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Grab Your Hair Ties: 12 Incredibly Cute Ponytail Ideas

Ponytails are usually our go-to style when we don’t have the time or energy to do our hair. It’s what we do when we try to stretch our hair into another day without washing it! This doesn’t mean, however, that ponytails should look blah and boring. In fact, we’ve got 12 incredibly creative and cute ponytail ideas right here for your inspiration!

  • Heaven

    This ponytail is perfectly imperfect. It is loose, soft, feminine and effortlessly beautiful.

    Loose-Feminine-Ponytail

    How To Style:

    1. Run fingers through your hair, parting your hair on the opposite side of your natural part.
    2. Loosely gather your hair into low side ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
    3. Take some hair from the ponytail and wrap it around its base to cover the elastic band.
    4. Set the style with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hold Me Tight by Paul Mitchell gives hairstyles a long lasting flexible hold.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best in this style.

  • Gisselle

    This ponytail is airy, organic-looking, and very much in style right now. It has loose braids on top of the head that flow into a ponytail of perfectly undone volumized waves.

    Ponytail-with-Waves-and-Loose-Braids

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a volumizing product on dry hair hair.
    2. With your fingers, blow dry your hair with your head upside down to create volume.
    3. Wrap sections of your hair around a large barrel iron to create texture.
    4. Scrunch a texture product into your hair for texture.
    5. Create two loose French braids on top of your head (one on each side of a middle part) and secure with a clear elastic band.
    6. Gather all your hair into a high messy ponytail and secure with a clear elastic band.
    7. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell gives hair grit, texture and volume when blow dried into dry hair.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

  • Priscilla

    This girly, playful ponytail has curls that marry into one perfect coil. A heavy long and curved fringe gives this simple ponytail a stylish and put-together feel.

    Playful-Ponytail-with-Fringe

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    2. Curl sections of hair all in one direction using a large barrel iron.
    3. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
    4. Twirl the ponytail with fingers until the curls marry into one coil.
    5. Set with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell protects hair from the heat of irons and gives the style hold.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

    Tip:

    Placing your ponytail 45 degrees from your chin accentuates your cheekbones!

  • Kenna

    This ponytail is swept back tightly on the sides and worn with sexy volume on top.

    Tight-Ponytail-with-Volume

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a root lifter on the roots of dry hair on top of the head.
    2. Blow dry the hair with hair upside down until the product has dried.
    3. Pull all the hair into a tight ponytail except for the hair on top of the head.
    4. Secure it with an elastic band.
    5. Tease the hair on top of the head with a comb.
    6. Set the teasing with a firm hold spray.
    7. Gather all the hair into one ponytail, and secure with an elastic band.
    8. Set the hairstyle with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a firm hold spray that is great for holding up teasing.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best in this style.

  • Olivia

    This clean and sleek ponytail is classic. It is so simple yet chic and sophisticated.

    Sleek-Sophisticated-Ponytail

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    2. Apply a serum to hair for shine.
    3. Gather all the hair into a clean and sleek ponytail.
    4. Secure with a clear elastic band.
    5. Tame any frizz and flyaways with a wet finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft Spray by Paul Mitchell is a wet spray that holds down any frizz and flyaways.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

  • Bar

    A high ponytail goes with everything! It can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the outfit you wear or how you do your make-up.

    High-Sleek-Ponytail

    How To Style:

    1. With your head upside down, gather hair with your hands into a high ponytail.
    2. Smooth the hair into your hands using a boar bristle dressing brush.
    3. Secure the ponytail using a clear elastic band.
    4. Take half-inch of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around its base, and secure with a bobby pin.
    5. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hold Me Tight gives hair long lasting hold without the stiff and crunchy look.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best in this style.

    Tip:

    A Mason Pearson brush is the best dressing brush out there!

  • Rebecca

    Hair tends to appear shorter when styled into a high ponytail. Here’s a cool way to avoid that!

    Youthful-Sexy-Ponytail

    How To Style:

    1. Gather and secure the top half of your hair into high half ponytail.
    2. Gather and secure the rest of the hair into a ponytail at the occipital bone.
    3. Set with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hold Me Tight gives hair a crunch-free, long-lasting hold.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best in this style.

    Tip:

    The two ponytails tend to blend well and create the illusion of being one when the hair is curled.

  • Jessica

    Ponytails with the right amount of being undone gives a more youthful and sexy look.

    Youthful-Sexy-Ponytail1

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a volumizing product on dry hair hair.
    2. With your fingers, blow dry your hair with your head upside down to create volume.
    3. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail by raking your fingers through the hair and secure with a clear elastic band.
    4. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Sculpting Foam gives hair grit, volume and texture when blow dried into dry hair.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

  • Sarah

    This is a low ponytail that is tied sleek with minimal texture, yet left loose and waved on the ends.

    Low-Sleek-Ponytail-with-Waves

    How To Style: 

    1. Apply a volumizing product on dry waved  hair.
    2. With your fingers, blow dry your hair with your head upside down to create volume.
    3. Massage a volumizing powder into the hair to create texture and height.
    4. Lightly tease the hair at its roots to create volume.
    5. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail by raking fingers through the hair and secure with a clear elastic band.
    6. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Pravana’s Lived In Powder Potion gives hair volume and texture.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will look best in this style.

  • Dylan

    This ponytail is teased and parted in the front with just the right amount of hair left out to frame the face.

    Teased-Ponytail-with-Side-Part

    How To Style:

    1. Tease hair in the crown area and set with a firm hold spray.
    2. Gather hair into a ponytail leaving some hair out around the face.
    3. Set with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a firm hold spray that holds teasing in place.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes, especially square, with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

  • Lisa

    Adding twists to a ponytail is a super easy way to dress it up, especially if you don’t know how to braid.

    Cute Ponytail Ideas

    How To Style:

    1. Part your hair down the midde.
    2. Starting at the parting, begin twisting hair backwards, adding more hair as you reach the back.
    3. Temporarily secure it with a clip.
    4. Do the same to the other side.
    5. One both sides have been twisted, gather the two and secure with a clear elastic band.
    6. Set with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold spray that allows hair to move freely and look natural.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

  • Selena

    There is something so Hollywood chic about a sleek ponytail that is parted down the middle!

    Sleek-Ponytail-with-Middle-Part

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
    2. Apply a serum to hair for shine.
    3. Part hair down the middle.
    4. Gather all the hair into a low, clean and sleek ponytail.
    5. Secure with a clear elastic band.
    6. Tame any frizz and fly aways with a wet finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft Spray by Paul Mitchell is a wet spray that holds down any frizz and flyaways.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density will look best in this style.

    Don’t limit yourself to these looks. Mix and match these cute ponytail ideas! Experiment and create different looks that are unique to you.