12 Times The Ponytail Was Actually Groundbreaking

by Stephanie Montes

Ponytails get a bad rap for being basic. And while they may be our go-to on a lazy day, that doesn’t mean we can’t step it up from time to time. Celebrities have even made it chic to walk a red carpet in the sporty hairstyle—it just requires a little strategy. Breathe new life into your easy updo with these 12 celeb-approved looks that take you from blah to badass in seconds. It’s time the ponytail gets the credit it deserves.

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Rooney Mara's Wrapped Pony


Kate Mara's 2-In-1 Ponytail

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Blake Lively's Bubble Ponytail


Olivia Culpo's Hybrid Style

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Amber Heard's Pinned-Down Pony


Chrissy Teigen's Triple-Decker Pony

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Bella Hadid's Face-Framing Baby Hair

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Maria Sharapova's Embellished Ponytail

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Gigi Hadid's Sport Ponytail

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Kendall Jenner's Golden Hair Tie

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Julianne Hough's Minimal Pony


Kate Bosworth's Faux Hawk Ponytail