Ponytail Hairstyles for All Hair Lengths
These new twists on the good old ponytail take it from default hairdo to delightfully elevated.
With this length, it’s difficult to fit every last hair into an elastic—but this slightly punk look turns that into a virtue. “Little pieces sticking out give it a playful edge,” says Moiz Alladina, a hairstylist in New York City who created all the ponytails in this story.
To do: Blow-dry hair straight, mist with setting spray to give the style hold, slide in an elastic, then work a dab of gel (such as Nexxus Exxtra Gel, $11, drugstore.com) through the ends of the ponytail for texture. For a bit more polish, blow out the loose bits in front and sweep them to the side. Spray in place.