Our goal is to give you something for every occasion and schedule, whether it’s a lazy day off, a trip to the gym, or even the latest run on the hottest social scene. These modern hairstyles we’ve found are easily accessible for everyone, from the most knowledgeable ponytail aficionado to the type of girl who’s never tried anything more complicated than a half- pony with a twist.
The beautiful sweep of hair over the sides of the head, and the way it loops over and around the base of the ponytail itself, softens the contrasts of this simple and clean style. Tying off the base with another loop of hair makes the style look much more intricate than it actually is, and adding in a little spray of pearls takes this look to the next level.
This might work with straight hair, but curls are best for adding an extra element of class and drawing the eye! This gorgeous look is designed to frame your face with softly curling bangs and a beautiful, loosely laced braid.
The higher ponytail helps draw the braid upwards, to show off any accessories and keep your hair from hiding the decorations of whatever top you’re wearing with it. If you want an easy hairstyle, but you hate having your hair in your face, try a cute braid on top and tie it off before you have to fiddle with loose ends.
For this perfect ponytail style, the ribbon marks the transition point from a simple Dutch braid to a delicate fishtail, helping the shift to seem completely natural and beautifully intricate all at once. Another take on the classic pre-chignon flipped ponytail for girls, this deceptively complicated twist will have people wondering exactly how you did your hair.
Folding separate curls up and over makes for a much less obvious hidden hair tie, and gives a naturally elegant feeling to this easy hairstyle. This pretty hairstyle takes advantage of the hair’s natural elements to keep loose curls out of the way and showcase the face.
This hairstyle for women goes from cute to classy, depending on what hair decorations you add into the flip. This cute and easy hairstyle is a modern take on the 1960s bouffant, redone as a classy 2018 ponytail style.
A very high pony, coupled with a wider wrap around, give this look its “genie” feel, and the tight center mini-braid absolutely makes it. Four simple Dutch braids go into the wrap around this ponytail, making this easy hairstyle look that much more complex.
Because of the way the curls are set up, it’s hard to see that any sort of hair tie is involved at all, giving this a very natural look. Curl a couple of stray locks, and tuck the rest back in loose loops that frame your face.
Getting this style to hold into place requires a little finesse and a lot of willing to let your hair flow free! Working with the curls helps you wrap your hair over and around the starting point of the ponytail, before adding it back in neatly.
Wrapping the hair properly around the high pony angles it upwards, to accentuate this pretty hairstyle and the beautiful, tumbling curls. In this case, a regular braid, whether rope or Dutch, makes a nice lead into the main high pony event.
For this particular look, the loose waves of braided locks lead into the lower ponytail, before wrapping around its base. A looser, more modern take on the classic milkmaid braid, this style draws attention from every angle.
The braid wraps around the ponytail tightly enough that it seems to be the real hair tie, and combined with the curls, it’s a look fit for any contemporary princess. Fishtail braids are under constant threat of loose strands and flyaway hair, something that works best with a natural and curly style like this.
This high undo gives that historically regal feeling, coupled with waves and tumbling curls any fairy princess would envy. The lower locks make a great wrap around divider, but keep an eye on how sharp or soft you want your curves to be.
Ponytail Hairstyles tend to require a lot more hair, but adding upwards into a wispy mid- pony is easy, and adjusting the wrap around to get that high arch is even easier. It’s best with loose curls that can easily fall into shape, but this sweet and pretty style would look awesome on anyone.
This off-centered ponytail extends the maximum possible length of a hair sweep from one side to another and creates a curving, contrasting look. A gentle twist on individual locks of hair can make a big difference in the long run.
By clearly defining all the sections of hair that went into this ponytail, you’ll make seemingly minor things a lot more obvious. Instead of trying to manage three strands, gently twist two over each other, and create a brilliant new look that shows off highlights and colors alike.
It’s an easy fix that automatically elevates your look to VIP status, and can be easily dressed up or down, depending on your mood. One of our favorite things about ponytails is how easy it is to mix, match, and completely redesign absolutely any style you find.
Predictable is the last word we’d used to describe this summer, but if there’s anything you can count on when the temp hits 90, it’s the best ponytail hairstyles. No matter how hot, humid, or swampy the weather gets, throwing your hair up into a quick and easy ponytail is the easiest solution to deal with the heat.
Sure, we’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for a classic ponytail, but with the days already blending into one another, why not switch things up with a fun take on the style? All it takes is a little braid here, a backcomb there, and a few strategically placed hair accessories to end up with something that feels brand new.
This high pony would be stunning on its own, but the rhinestones in her baby hairs truly take it to the next level. Add some bling to a clean pony with a single strand of crystals running down your head.
A deep side swoop and a little of volume at the crown gives a classic pony a fun ’60s vibe. Pulling two longer strands out of a polished pony gives your look a throwback edge and is a pretty way to frame your face.
Really lean into the ’60s Barbie vibes with a glam ribbon (cute puppy optional). Ariana Grande’s ponytail is legendary in its own right, but this glam hair clip takes it to another level.
To create this look, hairstylist Justine Marian used eyelash glue and tweezers to add flat-backed rhinestones to the pony. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but a dramatic clip helps spice up a low pony.
The secret to getting it really smooth is spritzing some hairspray on your brush before pulling your hair back. Weave a thin braid from brow bone to the base of your ponytail.
A trio of minimal clips at top, middle, and bottom of your ponytail boost volume and make a statement. Add a few golden cuffs to braids or LoCs and pull back into a high ponytail.
Hair pulled back low and loose looks even better with a few layers falling from the front. A scattering of bobby pins makes natural texture look even more gorgeous in a low, brushed-out ponytail.
Create a bubble-ponytail effect by wrapping your hair in four sections with gold thread, wire, or string. Always a good idea, a thick side braid is even better when paired with a low pony and a velvet ribbon.
The ponytail shown here is separated into thirds: one right at the top, one in the center, and one at the bottom, brought together with small elastics. An extra-luminous length of metallic ribbon is basically a statement necklace for the back of your head.