7 Jazzed-Up, Non-Basic Ponytails to Keep You Cool All Summer Long
Ponytails are about as easy as a hairdo comes. But they can also be about as boring as a hairdo comes. Luckily, the fix is simple: Add a twist here or an extra elastic there and you’ve got yourself a whole new look.
A Loose, Knotted Pony
Whereas a low-slung pony on its own could look unpolished, the single knot makes it look cool and intentional.
A Sleek, Wrapped Pony
If you ever doubted that a ponytail could look elegant, here is proof that it absolutely can.
A Quasi-Braided Pony
Prefer something a bit softer? A pulled-apart pony is less severe than a French braid and not as fussy as a chignon.
A Side-Braided Pony
If you have shorter strands (or lots of layers), braid the front and side pieces into the rest of your hair to get them out of your face.
A Bubble Pony
This runway creation is as easy as it gets. All you need is five minutes and a few extra hair ties.
A Pineapple Pony
A pineapple ponytail is a workhorse style for curly ladies because it takes the hair off of your neck (and out of the way), while still preserving the shape of your ringlets.
A Topsy (Turvy) Tail
Raise your hand if this was your favorite hairstyle as a kid. Good news: It’s still cool as an adult. (In fact, you can still buy the little plastic loop to get the tail just right.)