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!

Ana de la Reguera’s Messy Ponytail with Bangs

Ana de la Reguera’s Cute Messy Ponytail with Bangs

Ana de la Reguera pulled her hair into a messy ponytail with a pseudo handlebar..

Ana de la Reguera pulled her hair into a messy ponytail with a pseudo handlebar (yes, the moustache) styled fringe. The sides of the bangs are longer than the center. It’s the perfect bangs for women who have square or round faces. Jooge the ends of the ponytail to make the simple style pop!

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Alice Eve’s Low Ponytail with Side Bangs

Alice Eve’s Posh Low Ponytail with Side Bangs

Here’s a good technique to soften a strong jawline. Part your hair to one side and..

Here’s a good technique to soften a strong jawline. Part your hair to one side and allow your long fringe to flow freely below your chin; above the jaw will make your face look squared-off. Gather your hair in a loose low ponytail and secure with elastic or leather cuff. Simple and chic!

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Stana Katic’s Loose High Ponytail

Stana Katic’s Playful Loose High Ponytail

Create this cool upsweep with a long wavy bob! Bobs that graze the shoulder are..

Create this cool upsweep with a long wavy bob! Bobs that graze the shoulder are the best candidates for this look. Simply curl your hairin sections using a large hot iron wand. Once your hair has cooled, gather it into a high ponytail. Allow the top to be chaotic for a casual cute effect.

Alice Eve’s Ponytail with Side Bangs

Alice Eve’s Stylish Ponytail with Side Bangs

Instead of doing an extreme side part by keeping your fringe low (covering much o..

Instead of doing an extreme side part by keeping your fringe low (covering much of your forehead), sweep it up for a neat look! Do a mini bouffant while keeping the sides sleek. This will balance out angular faces by adding softness and length. This is a preppy look that you can use from day to night.

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Daniella Pineda’s Ponytail with Modified Blunt Bangs

Daniella Pineda’s Pretty Ponytail with Modified Blunt Bangs

Blunt bangs can instantly glam up a hairstyle but it can require extra amount of c..

Blunt bangs can instantly glam up a hairstyle but it can require extra amount of care for heavily textured hair. Daniella Pineda’s fine hair is a great candidate for blunt bangs. Little effort – to zero – is needed in making it behave and look good always.  It’s a very cute look when paired with a mid-back ponytail just like Daniella’s.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Curly Ponytail

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Brown Hair In Pretty Curly Ponytail

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s long, brown hair is styled in a classic, curly ponytail. Je..

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s long, brown hair is styled in a classic, curly ponytail. Jennifer wore this hairdo to the 5th Annual Runway for Life event.

Jayma Mays Casual Ponytail

Jayma Mays's Red Straight Hair In Simple Casual Ponytail

Jayma Mays’s straight, red hair is styled in a casual ponytail. This simple look..

Jayma Mays’s straight, red hair is styled in a casual ponytail. This simple look is perfect for everyday.

Jayma Mays Formal Ponytail

Jayma Mays's Long Red Hair In Formal Ponytail Hairdo

Jayma Mays’s long red hair is styled in a classic high ponytail. A section of hair..

Jayma Mays’s long red hair is styled in a classic high ponytail. A section of hair was wrapped around the elastic band to dress up the look. Jayma wore this hairdo to the 2012 SAG Awards.

Jordana Brewster Sleek Ponytail

Jordana Brewster's Long Straight Dark Brown Hair In Sleek Ponytail

Jordana Brewster’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a sleek ponytail with chopp..

Jordana Brewster’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a sleek ponytail with choppy bangs. This classic look is perfect for day or night.

Hilary Duff Blonde Ponytail

Hilary Duff's Long Blonde Hair In Wavy Ponytail Updo Hairdo

Hilary Duff’s long, wavy, blonde hair is styled in a girly ponytail. This simple u..

Hilary Duff’s long, wavy, blonde hair is styled in a girly ponytail. This simple updo is perfect for any summer event.

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Izabel Goulart’s Sleek Low Ponytail

Izabel Goulart’s Modern Sleek Low Ponytail

Izabel Goulart looks unbelievably sexy in a simple sleek low ponytail! So unfair…

Izabel Goulart looks unbelievably sexy in a simple sleek low ponytail! So unfair. The key in making this style work is using a kickass hair product. Apply a straightening creame such as Bumble and Bumble’s Straight Blow Dry on damp hair. After you’ve dried your hair thoroughly, use a flat iron to straighten sections. Do a side part using a fine-toothed comb before creating a low ponytail.

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Roxanne Pallett’s Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Roxanne Pallett’s Cute Ponytail with Blunt Bangs

Roxanne Pallett definitely knows how to make the style work for her face’s shape..

Roxanne Pallett definitely knows how to make the style work for her face’s shape! Blunt bangs makes the face appear wider, a big no-no for women with chubby faces. By leaving strands flow freely on the sides and by cutting the fringe just below the eyebrow, the effect is minimized. The attention is shifted to her eyes than her cheeks. Add some volume on top to elongate your face further and you are done!

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Jamie Clayton’s Subtle Bouffant Ponytail Hairstyle

Jamie Clayton’s Subtle Bouffant Ponytail Hairstyle

Jamie Clayton wore her hair in an edgy ponytail with a muted texture. The top is..

Jamie Clayton wore her hair in an edgy ponytail with a muted texture. The top is backcombed for some volume while the sides are slicked back. Rough up the ends a bit for a casual cool effect!

Felicity Jones Ponytail With Blunt Bangs

Felicity Jones's Dark Brown Straight Hair In Ponytail With Bangs

Felicity Jones’s straight, brown hair is styled in a classic ponytail. Her blunt ba..

Felicity Jones’s straight, brown hair is styled in a classic ponytail. Her blunt bangs graze her eye brows in this playful, sweet hairstyle.

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Demi Lovato Blonde Ponytail

Demi Lovato's Long Straight Blonde Hair In Flirty High Ponytail

Demi Lovato’s long, straight, blonde hair is styled in a playful, high ponytail. E..

Demi Lovato’s long, straight, blonde hair is styled in a playful, high ponytail. Ends are colored pink for a fun vibe.

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Paris Mary Jo Berelc’s Modern Pompadour Ponytail

Paris Mary Jo Berelc’s Fierce Modern Pompadour Ponytail

Paris Mary Jo Berelc arrived at the “Thor: The Dark World” Los Angeles Premier..

Paris Mary Jo Berelc arrived at the “Thor: The Dark World” Los Angeles Premiere in Hollywood, California sporting a messy ponytail with a sleek pompadour. The poof is coiled to the side then to the back. It’s a welcoming twist to the usual pompadour, youthful, contempo and can appropriately be used for prom.

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Nicole Richie’s Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie’s Cool Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing t..

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing to play with our hair! The ‘Candidly Nicole’ star sported another rockin’ ‘do at 2013 Gucci LACMA Art & Film Gala in Los Angeles, California. You need loooong tresses to create this style. But don’t worry if you lack the length! You can always opt for faux fishtail braid extensions. Less effort, same effect.

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Joan Smalls’ Curly Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Joan Smalls’ Chic Curly Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Can Joan Smalls’ low ponytail with extreme textures get any more chicer? The s..

Can Joan Smalls’ low ponytail with extreme textures get any more chicer? The stylish coif is evenly sliced in the middle and is heavily polished leaving no trace of stray hair or frizz. The back on the other hand is a full range party – curly, voluminous, messy and matte!

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Charlize Theron Blonde Ponytail

Charlize Theron's Medium-Length Blonde Hair In Simple Ponytail

Charlize Theron’s medium-length, straight, blonde hair is styled in a simple pony..

Charlize Theron’s medium-length, straight, blonde hair is styled in a simple ponytail with her long side bangs pushed behind her ear. Charlize wore this hairdo to the Rage Video Game launch party in Los Angeles in 2011.

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Carrie Underwood Formal Side Ponytail

Carrie Underwood's Long Blonde Hair In Formal Curly Side Ponytail

Carrie Underwood’s long, blonde hair is styled in a curly side ponytail. Carrie w..

Carrie Underwood’s long, blonde hair is styled in a curly side ponytail. Carrie wore this formal hairdo to the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009.

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Lara Stone’s Texturized Pigtails with Side Bangs

Lara Stone’s Playful Texturized Pigtails with Side Bangs

All eyes here, people! This is a good example of a grown-up’s version of pigtails..

All eyes here, people! This is a good example of a grown-up’s version of pigtails! We’re sorry, a chic version of a grown-up’s pigtails.

Apply a good texturizing spray to your mane to create that matte and dull effect. Create a deep side part then when you hit the crown, do an even side part so that your pigtails will have equal thickness. Tie each side with thin elastic and scrunch the ends a little. Tease the bangs for some volume and finger comb to the side. Apply some hairspray to set the style.

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Interweaved Low Ponytail

Pretty Interweaved Low Ponytail

Trust us! This is so much easier than it looks! DIY: Part your hair sideways at..

Trust us! This is so much easier than it looks! DIY: Part your hair sideways at the crown. Do a low ponytail on the lower part. Divide the front part into four sections and braid each. Attach the braided sections to the ponytail using pins. End. No sweat!

Nastya Kusakina’s Twisted Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Nastya Kusakina’s Romantic Twisted Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Upgrade an ordinary ponytail by doing the twist! The front of the low slung ponyt..

Upgrade an ordinary ponytail by doing the twist! The front of the low slung ponytail is inwardly twisted all the way to the nape region then tied with elastic. A simple yet romantic hairstyle that’s great for special occasions and even for everyday wear. 

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Quilted Updo Hairstyle

Quirky Quilted Updo Hairstyle

Wanna be different? We’ve got a hairstyle that’s perfect for you! The interconnect..

Wanna be different? We’ve got a hairstyle that’s perfect for you! The interconnected and tightly coiled hairstyle is created by Antoinette Beenders for Kimberly Ovitz’s Fall/Winter 2013 show.

Ready to go bold? Apply mousse all over hair then part it evenly at the middle and do a high ponytail on each side. Tie a millinery elastic on the base of the right ponytail. Bend about half an inch of your hair then tie the elastic over it to hold the shape. Do this repeatedly until you reach the end. Place it on top of your forehead then fasten the end at the base of the left ponytail. Do the same interconnected pattern to the left ponytail but once you reach the end, pin it behind your left ear.

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Fishtail Braided Ponytail

Stylish Fishtail Braided Ponytail

Make your coif more interesting by doing two different textures in one hairstyle! T..

Make your coif more interesting by doing two different textures in one hairstyle! The front and sides of this hairstyle are kept messy while the fishtail braid is clean and polished. Itching to do a fishtail braid? Try this easy version!

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Kati Nescher’s Retro Disheveled Bouffant Ponytail

Kati Nescher’s Modish Retro Disheveled Bouffant Ponytail

Well, here’s something that Brigitte Bardot would be proud of! A modern take on..

Well, here’s something that Brigitte Bardot would be proud of! A modern take on the 60’s bouffant ponytail, with the sides kept loose and messy. Backcombing is of course the key in making this whole hairstyle work, but if you wanna get a colossal poof, try anchoring it with a bun just like this one!

Fan Bingbing’s Low Side Ponytail Hairstyle

Fan Bingbing’s Lovely Low Side Ponytail Hairstyle

Put a splash of excitement to one of the most proverbial go-to hairstyles of wome..

Put a splash of excitement to one of the most proverbial go-to hairstyles of women by doing a loop instead of the usual ponytail! Copy Fan Bingbing’s low ponytail by following these simple steps: Part your hair in the middle and gather it all at the side of your neck then secure with elastic. Create a hole by creating two sections above the elastic, then get your Topsy Tail and insert the ponytail ends in the loop and thread it through the hole you’ve created. Curl the ends of your hair using a curling wand then spritz some hairspray to set the style.

Kati Nescher’s Punk Glam Ponytail with Voluminous Top

Kati Nescher’s Ferocious Punk Glam Ponytail with Voluminous Top

Kati Nescher dons punk glam with this sleek ponytail and voluminous bangs combo…

Kati Nescher dons punk glam with this sleek ponytail and voluminous bangs combo. Why we love it: it’s hip, not run-off-the-mill and definitely not a drab! One more thing, the poofy top adds an appearance of length to round-shaped and square-shaped faces.

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Daria Strokous’ Messy Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Daria Strokous’ Modern Messy Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Gone are the days of the overly styled, stiff and pretty much solidified coif. Loos..

Gone are the days of the overly styled, stiff and pretty much solidified coif. Loose hairstyles with a more relaxed vibe are well accepted such as Daria Strokous’ messy low ponytail. If you’re hair doesn’t have natural waves, fake some by slightly curling them via an iron wand. Apply some texturizing spray and give the hair a good shake. Loosely gather hair into a low ponytail, leaving lots of hair to flow freely on the sides.

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Straight Simple Ponytail For Brides

Straight Dark Brown Hair In Simple Bridal Ponytail

This teen’s long, straight, dark brown hair is styled in a classic high ponytail. T..

This teen’s long, straight, dark brown hair is styled in a classic high ponytail. This sleek look is perfect for prom or weddings.

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Low Ponytail With Blunt Bangs

Straight Brown Hair In Low Ponytail With Blunt Bangs

This model’s rich brown hair is styled in a simple low ponytail. Her blunt bangs..

This model’s rich brown hair is styled in a simple low ponytail. Her blunt bangs give the hairdo an edgy, chic look. This hairdo was seen on Antonio Berardi runway models during London Fashion Week in 2012.

Lucy Liu’s Low Wavy Ponytail

Lucy Liu’s Romantic Low Wavy Ponytail for Wedding

Low wavy ponytail was Lucy Liu’s hairstyle of choice when she attended the 2012..

Low wavy ponytail was Lucy Liu’s hairstyle of choice when she attended the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. It’s a very fitting do for brides. Just add a few touches to make the look more romantic. Try some Swarovski-encrusted pins or fresh flowers. 

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Lucy Liu’s High Ponytail Hairstyle

Lucy Liu’s Cute High Ponytail Hairstyle

Lucy Liu’s perfectly sporting the I Dream of Jeannie ponytail at the UK premiere..

Lucy Liu’s perfectly sporting the I Dream of Jeannie ponytail at the UK premiere of Kung Fu Panda. Defy hairstyle gravity and go high by setting aside 2” section of hair. After detangling and smoothening hair via natural bristle brush, gather your hair at crown and fastening it with elastic. Wrap the section of hair all around the base of the ponytail and secure it with a pin. For the finale, curl the ends using a large iron wand.

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Soft Curly Ponytail

Brown Hair In Soft Curly Ponytail Hairdo For Brides

This bride’s brown hair is parted in the middle and secured in a low ponytail. Ha..

This bride’s brown hair is parted in the middle and secured in a low ponytail. Hair has a little bit of volume at the top, and the ends are curled.

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Jennifer Aniston Casual Ponytail

Jennifer Aniston's Long Straight Brown Hair In Casual Ponytail

Jennifer Aniston’s long, straight, brown hair is styled in a high ponytail. Her lon..

Jennifer Aniston’s long, straight, brown hair is styled in a high ponytail. Her long bangs frame each side of her face. Ponytails are one of fall 2013’s hair trends.

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Elegant Ponytail Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Elegant Ponytail Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Blasé or elegant? Take your pick! It’s amazing how a play of texture can spike u..

Blasé or elegant? Take your pick! It’s amazing how a play of texture can spike up a similar hairstyle! Ponytails are seasonless, and practically effortless. You can go for a mattified version for a casual cool look or a ponytail with high gloss from DKNY Spring 2014 runway at NYFW! Hot on the trend are ponytails with leather cuffs such as this one!

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Crown Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

Crown Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

Before you give up after you’ve gushed ‘beautiful’ to the braided hairstyle from C..

Before you give up after you’ve gushed ‘beautiful’ to the braided hairstyle from Cute Girls Hairstyles above, please remember that nothing good comes easy. Here we go:

1/ Create two sections; section 1 should be at the crown of your head. Gather a circular section of hair on top into a ponytail leaving the surrounding hair (front, back and sides) loose. The latter would be section 2.
Tip: use thin elastic. Thick elastic will elongate your crown in a very unusual way.

2/ Do a deep side part at the front then arrange the ponytailed crown in a circular pattern neatly. Your hair should be covering your face and the rest of your head.

3/ Start the braid behind your left ear. Get hair from section 2 and some from section 1 as you go around. Do this all around your head until you reach the ends of your hair. Secure it with elastic.

4/ Tuck and pin the loose braided part (tail) of your hair to the side neatly. Make sure that the tail will blend well into the main area for a clean continuous style.

5/ Now, give yourself a pat on the back for doing a job well done! Don’t forget to take selfies!

Beachy Waves Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Beachy Waves Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Beachy waves at Elie Tahari, BCBG and Alexander Wang are much loved by les d..

Beachy waves at Elie Tahari, BCBG and Alexander Wang are much loved by les dames for its versatility – the ‘one-hairstyle-fits-all……face shapes’. For a relaxed wavey ‘do without the fuss: mist hair lightly with styling spray then pull hair back into a high ponytail. Curl the ends with a large curling wand and untie your locks when done!

Braided Chignon Updo Hairstyle Tutorial

Braided Chignon Updo Hairstyle Tutorial

Here’s another romantic braided updo that’s perfect for brides or for proms! Make..

Here’s another romantic braided updo that’s perfect for brides or for proms! Make it extra exquisite by adding embellished pins or fresh flowers!

1/ Choose a part that will suit you best before sectioning your hair into three. Do a ponytail with the middle section.

2,3,4/ Create a sub section (lower) on the left main section (upper) of your hair. Braid the upper part of the left side first then wrap it around the base of the ponytail and pin it. Do the same on the right side.

5 & 6/ Braid the lower section of the left and right sides then wrap it around the base of the ponytail and secure them with pins.

7 & 8/ Braid the middle section (ponytail) and tuck it in towards your nape. Secure it with bobby pins.

9/ Elegant updo that will surely draw double takes!

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Pin Up Curls With Bandana Vintage Hairstyle

Pin Up Curls With Bandana Vintage Hairstyle

Need a cool twist for a retro hairstyle? Try Rosie the Riveter’s swanky bandana-t..

Need a cool twist for a retro hairstyle? Try Rosie the Riveter’s swanky bandana-tied updo by The Freckled Fox!

1/ Create a smooth and tangle-free base by brushing hair thoroughly.

2/ Gather hair at the nape without anchoring it.

3/ Twist the ponytail all around once; twice for longer hair.

4/ Tuck them cleanly and secure with bobby pins.

5/ Fold the bandana in half and place it on your head with the ends on top.

6/ Tie the ends of the bandana.

7/ Tuck the corners to the sides of the bandana tight and neatly.

8/ Insert the tail of the bandana’s triangle under the knot.

9/ Insert the stray strands at the sides.

10/ Curl the ends of the twisted coif you created earlier using a small curling wand.

11/ Rough up the curled top for a messy casual look.

12/ Perfectly chic homage to a legendary symbol of World War II feminism!

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