19 Unique Ponytail Ideas That Are Anything But Basic
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No other hairstyle will ever compare to a simple ponytail. If you’re tired of wearing the same style every day and want to upgrade your own ‘do, then it’s time to add more to the everlasting look with a lil ponytail inspiration. A ponytail in any hair texture could always use a little accessorizing here and there. Whether it’s a simple black ribbon or something as unexpected as wire, you can, in fact, dress up your pony. We’ve taken a cue from some of our favorite hairstylists and the updos they’ve styled on their own clientele. Take a look at our ponytail inspiration and be sure to take notes.
When a hair elastic won’t do, consider a statement hair cuff to make your look stand out. Alex Brown turned a classic straight pony into a head-turning hair moment.
Hair expert Kathleen Riley took this high ponytail to an even higher level. She added a few silver clips for a subtle surprise.
If you’re into more of a boho vibe when it comes to your hair, all you’ll need are some petals. Nicole Pallota pink florals to this wavy updo.
All Tied Up
Add twists and turns with none other than wire. Glen Coco Oropeza added a futuristic hint to this look.
Here he did the same with white thread instead. This is a great way to stand out against lighter locks.
Another great accessory to add to your ponytails are silk wraps. These styles from Donni have likely been blowing up your Instagram feed.
If you’re down with the scrunchies craze, consider incorporating them into your ponies. Janine Kerr twisted two green and blue velvet pieces for a colorful accent.
For more of a festival-inspired look, try hopping on the bejeweled bandwagon. This beautiful embellished ponytail was created by Janine Kerr.
Scrunchies For Short-Haired Girls
For shorter-hair girls, you can add some fun to your mini ponytails with a scrunchie. Rosemary Monica went for a classic black one when creating this style.
A Simple Black Ribbon
For a simpler touch, you can go for a black ribbon instead. Riawna Capri left the strands out for a contrast against the blonde.
The black scrunchie can also make a statement on much longer hairstyles. Chris Appleton created this sky-high ‘do on Kim Kardashian.
Another simple upgrade for your summer pony is a bandana. Nikki Lee created this look around the start of festival season.
Pretty in Pearls
Swap your hair elastic or scrunchie for some pearls. Carly Walters created the illusion of an invisible hair tie with this set of pearls.
Twisted and Clipped
For a more formal occasion, you can top off your look with dazzling clips. Kristin Ess‘ star-filled ponytail is like something out of the galaxy.
Here she also tried a pearly look, but scattered across the hair instead.
Snatched and Sectioned
The bubble pony trend has been huge over the last year. Justine Marjan divided this blonde mane into six different parts for the full effect.
For a more elevated look, you could always try a simple bow like this also styled by Justine.
Your hair clips don’t have to be boring. Justine went for a circular set when completing this ‘do.
Take the bubble trend to the next level by adding more accessories. In this case, Justine added hair screws to make it edgier.