Mornings can be a hectic time. Heck, so can afternoons and evenings. If you have longer hair, it’s often tempting to just throw it back in a ponytail and call it good.
But why go that route when you can spend five quick minutes and up your game a little bit with a simple style anyone can pull off?
Exactly. Now you have no excuse.
The Side Braid Pony
Make it a braid day even when you’re wearing a ponytail by subbing your hair tie with a braid wrap.
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The Knotted Ponytail
It's as simple as tying your pony into a basic knot and securing it with an elastic.
The Knot-So-Braided Bun
A ponytail, a braid, an elastic, and some bobby pins are all that you need for this one.
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You start with your basic ponytail but then divide it into two sections, twist one section, and wrap around the other section to create this casual twisted ponytail.
A Longer, Fuller Ponytail
Four quick steps pump up an average ponytail into a fuller, longer-looking version.
Take a section of hair from the left, pull it to the right, pin it. Then take a piece from the right and cross it over to the left. Tuck the hair under the piece of hair from the left, pin it and you’re good to go.
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The Low Knot
Even if you have medium length hair, this can still be easily done.
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In just five easy steps, you can add a pretty twist on the basic ponytail style.
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The Tidy Hair Bow
A couple twists, a couple bobby pins, and you’re done.
The Cascade Braid
Begin with a skinny French braid, take a skinny section of hair from the heavy side of the part and add it into the braid, repeat with a couple more strands, and you’re done!
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Use What You Have
Incorporate a headscarf as the third chuck of hair to add color to your basic braid.
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French Braided Ponytail
Start with a ponytail. Save a small side of your hair for a braid that will go just around that ponytail. You’re done.
The Sailor’s Knot Braid
Divide hair into four sections and number them 1–4 from the left. Ready? 1 goes over 2, 3 goes over 4, 4 over 1 and repeat.
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Twisted Side Pony
As the full tutorial shows, it's as easy as six quick steps to add a simple and simply elegant twist to a basic side ponytail.
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Start with a ponytail, and create a small braid to leave out of the bigger braid you will create. Wrap the small braid around the top elastic and secure it with a pin before braiding the rest of the ponytail. Voila!
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See? Simple ways to pony up...and up your ponytail game.