Style & Beauty

9 Ponytail Styles That Will Be Big In 2019

Here's how you can refresh this classic look!

Lately, it seems as if the hair du jour changes by the minute, which makes it nearly impossible to keep up. As a result, you may find yourself falling back on standby styles like the ponytail instead of attempting rainbow dye jobs and over-the-top styling. After all, all you need for a ponytail are two hands and an elastic to pull it all together. It’s foolproof, and even royals like Meghan Markle rock the look regularly.

We have great news for ponytail lovers — this year is all about them. The eight ponytails below are anything but plain and traditional, and we know you’ll want to try them yourself.

1. Fancy Fishtail

Let your ponytail take a dive into the deep end with a fishtail braid. This style looks much fancier than it is. If you’re short on time, you can do a quick plait for an easy day-to-night look. Makeup artist Klarissa Ang shows how this ponytail look can work for formal occasions:

2. Bobby-Pinned Pony

It’s finally time to find those long lost bobby pins. You’ll want them to accessorize your next ponytail. Pull your hair into a ponytail (sleek or textured) and line them up alongside.

3. Put A Bow On It

A basic ponytail can get an instant upgrade with a bow, just like a wrapped package. You can try a big bow for a bold statement or add a small, subtle clip. Either way, this year-round style is always feminine and sweet.

4. Voluminous Pony

This classic ponytail never goes out of style. Amp up the volume with curls and texture before pulling your hair back and securing it near the crown of your head. Elevate it even more by wrapping a small piece of hair around the base to conceal the hair tie.

5. Scarf Pony

All you need is a colorful scarf to set your style apart. Tie the scarf around a low ponytail. You can leave the ends loose, like this stylist did below, or braid it into your hair.

6. Bubble Pony

This style will make your look shine. Adding elastics along the length of the ponytail adds volume and a playfulness. You can dress it up with accessories or play up your natural curls and texture.

7. Scrunchie Ponytail

Whether you loved them or hated them, it’s time to bring your scrunchies back from the ’90s. This style is a breeze. Simply pull your hair up and secure it with a scrunchie, or even two or three if you’re feeling fancy.

8. Cuffed Ponytail

Chic cuffs aren’t only reserved for wrists. They’re an excellent way to punch up a pony. Metallic cuffs, like this one styled by @sarahpotempa, creates a polished look.

9. Glass Pony

This sleek, sharp hairstyle works just as well in a ponytail as it did in a bob. The glass hair trend began in 2018 and ponytail variations are a sure bet for chic 2019 styling.

So, will you be bringing back your ponytail this year?