44 High Ponytails that’ll Suit any Woman

When you wear a beautiful hairdo, people notice your cute eyes, diamond earrings, big forehead, makeup, and high cheekbones. But this doesn’t happen with every hairstyle unless it’s one that takes your hair up away from your face like high ponytails.

lady wearing high ponytail

This hairstyle not only takes all the attention to your face. It also accentuates your facial features. For your example, you can wear any type of earring without bothering if it’ll hide between your weaves. You can even rock bold lipstick or makeup because your coiffure gives room for it.

pretty lady wearing high ponytail

Your being on this page means you’re already contemplating wearing this hairstyle. And if that’s the case, get ready to read, scroll, screenshot, and visit your hairstylist, because the high ponytail hairstyles in this post will convince you to give it a shot.

What are High Ponytails?

fine lady wearing high ponytail

High ponytails are updos with ends that drape to the back, resembling a pony’s tail. To achieve it, your hairstylist will pull some, most, or all of your hair away from your face. Afterward, they’ll gather and secure it at the back of your head with a hair tie or clip and allow it to hang freely from that point down.

lady with makeup wearing high ponytail

But unlike other ponytail hairstyles, a high one sits at the crown or top of your head. It gives a sexy and confident look that lifts your face and makes it taut. It also opens up your face, highlights your features, and accentuates your eyes, eyebrows, and cheekbones.

Furthermore, high ponytails are versatile. They’re a combo of the traditional ponytail with the sophistication of an updo.

lady with hair accessories in her high ponytail

The hairstyle also suits any occasion or profession. That is, no matter where you work, you can rock it anytime any day to any event without looking out of place.  

lady wearing beaded shuku braids

It’s also great for keeping your hair out of your eyes when doing certain activities.

And it’s a wedding hairstyle that’ll suit you whether as a bride, bridesmaid, or invitee.

What does a Ponytail Symbolize?

beautiful lady wearing high ponytail

This coiffure is a symbol of class and beauty. However, as written on Dazed Digital, during the Renaissance period, noble women decorated their ponytails with pearls, precious stones, and veils while lower-class women would have worn cloth cords to secure their hair. This means it was once upon a time a status symbol.

lady wearing knots high ponytail

That aside, this hairdo is also a fashion statement that symbolizes elegance and style.

What does a High Ponytail Say about You?

lady in orange outfit wearing high ponytail

When you look at celebrities like Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Megan Thee Stallion, and others who rock high ponytail hairstyles, what do you think of them?

Ariana Grande wearing high ponytail

That they’re elegant, classy, beautiful, self-confident, and famous, right? 

hot lady wearing knots high ponytail

That’s what this hairstyle says about you.

lady wearing high ponytail and fiddling her phone

It requires confidence to rock it because all your facial features will be in full glare with a knob setting at the center of your head. So when you pull it off, you look confident, classy, and stylish.

Does a High Ponytail Make You Look younger or Older?

lady rocking high ponytail and pressing phone

When you pull your hair up into a ponytail high enough that it can be seen from the front, it visually elongates your face and silhouette, making you look a tad taller.

lady rocking knots high ponytail

It’s a youthful hairstyle and as such, you’ll look younger when donning it.

Is it Bad to Wear a High Ponytail?

lady showing side view of her braided high ponytail

Though high ponytails are gorgeous, if you aren’t careful, they may break your hair. This happens when you pull your hair too tight. 

shy lady wearing high ponytail

So, to avoid this, either ask your stylist not to pull your hair too tight or alternate between low and high updos.

High Ponytail Hairstyles that’ll Suit Your Face

lady showing side view of her high ponytail

1. Braided Ponytail

lady wearing braided hair with weaves high ponytail

This style works in two ways:

  1. You braid the top of your hair and attach weaves to the ends.
  2. You braid your hair from top to tip.
pretty lady wearing braided high ponytail

While option one is a half-braided updo, option two is a complete shuku hairstyle.

Whichever one you go for, you’ll need an attachment hair extension in any color to achieve it.

2. Long Ponytail

side view of lady wearing long high ponytail

This high ponytail features long weaves or braids that extend to your back or waist. 

lady wearing braided high ponytail with beads

You can rock it wavy, curly, or straight. It all depends on what you want. 

3. Short Ponytails

lady wearing blond short high ponytail

This style stops around your shoulders and sometimes extends to your back. 

back view of lady with short high ponytail

Go for it if you don’t want much disturbance from your hair.

4. Wavy

pretty lady wearing wavy high ponytail

Wavy high ponytails are a blend of straight and curly hair. 

lady wearing wavy high ponytail

Go for them if you don’t want the busy look of curls but still crave to make a statement with your hair.

5. Curly

Rihanna rocking brunette curly high ponytail

This is a statement ponytail hairstyle. 

lady wearing curly high ponytail

Go for a weave with bouncy curls to give it more effect. It’s a beautiful stretch from straight weaves.

6. Afro

lady wearing Afro high ponytail

This style resembles a high bun natural hairstyle because it requires installing kinky hair extension that looks like type C hair.

lady wearing high ponytail with Afro weave

Go for it if you want to feel the Afrocentric vibe and rock artificial afro-textured hair in an updo fashion.

7. Statement High Ponytails

lady wearing statement  high ponytail and kneeling

Do you have a birthday photoshoot coming up and you need the perfect hairstyle that’ll keep eyes glued to your pictures? If yes, a statement ponytail hairdo is what you need.

lady rocking statement high ponytail

It involves manipulating your hair into an updo with standout braids or weaves installed behind. It’s not an everyday coiffure but is an excellent choice for social events that require you to make a fashion statement.

8. Straight Ponytails

lady rocking straight high ponytail

Straight high ponytails use straight weaves. No curls, no waves. No nothing. 

lady in white Tee wearing straight high ponytail

They’re straight from top to bottom and some come as blunt cuts too.

9. Cornrowed Ponytails

smiling lady wearing cornrowed high ponytail

This style is similar to braided ponytails. 

lady rocking cornrowed high ponytail

The major difference is that instead of braiding all the hairs on your scalp, you adorn your hair with two or more cornrows (inverted or normal) to complement the dangling ponytail behind.

10. Double Ponytails

cute lady wearing double high ponytails

This is another detailed hairstyle that’s different from others. If your hair is really dense, why not adorn it into double high ponytails?

lady wearing double high ponytails taking mirror selfie

You can even use hair accessories to make it more girly while you rock it.

11. Half Up, Half Down

lady wearing half, half down high ponytails

If you want this style, you’ll have to pack a part of your hair into a ponytail and leave the rest flat.

lady wearing braided half up, half down shuku hairstyle

Half-up, half-down ponytails work on any length or texture. So you have nothing to worry about.

12. Side Ponytail

smiling lady wearing side high ponytail

As the name implies, this style is installed sideways. It works in two ways: you either create a side parting or tilt your ponytail all the way to the side.

lady wearing side high ponytail

It could be left or right. It all depends on you.

13. High Ponytails with Bangs

lady wearing high ponytail with bangs

Whichever type of ponytail you go for, take it a step further by adding bangs to your forehead. 

lady rocking high ponytail with bangs

It’ll not only add more details to your look but will also conceal your forehead if it’s big.

Now, there you have it. With these images of high ponytail hairstyles, you have no excuse not to wear this coiffure. 

lady wearing high ponytail  with face mask

But before doing that, ensure your hair is in proper condition so your hairstyle lasts long. An excellent way to achieve that is by imbibing a haircare routine. Wondering how that works? Read up on our guide then.

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Victoria B. Willie

Writing has always been a part of me. From writing stories as a young child to studying Communication Arts in the university, it has always been more than a medium of expression to me.

And then one day, I found myself toeing the path of an entrepreneur and becoming a fashion enthusiast. This made me develop an interest in content marketing and copywriting which I've been chasing alongside my fashion career.

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