Braided ponytails are great for all kinds of occasions, whether there's a red carpet or a yoga mat beneath your feet. L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Blake Lively makes an especially good case for the look, with both a regular and fishtail style. The question is, which one gets your vote?
A loose, airy braid will look gorgeous on anyone and will go with just about any outfit. On top of that, it's a really easy hairstyle to recreate, even if your braiding skills are a little rusty. The messier you make it, the more glamorously disheveled the end result will be!
Styling tip - To get a good amount of volume in your ponytail before braiding it, mist it with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and gently tease the hair with a fine-tooth comb.
All in the details
A fishtail technique will give you a more intricate finish, due to the finer herringbone structure. While it may appear more complicated than a regular three-strand braid, a fishtail is actually pretty easy once you have the method down pat.
Styling tip - For extra grip when braiding, spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray before you start.
What do you think? Which braided pony do you like best?
Read more: Take a look at Blake Lively's best ponytails for more pretty yet practical hairstyle inspiration.