18 Ways to wear a ponytail hairstyle

/ 06.05.2015

The humble ponytail is always there when we need it, ready to save our hairstyles from badly coiffed oblivion. Whether you're headed to the gym or a job interview, there's a pony that's just perfect for the occasion, be it messy, sleek or even wet look! To inspire your next ponytail, or to boost your existing repertoire, we've put together a photo gallery of must-try looks. Which one will you try first?

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  •  Voluminous low pony 
 This style is basically a tousled beehive, so if you're all about retro sixties inspired beauty, this is the ponytail for you!
  •  Low braided ponytail 
 This simple, sleek style has plenty of detail and the smooth finish keeps it sleek. It's a cute do-all look you can wear absolutely anywhere!
  •  Sleek low ponytail 
 One of this season's hottest hairstyle trends, the sleek low ponytail is a great go-to look on those days when you don't know what to do with your hair, but you know you want to do something.
  •  Jennifer Lopez's high ponytail 
 J.Lo is never one to shy away from a statement hairstyle and her 90s inspired high pony is definitely one of our favorites!
  •  French braided pony 
 If you really love braiding, or just want something more intricate than a regular low pony, try French brading the hair to the nape of your neck for something a little different.
  •  Doutzen Kroes' low, wavy ponytail 
 For an effortless style that's perfect for both a night out and a day at the office, a low, wavy pony is the way to go! It's also a great look for dirty hair, too.
  •  Crimped low ponytail 
 To add some simple, eye catchig detail to a low ponytail, try crimping a few sections of hair at random before tying it back.
  •  Blake Lively's braided ponytail 
 A big, voluminous braid is the perfect way to take a long ponytail to the next level. It makes a real beauty statement, but the mussed texture helps to soften the look.
  •  French twist ponytail 
 A French twist is always a chic, elegant hairstyle option, and that applies to ponytails, too. When you want to look polished and totally in control of everything, this is the pony you need!
  •  Fishtail braided pony 
 Fishtail braids are beautiful in any capacity, and a high, long ponytail is the perfect way to show off that gorgeous herringbone structure!
  •  Low curled ponytail 
 Reminiscent of of the curled ponies that characterized the girlish 1950s notion of beauty, this curled ponytail has plenty of movement, but the low placement actiually ensures it won't budge at all.
  •  Eva Longoria's wet look braided pony 
 If you're in the mood for a dramatic hairstyle, try a wet look braided ponytail!
  •  Modern beehive pony 
 If you love vintage hairstyles but prefer a messier, modern approach to styling, this textured beehive pony could be right up your street!
  •  Bubble ponytail 
 Blake Lively's high bubble ponytail strikes a perfect balance between playfulness and full-bodied drama.
  •  Sleek, wavy low ponytail 
 When you want to keep your hair under control but you don't want to compromise on movement, try a low, wavy pony with a sleek, flyaway-free finish.
  •  Textured mid-height ponytail 
 Position your ponytail in the middle of your head for a good amount of swishability that feels a bit more grownup than a high pony.
  •  Julianne Moore's sleek side parted ponytail 
 Sleek, sophisticated hairstyles don't come much better, or much more copiable, than Julianne Moore's side parted ponytail! It's effortlessly chic and has a powerful "I got this" vibe.
  •  Low bed head ponytail 
 If you want an on-trend ponytail, or simply need to deal with real bed head hair fast, a low messy ponytail has got you covered!

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