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Ponytail Inspiration - How to keep it interesting

Are you feeling tired of your boring old ponytail? I constantly find myself throwing my hair up in the morning. Whether it's lack of time or a bad hair day, my locks stay pulled back, most of the time.  Lately I've been looking for some inspiration to take my pony up a notch.  Here are a few ideas I've found that would be quick and fairly easy ways to spruce up your everyday ponytail!



High Pony Braid
High Pony Braid
This is probably the easiest braid to do yourself. Start with your basic everyday ponytail and simply braid to the end. Viola!
Low Pony with Height in the Crown
Low Pony with Height in the Crown
Adding a little volume above your ponytail can create an entirely different look. Simply pull up sections below your crown and backcomb, or tease, from ends to scalp. Smooth top layer and pull into a ponytail.
Loose French Braid High Bun
Loose French Braid High Bun
I love french braids. Unfortunately it's almost impossible for me to french braid my own hair. This is a little easier though. Only 4 links in the braid. Took me a few tries, but I was able to pull it off. Use bobby pins for any loose areas. Then tie it off in a messy bun.
Accessories !
Accessories !
Hair clips are an easy way to add a little detail to a plain jane kind of day!
Fishtail Braid
Fishtail Braid
Ok. This braid looks tough but it's easier than you think. Google fishtail braid to find tutorials on how to get this look. This braid takes two main strands and simply criss crosses, back and forth, the whole way down.
Side Pony with Swoop Bangs
Side Pony with Swoop Bangs
Side ponytails are always a fancier way to pull it all back. Add a little height on the top and leave some bangs hanging out. Instant glamor.
High Pony with Straight Bangs
High Pony with Straight Bangs
If you're really feeling adventurous, get your bangs cut! Straight across bangs can frame your face, bring attention to your eyes, and create a little elegance to any style.
Side Twist Low Pony
Side Twist Low Pony
Twist it up! Lean head to the right or left, and twist towards the opposite direction. By leaning a different direction than your twist you create some volume around the base and keep it from laying flat against your neck.
Flipped Under Side Pony
Flipped Under Side Pony
This used to be all the rage years ago. They even came out with a special tool to make flipping your ponytail inside out easier! Pull your hair into a ponytail and slide your band down a few inches. Separate your hair down the middle just above the band and tuck the end of your ponytail thru the middle.
Side Twist Low Teased Pony
Side Twist Low Teased Pony
Same basic idea with this twist, except start at the front. I've found it helps when I pin the bottom of the twist before I pull it back. (align your bobby pin, wavy side down, along the crease of the twist and pin upward towards the front).
Headband High Pony
Headband High Pony
Headbands, when used with the correct kind of messy or curly ponytail, can look great! Just be careful it doesn't look like you've just come from the gym.
Single Interior Braid
Single Interior Braid
Another easy one !
Side Braid into Pony
Side Braid into Pony
Once again, french braiding isn't my specialty... This isn't too bad, because it's easy to see the whole time. Section off front quarter of hair and it will make it a little easier.
I hope this gives you some ideas!  Call the studio at 205-969-8998 for a hair appointment !  Our talented stylist can make you feel like a 'new you' in just one visit.  Appointments available 7 days a week.  We look forward to seeing you!

-Savanah Gathings
Salon Manager/Stylist