3 Ways To Upgrade Your Ponytail

Summer is here, and the weather in Singapore is heating up once again. Here are three ways to up your ponytail game right now.

Ponytails are easy – most of us can do it with our eyes closed, while walking backwards, in the dark. It’s a no-brainer. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Spice up your typical ponytail with these tricks.

The Hidden-Twist Pony

Refinery29 has a few cool ponytail styles, but this one in particular caught my eye for its effortless vibe and sleek look.

the-hidden-twist-pony
Photos from Refinery29. Edits by me.

All it takes is 5 easy steps:

  1. Start with a side-part.
  2. Section off the hair on either side of your part, with one section a bit larger than the other.
  3. Secure a low ponytail.
  4. Undo the smaller section of hair, and wrap it around the base of your ponytail, pinning it in place.
  5. Take down the next section of hair, and twist it. Then, wrap that around the base of the ponytail. Pin it in place.

Sleek Parted Ponytail

This next one is from one of my go-to bloggers for hair inspirations and tutorials. She does the best French hairdos I’ve seen, and they’re really easy to replicate!

sleek-parted-ponytail
Photos from cupofjo. Edits by me.

All it takes is 5 steps:

1. Brush your hair all the way through to get all the knots out and make it really smooth.

2. Create a deep side part. The deeper the better (which means: the more to the side, the better). If you have bangs, it’s ok, you can use some product like a pomade or extra hairspray keep them slicked down.

3. Comb your hair into a smooth ponytail. You can make it whatever height you want. This summer, I am loving ponies that sit right smack in the middle of your head.

4. Secure with a rubber band. Make sure it’s as tight as you can get it, you don’t want your ponytail slipping down halfway through the day!

5. Hide the rubber band with a bit of hair. (I like to do this, especially if I’m going out to dinner or drinks and want to look a little fancier.) Just take a bit of hair from the underside of the ponytail and wrap it around the band. Pin in place (with bobby pins) underneath the ponytail to secure.

She also backcombed the end of the ponytail for more volume and contrast!

Twisted Side Ponytail

The final look: a boho twisted side ponytail by Katie Shelton from A Beautiful Mess. I usually don’t like low ponytails as the whole reason I wear ponytails in the first place is to get all that hair off my neck. But this one is too charming to pass up, and it fits in with a lot of situations, from a coffee run, to the office, to a rustic wedding.

Photos by A Beautiful Mess. Edits by me.
Photos by A Beautiful Mess. Edits by me.

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