When it comes to wearing your hair up, we all love a good ponytail. But you have to admit it can get tired. Some days you just want to mix it up—and we don’t mean turning your pony into a bun. Luckily we’ve faced this dilemma many times, so we decided to curate seven options to help you bust out of your ponytail rut.
Keep scrolling to see the ponytail alternatives we love!
We are all victim to the bad hair day/messy bun combo. But why not up the ante next time and try a more editorial look? Similar to a French twist, a small bun will be hidden underneath hair swept across the head. Make sure to have a long-lasting hold hairspray, like Drybar’s The Sheriff Firm Hold Hairspray ($27), on hand to keep the look in place.
Easier than it looks and acceptable in venues other than a music festival, the crown braid is a fashionable way to get hair off your neck. Make sure to pull a smoothing cream, like John Freida’s Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum ($10), through your hair to tame frizz and fly-aways.
Curly hair is beautiful, enviable, and often out of control. Curly-haired beauties will love this contained look. Adding a headscarf like Anthropologie’s Keona Kerchief ($58) allows curls to firmly stay in one place while presenting an additional accessory for the day.
Which of these new styles will you try? Tell us below!