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7 simple ponytail hairstyles you can try this year to keep things easy

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    Ponytail hairstyles are a great option when you don't want to spend an hour or more styling your hair in the morning. Pulling your hair together in a pony takes just a few minutes and you can save yourself heaps of time as you head out the door for work in the morning.

    Though they're easy, ponytails don't need to be boring. With that in mind, we want to introduce you to seven easy ponytail hairstyles you can try this year. We also reveal some expert ponytail maintenance tips to keep your hair looking vibrant and voluminous when it's bunched in a pony.

    7 best ponytail hairstyles of 2024

    In the following, you can review the 7 recommended ponytail hairstyles. In the next section, you can learn how to look after your ponytail hairstyle.

    1. Micro-plaited ponytail

    Our favorite plait ponytail hairstyle

    We love the effect that mini French plaits have on a hairstyle. Look to Arianna Grande for inspiration for this stunning look, as it's a simple yet effective way to add flair to a ponytail that is perfect for any occasion.

    2. High and tousled ponytail

    Number one for curly ponytail hairstyles

    If you don't want to spend too much time in front of the mirror, a high and tousled style is our number one choice for curly ponytail hairstyles. Simply bunch your hair into a casual ponytail and use a light hold hair spray to keep it in place. The tousled look is in vogue and it's a great option for people with darker hair.

    3. Retro high ponytail

    The obvious choice for high ponytail hairstyles

    In 2024, the retro high ponytail is coming back into style, thanks to how easy it is to put together and the fact that it provides a vintage look with minimal fuss. To achieve it, section off a decent chunk of hair to sweep your locks aside, and flip out the ends with a straightening iron for the perfect finishing touch.

    4. Half-braided low ponytail

    Our top pick for braided ponytail hairstyles

    Things don't get much easier than a low ponytail, so why not crank things up a notch with a half-braided style? A fishtail braid is a great addition to the low pony and can add a noteworthy feature to an otherwise extremely simple hairdo.

    5. Super-slicked low ponytail

    A stunning option for low ponytail hairstyles

    One of our favorite low ponytail hairstyles of 2024 is the super-slicked look. Work your curls or waves up into a pony and slick back your hair at the front. You can use a gel or wax to hold your hair in place for the perfect look.

    6. Wrapped high ponytail

    One of our favorite ponytail hairstyles for black hair

    A stunning option for women with black hair is a wrapped high ponytail. This style works well for anyone with medium or long hair, which you can achieve by wrapping your hair around the elastic before flipping the ends.

    7. Sleek high ponytail

    An easy ponytail hairstyle that looks classy and sophisticated

    Though one of the easiest ponies to achieve, a sleek high ponytail is really easy to put together and helps you to look classy and sophisticated. It's perfect for business or pleasure - you choose.

    4 tips to look after your ponytail hairstyle

    Ponytails have long been a popular option with women looking to save time when it comes to styling. But as we have shown above, there are so many stunning looks you can achieve with an easy pony, so there's no reason not to use one of these styles as your go-to look.

    But how do you prepare and look after a pony to show off your hair? Here are some tips to bear in mind:

    1. Use the right products

    Though ponies require very little maintenance, it's important to have the right products to hand to achieve your desired look. For instance, if you want to rock a super-slicked look, having a long-lasting gel or wax is important for the front of your hair.

    Equally, high ponies require some form of hairspray to keep it in place. Look for high-quality styling products where possible and avoid those with ingredients that may be harmful to your hair.

    2. Invest in a quality blow dryer

    To style your hair in a pony, you need to dry your hair to about 80%. This gives you enough moisture to work with when styling your pony.

    Therefore, you need to rely on a high-quality dryer that helps you dry your hair quickly and efficiently, such as the Laifen Swift Special. The Swift Special comes with a diffuser and concentrator nozzle to make styling that bit easier, and is the perfect dryer for anyone keen to rock a pony hairstyle in 2024.

    3. Dry your hair on medium heat

    Drying your hair on medium heat prevents it from drying out and is much better for the long-term health of your hair. You can use the adjustable heat setting on each Laifen dryer to dry your hair on any of the three settings, including medium heat.

    What's more, each Laifen dryer comes with ionic technology, which helps to reduce frizz and dry your hair more efficiently. Drying your hair with an ionic dryer is one of the best ways to eliminate frizz from a ponytail hairstyle.

    4. Diversify your scrunchies

    A super easy and effective way to elevate your hair game is to diversify your scrunchies. Opt for big and small scrunchies with various colors and designs. Being able to mix things up adds a splash of color and vibrancy to an otherwise simple hairstyle and is an easy win when styling your pony at home.


    Each of the seven ponytail hairstyles above is extremely easy to achieve with minimal hassle. You can rock them when you're short of time in the morning or as a long-term, low-maintenance hairstyle that helps to protect your hair.

    Be mindful of our ponytail maintenance tips above to ensure you style and look after your pony to perfection this year!

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