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5 Ponytail Upgrades That Resemble Off-The-Runway Hairstyles

5 Ponytail Upgrades That Resemble Off-The-Runway Hairstyles

You can always count on a a good ol’ ponytail to save you from those dreaded bad hair days. And it’s no rocket science that you can pull off a pony tail no matter what the occasion. But there’s nothing better than upgrading that basic hairstyle to something way more fetch. From uber-feminine braids to stylish ribbons, there is so much you can do to make the trusty ponytail look far from boring. If you’re done with settling for a typically pulled-up hairstyle, take a look at these 5 variations that will up your classic ponytail game in a jiffy.

Experiment with the parting  

You’ll be amazed by what a simple change in the way you part your hair does to your final look. Ditch your basic push back ponytail for flattering partings. The sharp lines of a diagonal parting or a zigzag parting will help highlight all the right angles of your face and make it look more defined.

Ponytail with parting
Pic Credit: Jason Wu SS2014 (Pinterest), Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013(, John Galliano Fall 2013 (

If you like it, put a braid on it

Those cutesy little braids have never done anyone any harm, have they? Braids are possibly the most versatile element to add to your basic pony. You can literally add one anywhere on your hair and increase the adorability level of your ponytail. Find a spot around your crown or line down your ponytail to make your basic hairstyle look way more stylised.

Braided ponytail
Pic Credit: Public School SS2016 (Pinterest), Celine SS 2016 (Pinterest)

Go for something low

There’s something about a low ponytail as seen on red carpets and runways that make it look so elegant. Take the ponytail you usually sleep in (the one you tie real low) and make it slightly sleeker. Feeling a little more old school? Throw in a retro centre parting and voila, you’re runway-ready in no time.

Low Ponytail
Pic Credit: Lanvin SS2014 (Pinterest), Helmut Lang SS 2014 (Pinterest), Dior (Pinterest)

Get high while you can

Think Betty from Riverdale or any cheerleader when you plan on getting high with your ponytail. High ponytails bring out the best in everyone so better be ready to channel your little miss sunshine on a day you decide to sport this hairdo. If you want to get even more up and edgy, add a trendy top knot to your high ponytail. You can’t possibly get higher than that, now.

Ponytail with bun
Pic Credit: Nicholas K SS 2017 (Pinterest)

Doll up and put a belt on it

Don’t believe that hair belting is actually a thing today? This major 2017 hair trend got its inspiration from the classic ribboned ponytail. Today, a ponytail worth showing off is simply one that has a belt on it. Buckle up ladies, this sophisticated trend will make your ponytail game stronger. Here’s proof of this major hair trend from the TIBI SS17 show.

Belted ponytail
Pic Credit: TIBI SS 2017 (Pinterest)