There’s really nothing I love more than a messy ponytail. Whether it’s on top of your head, or super low, there’s just something about a good ponytail. And when done right, you can have it be casual or something you can even wear to a black tie event. So today I want to chat all about low ponytail ideas.
There are so many ways you can really zhush up a basic low ponytail. From adding twists and braids, to accessories and a very intentional big loop. Here are some of my favorite low ponytail ideas that aren’t boring.
Low Ponytail Ideas That Aren’t Boring
So many easy ideas for a low ponytail. Whether you want to do something crazy funky and cool, to more simple and classic, there are all different ponytail styles to make this hairstyle more personal.
Add A Braid
Try adding a braid down the middle or even on the side for a braided low ponytail. Try this low ponytail tutorial as it’s one of my favorites along with this braided one I recently shared. Both are great options for a low ponytail that incorporates a braid.
Do A Big Loop
You can go really simple with a big loop low ponytail and not pull your hair all the way through the hairtie. This probably works best on longer hair.
Sometimes this may feel very casual like an everyday ponytail. Or like we’re just throwing our hair up like it’s an afterthought. But I think it can be just the opposite when you put some intention behind the style.
This is giving loose cool ponytail vibes. Sometimes that can compliment a more structured outfit really well. Your hair should also be a thoughtful accessory to your look as it helps to make your outfits feel more interesting and put-together.
Twist Hair Around The Ponytail
Whether you simply wrap your ponytail in a little hair, or try this crossover knot (top right), it’s a great way to make a low ponytail feel so much more special.
You can check out this hair tutorial on a fun way to twist your hair over your ponytail. I also love a messy loose ponytail with the twist around it. It’s honestly a really great option for an easy up-do for an event.
A sleek low ponytail is also a really chic way to style your hair. Part your hair down the middle and into a low ponytail. Slick the hair back so everything is smooth. Or you can try a side part ponytail hairstyle if you prefer your hair parted there. But a middle part, slicked back ponytail is oh so chic.
Add An Accessory To Your Low Ponytail
Don’t even worry about a twist, or a braid, simply add a pretty hair accessory and you’re good to go. This is the easiest trick in the book. Try a silky bandana, or a pretty bow, or a bold gold barrette. There are so many ways to wear a bandana in your hair too if you want to try something other than a low ponytail!
No matter what you decide, I think just doing a simple wave to your hair and throwing it in a low pony is also perfection. Just add a little hair around the ponytail and you’ve got a polished look. What other low ponytail ideas have you tried lately for an update to your everyday look?
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