If you want a chic and versatile hairstyle that will always stay in style, the low ponytail is your ideal match. Whether you’re going to a formal event or a casual outing or want a quick and easy look, the low ponytail has endless possibilities.
This blog shows 36 stunning low ponytail hairstyles that inspire your next hair transformation. We’ve covered you with classic and sleek options and textured and messy variations. Look into side-swept low ponytails, braided creations, and whimsical bubble ponytails. Learn how a simple twist or a tousled finish can take your low ponytail game to the next level.
We’ll show you how to do half-up styles, wrapping techniques, and intricate braiding methods to add intrigue and elegance to your low ponytail. Our blog will teach you how to achieve the perfect low ponytail for any occasion, whether you prefer a polished and sophisticated look or a carefree and bohemian vibe.
So, prepare to be inspired and let your hair down (or tie it up!) with our stunning collection of 36 low ponytail hairstyles. Prepare to rock this iconic hairstyle’s versatility and timeless appeal. Let’s get started!
1. Sleek Low Ponytail
The sleek low ponytail is a classic and polished hairstyle. This look is achieved by straightening or flat ironing your hair. Avoid bumps and flyaways by tying your hair at the nape of your neck. Wrap a section of hair around the tie to hide it for a polished look. This sleek style adds glamour to formal or professional outfits.
2. Messy Low Ponytail
This messy low ponytail exudes carefree chic. For a romantic look, loosely gather your hair at the nape of your neck and let a few strands fall around your face. Don’t worry about tying the ponytail neatly. For a perfectly messy ponytail, gently tug on sections. For volume, tease your crown. This hairstyle is perfect for festivals, casual outings, and the “I woke up like this” look.
3. Side-Swept Low Ponytail
The side-swept low ponytail adds elegance to any occasion. Part your hair and sweep it to the other side. Tie your hair behind your neck. This asymmetrical style lets the ponytail fall over your shoulder for a romantic look. Curl your hair or add hairpins or flowers for elegance. This side-swept hairstyle works for formal and casual occasions.
4. Braided Low Ponytail
This hairstyle is a sleek low ponytail with intricate braiding. Start by tying your hair behind your neck. Next, braid a three-strand ponytail. Braid to the end and secure with another hair tie. Try fishtail or Dutch braids for variety. Braided low ponytails can be worn casually or formally.
5. Bubble Ponytail
The hairstyle is a whimsical take on the low or high ponytail. Start by tying your hair into a low ponytail. Next, create “bubbles” by evenly spacing more hair ties along the ponytail. To add dimension, gently pull and puff each section. Ribbons or colorful elastics between bubbles add color and visual interest. Party, festival, or statement hairstyles like the bubble ponytail are youthful and trendy.
6. Twisted Hairstyle
This chic low ponytail is twisted. It enhances your hairstyle with elegance. Start with a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Divide the ponytail in half. Cross a small hair strand between sections. Alternate sides until your ponytail is finished. Elastic band at the end. A graceful, twisted low ponytail results. This hairstyle can be dressed up or down with hairpins or ribbons.
7. Half-Up Style
This hairstyle combines the elegance of a low ponytail with the playfulness of a half-up hairstyle. It suits different hair lengths and textures. Start by parting your hair in half, leaving the bottom half loose. Make a low ponytail with your top hair. Teasing the crown can add volume to a sleek ponytail. For texture, leave loose hair loose or curl it. This hairstyle is balanced and chic for casual and special occasions.
8. Wrapped Low Ponytail
This simple yet elegant hairstyle adds elegance to your look. Wrapping a section of hair around the ponytail base hides the hair tie and creates a polished look. Start with a low ponytail. Wrap a small ponytail section tightly around the hair tie. Bobby pin the wrapped section’s end under the ponytail. It looks smooth. Formal and professional events suit the wrapped low ponytail. It goes with casual and dressy outfits, making it versatile for any occasion.
9. Sleek and Wet-look Effect
The sleek and wet-look low ponytail is bold and modern. Its glossy finish elevates your style. Start by applying a lot of gel or styling cream to your roots and lengths. Make a low ponytail. Tighten the ponytail with a hair tie. Use a shine-enhancing spray, mousse or serum to look wet. For special occasions or statement-making, this hairstyle is ideal. It goes well with edgy outfits and looks great with bold earrings or a statement necklace.
10. For Curly Hair
This romantic and versatile curly adds softness and femininity to your look. It works for all hair lengths and can be achieved with natural curls or curling. Curl your hair with a curling iron or hot rollers to create this style. After your curls cool, please put them in a low ponytail. Use a ponytail tie. You can delicately frame your face with loose strands. This hairstyle works for weddings, date nights, and other occasions.
11. Fishtail Low Ponytail
Our next hairstyle is a low ponytail with a fishtail braid. It gives your hair texture and visual interest. Start by tying your hair into a low ponytail at your nape. Half the ponytail. Cross a small hair from one section’s outer edge to the other. Alternate sides until your ponytail is finished. Elastic band at the end. A gorgeous fishtail braid flows into a low ponytail. This hairstyle is great for special occasions and for making a statement.
12. Double Dutch Braid
This intricate hairstyle combines Dutch braids with a low ponytail for a stunning look. Start by parting your hair in half. Dutch braid one section from your forehead to your neck. Repeat on the other side for symmetrical braids. Gather both braids and loose hair into a low ponytail at your nape. This elegant bohemian hairstyle is perfect for festivals, parties, and other creative occasions.
13. With a Bouffant
The glamorous hairstyle combines volume and sophistication. Start by styling a small crown bouffant. Use bobby pins to lift the hair. Next, tie your hair into a low ponytail at your nape. The sleek ponytail and voluminous bouffant contrast elegantly. For formal events, this hairstyle adds glamour.
14. With a Side Part
This modern low ponytail is versatile. Create a deep side part. Make a low ponytail with the side part visible. Tie the ponytail. This hairstyle emphasizes one side of your face for asymmetry and interest. It looks sleek and polished for casual and formal occasions. Wrapping a small section of hair around the hair tie hides it and adds a refined touch.
15. Crimped Low Ponytail
This retro-inspired hairstyle adds texture. Crimp your hair with a crimping iron or braid it overnight for natural waves. After achieving the desired texture, tie your hair into a low ponytail. The ponytail’s crimped texture adds volume and visual interest, making it fun and versatile. This hairstyle adds texture to straight or fine hair.
16. Reverse French Braid
Braided low ponytails are trendy and intricate. Divide a small section of hair at your nape into three strands. Reverse French braid by crossing the strands under. Continue braiding side hair until you reach the nape. Next, tie the remaining hair into a braid or a ponytail. This neat hairstyle shows off your braiding skills.
17. Knotted Low Ponytail
This hairstyle variation is simple but chic. Start by tying a low ponytail at your nape. Divide the ponytail in half. Knot one section, then the other. Bobby pins hold the knots. This hairstyle modernizes the ponytail. It looks polished and effortless in casual and formal settings.
18. With a Zigzag Part
This unique hairstyle is simple but eye-catching. Start by zigzagging your hair from front to back. Make sure the zigzag part shows in a low ponytail at your neck. Tie the ponytail. The zigzag part distinguishes your low ponytail from the center or side parts. For a fun, unconventional look, try this hairstyle.
Elegant and edgy. It’s a daring low ponytail for those who want to stand out. This style involves a narrow strip of voluminous hair down the center of the head with sleek sides. The center section is gathered into a low ponytail at the nape. This hairstyle gives you a rockstar look. For a Mohawk effect, tease the center section, braid, or twist the ponytail.
20. Chain Braid
This stylish hairstyle combines the sleekness of a low ponytail with the intricacy of braiding. This elegant style has a chain-like braid around the ponytail base. Start with a low ponytail and hair elastic. Divide a small section of hair underneath the ponytail into two equal parts. Create a chain braid by twisting these sections around each other and adding new hair. Finish braiding and secure with another hair elastic. This hairstyle is great for special occasions or elevating your ponytail.
21. Waterfall Braid
This romantic and whimsical hairstyle adds ethereal beauty to your look. This feminine style features a waterfall braid and a low ponytail. Create a deep side part and take a small section of hair near the hairline to achieve this look. Starting with three strands, braid this section. As you braid, drop the bottom strand and pick up a new section from underneath, letting it fall like a waterfall. Mirror this process on the other side. Gather the remaining hair into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic at the nape. This hairstyle is ideal for weddings, proms, and other formal events.
22. Wavy Low Ponytail
This easy hairstyle adds texture and movement. This style works best with naturally wavy or curly hair, but curling irons or hot rollers can help. Start with a low ponytail at the nape and a hair elastic. Next, curl or wave your hair with a curling iron or hot rollers. For a casual look, gently tousle the waves. For a soft, romantic touch, pull out a few face-framing tendrils. This carefree, bohemian hairstyle can be worn for formal and casual occasions.
23. Low Ponytail with Shaved Sides
This daring hairstyle combines elegance with edginess. This style shaves or closely cut the sides of the head and leaves the top longer. The longer hair is gathered into a low ponytail at the nape. The shaved sides and sleek ponytail give this hairstyle a rebellious, unique look. It’s a great option for those who want to make a bold fashion statement with an unconventional hairstyle.
This elegant hairstyle adds sparkle and sophistication. Use hair accessories like jeweled clips, decorative bobby pins, or silk ribbons to embellish your low ponytail. Start with a low ponytail and an elastic. To create a stunning, personalized look, strategically place your embellishments along the ponytail or around the base. You can go minimalist with one statement accessory or elaborate with multiple embellishments. This hairstyle is ideal for weddings, prom, and other special occasions.
25. Mohawk Braid
This hairstyle combines edginess and elegance. Section off a narrow strip of hair from the front to the crown to achieve this look. French braid this section tightly from the hairline to the nape. Elastic bands secure braid ends. Wrap the braided section around the ponytail base to finish. Bobby pins highlight the braid. This playful and rebellious low ponytail is perfect for bold statement-makers.
26. French Twist Low Ponytail
This hairstyle is elegant and timeless. French twists and low ponytails blend into this hairstyle. Start by tying your hair into a low ponytail with an elastic band. Tuck the ponytail inside out through a small opening above the elastic band. Roll the ponytail up and pin it. This gives a stylish twist. This hairstyle is ideal for weddings, formal events, and other occasions that require a polished look.
27. Crown Braid
This gorgeous hairstyle combines a crown braid with a low ponytail. Create a deep side part for this royal look. Start braiding a small section of hair near the part across your forehead, adding more hair as you go. Braid to the other side of your head and secure with an elastic band. Wrap the crown braid around the ponytail base to finish. Let the braid crown the ponytail with bobby pins. This hairstyle is ideal for formal events, weddings, and queen-like occasions.
28. Crisscross Low Ponytail
This modern low ponytail is striking and intricate. Divide your hair horizontally into upper and lower sections. Make a ponytail with an elastic band. Wrap a small section of lower hair around the elastic band with a bobby pin. Next, use a bobby pin to cross a small section of the upper section to the other side. Repeat this crisscross pattern with alternating hair sections until the ponytail is finished. This hairstyle adds style to your hairstyle.
29. Rope Braid
This chic hairstyle adds texture and interest to your look. Start by tying your hair into a low ponytail with an elastic band. To braid a rope, twist each section clockwise, then counterclockwise. Elastic bands secure braid ends. This hairstyle suits all hair lengths and textures and can be dressed up or down. The Rope Braid Low Ponytail is elegant for formal and casual occasions.
30. Ribboned Low Ponytail
The ribboned hairstyle is feminine and charming. This hairstyle is great for weddings, special occasions, or dressing up. Start with a low ponytail and an elastic band. Wrap a long ribbon in your preferred color around the ponytail base and tie it. Let the ribbon or scarf ends hang or weave them into the hair for detail. For a whimsical hairstyle, try the Ribboned Low Ponytail.
This hairstyle blends cornrow braids with a low ponytail. This hairstyle is ideal for standouts. Cornrows are braided close to the scalp for a sleek, structured look. A low ponytail finishes the braids. It looks good and keeps hair off your face and neck. It can be dressed up or down with beads or cuffs.
32. Floral Low Ponytail
The floral low ponytail adds romance and whimsy to the low ponytail. This hairstyle uses fresh or artificial flowers woven into the ponytail for a dreamy look. The floral hairstyle adds natural beauty, whether you choose a single large bloom or a scattering of smaller flowers. Weddings, festivals, and other flower child events favor it. It looks dreamy with a flowy dress or bohemian outfit.
33. Bohemian Style
The bohemian low ponytail is carefree and beautiful. This hairstyle celebrates natural texture and loose waves. Start by curling or beach-waving your hair. Put your hair in a low ponytail, leaving a few face-framing strands loose. Braids, twists, feathers, beads, and ribbons can add to the bohemian hairstyle. Try the low ponytail for music festivals, outdoor events, and bohemian style.
34. Undercut with a Low Ponytail
The undercut with a low ponytail makes a bold and edgy statement. A shaved or buzzed undercut and a sleek low ponytail make this bold hairstyle. The hairstyle and shaved section stand out. Customize the undercut to express your style. This hairstyle can be worn casually or formally, depending on the hairstyle.
35. Dutch Braid
The Dutch braid is a lovely braided ponytail. This hairstyle features a Dutch braid, also called an inverted or reverse French braid, from the crown to the nape. The braid can be draped over a low ponytail. Dutch braids give ponytails texture and dimension. You can customize this style by tightening or loosening the braid.
36. Infinity Braid
This mesmerizing hairstyle will turn heads. Its braiding creates an infinity symbol in the hairstyle. Start by sectioning the hair and braiding each section. Cross the two braids and braid until the end. An infinity braid wraps around the low ponytail. This hairstyle adds elegance and intrigue for special occasions or when you want to stand out.