Bored with a run-of-the-mill pony? Then update your look with these three fresh styles.
The knot ponytail
Can't decide between a bun and a pony? Then go for both with this cute updo. It's really simple and looks great both day and night.
Start with wet hair, then roughly blow dry backwards away from the face. Use a salt spray for added root boost. Run your straighteners through hair and let it fall into a natural centre part. Brush back into a ponytail on the back of your head, but not too high up, and tie with an elastic. Twist the pony so it coils over the elastic, where it will naturally fall into a bun shape. Leave the ends loose, to form the pony. Secure the bun with bobby pins. Ant it's as easy as that!
If you fancy channelling a retro vibe with your ponytail, why not try a swinging 60s version? It might be vintage chic, but it's actually bang on trend. Messy updos are all the rage, with this backcombed pony embracing this to its fullest. Start by clipping a small section of hair up and backcombing the strands directly underneath. Then smooth the clipped-up section over the top, making sure all of the backcombed section is covered. Now you can scoop all of your hair into a medium-high ponytail that sits halfway between the crown and the nape of the neck. It works best if your hair is slightly wavy and tousled so you have a touch of messiness at the ends of the ponytail. Finish with a spritz of hairspray.
Not got the patience to sit and plait your entire head of hair? Then why not just focus on your ponytail to create a neat and fun finish, perfect for a party. You can either go for a simple approach by incorporating all of the hair, or if you're in an experimental mood, try adding mini plaits into the falling hair. This subtle style is great for those who want to tie up their hair but still make a statement! Secure with bands which match the shade of your locks to give a natural appearance.