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5 Ways To Rock A Ponytail and Look Great

Feb 06, 2023

Carol Haddad

Need a break from your usual go-to hairstyle? A ponytail is always a good option – it’s quick, easy and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. With so many different ponytail styles to try, it really is the look to suit any occasion. Even if you think you don’t have enough hair to achieve a long ponytail, with today’s innovations in hair extensions, and a few clips, you can give your ponytail a little extra oomph. Here are five different ways to style a ponytail:

The High Ponytail

One of the most popular ponytail styles, the high pony is a great go-to; luckily, it's easy to achieve. No matter the occasion, this style gives off an air of sophistication and confidence. Gather your locks at your head's crown (or higher), brush them out for smoothness, secure them with your favourite hair tie, and then use a tail comb or brush to create a voluminous look. Have fun with it by experimenting with different parts or giving it extra lift and shine by using mousse or hairspray. With an added ponytail extension, you can even have an extra long ponytail look that echoes a classic '60s style without you having to grow out your own hair!

The Plaited Ponytail

The Plaited Ponytail is a great way to elevate an everyday look without investing too much time or energy. Whether you’re headed to the office or going out for the night, this style is sure to get you noticed. Perfect for petite frames and long faces, it makes any length of hair look voluminous and chic. Give it an added touch of femininity by leaving some tendrils loose around your face, or keep things sleek and pulled back for a polished vibe. With this ponytail style, the possibilities are endless!

The Side Ponytail

The classic side ponytail is great for days when you feel like switching up your look. It's an easy, elegant way to add a bit of fun to your hair. With the help of a ponytail hair extension, you can make your side pony stand out even more! The trick is to start by parting your hair off-centre before gathering the top part in a high ponytail. Secure the pony with an elastic and bobby pins to keep everything in place, then gently pull and twist it back around, so the rest of your hair cascades down behind it. Experiment with adding accessories such as a scrunchie or a ribbon at the base for extra pizzazz - either way, you're sure to look great with this stylish side-swept look.

The Messy Ponytail

Want to keep your look on the messy side but still put together? The Messy Ponytail is here to save the day! This style is a modernised take on the classic look, featuring dishevelled strands that give room for movement and texture that makes all-day wear feel like a breeze. To achieve this style, simply tighten your hair back as you usually would, making sure to leave some locks out near the front or sides. From there, you can create further unique looks within this style; try different braiding techniques if you’re looking to go bigger, change up the placement of your part for more style versatility, or add fun accessories like barrettes and clips for an extra pop. Whether you’re headed to dance practice or a night out, this look has got you covered.

The Sleek Ponytail

From Ariana Grande to Bella Hadid and Kim K, the sleek ponytail has become one of the most popular and classic hairstyles among female celebrities. This modern ponytail featuring sleek and smooth hair is an effortless style that looks like you've made more effort than you really have. To achieve this look, start by brushing your hair back into a ponytail at the centre of your head or mix it up and try it to either side for a fun asymmetrical-look. Don’t forget to smooth down any flyaways with mousse or gel especially around the hairline and then finish with a hairspray for a more polished finish. The beauty of this ponytail style is its versatility, making it perfect for both everyday casual wear and formal events such as date nights or weddings. No matter the occasion, with just a few simple steps you can easily pull off this look with full confidence!

There are so many ways to style a ponytail, and the best part is that you can use a ponytail hair extension to achieve any look if your hair isn’t long enough to get you there. Whether you want a high and sleek ponytail or a messy and fun side ponytail, there's an option for you. So whether you want to give it a go at home or get your hair stylist to do it for you, why not give some of these styles a chance the next time you're looking for a new way to wear your hair!

If you aren’t comfortable trying these five styles yourself or want someone to show you how, why not come into Pierre Haddad Hair Management? We excel in many different styles, including ponytails, and can help you achieve the perfect look for your next event or night out. Make a booking here today.