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A simple ponytail, worn by a traveller.

Is putting your hair up a standard or go-to style you like to put in place? Just because you’ve been implementing this look for years, doesn’t mean you cannot improve upon your go-to.

No matter your hair color, hair texture, face shape, or look, a ponytail is a perfect look for any woman. Rock your new look in every type of weather and even on the most hectic of days.

Welcome to our ponytail hairstyles for women gallery.


Gabrielle Union sporting a Low Ponytail.

Gabrielle Union showed nothing but elegance during the Step Up Inspiration Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel last May 20, 2016. Her long, dark hair is styled into a low ponytail oozing with sophistication.

Felicity Jones sporting a low ponytail with a thick, side tendrils.

Felicity Jones sporting a low ponytail with a thick, side tendrils at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015.

Gabrielle Union sporting a ponytail with wavy tendrils

Gabrielle Union sporting a ponytail with wavy tendrils at the World Premiere of Almost Christmas last November 3, 2016.

Thick and straight black hair arranged into a neat ponytail and then styled into a tight fishtail braid. This one will gather all your hair together and will keep it away from your face during busy work days.

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A casual ponytail styled into a classic fishtail to achieve an elegant finish. This hairstyle might be simple but it can be worn not just on normal days but also on formal and corporate events.

A minimalistic gym hairstyle that will keep sassy while working out. The little fishtail braid on the side gives the ponytail an extra sass.

A simple ponytail upgraded into a stylish look by arranging it into a fishtail braid. The strands are then loosened up a bit to create volume and texture.

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A simple ponytail with a chunky and short fishtail for added style. You can also ad some tendrils for a trendier finish.

One quirky way to enjoy your Fulani braids is to use some colorful hair extensions. In this hairstyle, long and pink extensions were used to enhance the overall look. The braids are then arranged into a high ponytail to arrive with a playful and fun output.

Cornrow braids arranged into a high ponytail and styled with cuff, beads and other decorative adornments. A playful ponytail works as a great option for active women who are usually busy the whole day.

Barbara Palvin wearing a neat and tight ponytail.

During the LA premiere of Hercules last July 2014, Barbara Palvin wore a neat and tight ponytail that showcased her perfect face shape and emphasized her facial assets.

Long, dark auburn hair arranged into tribal braids and then wrapped into a high ponytail. This kind of hairstyle works well on long and thick hair.


How to Get a Ponytail

By definition, the way to get a ponytail is to pull most of the hair on the head, pulled away from your face, and secured somewhere on the back of the head. The only way to achieve this hairstyle is to grow out your hair. It is that easy.

For many women, this takes time and regular trims to encourage new hair growth. Longer hair quickly pulls up into buns, braids, twists, and more. If you don’t have the time to grow your hair out, add extensions or clip-in hair to your head. With the use of bobby pins and extensions, pull your hair up with ease.

Tips for Styling Your Ponytail

With hair of any length, it is possible to style your ponytail in a new way. It doesn’t require a professional appointment to implement some of these styling tips.

  • Tilt your head back when pulling up your hair. This pulls the hair up much higher and gives you a high tail. From the side, hair higher on the head elongates your face and draws the eye to your cheekbones.
  • Add the illusion of longer hair by bringing your hair up in two hair ties, one that secures the lower layer of hear and one securing the upper tier. It makes your hair look longer even if it is short.
  • Pull all of your hair high on your head, tie it, and then tease it with dry shampoo or texturizer. It creates a bed head look.
  • For shorter hair, tie hair at the base of the neck and circle a strand of hair around your hair tie. This makes it look like your hair is being held up with hair and not a rubber band.
  • Curl your hair once you have already pulled it into a high pony. It adds dimension and gives you a pulled together look!
  • Pull it up into a classic bun or a messy topknot. This is a classic go-to for many women because it is easy, stylish, and has the potential to be elegant.

Encourage Hair Health Even When You Wear It Up

One of the biggest problems with wearing your hair up on a regular basis is damage to your hair. If you wear it on the same part of your head every single day, it causes damage to your hair. It weakens the roots of your hair, causes rips, tears, and even knots.

In addition, be sure to take your hair out gently when getting the hair tie out. If you put your hair up when it is damp or wet, it pulls your strands and causes damage. Once you establish good hair habits, wear it up whenever you want!


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