In praise of braided ponytails

/ 11.27.2014
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  • Blake Lively with a braided ponytail
  • Braided fishtail ponytail
  • Eva Longoria with a wet-look braid
  • Braided pony with a ribbon
  • Braided ponytail
  • Blake Lively with a fishtail ponytail
  • Braided ponytail

While we love experimenting with new trends at, we really appreciate just how great our favorite go-to looks are, too. Take the braided ponytail for example. It's one of those simple yet very effective hairstyles that can be worn anywhere and with anything.

Pretty easy, easily pretty

Braids are guaranteed to make any hairstyle look pretty, whether it's a bun, crown or, you guessed it, a ponytail! The results are always gorgeous with a playful, romantic finish, which is why this style is so mercifully versatile.

As the photos above demonstrate so well, braiding a pony is the easiest way to take your look to the next level, whether you plan on walking a red carpet or crushing it at the gym.

Styling tips

1/ Messy

A messy style couldn't be easier. Just spray your pony with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then tease it. Divide the hair into three roughly equal sections and loosely braid them all the way to the ends.

2/ Sleek

For a smoother finish, spray dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and run a flat iron through it before braiding.

3/ Wet look

If you want to make a really bold statement, smooth plenty of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum through your hair before you braid it. This will give you a slick, wet-look finish that's perfect for a night out.

How will you rock a braided ponytail?

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