7 Beautiful Ways to Upgrade Your Boring Ponytail

A ponytail is just the style you choose when you don’t know what else to do, right? Wrong! When you add just a twist of creativity, this simple style goes from basic to beautiful really quickly.

Kayley Melissa is here to not only show us how to do it, she’s giving us SEVEN ponies to try. That’s right— there’s one for every day of the week! And each of them is cuter and easier to pull off than the last.

Which one is your favorite? Share your favorite fancy or every day pony in the comments section below.


Monday: Sectioned Pony

Start by making a circle around the top of your head and sectioning this hair into a ponytail. Wrap your hair around the elastic to hide the band. Then, gather the rest of your hair into another pony and repeat.

This will cause a cool effect of a pony within a pony (otherwise known as pony-ception) and give you some seriously volume.

Tuesday: Braided Pony

Brush your hair into a high pony tail and secure with one or two elastics, making sure to loosen up your hair. Braid the pony, all the way to the end, and loosen up the braid to give it a little more of a casual, effortless look.

This is the perfect look for work right into Happy Hour!

Wednesday: Layered Pony

Start by taking a large chunk of hair from the front of your head on both sides. Tie them back as if you’re doing a half-up style, and then flip the small pony once or twice backwards to create kind of a twisted look. Do this twice more with two lower section of your hair to create a twisted, layered look.

We never knew THIS was how you got that perfectly twisted effect! Brilliant.

Thursday: Twisted Pony

Take a large chunk of hair on the left side of your face, and pull what’s left into a ponytail. Twist the hair that left out backwards, loosening it every now and again to give volume. Wrap this around the hair band and clip it underneath to keep the twist in place.

This look could easily be worn to a more formal event or for a day out shopping.

Friday: Mohawk Pony

For Friday, you want something a little funkier! Braid the top layer of your hair most of the way back and the pull up your entire hair, including the braid, into a high ponytail.

This look is effortlessly chic and perfect for celebrating the weekend.

Saturday: Extra-Volume Pony

If you want a look that goes perfectly from daytime shopping into nighttime partying, this double pony is just the thing. Pull your top layer into a pony, pulling at your crown to give plenty of volume. Flip this over your head so you can make your second pony with the rest of your hair before combining this with the first pony.

Quick trick: she uses a little claw clip to give both ponytails a boost from the inside!

Sunday: Knotted Pony

Start by bringing two pieces of hair from the front of your hair around to the back of your head, looping them around the bulk of your hair in a knot. Keep this secured with a pin or clip under your hair. Repeat this until your entire hair has been knotted.

This pony screams Sunday brunch more than any look we’ve ever seen!


Which of these weekday looks appeal to you? Share your favorite pony in the comments section below.