4 Easy Ways to Wear Ponytail Hairstyle for Long Hair (with tutorial)

The ponytail is having a fashion moment and now, instead of being a practical hairstyle, this ‘do has lots of style credentials to suit a range of looks. As well as looking great, the ponytail is a last-minute look saver, and can cover up a multitude of hair sins, making even greasy, wet, or bed-head hair look fabulous in an instant. Whether you have long or short, straight or curly hair, there are many ways that you too can rock the ponytail with a selection of versatile styling options available.

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Ponytail Hairstyle — Sky high and super sleek

Instead of wearing your hair down at your next glamorous party, take it way up high and secure it on the top of your head for hair that packs a punch. This style works best when your hair is long and without layers, so you can slick you hair back to create a smooth and stylish finish. To complete the style, adorn your ponytail with a fun scrunchie or decorative hair bobble to tie your whole look together.

Source: Marie Claire

Source: Marie Claire

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Source: Pinterest


Ponytail Hairstyle — Through the middle and way down low

Source: abchairstyle

Source: abchairstyle

A center parting looks great with your hair worn loose, but combining it with a neat, low ponytail adds extra sophistication to this demure look. Less dramatic than the sky high style, this works well on both long and short hair and can add grown up glamour to any outfit.

Source: The Fuss

Source: The Fuss


Ponytail Hairstyle  — Sweet on the side

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Channel your inner mermaid and create a romantic, mystical look with a side ponytail. Instead of placing your pony way up high, keep it loose and low adding soft, bouncing curls for added princess points. This is not a harsh look, and is perfectly suited for those that have layered hair, with the flyaway strands adding to the softer feel. If your hair is long, why not add extra interest by plaiting the hair with a fishtail braid, adding hair rings with charms for bohemian style.

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Source: Pinterest


Ponytail Hairstyle  — Bouncy ends

Source: Hairfinder

Source: Hairfinder

Just because your hair is tied back it doesn’t have to lose its volume, and curling or flicking the ends of your ponytail can add a cute finishing touch to your style. Take small strands of the ponytail to turn into a cascade of waving locks, or if you have thinner hair, tong the whole of the ponytail to create one bold, bouncing curl. If your hair already has a natural kink, just use a styling product to encourage your natural volume to create this fun style.

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