Why Are Ponytails So Popular?
If you’re like most women, you’ve probably loved ponytails since you were a little girl. They’re perfect for bad hair days, the hot summer months, or when you simply don’t have the time or energy to care about your hair. Plus, they’re effortlessly cute and really easy to do!
This year, the ponytail is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. In 2019 it’s all about the low-maintenance but high-elegance ‘do. And this is because women are starting to realise that ponytails don’t have to be boring or one-note, there are tons of interesting ways to wear a ponytail, from fancy and formal to loose and fun.
Famous Celebrity & Pop Culture Ponytails
In honour of one the season’s hottest and most trending hairstyles, we rounded up some of our fave celebs, famous personalities, and even fictional characters who’ve taken the ponytail to a whole new level of iconic.
Everyone’s favourite girl next door Betty Cooper is known for many things: her sweet personality, her long-running love triangle with Archie and Veronica, and her cute blonde hair pulled up into a high ponytail. And new fans around the world are falling in love with the shiny, slick-backed ponytail thanks to Lili Reinhart’s portrayal of the character on Riverdale.
Yes, ponytails aren’t just for kids or for women, they’re for men too! And we’d have to give our Best Male Ponytail Award to Jason Momoa, who has been spotted wearing his wavy long hair in either a man bun or a ponytail multiple times, especially during his stint as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones.
The undisputed Queen of the High Ponytail, Ariana Grande’s hair is almost as iconic and famous as she is! Although she’s experimented with different looks (including, gasp, short hair), Grande seems to come back again and again to her favourite hairstyle and to-date has only been spotted a handful of times without her signature pony. She still switches it up with bangs, accessories, and even a low pony once in a while to keep it fresh and interesting.
The Top Ponytail Hairstyles For 2019
Here are the many ways you can update your ponytail for the modern age. We’ve got styles for all hair types and lengths!
Messy & Textured
What to do if you’re bored of the standard brushed-back straight ponytail? Simple, skip the brushing. Keep your hair’s natural “just woke up like this” texture for an effortless and cool look.
For a bangin’ hairstyle (pun intended), combine a fringe – blunt, wispy, choppy, whatever your heart desires – with a mid or low ponytail. It’s schoolgirl chic all over again.
Ribbons, scarves, scrunchies, and clips – you have unlimited options for accessorising your ponytail. Take a page from Ariana Grande’s own book and add ‘90s-style clips and glittery barrettes for that added sparkle.
Curly hair in a ponytail? Yes, please. Great for a beach wedding or even just a chill night out with the girls, this style is pretty easy to dress up or down. If you have straight hair, no worries – twenty minutes with a curling iron will help you achieve this look.
If you can’t decide whether to let your hair loose or sleek it back into a ponytail, why not get the best of both worlds? A half-ponytail is half up, half down, and 100% gorgeous.
The perky cheerleader high ponytail is a timeless classic. If you want to make even more of a statement, use extensions (just like Ariana Grande) to get envious Rapunzel-esque locks that look amazing in a high pony.
Take your ponytail to the next level by adding intricate braids. Whether you do a small braid on the side of your head or a full fishtail pony braid, you’ll be sure to turn heads.
This look is great with long, straight hair, but it works for any hair type! Part your hair to the side and tie the rest of your hair into a loose, low ponytail.
Want the flair of a braid without the effort? Simply separate small sections of your hair and add a decorative twist before tying your hair up into a ponytail.
We are absolutely living for the ponytail’s long-awaited comeback. And this 2019, you too can rock the style however you want – whether it’s all dressed up, with accessories, or braided and textured to the max.
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