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Ponytail hairstyles: trends, tips and tutorials

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Perfect your ponytail with the tips and tutorials below!

The ponytail is everyone's favorite updo and it isn't hard to see why. When we need a practical hairstyle, it's there. When we want something chic and simple for a night out, it's there. When we want an understated, elegant hairstyle for a job interview, it's there. You see, there isn't much a ponytail can't do!

It's the hairstyle that will take you everywhere from the gym to the office, and you can wear it to the most formal of events or dress it down for laundry day in your favorite sweat pants. This hairstyle literally does it all.

The key to creating the perfect ponytail is getting the placement just right, and making sure it doesn't fall flat throughout the day- which is a lot easier than you might think. There are plenty of tips, tricks and styling hacks to help you create and maintain your pony for as long as you need, whatever your hair type and whatever the occasion!

When you want to change things up a bit, try braiding your ponytail or adding extra detail with a tiered look. You can braid the hair normally, try a fishtail braided pony or even rope twists, there are enough options for a different ponytail every day of the week.

Altering the texture of your hair before securing a ponytail is another great way to keep the look fresh. Try tousled wavy hair for an on-trend look, go sleek with a classic straight pony or get voluminous with curly hair.

What's your favorite way to wear a ponytail?

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