If there is anything that the French are known for among women, it’s the ageless classic hairstyle of a French braid.
The French braids and ponytails can create gorgeous and elegant hairstyles as well as bohemian appeal. All you need to do is master a few tricks and get creative with your French braid when making the ponytail.
French Braid Ponytails
Here are some of the best French braid ponytail ideas that you need to try today!
1. Short French Braided Ponytail
Remember when your mom used to French braid your hair when you were a child? Now you can sport the favorite style on short hair as an adult! Some soft loose tendrils on the neck keep the style soft.
2. Side French Braid Ponytail
Why do just a side ponytail when you can incorporate a gorgeous French braid with it? Braid just to the nape of the neck, secure, and leave the rest loose.
3. Two French Braids into Ponytail
Two French braids begin at the hairline on this beautiful look. They go back to the base of the ponytail, are gathered together in one pony, and the rest of the hair is wavy and loose.
You can take a strand of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the rubber band to conceal it and make the style look even more elegant.
4. Sleek French Braid Ponytail
A center French braid on top of the head creates a cool design on an otherwise traditional ponytail. Keep it tight for a neater appearance and straighten the rest of your locks for sleekness.
5. French Braided Mohawk Ponytail
An elastic hair tie is invisible on this mohawk ponytail with a braid. Start with a thick section of hair at the hairline and braid it into a French braid to the point where your ponytail should start.
Finish the braid normally without adding any more hair to it. Gather the rest of the hair into your high ponytail and fasten it.
Lay your finished braid on top of the ponytail and pin it there with some bobby pins.
6. Upside-Down French Braided Ponytail
Looking for a hairstyle that will truly set you apart? Flip your hair upside down and begin a French braid starting at the neck.
Braid it diagonally, then secure it in a ponytail, twisting several sections of hair to create this unusual pony.
7. French Braid Ponytail for Black Hair
French braiding just the top half of your hair so that it sweeps over to the opposite side of the head is the key to a statement ponytail. After tying it at the crown, insert waves with a curling wand.
8. French Waterfall Braided Ponytail
To incorporate a French braid while showing off your long hair, try this waterfall braid that starts at one side and follows through to the other. Wear the rest of your hair wavy or straight.
9. French Braided Half Up Ponytail
Another way to spice up a half updo hairstyle is by French braiding the center hair on top of the head, securing it in a high ponytail, and leaving the rest of your locks to be straight.
10. French Braided Invisible Ponytail
To create a seamless look with your ponytail and nix the appearance of a hair tie, wrap a section of hair around it. Use a bobby pin to secure it and you’re done!
11. Low Side French Braid Ponytail
From the small side braid in a curvy design to the thick French braid on top, this thick side ponytail with waves is nothing if not amazing.
12. Multiple French Braided Ponytail
Why have one French braid when you can do four (two on each side)? Weave them into the ponytail and twist them around its base to create this romantic style.
13. High French Braid Ponytail
French braid just the top half of your hair and secure it in a high ponytail to get this teased style that is slightly messy. Use a lock of hair to wrap around the hair tie.
14. Side French Braid on High Ponytail
A slightly off center French braid adds character to a classic ponytail. It’s simple yet classy, so you can look hot even while you’re working up a sweat at the gym.
15. Braid-Wrapped Ponytail
Two thick French braids liven up the sides of this ponytail and the base is wrapped in a braid instead of the typical hair tie.
16. Classic French Braided Ponytail
This is perfect for a quick get-up-and-go morning. Proceed with a regular French braid on your hair and stop at the point where you want your ponytail to start flowing.
Secure it with an elastic rubber band and brush your ponytail to free any tangles.
17. Triple Braided Ponytail
The triple french braided ponytail hairstyles are best suited for women with longer and thicker hair. Basically, you have to compartmentalize your hair into three sections, braiding them separately and then uniting them together at the nape of your neck for a ponytail.
This hairstyle might be a little tricky, but if you can get to creating even segments of your hair, then the rest is pretty much a cakewalk.
The hairstyle is best suited for colored hair where you can see the beautiful triple braid layer.
18. Braided Crown Ponytail
This intricate ponytail is brilliant for a bridesmaid or a bohemian bride-to-be. Start from the crown region of any side of your hair and proceed to French braid around the crown region. Towards the end, your braid will resemble a crown.
Depending on your preference, you can go for a thicker or thinner crown. Secure with bobby pins for maximum hold and finish with a regular ponytail continuing from the braid.
The braided crown ponytail is perfect for all those who want to add some volume to the top of their head.
19. High Volume Bohemian Ponytail
Most bohemian hairdos feature curly hair. Here’s one that works well on slightly wavy hair as well. When you finish with your braid and begin the ponytail, make sure you tuck away the rest of the hair like a wrap at the base for an increased volume.
20. Double French Braid With Ponytails
French braids and Dutch braids are not at all different when it comes to the technique but both offer a lot of different hairstyles. If you want to up your French braid ponytail game, then this super cool hairstyle is for you.
Center partition your hair and divide it into two segments. Start Dutch braiding on both sides one by one and secure with rubber bands.
The hairstyle is perfect to pull an athleisure look and is ideal for long hair as well as medium hair.
21. French Braid Mohawks
If you are looking for some serious game changer hairstyles, this runway-ready French Braid Mohawk is your buddy.
Loose braid your hair from the center, leaving some areas for a regular ponytail and tease your braid to give it rise and a fake Mohawk resemblance.
22. Lower Tiara Ponytail
Imagine the crown hairstyle, only a lot low key and polished. Start by braiding your hair from the sides and join them together in a medium-high ponytail.
This French Braid ponytail is best suited for high collared outfits and dresses where you need to show off your shoulders.
23. Fishtail Ponytail
The best part about most fishtail ponytails is that they are almost always perfect for a quick workout. This French braided ponytail is patterns of braids all the way down.
Start by braiding your hair until you reach a little below the crown area and go for a high ponytail. From the ponytail, divide your hair into segments and start French Braiding.
24. Relaxed Side Braid Ponytail
Best suited for wavy hair textures, this side ponytail can be your go-to hairstyle if you are looking for some leisurely and laid-back look.
Start with a loose French braid from one side of your head and go for a high ponytail. Tease your crown and ponytail area to add some volume to the look.
The best part about his hairstyle is that you can go for something as simple as your man’s hoodie and the hairstyle will look amazing.
25. Intertwined French Braided Ponytail
If you want to go for a feminine look, you will never fail with this cute and trendy ponytail. A side braid starting from the front and going all the way behind while being intertwined with a small regular braid will give you this appealing hairstyle.
The hairstyle may be a little hard for beginners, but as days go by, it barely takes a few minutes. This French braided ponytail looks surreal on colored hair.
26. Miniature Side Braids
If you want to finish a sleek and professional look, then this braid should be your pick. Featuring three mini French braids on the side, the braids then continue to a proper sleek ponytail. A perfect hairstyle for those who like to have a little bit of quirky in their professional look.
27. Double French Braid On Top With A Ponytail
Another sporty style, this French Braid ponytail features 2 side braids that join to give one super sporty French braided ponytail. Start from either side and proceed to braid until you reach the ponytail area. Alternatively, you can also begin from different lengths to maintain some planned “imperfection” in your ponytail.
28. Top Side French Braids
Top French braids are best known for their ability to add volume to the hair beginning from the crown region. The top French braid also has the capacity to sculpt your facial structure.
Start with a chunky braid from the front that slowly steers to one side of your head. Go for a high ponytail and tease the hair to maintain volume. This high ponytail can be your go-to option if you are wearing a flirty dress or up for a quick morning run! See? It goes both ways.
29. Poof Perfect Ponytail
Combine your regular French Side braid with a poof on the front to create a detailed hairstyle as well as add some serious structure to your face.
30. Diagonal Braided Ponytail
If you have straight hair, then you definitely need to try one of the best French braided ponytail such as this. The style is pretty self-explanatory.
31. Woven French Braid Ponytail
Yet another style suitable for straight-haired beauties, this hairstyle can also be called the butterfly braid. Start braiding side by side and eventually join them as a French braid in the middle.
This is a braided ponytail that will suit everyday looks, high school prom dates as well as a wedding hairstyle coupled with small and delicate flowers.
32. Reverse French Braid Ponytail
If you have a poof in the front, this hairstyle works out perfectly for a nice evening out. Start the French braid from the nape of your neck and proceed till you reach the height where you want to begin your ponytail.
Combine the poof and the reverse braid into a ponytail and you are all set to go paint the town with this gorgeous French braided ponytail.
33. Braided Ponytail
Start with a French braid from a side in the front and proceed to finish it while combining it with a neat ponytail. This french braided ponytail is best suited for hair with highlights as it really brings out the layers of color.
34. Shoulder Length Ponytail
For a long time, it was believed that women with short hair miss out all the French braid fun. How untrue! This gorgeous multiday French braid is the ideal style for a low and short ponytail.
35. Bohemian 4-way French Braid
A creative new bohemian hairstyle combining french braids with the ponytails. Start by center parting your hair and begin with two parallel side braids on either side.
Secure with bobby pins when you reach the center. Repeat the same just a few inches below the first side braids. Gather all four braids and tie into a loose ponytail. Alternatively, you can place small flowers on the braids.
36. All the way down Triple Braid
Choosing a delicate look? Go for smaller series of triple braids and go all the way till the end before gathering them into a single ponytail.
37. Knotted Ponytail
A side braid can often be converted into a lot of beautiful hairstyles. One such hairstyle is this prom ready French Braided ponytail.
Start with a side braid near the ear and finish the braid along the length of the hair you’ve segmented. Gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail and wrap the braid around the ponytail to give it a dreamy appeal.
38. Full Reverse Ponytail
Starting with a French braid from behind and from the front, connect both at the desired ponytail height to show off an intricately braided ponytail.
39. Braided Bun Ponytail
Make a beautiful French braided bun and secure with bobby pins. Gather the remaining hair into a loose ponytail.
40. Messy Cute Ponytail
Get started on a small or loose braid. Go all the way to the end of your sectioned hairpiece and tie it off. Then gather your hair into a ponytail to be displayed on the front.
Alternatively, you can allow stray locks of hair to hang freely from the other side to give you the bohemian princess French braided ponytail.
Most French braided ponytails start at a familiar point. However, each hairstyle is free to be tried out in your own way.
The best of these hairstyles were created based on a lot of improvisation. So what are you waiting for? Grab a comb and get started!