Ponytail styles that always work
Sometimes you just don’t have time to tame your hair or rock the latest look and all you want to do is grab a hair-tie before you run out the door. We’ve rounded up some cute ponytail hairstyles that will work for any hair type, length and age. You may always want to wear your hair up.
The classic low pony
You may have tried this one before, and I wouldn’t blame you if you had put this ponytail hairstyle on the back burner. The real trick for this style is to keep the pony loose to give it that delicate look, rather than a slicked-back George Washington-type of hairdo. Soften the look by pulling a few strands loose to frame the face. The great part about this technique is that it even works for short hair. I know those flowing locks down your back sometimes seem like the way to go, but this ponytail can be just as cute with shorter strands. Hair stylist, Matilde Campos, recommends using a styling cream just before gathering your hair back into any of these ponytail hairstyles. “Rub in the styling cream to your hands like lotion,” she explains. “You don’t want it to be at all clumpy, but you want to allow it to disappear into your hands.
Pony with a hair-clip
A slicked-back ponytail is a classic, but adding a colourful hair clip will make you look like you tried much harder on your hair than you really did. The accessory just takes the pony up a notch while making the up-do look a bit more put together. For a sleek pony, Campos likes to use a boar-bristle brush. “If you’re looking for a sleek pony, this brush helps to tame down all those fly-aways, and give you the smooth look for the perfect pony,” she claims. “At the end of your styling process, spray a little finishing spray or hairspray on the brush and smooth out all of those bumps and say goodbye to all the static.