So it seems like everyone liked the ‘13 ways to wear your bangs‘ post I did a week or so ago, I thought I might stay along those lines! So today I have 10 creative ways to wear a ponytail.
We all do it. Busy morning. Barely finished your breakfast. Coffee got cold. Kid’s hair is an afro (maybe that’s just me…). And inevitably your hair ends up thrown up the quickest way possible – the ponytail.
I don’t judge. I’m sitting right there next to you in the chair labeled guilty. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s practical. So instead of beating ourselves up about it, let’s just cuten them up a bit. Is ‘cuten’ even a word? I don’t think so, but we’re gonna roll with it! So without further adieu: 10 ways to ‘cuten’ up your ponytail.
Soft Swept Pony
With this look I tease a little on top, pin back the top how you’d like it, then secure the ponytail right on top or close to the pins. You can wrap a piece of hair around the ponytail too, if you’re fancy like that.
Double Side French Braids
This one is for the punk rocker in you. I did a deep side part and did two French braids on the side with less hair. I braided the braids all the way to the end and wrapped them around the pony for a little extra touch.
Triple French Braids
When I first started this look, I thought I wouldn’t like it. Now I find myself trying to find excuses to wear it. You do a big, chunky French braid on top and on each side. Secure the braids with bobby pins as you go and then secure the ponytail up high.
Topsy Turvy Pony
I love this simple, chic look. All you do is secure your ponytail where you want it (mine was up high), then loose it a little and create a hole in your hair. Then loop your hair under, through the hole, & up and around so that your hair is like a waterfall over the top. You can tease at the base for a little more volume.
Add a headband!
This one is simple, right? Just add your favorite headband. And to make it more fun, just have your headband have some big feather (like mine) or rhinestones or something fun. It vamps up the look pretty fast! I teased my hair and poofed it up before I added the headband. Gotta love volume!
The loooong ponytail trick
Now, my hair is long. Too long if you ask me, but I haven’t had a chance to get to my girl to take some off, so long it is. But I wanted to show you this trick so you can extend your ponytail. Start at the top and create a ponytail with most of your hair. Then with the rest, create a ponytail just under the top one. The ponytail will look a lot longer and the ponytail underneath is hidden. Perfect!
If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ll probably figure out that messy is in. This ponytail is piecey and messy on top. I just pulled it back with my fingers, really loosely, and held it where I wanted it while I secured the hair. Then pull out pieces as you need to or pin pieces in place. I pinned the front twisty poof.
I didn’t want to recreate ponytails for each look of my 13 ways to wear your bangs because that’s pretty obvious, right? Of course I can just throw those into a pony. But this one I like because it’s pretty & classy. Just do the big pompador like you would on your hair normally. Twist and pin to secure it. Create a ponytail with the rest of your hair that’s down. Then wrap the top hair around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.
Double Side Braids
This is easy. Just add two braids to the side. I messily pieced together the top because my hair was curly. I also did this on both sides, but one side would be fun too.
Start by separating your hair from behind your ear all the way up. Keep that hair out & secure your ponytail. Then part where you want and twist all the way back and around the elastic. Same with the other side and you’re done!
Phew! There you have it! 10 creative ways to wear your ponytail. So take an extra 5 minutes this morning and try one of these!