Most mornings, we wake up ready to pull our hair back away from our face so we can conquer our day without being hindered by tickly strands. We’re not often picky about how it looks as long as it’s neat and tidy, so a regular old ponytail is usually our go-to style. They’re quick and easy and they’re also a classic look! Some days, however, we feel like going a little bit above and beyond when it comes to how we make our ponytail look. Just because you want to put a fun new twist on an old favourite doesn’t mean is has to be complicated or time consuming.
Check out these 15 stylishly pretty ponytail ideas that give you a little bit more than the norm without getting your fingers or your hair tied in knots (unless they’re a style choice, of course)!
1. Twisted braid ponytail
Just because your hair is up in a ponytail doesn’t mean it can’t have some pretty fine detail to go along with your casual day! We adore the way Abella’s Braids combined their pony tail with a twist that, through some simple but creative weaving, is also a braid.
2. Big hair ponytail
Do you have big, voluminous hair and you’d really like to show it off, but it’s day two since your last wash and your style and waves could use just a bit of help really getting that umph you’re looking for? Then check out this secret from Hair Romance for building just a little bit of extra volume into your ponytail without laborious back brushing.
3. Low messy pony with a side braid
Not every ponytail has to be pulled up tight and high on your crown to stay out of your face. In fact, we actually adore low, messy ponies because they often frame the face so well. Check out how Free People took that simple idea and added to it by incorporating a loose braid down one side leading around from the very front as well!
4. Leather laced ponytail
We’ve always loved hair pieces and embellishments, but some days we find we’ve put together a subtle look where brightly coloured bobbles and sparkly gems just won’t suit. Instead, Pinterest suggests weaving a simple leather thong (like the kind you’d use to make jewelry) through your ponytail, as though you’re braiding loosely but using the leather as one of your strands. The looser you do it, the more aesthetically suiting it might look.