The half-up half-down ponytail never really went away, but recently celebrities have been making it even more of a thing.
This always-popular style owes its appeal to the fact that it shows an effort has been made but isn’t quite as formal as an updo. It works just as well for the red carpet as it does for a coffee run, so it’s no wonder you’ve been seeing it everywhere.
Need some inspo? Here are 25 examples.
1. Sleek Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
As sleek as it gets, this glossy half-up half-down ponytail has a snatched look that will make you look amazing, and it takes moments to create. Yes, you can have it all.
2. Formal Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
Perfect for those fancy events where you want to show you’ve made an effort, this neat and refined half-pony can still be all about you: personalize it by choosing the perfect hair accessory.
3. Genie Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
Thanks to the tall base with a strand of hair wrapped around it, this half-pony will make you look like a fabulous magical creature. Grant yourself the wish of a great hair day with this genie half-up half-down ponytail.
4. Voluminous Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
Texture means body, so to achieve a super-voluminous style like this, forget about silky smooth hair. To pump up the volume, start with a texture spray to give your hair grit and hold.
5. Curly Half-Up Half-Down Weave
A half-up half-down weave is one of the easiest, most natural-looking ways to add length, texture or volume with hair extensions and still make your personal style pop. This curly masterpiece with pretty edges is all about being the cutest girl in the room.
6. Easy Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
Keep it simple with this easy half-up half-down pony. The secret is in the prep: use a texturizing product to help your hair hold the style, and then put your hair up.
7. Half-Up Half-Down With Bangs
Bangs and the half-up half-down pony? Total power couple! Choosing the right type of bangs can be the transformation you need as they frame and balance your face. And when you pair them with a flowing half-pony, you’re looking at a seriously flattering combo.
8. Everyday Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
Why wait for a special occasion to look amazing? Let your hair be your daily dose of fab. For example, this bouncy half ponytail that strikes the right balance between laid-back and work-appropriate.
9. Wrapped Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
You know how sometimes you tie your hair without looking and it’s perfect? This half-up pony looks like that, but a closer look shows how much thought went into it. The right amount of texture, the way the front pieces flow towards the pony and the volume at the top all work in tandem to create this seemingly effortless look.
10. Curly Hair Half-Up Half-Down
A quick weave lasts anywhere from 2-6 weeks, and with a little practice you can learn to install it yourself. Here’s an easy but detailed tutorial.
11. Half-Up Half-Down With Front Pieces
Front pieces let you play with framing if you don’t like the slicked-back style. Whether you go for something casual or formal, they create a softer, more flattering look.
12. Bridal Half Ponytail Hairstyle
Say “I do” to this gorgeous half ponytail hairstyle for a look that’s undeniably romantic. Whether you’re the bride or a guest, with this style you’ll be wedding-ready in a heartbeat.
13. Half-Up Half-Down Braided Pigtails
How next-level sweet is this look? Half-up half-down pigtails are playful on their own, but then you also have fishtail braids, bouncy curls and adorable baby hair poppin’! Hello, cutie!
14. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Accessories
This look is a vibe. Maybe it’s not something you’d wear on a daily basis, but it definitely inspires and shows what’s possible with a little creativity.
15. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Side Braid
Spice up your everyday look by adding a braid into the ponytail. It’s a fun detail that shows off your style and personality.
16. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Long Bangs
You can wear this gorgeous half-up half-down ponytail with long bangs just about anywhere. If it seems complicated, these tips and tricks celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan uses with her clients will make it simple.
17. Half Ponytail With Bow
The little extras like this chunky bow make an ordinary half-up half-down ponytail stand out. If this look isn’t your cup of tea, how about some sparkly pins, butterfly clips or a scrunchie?
18. Half-Up Half-Down Sew-in
Add volume and length and protect your natural hair with a gorgeous half-up half-down sew-in like this one. To get the full benefits of the style, the installation is best left to a professional at the salon.
19. Slicked-Back Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Bow
The unexpected contrast makes this look super stylish. It combines the cool, edgy slick-back ponytail and the soft, romantic waves and the bow.
20. Half-Up Half-Down With Braids
Looking for a way to make your style pop? Incorporating braids into your half pony will add whimsy to your everyday look.
21. Half-Up Half-Down Pigtails
When it comes to cute ponytail hairstyles, nothing beats half-up half-down pigtails. Youthful, fun and carefree—with minimal effort.
22. Fluffy Half Ponytail
What’s the secret to all this volume and bounce? This fluffy pony is actually two smaller ponys, one underneath the other. Using your fingers, create a hole in the upper pony and pull the lower one through, allowing it to fall over the top.
23. Sleek Half Ponytail With Long Bangs
Turn your everyday half-pony into a glamorous style with a sleek blowout with curled ends and an elegant accessory.
24. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Ribbon
Add a coquette ribbon to instantly make your half-up half-down pony sophisticated and on-trend. To make it really pop, opt for a color that stands out next to your hair color.
25. Curly Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail
You won’t go unnoticed with this curly half-up half-down ponytail. It’s big and bold, perfect for a night out paired with a standout dress.