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10 Ponytail hairstyles for Prom 2015

/ 04.17.2015

When choosing a hairstyle for prom, a chic ponytail is definitely worth considering. There are so many different ponytail hairstyles to try, so no matter what dress, accessories and makeup you have planned, you're bound to find a pony that compliments your whole look.

Below, you'll find ten gorgeous ponytails that are perfect for prom with instructions to help you recreate each one.

1. Voluminous beehive pony

Voluminous beehive ponytail
Voluminous beehive ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout and rough dry to add height and texture.

Step 2

Once dried, spritz the roots at the crown and back of your head with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Lift the hair and gently tease it from behind with a fine-tooth comb.

Step 3

When you're happy with the volume at the back, gently sweep your hair into a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie. To camouflage the elastic, wrap a small piece of hair from the pony around the base and pin it underneath.

Step 4

Complete the look with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long lasting hold.

2. Sleek low pony

Sleek low ponytail
Sleek low ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Spritz dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and straighten in sections.

Step 2

Brush your hair with a boar bristle brush to smooth it, then gather it into a low ponytail. After securing the pony, cover the elastic with a cuff, or wrap a piece of hair around the base to hide the tie.

Step 3

Add shine and tame flyaways with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to finish.

3. Braided ponytail

Blake Lively's braided ponytail
Blake Lively's braided ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with day 2 hair, spritz your roots with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray to absorb excess oil and lift the hair at the root.

Step 2

Gather your hair into a high ponytail and tie. Camouflage the elastic with a piece of hair from the pony.

Step 3

Mist the length of the pony with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then muss and scrunch it with your hands. Loosely braid the pony all the way to the ends and secure with another hair tie.

Step 4

Complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for lasting hold.

4. French twist pony

French twist ponytail
French twist ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Section off the top 2/3 of your hair and spray it with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray.

Step 2

Gently tease the top layers to add volume and texture, then sweep the hair to one side. Pin the hair with a line of bobby pins at the back, then roll it back over itself and twist it into a banana-like shape with the loose ends pointing downward. Secure with more bobby pins

Step 3

Gather the ends and the lower layers of your hair into a low ponytail and finish with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

5. Textured, voluminous pony

Textured, voluminous ponytail
Textured, voluminous ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray throughout and curl it with a 1" curling iron.

Step 2

Spray the roots at the back and crown with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, lift the hair, and tease it from behind to add volume.

Step 3

When you've created enough height, gently gather your hair into a low pony, allowing a few tendrils to fall out at the front to frame your face.

Step 4

Hide the tie with a piece of hair, pin it underneath, and finish with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

6. Crimped low pony

Crimped low ponytail
Crimped low ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Mist dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and straighten your hair in sections.

Step 2

Crimp a few random sections of hair around your head, crimping from roots to ends.

Step 3

When you're done crimping, gather your hair into a low pony and complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

7. Braided ribbon ponytail

Braided ribbon ponytail
Braided ribbon ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse and rough dry your hair.

Step 2

Once dried, gather your hair into a high ponytail and tie.

Step 3

Attach a ribbon to the hair elastic and then braid it into the pony all the way to the ends.

Step 4

Loosen the braid with your hands and complete the look with plenty of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

8. French braided pony

French braided ponytail
French braided ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, section off the very top layers and divide the section into three pieces.

Step 2

Begin a braid as you normally would by passing the left piece into the center, then the right piece into the center. After one or two rounds like that, start gathering hair from each side into the plait as you continue braiding.

Step 3

When you reach the nape of your neck, secure your hair into a low ponytail. Pull the elastic fairly tight so it gets pushed up under the bottom of the French braid.

Step 4

For lasting hold and frizz prevention, complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

9. Sleek side ponytail

Sleek side ponytail
Sleek side ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, define a part deep on your favorite side with a tail comb.

Step 2

Spritz your mane with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, then straighten it in sections.

Step 3

Smooth your hair into a low side pony at the nape of your neck, securing it so it falls over the opposite shoulder to your part.

Step 4

Finish up with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to add shine and tame any flyaways.

10. Bubble pony

Bubble ponytail
Bubble ponytail

How to style it

Step 1

Straighten your hair after applying Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray throughout to protect it.

Step 2

With a boar bristle brush, smooth your hair back into a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie that contrasts with your hair color.

Step 3

At 1 to 2 inch intervals, tie more elastics down the length of the ponytail. To get a bubble effect, gently pull the hair between the elastics out a little.

Step 4

Finish with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to keep frizz at bay and tack down any flyaways.

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