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How to Create the Best Runway Low Ponytail

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.

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Why You Should Love a Low Ponytail

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.

A Low Ponytail is Sophisticated

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 low ponytail hairstyles 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!

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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!

And if you are questioning the thought of a low, sleek pony you should check out our guide to ponytails for more inspiration. Okay!

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

Step #1

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!

Step #2

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!

Step #3

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

Step #1

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!

Step #2

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.

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A Variety of Low Ponytail Hairstyles 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.

If you are like me, I am always looking for new ponytail ideas, tips, and tricks.

You can also use a hair serum to make it easier to tie back.

Sleek Low Ponytail

Wait. Don't forget this classic style.

A sleek low ponytail will never go out of style and can be worn by anyone. 

A sleek pony works well for our all occasions, from casual outings to formal events, ensuring you always look polished. Have you ever seen the business woman wearing a suite and a sleek ponytail in a movie? 


We love it!

Creating a sleek low ponytail is simple and quick, making it an excellent choice for those who need a stylish look without spending too much time on their hair. It requires minimal products and tools, typically just a comb, hair tie, and some styling gel or serum.

You can get creative and even do a low side ponytail with this look.

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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? Or, buy a new ponytail extension?

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!


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Ponytail Bonus: Why Use Extensions?

Look, you didn’t think we would let you read all this way and not mention why the ladies are loving the Ponytail Extensions at Private Label, did you?

We have so many types of ponytails to choose from!

Girl, let’s get into these real hair ponytails in colors like jet black, auburn, bleach blonde, and more.

Do you need more convincing?

Here are some reasons why women love human hair ponytail extensions.

(You know those synthetic ponies don’t look real.)

Volume and Length

Ponytail extensions instantly add volume and length to your natural hair, making the ponytail look fuller and more luxurious.

This additional volume especially benefits those with thin or shorter hair who desire a dramatic, eye-catching ponytail.

The added volume and length allow more styling flexibility, from a high, bouncy ponytail to a long, sleek cascade.

Style Variety

Ponytail extensions come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and textures, offering you the exciting opportunity to experiment with different looks without committing to a permanent change.

You can go for the pom-pom ponytail style, slicked back, puffy pony, or whatever else you feel that day.

Whether they want to match their natural hair color or try something bold and new, ponytail extensions provide the freedom to play with different aesthetics.

They can also be styled just like natural hair, using tools and products to achieve curls, waves, or straight looks.

Special Occasions and Convenience

Ponytail extensions are a convenient solution for a polished look, perfect for special occasions like weddings, proms, or any event where time might be limited.

They offer a way to enhance your appearance effortlessly and are also an excellent option when managing your natural hair, which might be more challenging.

The ease of clipping in a ponytail extension means that style can be significantly transformed in just minutes, which is a huge draw for busy individuals.

We continue to add additional types of ponytails to our collection.

Now get a real hair ponytail from Private Label. You can thank us later by leaving a 5-star review!

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Mastering the runway low ponytail has never been easier with these tips! Love how versatile and timeless this style is—perfect for any occasion from casual to formal. Plus, the variety of ponytail styles mentioned here are great for switching up your look effortlessly. Can’t wait to try them out!


This guide to creating a sleek low ponytail is so helpful! I’m wondering if these techniques would work well with curly hair too? Any tips for maintaining the sleek look?


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