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5 Simple Ways To Instantly Make A Plain Ponytail Hairstyle Look Fabulous

5 Simple Ways To Instantly Make A Plain Ponytail Hairstyle Look Fabulous

By Wei Yin on 07 Aug 2020
Digital Editor

Tying our hair up into a ponytail is what comes to mind for most of us when the weather is too humid or when we simply just want to change up our look.


But a plain old ponytail isn't going to make you stand out from the crowd! So, here are five simple ways to instantly make your ponytail hairstyle look fabulous.

Check them out below!

#1 Tie a ribbon

Black ribbon high ponytailPhoto from Pinterest

Mustard ribbon low ponytail Photo from Pinterest

Green velvet ribbon with ponytailPhoto from Pinterest

This is one of the easiest ways to make you look like you put in more effort styling your hair when in fact, you just tied a ribbon around your ponytail. We recommend going for plain sashes as they are more suitable for everyday wear. Ribbons look good with both high and low ponytails!


#2 Make a ponytail bun

Ponytail bun Photo from Pinterest

Girl with ponytail bun at the floristPhoto from Pinterest

Instead of a messy bun or normal ponytail hairstyle, incorporate both together to achieve an effortlessly gorgeous hairstyle! Pick up a portion of your hair from your ears and tie them into a loose, low and messy bun that looks like it's draping down like a ponytail. Curl the rest of your hair for the best effect.

#3 Tie a high half ponytail 

High half ponytailPhoto from Pinterest

High half ponytail with scrunchie Photo from Pinterest

High half ponytail with curly hairPhoto from Pinterest


If you prefer hairstyles that will make you look more youthful and lively, try tying a high half ponytail. Make sure the ponytail starts from the top of your head and amp up the cuteness with a scrunchie.

#4 Conceal the hair tie with a clip 

Short hair ponytail with Chanel clipPhoto from Pinterest

Short hair ponytail with hair clipPhoto from Pinterest

Ponytails can look good on those with short hair too! If you have short hair, gather some hair on both sides of your face and pull them back, then secure with a hair tie to form a ponytail. Conceal the hair tie with a statement hair clip piece for a luxe look. This tip works on long hair too!

#5 Wrap the hair tie with hair

Long curly ponytail Photo from Pinterest

Short curly ponytailPhoto from Pinterest

If you still prefer the usual ponytail hairstyle but want to make it look neater and more elegant, take a few strands of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, then secure with a bobby pin underneath. This conceals the hair tie and makes it look as if you tied the ponytail using just your hair! This look is suitable for work and formal occasions.

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