Ponytail Hairstyles: Trendy and Fun Looks

July 25, 2023

It’s time to embrace the power of ponytails! As stylists we know that styling is a key part of hairdressing and can help you bring in an additional stream of income and clientele to your salon. Whether your clients are in the mood for a sleek and chic high ponytail or a bohemian and textured vibe, there’s no shortage of creative options to bring a touch of glamor and fun. If you are ready to be inspired by the versatile range of looks and revenue that ponytail hairstyles can bring, read on!

Classic Ponytail Styles

Classic ponytails are the epitome of timeless style and offer endless customization options, making them suitable for any occasion. This versatile hairstyle can take your clients from the gym right through to the club. But to achieve it, the basics must be on point. To start, brush the hair and gather it at the desired height. Then secure it with a hair elastic and smooth out any flyaways for a polished finish. Using a strong hold spray such as Must-Haves Pure Styler™ at the roots to ensure the base is secure. Once you’ve done that, create those textured ends by using a tong or straightener. You can make loose waves, tease out for added volume, and then spray with Creator Memory Spray™ to create reworkable styles.


High Ponytail: Sleek and Chic

The sleek, classic high ponytail can be created by smoothing the hair with a fine-tooth comb and then gathering it up high at the crown for a chic finish. To style, secure the hair tightly with an elastic that blends in with the color for a polished finish and ensure no bumps stick out. Then take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair tie, and secure it with a bobby pin for an elegant twist. The game-changer is the correct product to encourage tons of shine! We recommend prepping the hair with Style Masters™ Iron Guard™ to protect and smooth the mids and ends. Then use Style Masters™ Glamourama™  to finish the style with spectacular shine that will make your clients feel like red-carpet divas.


Side Ponytail: Flirty and Playful

For those who love a touch of playfulness, the side ponytail is your go-to choice. Create a deep side part and gather the hair at the nape of the neck. Secure it with a hair tie, leaving a few loose strands to frame the face for that romantic look. Want to take it up a notch? Tease the hair at the crown to add volume and texture or add statement accessories to truly stand out from the crowd. For added volume and hold, prep the hair with Style Masters™  Volume Amplifier Mousse™.


Creative Ponytail Styles

Embrace your inner artist with the creative ponytail. If your client gives you free reign, we recommend incorporating different styling techniques to really turn heads. Anything goes here but ensure that you consult your client and find out if they are attending a particular event or have a theme in mind and then go all out! We love these bold flowers alongside the sleek styled baby hairs that would suit a wedding or a fun flamenco party! To recreate this look try the Style Masters™ Creator Defining Gel™ to ensure the sculptured styles stay perfectly defined and intact for 24 hours and the Style Masters™ Must-Haves Photo Finisher™ on the mids and ends to block humidity.


Braided Ponytail: Bohemian and Textured

Braids are not only a versatile and protective style. A unique bohemian-inspired braided ponytail would not look out of place on the catwalk or at a festival. Try adding a few tighter braids around the crown and parting then incorporate them into a ponytail. This look creates a statement while also making it a perfect long-lasting style for formal to fun occasions. Try the Style Masters™ Creator Fiber Wax™  to smooth the braids then apply the Style Masters™ Creator Memory Spray™ before slightly back combing through the mids. Embrace the natural volume or enhance the ends by crimping for that fashionable finish! Braids are perfect for those seeking a unique and bohemian-inspired style but they take some skill to perfect so get practicing!


Twisted Ponytail: Fun and Whimsical

Looking for something fun with a whimsical twist? Try the twisted ponytail trend! To get the look, divide the hair into two sections and twist each section in the same direction. Cross the twisted sections over each other and secure them with a hair tie. Now gently pull apart the twists to create a voluminous and playful effect and tuck them through the middle sections to seamlessly blend the look together.


The Bubble Ponytail

Get ready to rock the bubble ponytail hairstyle like a pro! To create this look, make a high ponytail and divide it into sections, securing each one with a hair elastic. Fluff up those bubbles for volume and bounce. Add some personality with colorful ribbons or cute hairpins. Embrace the confidence of the bubble ponytail hairstyle, perfect for any fun occasion or active adventure!


Add a Pop of Color with Ribbons, Scarves, and Hairbands

Elevate your ponytail hairstyles with accessories that add a personal touch. Ribbons, scarves, and hairbands are your secret weapons. Introduce a pop of color by tying them around the base of the ponytail or weaving them into the hairstyle itself. Your clients will love the vibrant and trendy touch that these accessories bring to their overall look and, best of all, they can transform a simple style into a catwalk look. Lets not forget that if your client has short hair you can clip in a ponytail extension to recreate this trending hairstyle for the evening!


Ponytail Cuffs and Jewelry: Glamorous Touches

For those aiming for an extra touch of sophistication and style, look no further than ponytail cuffs and jewelry. These dazzling additions can be wrapped around the hair tie or strategically placed within the ponytail. Gold and silver colored mini cuffs can be purchased in bulk and added to your styling trolley for a quick way to elevate a look your clients will love. For added edge, try clipping or braiding in chains of various lengths into the hairstyle. This will definitely end up being featured on their socials!

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