Unlike the name suggests, ponytails are no one-trick pony. Perhaps the most versatile hairstyle, the beloved ponytail can be dressed up (we’ve literally seen the most beautiful women in Hollywood wear them on the red carpet with couture gowns) or dressed down and the best part is it’s always super easy to create. Ahead, five different ponytails for every occasion, straight from the creative minds on Pinterest. Did you really think it was just a look you can wear to the gym or while washing your face? Think again.
The Hybrid Ponytail
Equal parts edgy and practical, the hybrid braid ponytail keeps hair out of your face, and it looks so freaking cool. Play with the placement of your single cornrow to create different looks. Options include straight down the middle, across the hairline, the side of your—seriously, the possibilities are endless.
The Half-Up Ponytail
We've been rocking the half-up pony since middle school and it still feels so right. Switch things up by trying a high ponytail or a loose, low one and dress it up with accessories to make it feel fresh every time you wear it.
The Sleek Ponytail
We've seen this slicked-back version on every red carpet and has been a go-to for ladies like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez. The trick is to take a small section of hair and wrap it around the base to hide your hair tie. This makes it look polished and party ready in a snap.
The Low, Messy Ponytail
The top-knot equivalent, this messy (in a good way) ponytail is casual and is cute. Apply a texturizing spray from roots to ends, pull hair into a loose ponytail and tease the base for a lift. The more face-framing faces you leave out, the better.
The Bubble Ponytail
It looks like a sculptural masterpiece, but it's so easy to recreate. Pull hair into a ponytail, secure with an elastic and add another a couple inches down. Continue until you reach the end of your pony. Pull sections apart to add thickness and create that "bubble" look.