEA
Our next idea is another low ponytail. This one is just wow! The hair is sleek at the top and then once the ponytail starts, the hair becomes wavy and full of volume. This is a stunning hairstyle and something like this will give everyone hair envy!
35. SIMPLE AND ELEGANT LOW PONYTAIL
Next, we have an elegant twist ponytail to share with you. The ponytail has volume at the top because a section of the hair has been clipped up with a slight twist and the twist carries on until it reaches the ponytail. For the actual ponytail, the hair is beautifully waved. This is another gorgeous ponytail that has a vintage vibe.
36. HALF UP, HALF DOWN PONYTAIL WITH WAVES
Some ladies may avoid wearing a ponytail because they do not like all of their hair styled up. So, we have a great solution. This hairstyle features a half-up ponytail. A section of the hair has been put into a high ponytail and the rest of the hair is left loose. The hair is also beautifully curled. It is a gorgeous hairstyle and it is another one that gives you the best of both worlds.
37. EDGY BRAIDED PONYTAIL
Next, we have an edgy but elegant ponytail to share with you. For this look the hair on the top of the head is in a very loose braid and the sides of the hair have been styled into fishtail braids. The ponytail is straight an textured. All of these elements create one trendy ponytail that looks cool but glam for a special event.
38. HALF FRENCH BRAID PONY
Earlier we featured half of a braid with a ponytail. Here is another way that you can wear this style. This is a half French braid with a long curled ponytail. There is also loose hair at the front. It is a chic and stunning look that will suit everyone. We love this ponytail idea!
39. SIDE BRAID PONYTAIL IDEA
Our next idea is another side braid ponytail. This one is different to the previous one because there are two side braids instead of one. The double braid just gives the hair a stylish and unique look. After the braids there is a curled ponytail. This is a glam hairstyle that will make you look stunning for any occasion.
40. TRENDY PONYTAIL WITH BRAIDS
Want to look trendy, edgy and glam? Then this is the hairstyle for you. Here we have a straight ponytail with volume and a stunning braid. We love this idea because it is a ponytail that allows you to let out your inner rock chick in style!
To create the volume on your crown you can tease / back comb and then grab your hair and tie it back. You won’t find an easier ponytail you can do in less than a few minutes. This is ideal for relaxing, going shopping, going to work or going on a date.