Stay cool and maintain that chic style with these fresh takes on the classic ‘do.

By Maddy Sims

The ponytail hairstyle is a crowd favorite—especially when the temperatures really start to rise. It's an easy way to stay comfortable when the sun gets unbearably hot, and it can work for almost any hair length. But if a pony is your summer staple, it can be a little repetitive—or worse, look like your fallback. Give the basic style a serious upgrade with these cute and easy ponytail renditions that are perfect for the warmer weather. You can dress any of them up with a fancy gown or wear them casually with your favorite T-shirt. From brunch to work to pool days to barbecues, these pretty up-dos will keep your hair off your neck and out of the way, so you can enjoy all the summer heat has to offer—without all the extra sweat. Here, six styles to try:

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