We all love letting our hair down but there are just some days where a little more effort is required (especially on hot, sweaty days). The best solution? A ponytail! It’s simple and fast! But wait, isn’t it a little too simple? Well, hold your horses because we’ve found some of the coolest ways to wear a ponytail differently, thanks to these pins we found on Pinterest! And they’ll only take less than five minutes to do up!
1. The Pho-ny Pony
Gather the top half of your hair while adding some strands from the sides (near your ears). Tie it on top of your head as if you’re wearing your hair half-up. Form a second ponytail with the rest of the hair at the bottom. Secure it with a smaller rubberband to ensure it lies flat against your head. Done!
TIP: For more texture, give your locks a bit of a wave with a curling tong beforehand.
2. The Twisted Pony
Take the side of your hair and twist it to the back. Pin it with a bobby pin and repeat on the other side. Pull your hair together into a ponytail and remove the bobby pins. Voilà!
TIP: Hide the rubberband by taking a few strands of your hair from under the ponytail to wrap it around the elastic. Pin it in place.
3. The Triple Twist Side Ponytail
This pony is a little similar to No. 2, but with three times the twist! Just section the top half of your hair into three, giving each section a twist before securing it with a small transparent elastic. Then, gather all of your hair to the side into a ponytail!
4. The Braided Pony
Tie your hair into a high ponytail. Then, take a small piece of your hair from under the pony to wrap it around the elastic before securing it with a bobby pin from underneath. Begin braiding your locks and there you have it!
5. The Three-Level Pony
Gather one-third of your hair at the top and secure it tightly with a rubberband. Continue with another one-third of your hair at the centre part of your head. Finally, tie them all together into one low ponytail at the bottom.
TIP: Prep up your hair beforehand with a little hair mousse to tame flyaways.
6. The Bubble Pony
Pull your hair into a ponytail. Proceed to secure it with another elastic about 2-3 inches away. Repeat till you reach the ends. Slightly tease and fluff out the hair in between to create a ‘bubble’ shape.
TIP: You may choose to hide the elastic by wrapping a few strands of hair around it.