Whether you're sweating it out at the gym or the dance floor, ponytail hairstyles are the true MVPs.

They're convenient and cute, and unlike the confusingly high maintenance messy bun, they're actually easy.

So if you're after a sexy, sporty, simple or sophisticated ponytail hairstyle, I've got you covered!

Time to say thank you, next to that tired topknot and channel your inner Ariana Grande with these 10 ponytail hairstyles.

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High ponytail with waves


ponytail hairstyles@oliviabrower_ wears the THICK halo in COL. Dark Blonde 10 styled by @brittsully


This ponytail hairstyle is perfect for all the mermaid wave crazed hunnies.

Give the traditional high pony a seachange by adding some sleek and sexy waves.

To get this dreamy style, you can either wave your hair first or once it's already up.

If you're after a more chic style, I'd suggest slicking your hair up using a detangling brush and securing with an ecstatic, or your fave scrunchie of course.

Once your hair is up and the fly-aways are tamed, separate your pony into three sections and wave them.

Gentle brush the waves out using a wide-tooth comb and spritz with a lightweight holding spray.

If you're after a messy look with a little more volume at the crown of your hair, wave all of your hair before styling it into a high pony.

For nights out, pair this look with big statement earrings and a bold lip.

Or go barefaced and ditch the accessories for a day at the beach.

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Sleek high ponytail hairstyle

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@hollymayo_ wears THICK halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10 styled by @emmachenartistry


Home from studying in Paris, the sporty high pony tail's sophisticated cousin is here to elevate your hair game.

(And to brag about their time in Europe of course... **only drinks espresso shots and refers to croissants as quassants).

Leave the messy ponies for the bars and clubs, and rock this for formal occasions.

Start with clean and blow-dried hair with just a little bit of anti-frizz through the ends.

Spray a small teasing brush with some hair spray and slick your locks back and up into a high pony.

Leave out a small section and wrap this around the base of the pony, covering the hair tie.

Create some large vintage curls by keeping your locks flat against your styler while wrapping them around the wand.

Run a small amount of anti-frizz serum through the ponytail to keep your strands smooth.

Pair this ponytail hairstyle a killer gown and statement jewellery for your formal partayys.

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Messy Ponytail

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@maddywright wears the THICK halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10 styled by @pennyantuar


This baddie is the rebellious younger sister who, when visiting her sophisticated high ponytail cousin was too hungover to go to the Louvre, but loved Amsterdam.

The messy ponytail is the perfect 'morning after' hairstyle.

And by that, I mean the morning after washing your hair of course.

What did you think I meant?

Roughly curl the mid-lengths and ends of your hair and apply your fave volumising product to the roots.

With your thumbs, pull your hair back in a downwards motion from your ears.

Secure your locks just above the base of your neck and pull a few small strands out around your face and behind your ears.

Style this sexy look with an oversized band tee ripped jeans and docs.

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Half up half down ponytail hairstyle

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@jordansimek wears the THICK halo in col Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10.

Hair down or hair up? Well, I say,


This half up half down ponytail hairstyle lets you have the best of both worlds.

Not only is it super cute, but this low maintenance ponytail hairstyle is also ideal for those CBF'd doing your hair days...

Which let's be real, is erry day.

To achieve this effortless look, pull the top section of your hair back from either side of your forehead.

Using a clear elastic or a statement scrunchie, secure your locks into a high pony.

Pro-tip, place a bobby pin vertically at the base of the ponytail to give your pony a lil extra volume.

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Bubble Ponytail

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@chloe_park_ Wears the THICK halo in col. Dark Brown 2


Calling all '90s queens, this ponytail hairstyle is nostalgia wrapped up in chicness, and clear elastics of course.

(Or butterfly clips, as any true '90s baby would know. )

To create this look, pull your locks into a low pony, then cinch 3 - 5 ( depending on the length of your hair) evenly spaced sections using clear elastics.

Gently pull each section out once they're secure to create the bubbles.

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Ponytail hairstyle with a scarf

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@chloe_park_ Wears the THICK halo in col. Dark Brown 2

Headscarfs have bounced back big into the trend-sphere that last few years, and I am all for joining the boho-brigade.

Not only are these a chic and #ontred addition to any ponytail hairstyle, but they're also great for covering up dirty hair.

Meaning, you may be able to get another day out of the dry shampoo after all.

To get this look, gently pull your hair back into a mid ponytail and tie with your fave silk hair scarf.

If your hair is heavy, you may want to secure it with a clear elastic before tying the scarf at the base of the ponytail.

This ponytail hairstyle is perfect for laid back beach days, casual outfits, or can be dressed up too.

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Sporty ponytail hairstyle

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@sofiajamora wearing the THICK halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10 styled by @ashleyantoinebeauty


From the courts to the D-floor this sports-luxe ponytail hairstyle is here if you need.

And, I definitely need!

Channel your inner sport-spice by flipping your head upside down and gathering all of your strands into a high or mid ponytail.

If you're not actually about to hit the court, pull a few strands out around your ears for a messy 'fresh outta the gym' look.

Save this style for two days after you have washed your hair to ensure that it stays up and out of your eyes.

Pair with you fave athleisure outfit and chunky sneakers.

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Low side ponytail

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@chloe_park_ Wears the THICK halo in col. Dark Brown 2


Side ponytail hairstyles have gone from fashion faux pas to bona fide stylish.

Well, low side ponytails that is, I'd advise against going full JoJo Siwa.

The create this style, pull your hair back the same as you would to create a low ponytail, however, secure the base slightly over to one side and pull the length of the ponytail over one shoulder.

Pull a few strands out to frame your face and accessories with a Blair Waldorf style headband.


Check out our tutorial and creating the perfect side ponytail hairstyle


 Formal Ponytail hairstyle 

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@izabellaris wears the styled by @volkancobanhair


"Just put it in a ponytail," and throw on a gown because ponytail hairstyles are no longer just for cool-girl, casual.

Seriously, if you see me walking down the aisle with a ponytail, mind ya business.

Although this look may require a little more effort than the traditional pony, the end result is well worth it.

Curl all of your hair and pull it back into a mid to high pony, smoothing the top and sides back with a teasing brush.

Leave out a cm wide strand one either side.

Cross the two strands over top of each other and wrap them around the base of the ponytail to hide the hair tie, secure underneath with a bobby pin.

Very carefully pull the hair at the top out to create volume.

Add a pair of pearly clips or accessories with statement earrings.

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Classic Ponytail

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The MEDIUM halo in col. Beige Blonde 613 styled by @gorgz_boutique


The OG of ponytail hairstyles, the classic ponytail needs no introduction.

After all, most of us have been wearing old reliable here since we were toddlers.

Although, we probably more closely resembled Alfalfa from the little rascals at that stage!

To achieve this simple, timeless look just brush your locks back into a mid ponytail and pull a few pieces out around your face.

To elevate this ponytail hairstyle, wrap the base of the ponytail with a strand of hair to hide the hair tie and add some loose curls.

Check out this ponytail hairstyle tutorial using The Sitting Pretty Halo