Ponytails Are Coming Back Big in 2019—Here Are 23 Pretty Styles to Try Now
In the confusing world of perfectly undone waves and high-maintenance “messy” buns, we know we can always turn to one style to get us through workdays, weekends, and everything in-between: the ponytail. Whethere we're sweating our way through a hot, humid summer or slowly crawling through the South’s take on a cold, dry winter—a ponytail is there to pick up the slack. Pun intended. From the perky high ponytail to the trusty low ponytail to the ever-stylish braided ponytail, cute ponytail hairstyles are a dime a dozen, which means you could, theoretically, rock one every day. (Sign us up.) And this year, it’s all about the pony. Find inspiration in these gorgeous and doable ponytail hairstyles that'll keep you looking pretty and polished, no matter your style.
Half-Braided Low Pony
A low ponytail is as easy as it gets, but a quick braid at the base instantly makes it a day-to-night look. To mix things up, style it with a fishtail braid.
Who knew your trusty pins could be your next best accessory? Line them up along the side of your sleek ponytail, and they’ll instantly put in the work.
Ponytail…but make it fancy! This ponytail-updo hybrid looks much harder than it is. Start by pulling your hair into a half-up style and securing with a clear elastic. Then, combine the rest of your hair with the half-up and tie together with a skinny ribbon.
From high to low, every ponytail will love a bow-tastic finishing touch. Try out a wide, silky bow to make it feel girly and fun.
Why mess with a good thing? This classic high ponytail never goes out of style. Wrap a small piece of hair around the base to conceal the hair tie.
Short Shaggy Ponytail
If you think short-haired ladies can’t pull of a stylish pony, think again. Let those layers and bangs roam free, and it’ll capture that undone look perfectly.
Braided Low Ponytail
Make your low ponytail the talk of the town—and to do that, it only needs a colorful scarf. Secure your hair into a low ponytail, tie the scarf around the base, and then weave your mane into a loose braid.
French Braid Ponytail
You get the best of both worlds with this braided ponytail hairstyle. Start with a fun French braid, and end with a casual low ponytail. Scarf optional.
Nothing says fun like a bubble ponytail, and curls can really make it pop with even more personality. Style this curly ponytail with more accessories—like barrettes and scrunchies—to dress it up.
Let’s make second-day hair the new norm. Who’s with us? This relaxed ponytail makes the most of your dry shampoo.
Pull-Through Braid Ponytail
Enter: the most show-stopping ponytail yet. (Here’s a secret: it’s actually so easy.) Check out the tutorial here.
Take a walk on the wild side with this edgy ponytail. Start with a fishtail braid from the top, then secure into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.
Short Scrunchie Ponytail
We’re all for bringing the 90s back. Pull your lob into a ponytail cinched with a cute scrunchie, and you’ll wonder why we ever let them go out of style in the first place.
Even Rapunzel would be jealous of these strands. This perfectly undone ponytail lets long, tousled locks really shine.
This hairstyle works from day to night, office to cocktail party. Leave out a few wavy tendrils to frame your face, and tease the crown beforehand to add volume.
Baby Bubble Ponytail
As if bubble ponytails weren’t already as cute as it gets, this modern version ups the ante with miniature “bubbles.” Use clear elastics for a sleek, no-show finish.
Introduce your high ponytail to its new partner-in-crime: the ponytail cuff. Shop a similar leather hair cuff here.
Long Braid Ponytail
This is not your average ponytail. A simple braid takes this style from basic to date night-worthy.
Scarf Mohawk Ponytail
A Dutch braid gets a fun twist. Secure the braid at the nape of your neck with the colorful scarf, and you’re set with a statement-making look.
We’ll take that ponytail with an extra side of shine, please. In this case, hair oil is your best friend.
This ponytail shows up with volume to spare, and that’s just the kind of supportive friend we like to keep around. Give it some extra oomph with dry volume spray or teasing.
You don’t always need all the bells and whistles. This low pony frames the face, while keeping things super low maintenance.
Leopard print is staying on trend for 2019. We’d pair a low pony with this leopard print scarf any day.