Ponytail hairstyles are a perfect idea when you do not want to keep on worrying about your locks getting over your face. They are simple hairdos that entail pulling back the strands and using a hairband or some of the strands to tie the rest into a design that looks like the tail of a pony, and this is why the style gets its name. The ponytail is one of those styles that have always been around, and it is hard to figure out its origins. And it is not just the style that you wear to the gym because it can still be a very fashionable headdress. It is also very versatile, and you can have it in different designs by varying the texture, combining it with other styles and also by having it in different positions. The gallery below will give you some ideas on how you can wear this easy hairdo.
# 1 High Balayage Upstyle
A ponytail is a great style when you want to show off your fantastic balayage ombre dye job. The strands in this design have a breathtaking tone and by pulling them to the center of the head and using a few of the locks to tie them into a high pony, you will be able to add some detail to your colors. It also has a slightly messy look that you can achieve by running your fingers through the hairs coming from the pony.
The dazzling dark tone of these strands makes them look healthy and with such a lovely hair type you have to do little to create an elegant hairdo. To style your beautiful locks, you only need to pull and tie them into a curly pony at the back. And to spice up your looks, it is also important to leave a few bangs hanging over the face.
# 3 Side Twist into a Ponytail
To replicate the elegance of this design, you will need to weave a single massive braid on the side and finish it into a ponytail at the back. You should also have a few bangs hanging over the forehead and add some beauty to the design by placing some pins over the braid.
# 4 Romantic Twists and Waves
What makes the ponytail hairstyles unique is the fact that you do not have to do much to create one, and you can have it in a matter of minutes. This easy one entails giving your strands some tight twists on the side and finishing by tying them at the back with some wavy locks protruding from the knot.
# 5 Messy Ponytail with Bangs
The dark blue shade of these strands is the first thing that will catch your attention on this hairdo because it is a unique shade. However, the strands also have an excellent texture and volume, but their innovative styling is what sets this design apart from the others. It entails leaving some bangs hanging over the face and then pulling the rest into a loose and messy pony.
# 6 Lovely Curly Updo
You can have a pony in unlimited ways, and this is one of the things that make it a distinctive hairdo. This particular one entails having some curly locks protruding from the knot that forms it, and this helps to create a classy updo. The dazzling blonde shade on the strands is also amazing, and it adds some elegance to the overall appearance.
# 7 Curly Blowout Pull Back
A curly or wavy blowout like this one makes styling effortless for you. A simple pull back is all that you need to make it look gorgeous, and if you use a few of the strands to tie the rest into a pony at the back, you will take your appearance a notch higher.
# 8 Textured and Messy Mane
Getting some texture on you strands is easy, and you can do it with an innovative trim or by using products. Once you have it, you can wear a fashionable design like this one effortlessly by pulling and tying your strands into a messy pony at the back of the head.
# 9 Messy Braid into a Side Pony
This trendy updo entails weaving a Dutch braid that starts on the side and ends on the other where you should finish it into a simple side ponytail. You should make your twist loose to give it a messy appearance, and you also need to have a lovely color for your hairdo to look excellent.
# 10 Braided Summer Style
Braids have a way of making everything look extra cute. In this style, they make a huge difference, and they are also what make this a perfect summer design. To form it you should have two small and loose ones that start on the side and then pull them and the rest of your strands into a high ponytail. The last step is to weave some of the strands coming from the pony into a medium size braid.
# 11 Classy and Distinct Ponytail Hairstyle
The straight strands in this design look amazing, and this is not only because of their smoothness but also due to their lovely color. And so with such a perfect hair you only need a little inventiveness to create a chic headdress. To copy this style you should weave a small braid at the center of the head starting from the front and then pull the rest of the straight strands into a ponytail below it.
# 12 Dazzling Pastel Wavy Pony
Some bright pastels shades like the ones on this design can make a significant difference for your hairstyle. In fact, if they are as dazzling as these you will not need to do much to create an elegant design because simply pulling your strands into a wavy pony is enough.
# 13 Sleek with Wraps Around Braid
A sleek pony will not only help you in taming your mane, but it will also make you look refined and elegant. The one on this design takes things a little further by introducing a neat braid that wraps around the knot that forms the pony.
# 14 Low and Twisted
There are many ways of wearing your pony updo, and this particular one is as unique as it can get. It is a distinct design that entails pulling all your strands to the back and forming a couple of braids that you should then use to tie the hair into a pony.
# 15 Pretty Braided Headband into a Pony
Some ponytail hairstyles like this one are very inventive, and you can always be confident that they will make you stand out. The design entails weaving a massive braid that wraps at the front of the head to create a stylish headband and finishing it in a simple pony at the back.
# 16 Fancy Braided Locks
This hairdo is gorgeous, and it is perfect for any lady who likes to weave her strands. To form it you will need three separate braids with a big and loose one starting at the front and flowing in the middle of the head and two medium size ones from the sides. However, they should all meet at the center of the head where you should tie them into a pony.
# 17 Gorgeous and Simple Boho Style
Boho hairstyles are very fashionable, and you can always be sure of an excellent look if you have one. They are also very easy to create and if you want a fancy one like this one you only need to brush back your strands and tie them into a pony at the back. However, what makes it look distinct is the fact that it also has a beautiful center part at the front and some wavy locks hanging at the back.
# 18 Pony and Braid Infusion
If the dazzling and sleek look of this headdress does not convince you to try it, then the lovely styling will. To replicate it you should form a reverse braid that starts at the back and ends at the center of the head where you should fuse it with a neat ponytail to create a very charming hairstyle.
# 19 Formal Side Pony
This long mane has a lovely texture, volume, and color. With such a perfect hair you will not need to do much to create a polished look. However, the choice of style in this one still manages to add some beauty and style to the overall look, and it entails pulling all the strands back and using a few of them to form an attractive side pony updo.
# 20 Twisted and Messy Updo
An inventive twist of these long strands, pinning them and tying with a small band at the back is all that you need to form this magnificent headdress. However, if you want to look this elegant you have to make sure that you give your strands a beautifully highlighted color. And to finish the headdress you should run your fingers through the pony to make it a little messy.
# 21 Unique Updo and Braid
These strands have an incredible volume, and this is what makes them easy to work with to form a sassy hairdo. If you are lucky to have such a voluminous hair, then you can replicate this style by twisting them to form an updo and spicing it up with a neat medium size braid on the side before pulling everything together to create a ponytail at the back.
# 22 Curly Ombre Bridal Updo
Hair like this will make sure that you have an unforgettable wedding. To wear this hairdo, you will first need to give your locks a lovely ombre dye job that entails transitioning from a black base to a dazzling burgundy hue. The next step is to make them curly if you do not have natural swirls and push everything to the side. You should then finish your design by tying your curly locks into a simple side ponytail but make sure that it is loose so that you can maintain your swirls.
# 23 Fun High Pony
This fancy hairstyle is suitable for a lady with a soft and smooth medium size hair. It is a very straightforward headdress that you can replicate effortlessly by pulling your strands to the center of your head and using a band to form a high pony. It also helps if you have a lovely tone as it contributes to enhancing the overall beauty.
# 24 Voluminous Ponytail with Cute Headband
Accessorizing your hair is as important as getting the right cut and styling it innovatively. In fact, the wrong accessories can ruin that hairstyle that you work hard to create. The beautiful headband in this style helps to add some style to the large bridal pony and any woman with a voluminous, and wavy hair can form effortlessly.
# 25 Sassy and Messy
If you want to look stylish and be the center of attraction in your prom night or that black dress event you are looking forward to attending then you should try this gorgeous hairdo. It is a simple design that entails twisting and tying your strands into a high ponytail. However, you should have a beautiful natural hair with an excellent texture, volume, and color. The twist above the pony will also require some inventiveness to make it look cute.
# 26 Chic Boho Updo with Flowers
Boho ponytail hairstyles come in many variations, and this is why they are very popular especially as wedding hairdos. This particular headdress is a simple Boho updo that any woman with a long mane can create in a few minutes. If you want to have this adorable look, you will first need to give your locks a beautiful texture. The next step is to have two rope-like twists on the sides and then pull everything to the back and twist the strands into a pony. To finish your charming design you should accessorize with some beautiful flowers.
# 27 Adorable Sleek Pony
It is hard if not impossible for anybody not to want to have a second glance at this adorable style. The hairstyle is very sleek and neat meaning it will make any woman wearing it look impeccable. To replicate it you need to have a long straight and smooth hair that you should then style by combing neatly and tying it at the center of the head to form the sleek high pony.
# 28 Unique Twisty Pony
The level of creativity on this style is what makes it top notch, but it is also very simple. To create this look, you only need to twist your smooth and straight strands inventively and then form a pony at the back. However, you will also need to use some pins to hold the twisted design in place. The glossy chocolate brown shade of the straight strands is also brilliant, and it adds some beauty to the overall appearance.
# 29 Beach Braid and Pony
To create this fancy hairdo, you will need to weave a medium size four strands braid on the side. You should then combine it with the rest of your hair and tie them on the side to form a neat side pony. Just like with any other style the color that you choose for your hair will determine how attractive it will look and for this one the chocolate brown gives it enough elegance.
# 30 Textured Stylish Ponytail
This stylish hairdo is all about the texture, and the best thing with this is that you do not have to keep a naturally textured hair because you can create one easily by trimming your strands. And for styling you only need to bring all your locks to the center of the head and wrap around a few strands to form a lovely high pony.
# 31 Pretty Zipper Side Twist
Adding a twist on your hairdo is a perfect idea, but for you to look distinct, you have to weave yours inventively. The zipper braid on the side of this headdress is a perfect example of a unique twist that you can add to your style to make it look unique. And to finish your look you only need to pull everything to the side and tie it into a tight pony.
# 32 Two Level Ponytail
If you prefer something neat and smooth, you should try this amazing hairdo that entails tying your strands in two levels. This style works best for ladies with a long natural hair and to create it you need to pull the strands to the center of the head tightly. You should then wrap a band around them to form a high pony and finish with another elastic band a few inches from the top one.
# 33 Summer Pony Extension with a Pink Ribbon
Although a ponytail will require you to have long hair to form it, you can still use extensions like in this style to create one. However, make sure that it has a color that blends in perfectly with natural hair tone and also uses a clip or a beautiful bow like this pink one to accessorize it.
# 34 Wavy Blondie Locks
The pony in this design is loose and messy, but it still looks fabulous. It is just a part of the style, but there is way much more to the look than this. To create this look, you should have some thick textured blonde locks. The first thing that you need is a soft center part that you should use to create the face framing bangs at the front and then finger comb the rest of your strands into the pony at the back.
# 35 Tousled and Twisted
The tousled texture of these strands is fantastic and with such a perfect hair a simple twist design at the back is enough to form a chic ponytail. You also need to make the strands coming from the pony slightly messy because this will give the hairdo a fashionable appearance.
# 36 French Braid in a Low Knot
The versatility and simplicity of ponytail hairstyles should be enough to convince any woman to try them out. To wear a stylish one like this you should spin your strands into a massive French braid that flows from the front to the back in the middle of the head. You should then finish by wrapping some of the locks to form a tight knot at the back.
# 37 Long Blonde Tail
Growing out hair is not always easy but if you are patient enough to have a long mane like this one that also has a beautiful natural blonde shade then styling will be effortless for you. A simple brush back of the strands or pulling everything to the center of the head is all that you need to create a fancy pony that will help tame the flow of your blonde mane and also make you look stylish.
# 38 Extra High
If you are tired of wearing your strands down or styling them in the usual ways, you should try this unique design that entails using a small scarf to form an extra high pony. When creating thus headdress you have to bring all your strands to the crown and the use the scarf to wrap them into an extra-high pony knot. This design also looks more appealing if you have some colorful and wavy strands flowing from the knot.
# 39 Creative Knots with a Pigtail
Playing around with your locks can help you create a stylish hairdo like this one. You do not need to stick to any parameters, and you should instead experiment with different designs as this is the only way to get a distinct appearance. In this style, the locks have a couple of pony knots in different areas. You should also have a small twist at the back of the head above the knots before finishing with a pigtail.
# 40 Multiple Boho Drop Braids
Side ponytail hairstyles are very adorable but if you want a unique one you should introduce multiple drop braids to the style. In this particular design, the braids have various patterns with some being fishtails and others in a French style. And for styling you only need to bring everything to one side and tie them into a side pony.
# 41 Side Plait with a Ribbon
Adding a beautiful ribbon when knitting your long strands can make a big difference and help you form a very fashionable hairdo. In this design, the twist is at the back of the head, and it starts on one side and ends on the other where you should twist the strands into a pony. Although the hair has a beautiful blonde shade adding the ribbon still helps to add some flavor to the look.
# 42 Side Tail with Soft Curls and Flowers
Your soft curls do not require a lot of styling to look elegant, and this is more so if they also have a beautiful color like the blend of blonde and brown in these. Sweeping your stands to the side and wrapping them into a ponytail is enough to make a woman look chic. And by accessorizing with some flowers, you will look magnificent.
# 43 Charming Curly and Braided Side Pony
Messy pony hairstyles are very fashionable, and if you can create one like this, then you can be sure of a charming appearance. It entails weaving your curly locks into a side braid and the finishing it with a ponytail and by leaving some messy curls flowing on the side. The highlighted color of the strands and the few bangs hanging over the face also help to enhance the loo.
# 44 Fringe and Multiple Knot Pony
Olivia Wilde is very inventive with her hairstyles, and this one entails having several pony knots on her long mane. She also chops her strands to form a lovely fringe at the front that she styles by giving it a slight arch. However, her strands also have a nice texture and a beautiful color that makes the headdress more appealing.
# 45 Beyoncé’s High Ponytail
Queen Bee has a lovely natural hair, and this gives her the freedom to style it any way she wants. In fact, most of the times she has to do little to create a refined hairdo. All that she needs to create this particular style is to brush all her strands properly to the crown where she finishes by styling them into a high pony. Her strands also have a beautiful blonde shade that gives the design a perfect tone.
# 46 Super High and Wavy
It is impossible to think of one hairstyle that would not look good on Rihanna. And this is not only because of her lovely natural mane and beautiful face but also because she knows how to adjust most hairdos to conform to her looks. In this design, she has a super high pony with some dark-toned wavy locks protruding from it.
# 47 Ariana Grande’s Teased-Up and High Tail
Ariana is another perfect of a celebrity who knows how to style her strands flawlessly, and she can also look good in anything. Here she has a teased-up blonde high pony, and she uses a few of her straights stands to form it instead of using an elastic band.
# 48 Wavy Pony with Face Framing Bangs
Ponytail hairstyles should never prevent you from wearing your favorite headdress because you can still combine them with other designs. In this stylish hairstyle, Keira Knightley also has some beautiful face framing bangs at the front that she forms using a simple center part. The front locks combine with her wavy pony to give her a breathtaking appearance.
# 49 Faux Hawk Pony
Nicole Kidman has a way of coming up with very inventive hairdos, and this is why she is always looking unique. For example, in this style, she uses some pins to hold her strands in the middle of the head to form a faux hawk that she then finishes with a simple ponytail at the back.
# 50 Side Swept Bangs
Kate Middleton creates this beautiful hairdo by first giving her hair a small center part. She then sweeps the bangs to the sides and pulls everything to the back to create a simple loose ponytail. Kate also has a beautiful chocolate brown shade that also accentuates her simple design.
Ponytail hairstyles are not only easy to create but also very trendy and so if you are looking for a quick but elegant fix for your hair they are what you should have. The gallery above gives you some 50 unique designs that you can try out and by going through it, you will get enough inspiration for your next pony.