Wanna wear a coiffure that frames and promotes your facial features? If yes, ponytail hairstyles are for you.
It’s one of the most popular hairstyles today. From its styling to the techniques and equipment needed, this hairdo is minimalist. And if you like, you can dress it up or down.
A ponytail hairdo is versatile and multifunctional. If you want to rock them to work, parties, weddings, dinner events, etc., you’re free to do so.
And if you’re a bride-to-be, it’s one of the gorgeous wedding hairstyles that’ll make you the cynosure of all eyes on your day.
There’s this amazing look it gives a bride. It takes all attention to your face and accentuates your elegance. You only have to complement it with good bridal makeup and your groom will be mesmerized.
Furthermore, this hairstyle is simple and comfy. If you wanna keep your hair off your face without using hair accessories or wearing cornrows, go for a ponytail.
It comes in handy if you work in an environment that doesn’t permit you to rock long hair without taking it all to the back.
We’ve said so much about the benefits of ponytail hairstyles.
How about we get into the crux of this article, telling you more about it and serving you style inspiration too?
Sounds like a plan? Great. Let’s dive in.
What are Ponytail Hairstyles?
You can tell where this hairstyle draws its name and look from — the tail of a pony.
To achieve this coiffure, your hairstylist pulls some, most, or all of the hair on your head away from your face. Afterward, they 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.
It’s more or less an updo with the hair dangling free at the back
If your hair is African, then it won’t be as long as Caucasian or Asian hair. And to achieve this hairdo, you’ll have to attach weaves to it and your stylist will apply gel on your natural hair so it lies flat.
You can gather your ponytail in the middle of the back of your head or at the base of your neck. You can also wear them at the side of your head or even on the very top of the head.
There are no rules to installing this hairdo. You only need to prep your hair and hire an excellent hairstylist to install it for you.
Types of Ponytail Hairstyles
Thinking of wearing matching outfits with your loved ones? Or maybe you just wanna have a photo session for your ankara pre-wedding photos or birthday celebration.
Whatever goal you have in mind, just wear a ponytail and rest assured you’ll steal the show.
Wondering the perfect variation of this hairdo to go for? Here they are:
The high ponytail hairstyle gives a sexy and confident look. It also lifts and makes your face taut.
If your hair is too clean or slippery and you wanna wear this style, sprinkle dry shampoo on it.
Moreover, you can leave your weaves sleek or ruffled when wearing this hairstyle. It’s versatile enough.
If you have an oval or heart-shaped face, you’ll look great with this hairstyle.
This ponytail hairstyle is suitable for work or formal meetings. You can always change the look by switching from a center parting to a deep side parting and vice-versa.
This one looks like a high bun natural hairstyle. To achieve it, you’ll have to install a kinky hair extension that looks like a type C hair.
Call this the classic ponytail.
The long ponytail hairstyle never goes out of style. You can style it wavy, curly, or sleek, depending on your choice.
It is versatile as you can wear it anywhere, even at the gym.
In addition, if your hair is thin and you love this look, add clip-in hair extensions to supplement.
If your hair (or weave) isn’t as long as needed for a classic ponytail and you don’t have a clip-in hair extension, go for short ponytails.
You’ll still look cute.
This ponytail hairstyle usually hangs around shoulder length.
A better way to wear it is to make it wavy to disguise its length. Making it straight only makes its medium length obvious.
When styling a side ponytail, don’t go too high. You can start at the top of your neck with loose waves that easily frame your face.
To do the side ponytail, straighten down your hair with a gel or styling cream, then create a side parting and secure your ponytail on the opposite side.
Or you can as well just style the entire ponytail to the side.
The dominant feature of this style is the curls or waves. It can be any length. Just ensure it’s curly.
Half-up, half-down Ponytail
Otherwise known as the half ponytail, this hairstyle works on any length or texture.
Just choose how high or low you want it. And if you make the ponytail high, increase the volume you create at the crown of your head.
This is the regular ponytail black women wear as our natural hair isn’t long enough to achieve the details.
Ponytails with weaves protect your natural hair and create a very attractive look. To avoid damaging your hair, do not glue in weaves, rather ask your hairstylist to sew them to your hair.
This one is straight and sleek without waves or curls. You can have it in any length of your choice. It’s a statement on its own.
The western people of Nigeria call this shuku. It’s one attachment hairstyle that never goes out of style.
You can achieve it with any color or length of hair extension you choose.
Two ponytails are cuter than one ponytail.
To nail the look, add much volume to the locks. Keep the ponytails even and be sure to leave out some strands of hair to frame your face.
There you have it— the best ponytail hairstyles to enhance your beauty. Now head to your hairstylist right away. We can’t wait to see your lovely photos on social media.
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