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6 Unexpected Pony Tail Styles

The pony tail is a fun go-to hairstyle for those days when you simply don’t have the time to do a whole lot with your hair. However, traditional pony tails can get a bit old, can’t they? The next time you’re in need of a quick yet fashionable updo or if you are looking for an easy hairstyle at home, try one of these easy, fun hairstyles!

Side Pony

The nice thing about the side pony is that it can be tailored to meet your needs and unique sense of style. For example, if you want something a little more unique, you might consider going with a high side pony tail. On the other hand, if you want something a little more elegant, a low side pony may be more appropriate.

Side pony tails are super simple, but if you have shorter hair, it can be helpful to have some bobby pins on hand to pins loose strands into place.

Braided Pony

If you know how to braid, you can easily take your traditional pony tail to the next level – and you can have a lot of fun with it in the process! Instead of simply putting your hair into a pony tail, try braiding your hair into a pony tail. This look also works nicely with a low side pony.

French braiding is another popular trend, and the nice thing about a French braid is that you can take it out the next day to reveal beautiful waves.

Fishtail Pony

The fishtail pony takes a little more practice and skill to get right, but when you do, this might be your go-to pony tail style! While fishtail braids may look intimidating, they’re really no more difficult than your traditional braid. All you need is a set of hands and a pony tail (and perhaps some alcohol-free hair spray or bobby pins to hold fly-aways in place).

Volumized Pony

Need something quick and easy? Add tons of volume to your hair using a volumizer such as Ion’s Volume Builder, which is applied directly to towel-dried hair and blow-dried to activate and create volume. When dry, toss into a high, loosely-secured pony tail.

Messy Bun

For those days when you want to achieve that “thrown together” look, a messy bun is perfect. All you need is a pony tail holder and some bobby pins to achieve this look, and it only takes a minute. The nice thing is that it’s supposed to look a little undone, so you don’t have to worry about it falling apart throughout the day.

Flip-Over Pony

The next time you want to take your pony tail game to the next level, try this simple tip. Put your hair in a low pony tail. Then, grab the end of your pony tail and flip it back up to tuck it through the hair above your pony tail holder so that it’s wrapped around it. This will give a beautifully elegant look with only a few extra seconds of effort on your end!

Be sure to give these fun and easy hairstyles at home a try the next time you want to change things up a bit. For more styling tips, follow our blog for simple and quick techniques!


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