25 Ways to Dress Up Your Ponytail

The ponytail has to be the official hairstyle of mothers. Am I wrong? The good news is with just a small amount of effort, you can transform yours from frumpy to fab. (And still no shower required!) To that end, I present you with this roundup of 25 pretty ponytail tutorials.

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  • The Bubble Pony 1 of 25
    The Bubble Pony
    This pony is really fun and it doesn't get easier.
    Found on The Shine Project.
  • Rope Braid Pony 2 of 25
    Rope Braid Pony
    This fun take on the ponytail is so simple to create that you can do it without a mirror.
    Get the tutorial on Parlor.
  • Ponytail Twist 3 of 25
    Ponytail Twist
    Try this super pretty twist on a traditional pony.
    Learn how on A Cup of Jo.
  • Pin Up Ponytail 4 of 25
    Pin Up Ponytail
    Get your retro vibe on with this 50s pin up style.
    Found on Sea of Shoes.
  • Messy 60s Ponytail 5 of 25
    Messy 60s Ponytail
    Adding a little height can add a lot of sass and a vintage feel.
    Found on This Chick's Got Style.
  • Not Just a Ponytail 6 of 25
    Not Just a Ponytail
    Love the criss-crossed almost-braided look of this ponytail.
    Watch the video on The Small Things.
  • Messy Wavy Ponytail 7 of 25
    Messy Wavy Ponytail
    Sometimes messier is better.
    Found on Sidewalk Ready.
  • The Twisted Ponytail 8 of 25
    The Twisted Ponytail
    This pretty variation adds a twist on one side that wraps around the base of your side pony.
    Found on 101 Fashion Street.
  • Braided Ponytail 9 of 25
    Braided Ponytail
    The simple braids on both sides make this wavy ponytail more special.
    Found on Twist Me Pretty.
  • The Sleek Ponytail 10 of 25
    The Sleek Ponytail
    Clean and sexy.
    Get the how-to at The Freckled Fox.
  • Pretty Ponytail Twist 11 of 25
    Pretty Ponytail Twist
    This ponytail is pretty enough to wear out for a drink with the girls and casual enough for a playdate. Love!
    Found on Love Maegan.
  • Cute Volumized Ponytail 12 of 25
    Cute Volumized Ponytail
    This hot ponytail is ready for date night.
    Get the tutorial on Jessica Harlow.
  • Twisted Pony 13 of 25
    Twisted Pony
    Another easy-to-do ponytail featuring twists!
    Visit Dear Emmie for the 411.
  • Retro Ponytail 14 of 25
    Retro Ponytail
    A cute retro look for shorter lengths.
    Found on Asuyeta.
  • Lace Braid Ponytail 15 of 25
    Lace Braid Ponytail
    This ponytail is a bit more advanced but looks worth the effort.
    Found on Hair Romance.
  • The Topsy Tail Revisited 16 of 25
    The Topsy Tail Revisited
    A new twist on a easy-peasy classic.
    Check it out on Twist Me Pretty.
  • Retro Headband Ponytail Puff 17 of 25
    Retro Headband Ponytail Puff
    In my next life, I'm going to have super curly hair. So cute!
    Check it out on Around the Way Curls.
  • Cute Beehive Ponytail 18 of 25
    Cute Beehive Ponytail
    The height and texture of this ponytail help it to look effortlessly chic.
    Get the tutorial on NSMBL.
  • Embellished Side Ponytail 19 of 25
    Embellished Side Ponytail
    Adding an accessory to your ponytail is the easiest way to make one prettier.
    Get some inspiration at Caught On a Whim.
  • Half French Braid Ponytail 20 of 25
    Half French Braid Ponytail
    French braids take a little skill but they are a fantastic way to liven up a simple pony.
    Found on The Small Things.
  • Sleek Parted Ponytail 21 of 25
    Sleek Parted Ponytail
    Adding a part is simple but it makes your ponytail look so classy.
    Get the how-to at A Cup of Jo.
  • Fishtail Braid Ponytail 22 of 25
    Fishtail Braid Ponytail
    Add a fishtail braid with this clever take on the ponytail.
    DIY this look at Sidewalk Ready.
  • Ponytail With a Twist 23 of 25
    Ponytail With a Twist
    A more subtle, side take on the bubble pony. So simple and yet so pretty.
    Found on Girl In the Lens.
  • Nicole Scherzinger X Factor Ponytail 24 of 25
    Nicole Scherzinger X Factor Ponytail
    I love that this ponytail is a little edgy. Perfect for those days when you want to rock out.
    Watch the video at Just Bebexo.
  • Pretty Ponytail 25 of 25
    Pretty Ponytail
    Make simple, pretty pony sparkle with a fun accessory.
    1) Found on Hair Romance.

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