15 Elegant Ponytail Hairstyles for Special Occasions

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There is no need to have the standard basis ponytail these days. There are so many different hairstyles to choose from, depending on your style and the length of your hair. If you have mid to long hair and you live a hectic and busy life, occasionally you want to tie your hair back and get on with the day, without having to think about what your hair looks like. Having your hair down, can make us feel irritated and make us feel flustered, especially if you work in an air-conditioned office that makes your hair static and dry.

Maybe you are bored with the standard ponytail hairstyle so you need to try our 31 elegant ponytail hairstyles that will make you look amazing and chic. These stunning hairstyles will make you wonder why you didn’t try them sooner!

1. CURLY, HIGH PONYTAIL

Add some curls to a standard ponytail and you instantly feel the glam and look amazing.

Elegant Curly High Ponytail for Long Hair
This is simple and easy to do. You can either curl your hair before you tie it back or for the girl-on-the-go, tie it back and start to curl the ponytail section only. If you have natural curly hair then you have the advantage of not having to curl your ponytail but just remember, you can use hair serum to make it easier to tie back. It must be sleek. This is a contrasting style with having tight hair and curly, bouncing hair at the back.

2. MESSY PONYTAIL WITH A BRAID

Messy hair is trending all over the world right now and having a messy ponytail looks fabulous.Messy High Ponytail with a Braid

Add a side braid to your messy ‘do and loosely tie you hair back to create a stunning hairstyle. This is a great look for music concerts, gigs, festivals and weddings. So get partying with your ponytail braid. This is also perfect for a bride-to-be. It will make you feel like a Goddess.

3. TWISTED LOW PONYTAIL

Need a hairstyle for the office that can be easily an evening look too?

Twisted Low Ponytail Hairstyle for Mid Length Hair

There are always these random days when you go to meet a friend after work, or have a date. If so, go for a twisted low ponytail. This style looks so elegant and girly. This is quite a messy hairstyle but still holds the classy look. It looks stunning from the back and the front. For the best result, make sure your twists are as low as possible so you create the natural life above.

4. VINTAGE PONYTAIL

Vintage is everywhere at the moment and people seem to be going crazy for the high-rise crown.

Vintage 1960s Ponytail Hairstyle

This style looks amazing and intricate. The best advice for this style is hairspray and teasing. It is very feminine and would suit any occasion. This works better with longer hair due to having to wrap the bottom section underneath your ponytail.

5. FRENCH BRAID INTO LOW SIDE PONYTAIL

This a stunning braid into a side ponytail.

French Braid into Low Side Ponytail

The low ponytail will show off how spectacular your braid looks. Remember to use a hair serum or coconut oil to ensure the back of your hair stays sleek and chic. This is a neat look so you need to ensure you tame any loose hairs. If you’re going to an event where you know you’ll be photographed, have this style and ensure you’re captured on your braid side. You will look amazing.

6. FISHTAIL BRAID LOW PONYTAIL FOR LONG HAIR

It’s Coachella season so now is the time for Coachella styles.

Fishtail Braid Low Ponytail for Long Hair

If you have really long hair, the choices of hairstyles is endless. Take this gorgeous fishtail braid mixed with a low ponytail. This is a style for all of you that love the messy hairstyles and fishtails. You don’t need to be an expert at fishtails for this style due to the fishtail being so small. Try it and see. I can guarantee you will love it. It has a great boho, music festival vibe.

7. VOLUMINOUS, LOW PONYTAIL

If in doubt, add volume.

Curly Ponytail with Volume

This hairstyle is elegant and perfect for work, parties and any other time. A voluminous, low ponytail will create a style of its own so you don’t have to be flamboyant with your outfit, keep it simple and chic. You can team with heavy makeup to show off your beautiful face, as the hair will be entirely tied back.

8. BUBBLE LOW PONYTAIL

This is so simple to do and yet so effective.

Elegant Bubble Low Ponytail

The bubble low ponytail, teamed with a stunning half up fishtail braid looks effortless and elegant. These two words as well as stylish, on-trend and inspired, are to be used to describe this hairstyle. Get ready for the summer and create this feminine and girly style today.

9. MESSY PONYTAIL

It’s truly unbelievable how incredible you can make your hair look different and sexy, just by having a loose and messy ponytail.

Messy Volume Ponytail Hairstyle

This works better with mid to long hair. Grab your hair and loosely tie it back. Then start to gradually pull a few sections out from the front and let them hang. This all creates the messy look so don’t be afraid to pull as many as you like and if more fall out during the day, leave them.

10. BRAIDED HALF-UP PONYTAIL

To show off your long fabulous hair, try this braided half-up ponytail.

Braided Half Ponytail Hairstyle

Make three front sections and start to make three half braids. They only need to be braided until you reach the ponytail area, ensure that all braids are directed to this point and tie your hair in a band to secure. Alternatively, you can choose to not use a hair band and wrap you hair around to act as a band.

11. DUTCH BRAID INTO A PONYTAIL

The best thing about a Dutch braid it that it looks hard to style but it’s easy when you know how.

Dutch Braid into a Ponytail Hairstyle

If you are great at making French braids, then try this. It’s the opposite of doing a French braid – you plait under each other, not over. Sounds complicated but everything always does before you master it! Try this style when you are going out with your friends and they will be so impressed. They will probably ask you to teach them how to do this with their hair! Finish the look with a cute ponytail.

12. FISHTAIL BRAIDS INTO A SIDE PONYTAIL

Instead of simple twisting a few front strands, try fishtailing them.

Side Ponytail Hairstyle for Long Hair

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This will show off your creative style and add a side ponytail for that delicate finish. This elegant, feminine, easy to do style will make you feel like a Princess, so style your hair today and this will probably turn out to be your go-to hairstyle for any event.

13. BRAIDS INTO A HIGH PONYTAIL

Having section braids looks elegant and sophisticated.

Braided Ponytail Hairstyle

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Section your hair for the braids and pin back to make it easier to handle. Ensure you have a high ponytail and wrap a section of hair around your hairband to finish the look. Ideal for any occasion even if you’re just popping to the shops. Rock your braids girl!

14. FRENCH BRAIDED LOW PONYTAIL WITH VOLUME AT THE CROWN

The simplicity of a French braid is truly wonderful.

French Braided Low Ponytail with Volume

Make your French braid unique by creating volume at the crown. Part your hair to the side and tease the crown to pump it up. It’s easier to braid your ponytail if you tie it first, this way, it will be secure, neater and tighter than a braid that isn’t tied. You can make this neat or messy; it’s entirely up to your preference. If you would like the braid to be a loose braid, like the photo, when you have finished braiding, tie it with a band and start to pull either sides of the braid. You will notice that it starts to loosen up. Don’t worry, it won’t lose it’s braid style but shorter hairs may dangle. Let them hang out and enjoy your style.

15. CURLY HIGH PONYTAIL + BRAIDED HAIR TIE

Are you looking for a prom, party or wedding hairstyle that will look magnificent and make you feel special?

Curly High Ponytail with Braided Hair Tie

This curly high ponytail will be ideal for you. Simple grab your hair, tie it back with a hair band. Then grab a section from your ponytail and braid it. Wrap the braid around your hair band. To finish this look, curl the bottom half of your ponytail for that extra wow effect.