55 Unique Braided Ponytails for Every Occasion

When it comes to braiding, each woman with long hair thinks she knows a lot. However, braided ponytails come in so many varieties that it’s close to impossible to know them all. Any ponytail can turn into a beautiful braid in the hands of a professional. Meanwhile, you don’t have to be a barber to create wondrous masterpieces. If you are tired of keeping your hair tied in a regular ponytail or French braid, you just need a little help. With the right options in front of your eyes, you can make a new hairstyle every day.


How To Make a Braided Ponytail

A braided ponytail is fairly easy to make. One of the most popular variations is the side braid that turns into a ponytail. However, you can continue braiding the ponytail to get a stylish look.

Cute Braided Ponytail Hairstyles


Here are the simple steps.

  1. Take a two inches section from one ear to the other. Use a comb to separate the hair and avoid any stray strands. Remove the rest of the hair out of your way by clipping it in the back.
  2. Start braiding the strand you separated. Here you can allow your imagination to run absolutely wild. Make any braid you wish, from French to fishtail. You can also take two sections and make two braids.
  3. Keep braiding along the hairline until you reach the other ear. Clip the braid to the rest of the hair.
  4. Unclip the hair you put aside in the beginning. Do some backcombing at the crown to add volume if you wish.
  5. Collect all the hair, including the braid into the ponytail.
  6. Use an elastic band to create a tight ponytail, which looks amazing.
  7. Use hairspray to avoid a frizzy look.

If you decide to continue braiding the ponytail, you can turn it into a bun and clip it asymmetrically to the side or under your ear.


Watch The Following Tutorial of DIY Braided Ponytail in A Super Easy Way


Trendy Braided Ponytail Hairstyles

The main problem with most of the hairstyles is the lack of knowledge. For thousands of years, women have been coming up with new ways to arrange their hair. However, only when the internet came, others got access to what used to be kept secret. Even though we now have access to all the braided ponytail hairstyles in the world, most of us still can’t find the right one. We collected 55 amazing options to help you end your hair struggle. You can now sport a new braid every day.


#1. Two Side Braids

Two Side Braided Ponytail hairstyle

Even though asymmetry is popular nowadays, symmetrical hairstyles looks great anyway. Consider making two side braids using the method described in the tutorial and then braiding the ponytail itself.


#2. Special Fishtail

Fishtail Braided Ponytail hairstyle for women

Fishtail braid ponytails always look special. You can use them to create a wonderful hairstyle for an upcoming occasion. Consider making the ponytail slightly asymmetrical in order for it to run down one shoulder.

Epic Fishtail Braids


#3. Loose Braiding

Loose Braids

If you have fine hair, a loosely braided ponytail is your way to add some volume. You’ll need to use a curling iron to make curls first. Then you have to make a high ponytail and proceed to make a loose braid.

Loose Curl Ideas


#4. Professional Braiding

Professional Wedding

If you are looking for a special hairstyle for a wedding, this professionally made ponytail can put an end to your search. Show this picture to your hairstylist and wait for the masterpiece to be created. If your hair is not long enough, use a weave.


#5. Half and Half

Side Braids

If you are looking for non-standard ways to create a hairstyle, this one is for you. You have to finish braiding the side strand and incorporate it into a high ponytail. The results will look fantastic.


#6. Low Fishtail

This low braided ponytail hairstyle is wonderful for loose style lovers. If you are into “close to nature” images, make a low ponytail and braid just the lower part of it. Such hairstyle needs plenty of hairsprays to stay intact.


#7. Be Simple

This simple hairstyle is available to just about anyone. It’s also a wonderful choice for women with medium length hair. Two simple French braids on the sides are incorporated into a low ponytail. Fast and simple!


#8. Loose and Fine

This loose side braid is great for women with fine hair. You have to make the braid as loose as possible to add is some volume. Make a high ponytail to suit the same purpose. You can make such a hairstyle with fairly short hair.


#9. High and Mighty

If you have long and thick locks, consider this interesting braided ponytail. Start making the braid from the front and have it run to the back where it can join the rest of the hair to form a ponytail. Use one strand to hide the elastic band.


#10. Braided Weave

If you are a big fan of the long hair but all you’ve got is a bob, you can take advantage of hair extensions. Weaves are wonderful for creating thick and impressive braids. They can last up to a month.


#11. Boho Braid

A loose braided ponytail on long blond hair coupled with a headband creates a wonderful boho style you always wanted. Such loose hairstyles are always a hit at special occasions but won’t do you too much good on the everyday basis.


#12. Up and Down

Look at this unique French braid hairstyle. You start with making an upside-down braid and have it hang down from the top. First, you need to create the upside down braid and then tie it into a ponytail on top. Then proceed with braiding.


#13. The higher the Better

This high side braid with a high ponytail makes an impression of an undercut. Braids are a wonderful way to create a closed to a shaved appearance on your side. Cornrows do it the best. But French braids can follow suit just as well.


#14. Halfway Down

This twisted ponytail looks like a braid when in reality it’s nothing more than two twisted strands kept together by several elastic bands at the equal terminals. This is a very easy hairstyle, which is suitable for any occasion.


#15. Additional Braid

You don’t have to use all of your locks to create a braided ponytail. Messy hairstyles look great when you add a subtle braid to it. Such style can be suitable for a theme party, a wedding or just a day at the beach.


#16. Twist and Braid

This special hairstyle involves twisting the side strands instead of braiding them and then incorporating them into a braid. The steps are similar to making a side braid. The best part is that twisting is easier to do.


#17. Several Braids

Making several braids on one side and none on the other or just different number of braids on each side can make your hairstyle truly unique. Depending on your hair thickness you can make up to 10 braids.


#18. Side Extensions

Use hair extensions to make your braided ponytail look thicker and more appealing. Women of all ages look great with the well-chosen hair extensions. Try them for the next special occasion.


#19. Neat Braiding

Even if you are going for a rather messy hairstyle, you need to pay close attention to neat braiding. An overly messy braid can fall apart in an hour, turning your long-awaited event into a disaster.


#20. Faux Braids

If you have fine locks that just can’t create a really thick braid, you can go for a faux braid effect. All you need to do is make large curls and arrange them in a way to resemble a braid.

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Braided ponytail hairstyles can become an integral part of your daily or weekly styling. By trying each one of the above options, you are giving yourself a chance to enjoy hairstyling more than ever before.