Here's Proof That Low Ponytails Don't Have to Be Boring

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There is nothing quite as perfect as second-day hair: not too coiffed but not yet messy, it's the epitome of model-off-duty style. But when the third day rolls around and our flowy waves turn into messy tangles, we attempt to hide our unruly, unwashed locks by throwing them in a low ponytail. This hairstyle is not just a means to hide dirty hair but rather a very popular option for all occasions.

In an effort to find more ways to hide the fact that we haven't washed our hair in 72 hours, we scrolled through Pinterest and found the top-trending ponytail hairstyles that are intricate enough to disguise copious amounts of dry shampoo yet simple enough to execute on our way out the door.

For the low-ponytail hairstyles that are blowing up on Pinterest, keep on scrolling.

Tousled low ponytail hairstyle with statement accessory at base


For an effortless yet put-together hairstyle, tousle your locks with Amika's Perk Me Up Shampoo ($26), then throw in an accessory.

Embrace your natural texture with this side-part, low-ponytail hairstyle.

Tessa Thompson wears a long braided low ponytail

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Add an extra-special element to your low pony with a slicked-back and super long braid.

Dascha Polanco wears a curly low ponytail with finger waves

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To get this twenties–inspired ponytail, add a few sleek finger curls and fasten.

Margot Robbie wears a short, loose low ponytail hairstyle

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Low ponytails aren't just for those with long hair. Do as Margot Robbie (and her celebrity hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett) did with this loosely pulled-back pony for lobs.

Rihanna wears a straightened low ponytail with hair twisted around base

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If you're looking to create a more sophisticated ponytail, hide your hair tie with a strategically placed section of hair.

Kat McNamara wears a wavy blonde low ponytail with fastening pin


This relaxed ponytail with a metal fastener is the perfect day-to-night hairstyle.

Zendaya wears a sleek, wavy low ponytail

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Low ponytails aren't always an afterthought, as seen by this gorgeous, sleek pony.

Long blonde low ponytail with thin black bow


Be it a piece of twine, ribbon, or multiple hair ties, creatively knot your style for a not-so-simple yet equally chic low pony.

Gemma Chan wears a low updo with loose face-framing pieces

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For a minimalistic style, simply fasten your ponytail and pull out a few face-framing layers. 

Next up: 10 short haircuts that work really well for round faces, as worn by our favorite celebrities.

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