3 Ways to Wear a Ponytail

The ponytail can save you on your worst hair days, which also happen to be the days you overslept and have no time for a fancy 'do. Stress no more. We've come up with a few takes on the ponytail that won't compromise your look but are still quick and easy to do.

The Braided Ponytail

More often than not, you turn to the classic pony on a bad hair day. It keeps your hair out of the way and hides the fact that you ran out of dry shampoo this morning. To give the classic style a twist, make two French braids on the side of your head and then put your ponytail together. The braids make it look a little more fancy. You can also opt for a braid on each side or across the top. Just so long as they end up in the ponytail and the braided part is visible, you’re good to go. The braids really add a trendy update to a classic style. Plus, it goes from day to night seemlessly. You can sport this look for a night out on the town just as you can wear it to work.

Blake Lively Braided Ponytail

The Headband Ponytail

Once your simple ponytail is done, just add a feathered headband or chain link headband across the top. It requires no extra effort and the look is perfect for just about any occasion. It's no secret that winter can destroy your hair, making it less manageable. Keeping it tied up in a stylish pony will conceal the damage and prevent further damage. Bonus: this look is much like the belt trick on your fave LBD. It takes a plain Jane style and dresses it up in no time.

The Messy Ponytail

If you curled your hair three days ago and the waves are starting to run completely wild, or you have wavy hair and had no time to straighten it, the messy pony will be your new BFF. Pull back your hair tightly so it looks smooth and well kept, and tie it. The hair that’s left hanging is messy and waving in all the wrong places but somehow, when tied up, it looks perfect. You can even tease it to mess it up a little more. Celebs like Lauren Conrad and Blake Lively have rocked the red carpet with this same exact look more than once. And who are we kidding? Any hairstyle that can be done blindfolded and still look awesome is one we want to wear every day!

Hilary Duff Ponytail

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