Ways to Oomph your Ponytail

As practical as ponytails are in everyday life, you can end up bored with them at some point. Here are 3 ideas of how you can spice up your go-to hairstyle.

 

  1. Add a Dutch braid or more!

Here you have a lot of options depending on your time and personal preference. Adela, my delightful model for this look, wanted a fiercer look and she went for two tight Dutch braids on the top of her head. You can position them all over your head and if you feel particularly braid-y that day, you can have all your hair into braids which end all in a ponytail.

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Tips:

  • For maximum detail, tug the strands as you braid them towards the beginning of your braid and in this way you will be able to see each standโ€™s parting. Braiding loosely will cover these.

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  1. Braid an accent strand

A wilder possibility is to add braids after your ponytail is already up. Depending on the number you add and the thickness of your hair it can either be just an accent or an interesting detailing. Personally, I went for a subtle accent braid.

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Tips:

  • Add different types of braids and with different textures and you have a party without your hair getting in the way.
  • To better integrate the braids into your own hair movement twirl them around your finger after you tie them. This way they will be less stiff.

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  1. Wrap a braid around the base of your ponytail

The classic version of this look is very sleek looking but you can add some spice by braiding the strand before wrapping it around the base of your ponytail.

Tips:

  • Donโ€™t overlap the braid around the base to avoid it being bulkier than the actual ponytail. Not overlapping additionally makes for a more interesting base.

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