Ponytail hairstyles

Ponytails are an eternal hairstyle favorite due to its convenience and ease of use. Ponytails need not be boring! Rebel from the usual pony by donning tweaked versions – unkempt low ponytail, side-swept ponytail with curls, spiky high top ponytail, flipped ponytail or a triple straight-up ponytail! See more ponytails for grown-ups from our extensive list below!

Beyonce’s High Pony

Beyonce's High Pony

Reinvent the ever trendy high pony by tilting it to the side. For a classy touch w..

Reinvent the ever trendy high pony by tilting it to the side. For a classy touch wrap a small section of your hair around the band.

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Nina Dobrev’s High Ponytail At VMA 2014

Nina Dobrev's High Ponytail At VMA 2014

Actress Nina Dobrev looked stunning at the VMA 2014 red carpet wearing her hair..

Actress Nina Dobrev looked stunning at the VMA 2014 red carpet wearing her hair tied in this chic high ponytail. To start up with creating this look, your hair needs a fresh blow dry. Add some large, soft waves with curling iron, wait until your hair is cooled, collect it at the crown (a paddle brush is useful at this stage) and secure it with elastic. Take 1″ section of your hair, wrap it around elastic to conceal it and secure with bobby pin. This hairstyle looks even more stunning if your hair color is variegated like ombre or highlights.

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Ariana Grande’s Super Voluminous High Pony Tail

Ariana Grande's Super Voluminous High Pony Tail

It is true that not all of us are blessed like Ariana with huge, voluminous, long,..

It is true that not all of us are blessed like Ariana with huge, voluminous, long, thick mane cascading over our back, but this should not stop you from repeating this look if you are crushing on it. Faux pony tail extension will do perfectly fine, as you can conceal the clip with your own hair. Faking is more than justified for this level of glam. Collect your hair and tie it in a high pony tail on the crown. If you are using extension, clip it at this stage. Take a section of your hair, wrap it around elastic (or clip) and secure it with bobby pin. Creating loose curls with curling iron is optional.

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Alexi Ashe’s Messy Ponytail At Emmy Awards 2014

Alexi Ashe's Messy Ponytail At Emmy Awards 2014

Seth Meyers’ lady Alexi Ashe arrived at Emmy Awards 2014 red carpet totally loo..

Seth Meyers’ lady Alexi Ashe arrived at Emmy Awards 2014 red carpet totally looking like diva. Her dark blond mane is curled and tied into messy high ponytail. When repeating this hairstyle, apply very small amount of wet look product to the crown. You can also make your own version with slight teasing on the crown before you collect your tresses into ponytail. Hairspray finish? But of course!

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Side Swept Messy Pony Tail At Cannes 2014

Jennifer Lawrence's Side Swept Messy Pony Tail At Cannes 2014

Combination of two of our favorite hairstyle factors: absolutely adorable and simp..

Combination of two of our favorite hairstyle factors: absolutely adorable and simple to repeat! Jennifer Lawrence appeared at Cannes Film Festival 2014 wearing her multicolored blond hair tied in this cute pony tail. Loose, messy waves are achieved by blow drying her hair and curling it into beach waves with iron. Bangs are side swept and loose, while rest of her hair is collected at her nape and tied into low pony tail.

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Marion Cotillard’s Bouffant Side Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Marion Cotillard decided to frame her lovely face with this chic bouffant hairstyl..

Marion Cotillard decided to frame her lovely face with this chic bouffant hairstyle for “L’homme qu’on aimait trop” premiere at Cannes 2014. There is no mistake when opting for bouffant, you will always look like diva. A very special touch of her hairstyle is the hair section swept over her crown as a hair band and secured with bobby pin at her nape. Her hair is teased on the crown, swept to the side and tied low in a loose ponytail.

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Alessandra Ambrosio’s High Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Alessandra Ambrosio's High Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Lets be straightforward and admit that Alessandra’s drop dead gorgeous face would..

Lets be straightforward and admit that Alessandra’s drop dead gorgeous face would look just perfect with any hairstyle. At least this one is easy to copy. A day old hair is easier to handle. Use paddle brush to collect your hair at the crown and secure your ponytail with elastic. Take 1,5” section from the tail, coil it around elastic to conceal it and secure with bobby pin. Brush your ponytail for neat finish and apply small amount of shining serum.

Nicole Kidman’s Loose Braided Side Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Nicole Kidman's Loose Braided Side Ponytail At Cannes 2014

Nicole Kidman is surely a lady with vast experience of walking on the red carpet,..

Nicole Kidman is surely a lady with vast experience of walking on the red carpet, so she could have pretty good idea what is glamorous hairstyle for the occasion. Her hair was parted on the side, her bangs were twisted in a loose roll and pinned at the side of her head. Her hair was then braided into loose waterfall braid starting at the right side of her nape and ending at the opposite side with cute, wispy, disheveled ponytail.

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Maisie Williams’ High Ponytail with Ribbon

Maisie Williams’ Cute High Ponytail with Ribbon

Maisie Williams’ high ponytail with velvet bow hairstyle just multiplied the Gam..

Maisie Williams’ high ponytail with velvet bow hairstyle just multiplied the Game of Thrones actress’ cuteness by about 100! In a sea of teenyboppers trying to look ancient in Hollywood, Maisie’s age-appropriate dainty style is definitely a welcome breather. Too mature for a bow? Substitute it with a leather wrap or a metal cuff.

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Anna Kendrick’s Half-Braided Ponytail Hairstyle

Anna Kendrick’s Cool Half-Braided Ponytail Hairstyle

What sorcery is this?! Anna Kendrick debuted one of the most unique and highly d..

What sorcery is this?! Anna Kendrick debuted one of the most unique and highly doable hairstyles ever at the 2nd Annual Rebels with A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California. Wanna copy the half-done hairstyle? Here yah go:

  1. Start by prepping day-old hair with a texturizing powder. Sprinkle a little on the roots and strands…
  2. Wrap 1” wide strands over a large barrel clampless curling iron for 5 seconds…
  3. Finger comb a cooled down hair to create a side part…
  4. Leave your bangs curled and loose on one side…
  5. Here comes the fun part: Braid 1” sections (three plaits will do) of hair loosely on the other side until the ends then secure with elastic…
  6. Include the three braided sections as you pull your hair into a low ponytail. Wrap the remaining part of the braided sections all around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic then pin tightly…
  7. Sweep the ‘tail on top of your left shoulder as a finishing touch.

 

 

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Erin Heatherton’s Unkempt Ponytail

Erin Heatherton’s Sexy Unkempt Ponytail

Au courant unkempt low ponytail – check! Come-hither stare – check! Super sexy..

Au courant unkempt low ponytail – check! Come-hither stare – check! Super sexy nerdy scientist demeanor – check, check, CHECK!!! We cannot all attain Victoria Secret model Erin Heatherton’s hotness, but we can always copy her ‘do! Okay, we can also get those specs too! Better than nada, right? Here we go:

  1. Dry shampoo your mane well to get a good volume…
  2. Diffuser dry your hair in cool setting for a couple of seconds just to unleash some waves…
  3. Do a deep side part before pulling your hair loose into a low ponytail. Secure it with a clear elastic or better yet, a metal cuff…
  4. Pick a few strands out using the end of a rat tail comb…
  5. Push up the area above the base of the ponytail to make it look more mussed-up.

Allison Williams’ Sleek Ponytail with Side Bangs Hairstyle

Allison Williams’ Simple Sleek Ponytail with Side Bangs Hairstyle

It’s not just the height of the ponytail that can do wonders for a woman’s face sh..

It’s not just the height of the ponytail that can do wonders for a woman’s face shape. Try swooping your bangs on one side and leaving it loose to create soft angles to your facial structure. It’s also a great way to make your look hip and sexy!

High Ponytail at Kate Spade Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

High Ponytail at Kate Spade Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

A high ponytail is a timeless look that’s practical and easy to do! Modify it by w..

A high ponytail is a timeless look that’s practical and easy to do! Modify it by wrapping the base with a leather strip just the like the models at Kate Spade’s F/W 2014 show. It will not only make the ‘tail just a tad bit higher, it will also make it fiercer!

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Streaked Sleek Ponytail at Hervé Léger Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Streaked Sleek Ponytail at Hervé Léger Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

A sleek ponytail got redefined during the 2014 Hervé Léger Fall/Winter runway! T..

A sleek ponytail got redefined during the 2014 Hervé Léger Fall/Winter runway! True to the cutting-edge vibe of the collection, colorful streaks were added to the models’ straightened locks that were pulled taut into a mid ponytail. You don’t have to go permanent to achieve this look. Try clip-in streaks or a temporary hair color spray.

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Raked Ponytail Hairstyle at Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Raked Ponytail Hairstyle at Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Another throwback hair accessory that’s recently been revived! Models at the Helm..

Another throwback hair accessory that’s recently been revived! Models at the Helmut Lang Fall/Winter show kept their locks away from their faces with the help of the much-loved 80’s coif piece: comb headband.  To emphasize the lines created by the headband, apply a styling cream right after you’ve thoroughly blow-dried your hair to perfection. Do a tight ponytail, and then put on the headband – starting from the front hairline pushing all the way to the crown.

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Kendall Jenner Simple Ponytail

Kendall Jenner's Long Straight Black Hair In Simple Ponytail

Kendall Jenner looks lovely as she keeps it simple with a casual ponytail. Kenda..

Kendall Jenner looks lovely as she keeps it simple with a casual ponytail. Kendall’s long, sleek, black hair is styled in a high ponytail and slung over one shoulder. To achieve this easy updo, apply leave-in conditioner or smoothing serum to hair and blow dry it straight. Use a flat iron to make her as sleek and straight as possible. Brush hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. This look is great for a night out or just for everyday wear.

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Kirsten Dunst Side Ponytail

Kirsten Dunst's Blonde Hair In Wavy Formal Side Ponytail

Kirsten Dunst has a very versatile hairstyle. Her long, blonde hair is layered wit..

Kirsten Dunst has a very versatile hairstyle. Her long, blonde hair is layered with side bangs, and she has many options for hairdos. In this photo, Kirsten’s hair is styled in a low side ponytail over one shoulder. Her hair is parted in a deep side part and slightly teased at the crown for volume. Use hair powder to achieve height and volume without having to use a lot of hair spray. Her side bangs and subtle face-framing layers make the hairdo very pretty and romantic.

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Emma Watson’s Messy Ponytail at the 2014 Oscars

Emma Watson’s Glam Rock Messy Ponytail at the 2014 Oscars

We doubt that any witchcraft or wizardry is involved in Emma Watson’s amazing m..

We doubt that any witchcraft or wizardry is involved in Emma Watson’s amazing metamorphosis – from a pretty girl to an even prettier young woman! She appropriately paired her metallic Vera Wang ensemble with a glam rock hairstyle.

You want it? You got it!

  1. Use dry shampoo to upgrade the messiness without the fuss
  2. Apply a good amount of texturizing powder on your roots for that extra boost.
  3. Tease the top before creating a heavy low side part.
  4. Using your fingers, loosely gather your hair into a low ponytail.
  5. Mist with hairspray to secure the style.

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Banded Formal Side Ponytail

Long Straight Hair In Banded Side Ponytail Formal Hairdo

For a fun, playful, prom hairdo, try this banded side ponytail. This model’s long..

For a fun, playful, prom hairdo, try this banded side ponytail. This model’s long, thick, blonde hair has a deep side part. Her hair is swept to the side in a side ponytail. The ponytail is teased, then secured with a band. This is repeated every 3-4 inches. The result is a unique hairdo perfect for prom!

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Long Straight Prom Hairdo

Long Straight Blonde Hair In Prom Hairdo With Side Bangs

This model’s long, blonde hair is sleek and straight and styled in a formal, prom..

This model’s long, blonde hair is sleek and straight and styled in a formal, prom hairdo. Her hair is teased at the crown, and secured in a ponytail at the back of the head. The ends of her ponytail were straightened with a flat iron and thrown over one shoulder. The front section of her hair is tucked behind one ear to create faux side bangs.

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Katrina Kaif Sleek Ponytail

Katrina Kaif's Long Black Hair In Straight Sleek Ponytail

Katrina Kaif’s long black hair is styled in a straight, sleek, low ponytail. This..

Katrina Kaif’s long black hair is styled in a straight, sleek, low ponytail. This elegant hairdo is very simple and is perfect for formal occasions such as prom. Be sure to blowdry hair completely straight. You may need to use a smoothing serum while hair is wet, and use a flat iron after drying. Part hair in a deep side part and secure with an elastic band matching your hair color at the nape of the neck. For very long hair, drape the end of the ponytail over one shoulder.

Bianca Balti’s Deep Side Part Wet Look Ponytail

Bianca Balti’s Modern Deep Side Part Wet Look Ponytail

Itching for a super sleek hairstyle? Opt for the wet look! A wet look ponytail wi..

Itching for a super sleek hairstyle? Opt for the wet look! A wet look ponytail with deep side part can make the wearer look very fresh, clean and neat. For an intense sheen, apply a water-based gel that’s specifically made for this kind of look after washing your hair. Use a small amount then add as needed. Gently create a deep side part using a comb before doing a ‘tail.

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Kate Hudson Blonde Ponytail

Kate Hudson's Long Blonde Hair In Simple High Ponytail

Kate Hudson can make even the simplest hairdo look awesome! Kate wore her gold..

Kate Hudson can make even the simplest hairdo look awesome! Kate wore her golden blonde hair in a high ponytail for the opening night of The Producers in 2003. To get Kate’s look, blowdry your hair straight. Use a flat iron if you need to. Apply a small amount of smoothing serum to tame flyaways, and brush hair into a high ponytail at the crown. Secure with an elastic band.

Taylor Swift Formal Side Ponytail

Taylor Swift's Long Curly Hair In Side Ponytail For Prom

Taylor Swift’s long, blonde hair looks great in this low, side ponytail. Sparkly h..

Taylor Swift’s long, blonde hair looks great in this low, side ponytail. Sparkly headbands dress up this look to make it more formal and extra special for prom. If you aren’t blessed with beautiful, naturally-curly hair like Taylor, you can add curls by using hot rollers or a medium- or small-barreled curling styling wand. Be sure to use lots of finishing spray to keep the curls intact as you dance the night away!

Freida Pinto Brunette Ponytail

Freida Pinto's Long Straight Brown Hair In Simple Ponytail

Freida Pinto wore her gorgeous, long, black hair in a simple high ponytail to a p..

Freida Pinto wore her gorgeous, long, black hair in a simple high ponytail to a premiere in Cannes in 2012. A ponytail can be worn during the day or for a night out. The classic updo shows off a pretty complexion and brings out your best facial features.

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Ireland Baldwin’s Curly High Ponytail Hairstyle

Ireland Baldwin’s Pretty Curly High Ponytail Hairstyle

Fine tune the modest ponytail by curling the ends and creating a mild pouf on top..

Fine tune the modest ponytail by curling the ends and creating a mild pouf on top just like Ireland Baldwin’s! This is the ‘tail for women with super fine strands. The curls will add volume and omit a limp-looking ‘tail. Spritz a sea salt spray on the roots until the edges for good texture and volume. 

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Meagan Good’s Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Meagan Good’s Pretty Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Ponytail with straight across bangs is such a youthful and adorable style! If you..

Ponytail with straight across bangs is such a youthful and adorable style! If you want heavier fringe, go for the blunt. Girls with round-shaped faces should opt for blunt bangs with the sides longer than the center and the middle part shouldn’t be too wide. Women with finely textured hair should ask their hairstylist to start the bangs higher for more bulk.

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Taylor Swift’s Messy Ponytail Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift’s Chic Messy Ponytail Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

While everyone is still busy talking about Taylor Swift’s moving 2014 Grammys p..

While everyone is still busy talking about Taylor Swift’s moving 2014 Grammys performance, we, on the other hand, are heavily fixated on the hairstyle she sported at the event. Taylor’s flirty ponytail possesses the right kind of messiness for both formal and casual wear. We love that she kept her fringe flat and swept to the side instead of giving it height. Purrrty! Now, we feel like crying.

Karmen Pedaru’s Folded Ponytail Hairstyle

Karmen Pedaru’s Fun Folded Ponytail Hairstyle

The humble ponytail is on trend and variations have emerged as of late. Karmen P..

The humble ponytail is on trend and variations have emerged as of late. Karmen Pedaru’s folded sleek ponytail is one of the most curiously unique options we’ve seen. Give this one a try if you’re bored of the classic ponytail. Brush your hair into a high ponytail then tie with elastic. Secure the ends with a clear elastic as well before folding it inwards and keeping it still with bobby pins. Spread the folded area sideways before misting the style with hairspray.

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Nicole Trunfio’s High Ponytail Hairstyle

Nicole Trunfio’s Playful High Ponytail Hairstyle

Modernize the celestial pony by making it high! There are numerous ways to wear..

Modernize the celestial pony by making it high! There are numerous ways to wear the ‘tail but this is by far one of the best! Howdja do it? Apply a little shine serum to dry hair before brushing it back into a high ponytail. That’s it! You can curl the ends for more texture or just keep ‘em straight and simple.

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Nicole Trunfio’s Messy Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Nicole Trunfio’s Charming Messy Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Don’t ever tell Nicole Trunfio that an effortless hairstyle cannot have a big impac..

Don’t ever tell Nicole Trunfio that an effortless hairstyle cannot have a big impact because she made it happen! Put some exciting detail on this simple hairstyle by creating a mild pouf on top. Parting your hair in the middle should only be done at the front – about two inches from the forehead; brush back the rest. Muss up the ends for a chaotic finish.

P.S. We love Nicole’s baby tendrils!

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Camila Alves’ Low Knot Hairstyle at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards

Camila Alves’ Edgy Low Knot Hairstyle at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards

Camila Alves showcased a new twist to a low bun hairstyle at the 2014 Critics’..

Camila Alves showcased a new twist to a low bun hairstyle at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards and we love it! DIY: Rub a pea-sized amount of straightening cream in between your palms before gliding it all over your hair. Blow dry hair as usual. After your hair has cooled down, pull back hair into a low ponytail and tie with clear elastic. Twist the end of the ‘tail and flip it over the base. Secure the knot with pins and let the rest hang loose.

Michelle Dockery’s Messy Ponytail at the 2014 SAG Awards

Michelle Dockery’s Casual Messy Ponytail at the 2014 SAG Awards

Michelle Dockery kept her hairstyle simple and relaxed at the 2014 SAG Awards i..

Michelle Dockery kept her hairstyle simple and relaxed at the 2014 SAG Awards in Los Angeles. Her raven mane was pulled back loosely into a low ponytail while her bangs were swept to the side. A little height is given to the top, elongating her face. Gloss and black goes hand in hand. Make your tresses gleam by applying shine serum. Rub a few drops in between the palm of your hands to warm it up before gently finger combing it all throughout your hair.

Princess Victoria’s Middle Part Ponytail

Princess Victoria’s Simple Middle Part Ponytail

A demure hairstyle fit for royalty. Sophistication cannot be denied despite the sim..

A demure hairstyle fit for royalty. Sophistication cannot be denied despite the simplicity of this middle part ponytail ‘do. Baby hairs all around the top of the forehead makes the hairstyle look relaxed. If you prefer a slightly different twist to this classic coif, braid the ends or curl them for a hip look!    

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Rose McIver’s Faux Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Rose McIver’s Formal Faux Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Here’s an interesting twist to a low ponytail courtesy of actress Rose McIver. A..

Here’s an interesting twist to a low ponytail courtesy of actress Rose McIver. Avoid an unsightly dent to your locks due to elastic by going without! This style will be a breeze for women with thin hair with natural waves.

How-to: Apply a texturizing mousse before drying hair. Tease the front and crown a little for a good lift. Divide hair into two sections – upper (thicker section) and lower. Twist the lower section loosely and secure the base with pins all around. Slick out the sides as you gather the upper section at the back; make sure that it’s close enough to the lower section. Attach the upper section to the lower part using U pins. Set the coif with hairspray.

Elena Bugaeva’s Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Elena Bugaeva’s Pretty Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Ponytail worn at the nape is the trending hairstyle during the third quarter of 201..

Ponytail worn at the nape is the trending hairstyle during the third quarter of 2013 until 2014. Model Elena Bugaeva’s simple low ‘tail is super easy to do! Brush your hair back (right on top of your neck) and secure with elastic. You can do a few tweaks like hair parting or adding a pouf just like Elena’s.

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Kate Middleton’s Ponytail Hairstyle

Kate Middleton’s Beautiful Casual Ponytail Hairstyle

The Duchess of Cambridge looks pretty in a demure ponytail when she attended th..

The Duchess of Cambridge looks pretty in a demure ponytail when she attended the “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England. Straight, soft pieces hang loosely at the sides creating a relaxed effect. Do a mild pouf on top so as not to make the hairstyle too simple.

Jamelia’s Long Wavy High Ponytail Hairstyle

Jameli's Fun Long Wavy High Ponytail Hairstyle

The next time you feel like tweaking a standard pony, make it higher! Jamelia’s l..

The next time you feel like tweaking a standard pony, make it higher! Jamelia’s long, sleek sky-high ponytail with big waves is a day-to-night hairstyle. From the office to a holiday party – this coif is a winner! Jooge the ends to pump up some volume and add more texture to the look. You can also wrap a faux braided hair around the base as a flipside to this style. 

Hannah Simone’s High Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Hannah Simone’s Fun High Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Party rockin’ hairstyle alert! Hannah Simone’s elevated ponytail with blunt fringe..

Party rockin’ hairstyle alert! Hannah Simone’s elevated ponytail with blunt fringe is a big do during a joyous fête. Apply some gel to your tresses to endure a sleek finish. To make the style extra neat, don’t forget to wrap the base of the ponytail with 2-3 inch section of hair. Don’t have enough length to pull this off? No problemo! Use a faux ponytail! Just make sure that it matches your hair color very well or at least a shade darker or lighter.

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Genevieve Morton’s Messy Ponytail Hairstyle

Genevieve Morton’s Sultry Messy Ponytail Hairstyle

Mess up the classic ‘tail for a cool, devil-may-care look that’s astute but defini..

Mess up the classic ‘tail for a cool, devil-may-care look that’s astute but definitely not boring. Shake your hair before doing a ponytail to make it go a bit wild. For an added chic effect, rough up your blunt bangs then part it in the middle. If your fringe refuses to cooperate, apply some gel before styling it. The come-hither stare and seductive pout can be copied too. Do it!

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