Six easy ponytail hairstyles to try this summer

Perk up this classic hair style with a few easy tips and tricks from our beauty team. You'll want to try them all as the weather heats up!
Six easy ponytail hairstyles to try this summer

Blake Lively (Photo, Keystone Press.)

Celeb hair - Ponytails

Braided beauty

This look combines two classic styles in one. Don't be afraid to use your fingers to help you get this loose-braid look. With this style it's okay to have a few fly away pieces.

Blake Lively red carpet ponytailBlake Lively (Photo, Keystone Press.)

Short and sweet

Add volume at your crown to create a retro shape. This trick looks great on every hair length.

Michelle DockeryMichelle Dockery. (Photo, Keystone Press.)


Let loose

For a fun and casual style, gather hair at the nape of the neck. Add a slight wave to the pieces at the front and let them loosely frame your face.

Alessandra AmbrosioAlessandra Ambrosio (Photo, Keystone Press.)

Wrap and go

Nothing says polished better than a sleek 'elastic-free' ponytail. We show you how to get the look in seconds in this hair how-to video.

Jennifer Morrison ''Star Trek Into Darkness'' PremiereJennifer Morrison (Photo, Keystone Press.)

Sideways stunner

This is an easy (and fun for summer) update. Sweep your hair to one side and secure just below the bottom of your ear. Fasten any fly-away pieces with colour-matched bobby pins.

Taylor Swift arriving at the 2011 American Music AwardsTaylor Swift. (Photo, Keystone Press.)


Textured tresses

Use summer's humidity to your advantage and embrace a perfectly un-perfect ponytail. Start with a beachy wave, secure on the crown of the head and add an extra bump of volume by lightly backcombing the pieces around the elastic.

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Doutzen Kroes, at the 'La Conquete' film premiere at the 64th Cannes Film FestivalModel Doutzen Kroes (Photo, Keystone Press.)


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