Anyone with long hair can tell you that the classic ponytail is a staple in not only the hairstyling world, but also just day to day life. Whether you’re putting your hair up into a simple ponytail because you like how it looks on you, because you want it out of the way while you’re being active, or because it’s really hot out, it’s a reliable style that takes almost no time to do, whether you scrape the hair in tight and neat or let it stay a little tussled and stylishly messy. Lately, however, I’ve been feeling adventurous and putting unique spins on my ponytails, just to give them a little more character without a whole lot of extra effort or difficulty.
Here are three of my very favourite ponytail styles that I’ve repeated several times each in my recent ponytail adventures, step by step and complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For each of these styles, you’ll need:
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins
- A brush
- A fine tooth comb with a pointed end
Ponytail 1: “The pull-through”
Brush your hair so it’s smooth and free of tangles. Then use your brush to pull all of your hair back into a simple, classic ponytail positioned right at the crow of your head, holding it in place with a regular hair elastic. Spray down any flyaways with hairspray.