Ponytails are a Girl’s “Secret” Best Friend
I know society made us believe that buns are a girl’s go-to style for any occasion, but they have nothing on a beautifully sleek and low ponytail. Sure, there are the ponytails you wear to class on rainy days and the ponytails you wear binge-watching Netflix, but then there are the ponytails that have everything to do with quality and occasion. They are hairstyles that are so pretty and romantic that you'd wear them over any other style any day. Ponytails
may be the most natural hairstyle around, with the style's history providing us with plenty of inspiration for switching up the look. Messy summer ponies have recently made the transition to sleek, low-slung versions and we have been seeing it all over the runway the entire season! It is time to discuss it. No matter your hair type or face shape
, it’s surprisingly easy to master the look.
Why You Should Love It
It is Low Maintenance
Whether you just finished working out, eating, running errands or anything of the sort nothing should come between you and your day, especially not a blowout. Simple, slip your hair
into a chic low pony, and no one will be able to tell the kind of day you had. A high ponytail
takes a little more effort, and time to get right, even if you are doing a messy high ponytail, so it does not look like you rolled out of bed a few minutes before.
Sophistication is every women’s dream look, but what most women may not know is how easy it is to achieve the look with a low, sleek ponytail. When you walk into a black tie event with your low ponytail, all head will turn and stare. The look is classy, simple, and cute and it gives off a polished grown-up, minimalist vibe. Do a sharp low side-part, and you have a head-turning look. You will look like you came ripping off the runway yourself!
It Fits the Shape of Anyone’s Face
This look is naturally slimming on round faces because it pulls the eyes down. For longer faces, you can create the impression of width by adding texture. Add some kinks and curls to your ponytail and give off a slightly more playful vibe that can fit any occasion and any face shape. It is so worth it!
It is Timeless
Think about it, has a low ponytail ever went out of style? Low ponytails have been hitting the runway and the general public’s interest since the beginning of time. It is low maintenance, cute, simple, easy to do and timeless! It is everyone’s favorite look, and it goes with pretty much everyone’s style no matter who you are!
The Real Question
I hope so far you have learned to gain a love for this low, sleek ponytail look because all of us here have! The next thing to figure out is how to make a ponytail look as beautiful as a fancy bun or an elaborate braid. Different hair textures and hair types need different things to complete the look and make it look as beautiful and natural as possible. It is essential to take note of what your hair type is and to do further research to understand what it needs to complete the look.
For Thinner Hair
The first thing you should do is gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck. Next, secure the ponytail with an elastic hair tie (or regular hair tie) while keeping a 1-inch section of hair free. You will need this section soon!
Make sure you are careful and attentive on this next part. Wrap the loose piece of your hair (the part that you kept free) around the elastic. Secure the ends with a few bobby pins
and make sure that you hide the bobby pins inside of your ponytail. You do not want any slip-ups!
If you want some texture or more body, then grab your flat iron and sections out your ponytail and put a few curls here and there. This part adds more style and character to your ponytail! If you want to be bold, add a few tasteful hair accessories
to complete your look.
For Thicker Hair
First, what you are going to so is slick your hair all the way back. If the hairline is frizzy, spritz it with a serum, then brush away from your face, securing hair at the nape with an elastic. Use a hair scarf (preferably satin or silk) to maintain the edges
of your hair. This step will ensure that your hair stays in place while the serum does the trick. When you take the scarf off (after about twenty to thirty minutes) your hair and edges should be laid and ready!
If you want some added texture and layers, then you can tease the bottom layer of hair. Smooth the top with a brush, and give it a bump from mid-shaft to ends with a curling iron.
A Variety of Ponytail Styles Are Out There!
With so many options on the table, there is no need to have the usual ponytail these days. There are so many different hairstyles to choose from, depending on your style and the length of your hair. If you have mid to long hair and you live a hectic and busy life, occasionally you want to tie your hair back and get on with the day. If you are going to a special event and don’t have the time or money to hit the salon, you can do a low ponytail and turn heads all night with minimal effort. Having your hair down, can make us feel irritated and make us feel flustered. Are you bored with the standard ponytail hairstyle? Try these ponytail styles below and get a feel as to which look would best fit your hair type, personality, and lifestyle! Any look can make you look fantastic and chic, but these stunning hairstyles will make you wonder why you didn’t try them any sooner!
Some Ponytail Styles That You Should Try
Twisted Low Ponytail
If you need a hairstyle for the job that can be quickly an evening look too, then this is the look for you! There are always these random days when you go to meet a friend after work or have a date. You may not always have time to make a long winded switch to a new look, and you still want to look presentable and appealing in public, right? If so, go for a twisted low ponytail
. This style looks so elegant and girly. The look is also quite a messy hairstyle but still holds the classy look. It seems stunning from the back and the front. For the best result, make sure your twists are as low as possible, so you create the natural life above.
Messy Ponytail with a Braid on the Side
The unkempt look makes it seem like you put in barely any effort, but you still look naturally cute and put together. Messy hair is trending all over the world right now and having a messy ponytail looks great on just about anybody. Add a side braid to your messy ponytail and loosely tie your hair back to create a stunning hairstyle. This style
is great to look for music concerts, gigs, and weddings. It is the perfect simple look to add in some hair accessories like flowers or headbands for festivals.
Curly, High Ponytail
This look is fresh and playful and can make you feel glamorous and young! Add some curls to a standard ponytail, and you will immediately feel amazing. This look is simple and easy to do. You can curl your hair before you tie it back or you can tie it back and start to bend the ponytail section only. I find it easier to wind the ponytail after putting it in a ponytail just in case you want a sleek look with a pop of curls. If you have naturally curly hair, then you have the advantage of not having to curl your ponytail. You can also use a hair serum to make it easier to tie back.
A French Braid into Low Side Ponytail
If you do not know how to do a French braid
, then I suggest you learn because this look will turn heads! This a stunning twist into a low side ponytail. The low ponytail will show off how spectacular your twist looks, which is why it is essential to know how to braid correctly! Remember to use some hair serum or even coconut oil
to ensure the back of your hair stays sleek, shiny and chic. This style is a neat look, so you need to make sure that you tame any loose hair. Hairspray could be your friend here if your hair tends to be a little frizzy. If you’re going to an event where you know someone may take a picture of you, have this style and ensure they capture you on your braid side!
The Vintage Ponytail
Who doesn’t love vintage? We buy vintage clothes, listen to older music, and we try vintage looks every day. Why not add in an old ponytail? Vintage is everywhere at the moment, and people seem to be going crazy for it! If you are not too sure what this looks like, then imagine a high-rise crown look that requires tons of hairspray. This style looks fantastic and intricate. The best advice for this style is teasing. It is feminine and would suit any occasion from casual to formal. This look may work a little better with longer hair because you have to wrap the bottom section underneath your ponytail. Take it back to the good old days!
Braided Half-Up Ponytail
Braids can go with any looks, and you can do them in so many ways. Use them to your advantage! If you would like to show off your long gorgeous hair, try a braided half-up ponytail
. It is not the most straightforward style, but it lasts a little longer than the other ones, and it is also elegant and beautiful. Take your time and do this. It is a good idea to learn how to braid too, as I said before. Begin by making three front sections and start to make three half braids. The braids only need to be braided until you reach the ponytail. Ensure that all twists are directed to this point and tie your hair in a band to secure it. Add some curls for a more fun look!
The Fishtail Braid Low Ponytail for Longer Hair
This look is perfect for those with long hair, but if you have long hair extensions this look can be for you too! If you are trying to get ready for Coachella Season, then this look is great for you also! Longer hair gives you endless options for ponytails. Take this gorgeous fishtail braid
mixed with a low ponytail. This look is a style for all of you that love the messy hairstyles and fishtails. You don’t need to be an expert at fishtails for this style. Try it and see. I can guarantee you will love it. It has a great music festival vibe.
The Styles Are Endless
Creating a low ponytail looks takes next to no time at all to complete. You must have the necessary skills and a little patience to get the look you want, but in the end, it is all worth the trouble. Ponytails give you length, style and sophistication all with one hairstyle! Try one and see what you like! Do you like low ponytails? Do you prefer a sleek look? Which of the styles mentioned was your favorite? Have you tried any of the looks before? Let me know your experiences in the comments section! I would love to hear them!