Messy ponytail is one of the easiest hairdos that you can ever wear as it only entails pulling your strands back and up before tying with a hairband. It is a very straightforward design, but you can still spice it up by giving your locks a lovely color, texturizing them and also accessorizing with beautiful clips or pins. Look through the gallery below for inspiration and for different ideas on how you can wear this trendsetting headdress.
# 1 Gorgeous Low Pony
This beautiful mane might not be long or have an excellent volume, but it has a lovely styling that makes the wearer look stunning. To wear this adorable look, you only need to sweep the strands back and tie them with an elastic band low at the back. However, the chocolate brown color of these strands also adds to the beauty, and you can also add some style by accessorizing with a cute hat like this one.
To replicate this adorable hairdo, you will need a long mane. The lovely headdress entails weaving the strands into a shaggy Dutch braid that starts on the side and joins the rest of the strands at the center of the head where you should use a few locks or a hairband to tie everything into a loose pony. These strands also have a beautiful ombre color pattern that entails transitioning from a dark brown base to a blonde hue on the ends.
# 3 Sexy and Natural Ponytail
Creating a sexy hairstyle does not always involve sophisticated styling or some funky cuts because you can still achieve one by keeping things simple. However, this only works if you have a beautiful natural hair like this one. All that you need to do is to finger-comb your strands to the back and use a few of them to tie the rest into a gorgeous messy ponytail.
# 4 Twisted and Pinned Locks
You can create a ponytail in unlimited ways and so you just have to get creative to get one that will make you look unique. In this particular one, you only have to push back your strands, twist them and pin them in place at the back. These strands also have a beautifully highlighted ombre color pattern that also adds some detail to the hairdo.
# 5 Cool Prom Style
Contrary to what most ladies think you do not have to spend many hours to come up with a perfect style for your prom. A simple one like this will still make you look refined, and you can create it in just a couple of minutes. To form this hairdo, you only have to sweep back your locks and twist them into a loose and messy ponytail. However, it is vital to ensure that your strands have a beautiful shade as this affects the beauty of the style.
# 6 Messy Boho Pony with Flowers
The beautiful flowers in this design are perfect for accessorizing as they add some elegance to the overall appearance. However, you have to get the Boho pony right to look this elegant. To create it you need to pull back your strands and form a rope-like twist on one side. You should finish the twist by wrapping it around the other strands at the back to create the Boho pony.
# 7 Free and Dazzling Swept Back Waves
Shoulder-grazing strands could not look better than these. These locks have a beautiful chocolate brown shade with a perfect dazzle. And to style the gorgeous wavy locks you only need to finger comb them to the back and then tie a few of them into a small pony at the back.
# 8 Side Twist into a Pony Updo
If you have a long textured mane like this one that also has a beautiful chocolate brown shade, then you can style it into this simple design. The first thing that you will need to do is to weave the strands on the sides into a loose braid that goes all the way to the back. You should then brush the other locks to the back and then use a few to tie them with the braid into a high pony at the center of the head.
# 9 Easy Messy Waves
Some ladies are lucky to have a beautiful natural mane and so for them styling it is very effortless. This headdress shows what a perfect natural hair should look like, and it has everything from a perfect texture to an excellent volume. The strands also have some cute brushed out curls with a stunning wavy look. To style them you only have to pull them to the center of the head and use a band or a few of the locks to form a loose pony.
# 10 Twisted and Curly Prom Updo
Most hair experts will always advise you to keep your strands as natural as possible because this makes styling easy for you. In this design, they also have a beautiful blonde shade and to style them you should give them a brush back, twist and pin then into a pony at the center of the head. You also need to leave the curls in the lower half of the head flowing to the back freely.
# 11 Wavy Textured Pony with Bangs
The texture of these long locks is excellent and also very easy to achieve. These strands also have some subtle natural waves and a perfect tone that comes from blending blonde and brown. The styling entails pulling the locks back and up before tying them to create a pony. However, you should also leave a few bangs hanging at the front to make the design trendy.
# 12 Shaggy Rugged Formal Pony
This style is perfect for your formal occasions whether it is a graduation or a prom night. It proves that you can still wear a refined look without doing much. The style only entails tying the strands low at the back to form a pony and leaving some free bangs at the front.
# 13 Fashionable High Pony
Here is a funky ponytail design for ladies with a medium size hair and they can have it in a couple of minutes. To form it you only have to pull the locks to the center of the head and use elastic bands to tie it into a high loose pony. However, the brown and blonde shades in the strands are also vital in this look.
# 14 Flawless Messy Ponytail with a Side Braid
The long thick hair in this design also has some subtle waves that add to the cuteness of the headdress. These locks also have a beautiful style that entails weaving a neat braid on the side and then pulling everything to the center of the head to form a beautiful pony design.
# 15 Messy and Textured Pony Updo
This hairdo is extra cute and also very easy to create. The most important thing in this design is the cut as it is what gives it the perfect texture. Once you have the texture, the next step is to sweep back your strands, and you should do it with your fingers to maintain a natural look and then use a few of them to tie the rest into a pony at the back. You should also leave a few of them hanging over the face as this also helps to spice up the appearance.
# 16 Twisted Bridal Updo with Pearls
Every bride wants a hairstyle that will give her a memorable wedding. And this one is perfect for this because it is not only stylish but also very easy to create for most brides. The style entails brushing back the strands smoothly and then twisting and tying them into a ponytail at the back before finishing by accessorizing with a chain of beautiful pearls.
# 17 Side Swept Bangs and Messy Tail
These dark toned strands have an excellent length, texture, and volume. But, their styling is very simple, and so any woman can replicate it. It entails leaving some short textured bangs at the front that you should then style with a side sweep. You should finish by pulling back and up the rest of the strands and tie with a unique metal ring to form a fabulous pony design.
# 18 Teased and Messy Gray Pony
You can create this headdress effortlessly whether you have a long natural hair, or you are using extensions. To wear this adorable look, you only need to tease up the strands and then put them up into a simple ponytail. You should then finish by removing a few strands from the knot so as to make the design appear messy.
# 19 Natural Vintage Waves
These natural waves are very healthy, and you can tell this from their glossy appearance. A healthy hair makes styling effortless for you, and this is more so if it also has a perfect length and waves like these. To style them, you only need to chop the front ones to form a fringe and then pull the rest to the back into a loose vintage looking ponytail.
# 20 French Braid into a Ponytail
This messy ponytail shows that this popular hairstyle does not always have to be boring. It entails weaving a simple French braid at the front and finishing it at the center of the head into a loose and messy pony. Apart from the braid and pony these strands also have a beautiful shade that also plays a significant role in creating the elegant design.
# 21 Stunning High Pony Side Braids
A high and messy ponytail like this one will make a woman stand out everywhere she goes because it has all the elegance and beauty that one can ever wish for in a hairstyle. To create it you need to weave two medium size braids on the sides and finish them at the center of the head. You should then combine the two twists at the center of your head with the rest of your locks and use a few strands to tie everything into a cute high pony.
# 22 Adorable Formal Messy Waves
This formal look allows you to maintain the natural appearance of your strands because you do not have to make anything neat to form it. It is a very simple headdress that only entails sweeping back your strands and then using a few of the wavy strands to tie them into a loose ponytail. However, the blend of brown and blonde shades in the hair help to give it a perfect tone, and you cannot achieve this look without it.
# 23 Twisted Funky Top Knot
This headdress will provide you with a unique way to break away from the typical way of forming updos. It is a trendy design that entails brushing back your locks and twisting them tight before rolling and pinning them at the center of the head to form a cute top knot. This design also requires you to have two long and twisted locks flowing to the back from your top knot.
# 24 Chic and Low Blondie Pony
If you are among the ladies with some natural wavy blonde locks like these then here is one of the trendiest hairstyles that you can wear. The beauty of your natural locks does all the work for you, and so you will have to do little to create this chic look. To form the messy ponytail, you should push back all your hair and use a few locks to tie them into a pony at the back.
# 25 Glossy and Messy Locks
This hairstyle is another example of how you can wear a perfect ponytail with a short or medium hair. To create this look, you only have to brush everything back and tie the strands on top into a loose and messy pony knot. The rest of the stands at the back should be free and flow over the neck. This style also has a beautiful brown shade with a fantastic glow.
# 26 Pretty Side Bangs
Side swept bangs will always make a woman look adorable. The ones on this design also have a beautiful shade and a cute pony at the back. To create this look, you should start with a center part at the front and then give your bangs a smooth side sweep before pulling them into the pony at the back. Leaving a few locks free at the front is also a good idea if you want a natural finish.
# 27 Sassy Blonde Updo
Ladies with a long mane looking for a distinct style for a night out should try this one. It is an attractive design that entails sweeping back your blonde locks and using a few of them to form a high pony. The design also has some free bangs at the front that you should style by sweeping to the sides.
# 28 Interesting Pony Vibes
The eye-catching length of this mane and its lovely brown shade are the first things that will draw your attention when looking at this headdress. However, it would not be complete without the inventive and skillful styling that entails giving the hair a slight twist at the center of the head and pinning them to form a messy ponytail. This style also has a few bangs hanging over the face to create a cute face framing design.
# 29 Sleek and Timeless with Bangs
This headdress is the type that you can be certain will be in trend for a long time, and so you should not worry about looking out of place. It is a straightforward design that entails sweeping back your blonde locks and tying them at the back with an elastic band. However, you should not incorporate all the locks, and you should instead leave a few hair free to form a messy ponytail appearance.
# 30 Knotted and Twisted Beauty
You do not have to be perfect at weaving hair to wear a stylish twisted headdress. This hairdo entails weaving the strands in a loose and messy pattern to control the flow of the long locks and also to create a unique updo. The style also has some knots in between the twisted strands and you can create them with elastic bands.
# 31 Highlighted and Messy Blonde Bangs
The first thing that you need when wearing this fabulous hairdo is the cut. And for this, you should give your hair some choppy bangs and some golden highlights to ensure that your blonde locks have a perfect tone. The last and most important step is to brush back your blonde locks and tie them into a loose pony. You also need to leave a few side-swept bangs at the front as this will help to give your headdress a chic appearance.
# 32 Choppy and Glossy Brown Mermaid Hair
You cannot wear this adorable hairstyle if you do not have a thick and textured hair but this should not be a problem because both are easy to achieve with the right cut and products. You also need to have a beautiful and shiny brown shade on your strands. And to create this lovely mermaid hairdo, you will only need to pull your hair back and use some of the locks to tie them into a simple ponytail.
# 33 Brunette Pony
Most ladies with brunette strands prefer to keep them as natural as possible. And if you are one of these ladies then you should try out this fantastic design as it is not only very trendy but also helps you maintain your natural brunette appearance. To replicate this look, you should brush back your locks and tie them at the back with some hair bands. You also need to use some pins to pin down your locks on the sides.
# 34 Side Pony with Texture and Messy Look
The best thing with a messy ponytail is that it is very easy to create as you do not have to spend a lot of time trying to make your strands neat. To form one with a wavy hair like this one you only need to sweep it back and to the side before tying it with a hairband or using some of your hair. However, these strands also have an excellent texture and beautiful color that make them look magnificent.
# 35 Dazzling High and Messy Pony
A ponytail is a beautiful headdress but to get the best out of this hairdo you need to have a beautiful natural hair. These strands have a head-turning look, and this is not only due to their dazzling dark tone but also their excellent volume and texture. And to style them you only need to pull then to the center of the head to form a high pony and finish by removing some strands from the knot and by running your fingers through to make it messy.
# 36 Enviable Simple Pony
Every woman with a long thick hair would love to have a glamorous hairstyle like this one as it is just perfect. The design entails sweeping back your long strands and twisting and tying them at the back to form a light ponytail. It is also important to have a few side-swept bangs at the front as they help to enhance this hairdo.
# 37 Princess Ponytail
If you want to look and feel like a princess, this is the hairdo that you should wear. It entails giving your long locks a slight twist at the back and tying them into a simple pony. The locks also have some textured curls that you should maintain even after tying them. Their shade is also easy to get because it is only a highlighted brown hue with a subtle dazzle.
# 38 Gorgeous Wand Curls
If you can create some amazing wand curls like these, then you can always be sure of an outstanding headdress. In fact, you will not need to do much to style them because a pull back and using some of them to form a pony knot at the back of the head is enough to give you an elegant look. However, you should also have a lovely blonde shade on your strands if you want your messy ponytail to look adorable.
# 39 Wavy Brunette Bangs with a Messy Ponytail
If your brunette locks are this cute, you have to do little to make them look stunning. A simple trim on the ends for some texture is the first thing that you will need to do. The only other thing that you will require for this stylish headdress is a simple brush back of the strands to form a loose pony at the back.
# 40 Loose Messy Hair
This hairstyle does not try to conform to any particular parameters, and so it is a perfect idea when you want something that you cannot go wrong with even if you are not very good at styling hair. To create this lovely style you should brush back your hair, twist it and pin it at the back of the head before finishing with a simple side ponytail.
# 41 Twisted Boho Pony for Prom
This bohemian hairdo entails twisting the strands on the sides to form a few tight locks and then pulling everything to the back. And to finish the look you should use a few of the locks to tie the rest of your strands into a simple pony. These strands also have some beautiful waves and a gorgeous blonde shade that add some beauty to the hairdo.
# 42 Lovely Low Wedding Pony
Several things may make this adorable style amazing but what you will love most about it is how its tousled design shows off the dimension and the beautiful color in your hair. To create this look, you will only need to twist and tie your strands at the back to form a simple pony design.
# 43 Twisted and Highlighted High Bronde Pony
The beautiful highlights in this messy ponytail are the first thing that will catch your attention and after the cut, they are what you need to get before styling. To get the highlighted appearance, you should introduce a blend of brown and blonde on some brunette strands. And for styling you only need to pull back your hair and tie it into a high pony.
# 44 Mid-Length Wavy and Messy Pony
Although these locks only have a slight mess they still look amazing. Their beautiful styling starts by chopping the ends to give them some texture and uniformity. The next step is to pull them to the center of the head and use a few of them to form a loose and messy pony.
# 45 Formal Long Blonde Ponytail
These blonde strands are just perfect and not only because they have a beautiful color but also due to the length of the hair and its texture. The styling of these long strands is also top notch, and it entails tying the blonde locks at the back to form a simple ponytail. You also need to have a few bangs hanging at the front to accentuate the design.
# 46 Silver Hair Elegance
Silver is a lovely shade that you can use to add some elegance to your hairdo. This shade makes a huge difference in this style and without it, the style would not look this charming. However, the long strands also have an adorable styling that entails tying the strands into a high pony and leaving some long messy ones flowing from it.
# 47 Wrapped-Up Mid-Length Pony
The location of this ponytail is one of the things that make it unique because it is not in a high position and neither is it very low. However, there are still other things that you will love about it such as the subtle waves on the medium length strands and the fact that it does to have any elastic bands.
# 48 Perfectly Messy Pony
The textured bangs hanging over the forehead help to create a fabulous face framing design. Apart from this the strands also have a beautiful wavy and messy styling that entails pulling and tying them at the center of the head to form a high pony. Their bright blonde and brown blend is also perfect as it gives them a beautiful shade.
# 49 Kim Kardashian’s Loose Pony
Kim Kardashian has a beautiful dark toned natural hair, and this is what makes it possible for her to wear this lovely headdress. In this style, she pushes the strands back and ties them with a hairband loosely to give them a messy look. Kim also leaves a few free locks at the front that she then styles with a side sweep.
# 50 Stylish and Messy Pastel Ponytail
Pastels may give your locks an amazing tone, but they do not eliminate the need for having a charming and stylish design. In this style, the strands also have an excellent texture and their styling involves brushing them back to form a messy but elegant pony design at the back.
A messy ponytail is a straightforward and natural looking hairstyle that any woman can wear effortlessly. The best thing about it is that it is very easy to create, and so you can also never go wrong with it. But, the 50 styles above will give you some styling ideas when you want to wear this fabulous headdress.