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24 Mar 2015

Ways to upgrade a ponytail


Are you always in a rush to get your hair done into a half-decent state before rushing out the door every morning but bored of the usual hairstyles? Why not have a look through some of these ideas on how to spice up a classic ponytail by adding that little something extra to your usual hairstyle.

High, low, side... whichever you choose there should be at least one way to make it little more interesting from the list below.
  • Pull pieces of hair out at the sides and twist them a little along with a little bit of teasing if you want to give that more messy, natural look

  • Wrap some of your hair from your ponytail around your hair-tie to give a more sleek look.

  • Replace your boring black hair-tie for a cute ribbon.

  • Why not braid you hair the night before (some more ideas to curl or wave your hair naturally overnight can be found here) to give your ponytail that slightly different feel.

  • You don't have to tie all your hair up! Why not just try tying half of it up and leaving the bottom layer hanging loose in a half updo. You can tie the top layer up high with a hair elastic or low with some bobby pins, it really just depends on what look your going for.

  • Add a French braid on one side (or both) as an accent to give it that something extra.

  • Instead of doing a French braid, slightly alter the idea above by doing a Dutch braid, I feel like this gives a more messy look compared to a French braid. I also think a Dutch braid would look really good as an accent to a ponytail if you have wavy or curly hair but it would look great on straight hair too!

  • Twist a piece of hair from each side or just one and bring it back into your ponytail. You can choose to have a thin or thick twist. Do whatever you feel like!

  • Make your ponytail quite loose instead of tight or do the opposite for a change

  • Add a fishtail or braid to the bottom part of your ponytail. After tying your hair up into a ponytail, just braid the bottom and use a hair-tie to secure it.

  • Add cute thin little braids in your ponytail to give it that slightly more fun look.

  • Add some more volume to your hair before tying it up into a ponytail.

What's your usual hairstyle? Let me know in the comments down below!
xXx

26 comments :

  1. Great tips!! ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  2. I never wear my hair up but I always love wearing braids. Great tips and I'll have to try them all out! I love the sound of wrapping some of the hair around the bobble! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know right, I love wrapping hair round the bobble to make it look more sleek but at the same time making it more messy by pulling pieces of hair out at the sides of my face.
      xXx

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  3. This is perfect for me to see as I have a lab class this afternoon where I need to wear my hair up! Haha x

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  4. this is so informative ♥ ♥

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  5. I was interested to read it!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥

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    1. I'm glad you found it interesting!
      xXx

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  6. I wear ponytails during the summer when I work at the beach, so tips on making them a little more fashionable I am alwayssss open to lol! Great post :)
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful! You are so lucky to be able to work on a beach...I go to the beach like once a year...well that's England for ya!

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  7. Lovely tips! I always need something to upgrade a boring ponytail!
    Have a nice day!
    - Rebecca xxx
    http://rxbxcca.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/hair-hack-for-pool-green-hair.html

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    1. Sometimes we all get bored of the usual hairstyle...! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have/had a nice day too.
      xXx

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  8. I normally have a plain ponytail but these are some great ideas :)
    I really want to try the Dutch braid, but first I have to learn it!

    Neeny x

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think the dutch braid would look so pretty as an accent to a classic ponytail and with a bit of practice you'll be dutch braiding you hair in no time!
      xXx

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  9. Great post!

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  10. This is such a great read! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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    1. Thanks! I also want to start trying to take pictures of my own hair for each hairstyle but I don't know how to so if you have tips on how to do that let me know!
      xXx

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  11. Ooh, I'm gonna try the fishtail in my next ponytail! These are great ideas :) xx

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    1. I think it would be a really cute alternative to a normal braid!
      xXx

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  12. ugh, I wish my hair was long enough to put in a ponytail

    check out my newest post
    xx
    Tyana
    cityofglitter.com

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    1. Trust me, when you have long hair though.....everything to do with you hair takes SO much effort and having curly and thick hair at the same time makes it even harder!
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  13. Thanks for these! I get bored of the usual ponytail! I will give some of these a shot! I do love braids they give your hair style -strange as that sounds! =)
    Reagan

    reaganinmyownworld.com

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    1. Braids are my favourite way to spice up a ponytail!
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