14 Cutest Side Ponytail Ideas for 2022 That You Need to See!

Side ponytails for long hair

A long side ponytail is being seen everywhere this year. From the runways of New York City’s Fashion Week, at celebrity weddings, and not to mention all the Hollywood red carpet events and award shows.

They are a beautiful way to wear your hair in a more formal manner without looking too uptight. They are super sexy because they have a lot of movement and styling options.

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Wrapped side ponytail hair idea
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#1: Wrapped Side Ponytail

Make a simple side ponytail extra special with a few loose waves and a simple wrap to conceal the elastic.

Dutch braid side ponytail
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#2: Dutch Braid Side Ponytail

The addition of a Dutch braid turns the everyday side pony into a feminine style that is worthy of your next glam event.

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#3: Fashion Forward Side Pony

With a nod to the past and the addition of modern texture, it is super trendy to take your side pony up top for an edgier, fashion forward look.

Ashley Tisdale with long side ponytail

#4 Ashley Tisdale’s Formal Side Ponytail

This side pony looks and works best with finer hair. It helps if the hair is a bit wavy or a little more on the straight side.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base styling products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until you like it . It is like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty, and you like the way you look. And then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Long curly hair with side ponytail

#5 The Jasmine Inspired Side Ponytail

This beautiful style looks best with thick naturally curly hair.

Tip: Always start by air drying or diffusing your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until you think it looks pretty. It is not an exact science, this is like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you you like the way you look. And then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Miley Cyrus with long hair and side ponytail
Miley Cyrus with long hair and side ponytail

#6 The Chignon Side Ponytail

How To Style:

Long sleek hair with side ponytail waves

#7 The Sleek and Sexy Side Ponytail

This works best with almost any hair type, its easiest on thick wavy hair.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it you like the way it looks. It is not an exact science, it is almost like creating a sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Kerry Underwood with long side ponytail

#8 The Mermaid Side Ponytail

This side pony looks and works best with finer hair. It helps if the hair is a bit wavy so it will hold a curl longer.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it looks and lays right. It is not an exact science, this is almost like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty, and you like the way you look. When finished, then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Twist Side Ponytail Hairstyle
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#9: Imp Twist Side Ponytail

A soft side-swept pony with a twist through the crown section connecting into the ponytail. It leaves a pretty design of lines and spices up a simple side ponytail. It’s cute and whimsical with a small amount of face-framing fringe.

How To Style:
Start with clean dry hair with a base product already in your hair. Such as styling lotion or thickening spray. Set your hair with hot rollers, or curling iron.

This is to create the volume at the top of your hair and the sleek waves in the pony. Section off the very top and front of your hair in a horseshoe pattern and tie up the top so that it is separate from the bottom.

Backcomb, hairspray, and smooth the sides of your hair. Take the ends of the section of hair you backcombed from the top of your head, and twist or braid into a half-inch section. Then add it to the pony so it creates a geometric design and line on the back of the head.

Gently pull all your hair softly back and off to the side into a soft side pony. You can then use a cute whimsical hair tie or a piece of hair to cover any type of hairband you may have used to secure your hair.

You can do this by taking the hair and wrapping it around the base of the pony as if it were a ribbon to cover any hair ties and make the style appear more finished.

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion, Thickening Spray, Gloss Spray Shine, Does it All or Spray de Mode HairsprayThis side pony looks and works best with finer hair. It helps if the hair is a bit wavy or a little more on the straight side.

Always start by blow-drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until you like the way it looks, this is not an exact science. It is like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Art deco side ponytail for long hair

#10 Art Deco Side Ponytail

This side pony works best with very long, straight hair. The hair should be fairly thick or you may have to use a weft or hairpiece to create the volume on top.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it looks and right. It is not an exact science, this is almost like creating a sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty, and you like the way you look. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Long braided hair with side ponytail

#11 Grecian Goddess Side Faux Ponytail

This style works best with thick wavy hair, but can be done on just about anyone with long hair.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it looks and lays right. This is not an exact science, this is almost like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty, and you like the way you look. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Side faux ponytail for long hair

#12 Side Faux Pony Waterfall

This style works best on thick, fine, long, and wavy hair.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. When pinning it up, play with the hair until it looks and lays right. It is not an exact science, it is like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you think it’s pretty, and you like the way you look. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Pin up girl style side ponytail for long hair

#13 Pin Up Girl Side Pony

This side pony looks and works great with fine or thick hair. It helps if the hair is a bit wavy.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it looks and you like the way it looks. This is not an exact science, this is almost like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you like the way you look. And then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

French twist long side ponytail

#14 French Twist Side Ponytail

This side pony works well on most hair types, but it helps if the hair is a bit finer and has some wave to it.

Tip: Always start by blow drying your hair with base products. This is to prep your hair to be put up into a special occasion style. Play with the hair until it looks pretty. It is not an exact science, this is like creating a moving sculpture. Adjust it until you like the way you look. Then hair spray it heavily so it stays all day or night through any event.

Long Side Ponytails look good on any face shape. They are a beautiful way to put your hair up while still enjoying the length of your hair, for that feminine, soft, sexy look.

They can be worn casually or quite formal depending on the style you choose. Look at the side pony as a sculpture that you are creating with your hair. And depending on your mood you can wear it with subtlety or flair. Be sure to check out all of our ponytail hairstyling ideas.




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