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22 Cute Ponytails That Are Anything But Basic

22 Cute Ponytails That Are Anything But Basic

If your hair is long enough to tie up, chances are you’ve worn it in a ponytail. It’s the easiest and most common updo of all, but don’t get stuck in a style rut.

These cute ponytails are here to inspire a fresh perspective on your favorite casual hairstyle and prove there’s more to this classic look than meets the eye.

1. Ponytail With Front Pieces


Leave a few strands out of your slick-back ponytail to instantly look cuter. It’s clear why this is a classic baddie hairstyle: it gives you a snatched look, but also has that necessary face frame that’s super flattering.

2. Braided High Pony


This intricate braided high ponytail is cool but sophisticated—a perfect blend of classic and edgy. Look like modern royalty with this stunning hairstyle!

3. Low Pony With Bow


Learn the power of hair accessories and you’ll be unstoppable. For example, this low ponytail decorated with a charming bow is a feminine and cute hairstyle that’s both laid-back and fancy. Switch up the accessory, and you can make it whimsical, elegant or casual.

4. Mega-Volume High Pony


Adding glamour to your look is easy: how about this the mega-volume high ponytail? It’s bold and dynamic, perfect for special occasions or when you feel like drawing some extra attention.

5. Over-The-Shoulder Ponytail


Show off the length of your hair with a pretty over-the-shoulder ponytail. This is the look if you want to keep it simple but not like you haven’t tried at all. (If your hair isn’t quite as long, you can still work it—just take a look at the variety of cute hairstyles for medium hair available.)

6. Sleek Pony With Smooth Edges


Look at this sleek ponytail featuring smooth edges. Isn’t it the definition of adorable and elegant at the same time? No need to choose between being cute and refined.

7. Relaxed Mid-Height Ponytail


A relaxed mid-height ponytail is easy-going and versatile. Laid-back but put-together in a way that looks effortless, it won’t look out of place during the day running errands and it’s just as perfect for a casual date night.

8. Low Pony With Scrunchie


A cute scrunchie will give your low ponytail a hint of ’90s aesthetic. It’s a retro-inspired but modern look that also adds a pop of color to your outfit.

9. High Natural Puff Ponytail


Want to show off your natural texture? This laid-back high ponytail is an effortless style that celebrates your hair’s natural beauty. Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial that will help you perfect it.

10. Dutch Braid And Ponytail


This Dutch braid and ponytail combo is a look. You can use different types of braids to tie back any strands that aren’t long enough to reach your pony, especially if you have a layered haircut or short hair.

11. Retro High Pony With Bangs


This Audrey Hepburn-inspired high pony with bangs will give you old Hollywood glamour, but you’ll still look modern. Why? Because framing your face with cute bangs and pulling your hair into a high pony isn’t a passing trend.

12. Braided Low Pony With Scrunchie


Tie back your braids with a scrunchie to get them out of the way or when you want a casual look.

13. Voluminous High Ponytail


This voluminous high ponytail has a cool-girl vibe, if that’s what you’re looking to add to your going-out outfit or your everyday look.

14. Slicked-Back Curly Ponytail


There’s no shortage of cute curly updo hairstyles, but there’s something special about the slicked-back curly ponytail. It’s sleek yet natural, so the end result is a dynamic, contrasting look. Leave out a couple of strands to frame your face to make it look even cuter.

15. Wavy Pony With Middle Part


You could say this look is ordinary, but in its simplicity, this beachy waves pony with a middle part is a stunner. It look like it’s as easy as tying your hair back when, in fact, it takes time to create.

16. High Pony With Baby Braids


How much will braided bangs change the vibe of the classic ponytail? This trendy detail adds something unexpected without taking away from the sleek and elegant look. Worn with a casual outfit, this dramatic style takes an edgy turn.

17. Sleek Ponytail


The sleek ponytail is the ultimate classic: a staple perfect for literally any occasion.

18. Low Pony With Pin


Customize your low ponytail with a hair pin. A simple accessory after your taste that will add a personal touch to your look.

19. Bubble Braid Ponytail


The bubble braid ponytail is a fun and trendy variation of a classic style. This look is simple and easy to create: you’ll only need a few ties and a few minutes to go from regular pony to bubble braid.

20. Elegant Ponytail


Can you actually make a mid-height pony glamorous? Sure: it’s a classic, but adding a few unexpected details will make it special and different.

21. Sleek High Pony


The sleek high ponytail is the most versatile hairstyle of all. It’s modern, it’s sophisticated, it’s cool. It transitions seamlessly from day to night. And, last but not least, it makes you look amazing at any hour.

22. Textured Pony With Braid


Feeling nostalgic? How about a retro look that’s about to make a grand comeback? This textured ponytail with a braid is the perfect way to channel Serena Van Der Woodsen.