Ah the ponytail. It is the ultimate hairstyle. The true beauty about this look is that it is versatile; it's both girl-next-door and sophisticated. It's the hairstyle of choice for when you're going for a run, but also for when you want to look polished. That said, it can get a little boring. However, there are ways to think outside-the-box when it comes to the ponytail, because it's not just a case of shoving up your hair in a hairband, oh no.
From a laissez-faire loose pony to a stunning dip-dyed style, as well as a few other interesting and exciting ways to tie your hair back, we've found nine new pony hairstyles that you're going to love. You might need some accessories and to put in a bit of practice, but at least you're have a new way to do this classic look. Click through our gallery for nine new ways to do the ponytail hairstyle.
This is straight from Madonna's look book. You'll need sleek hair to achieve this look, so invest in some straighteners to help, and you'll want to buy some elastic to wrap around the base to create the heightened style.
You might think that this ponytail requires minimal effort, and in some ways, you'd be right, but we suggest two things to perfect it: use texturising spray and the thinnest hair bands possible to ensure your style stays put.
Wearing a low ponytail and want to make it look prettier? Simply add a bow.
A ponytail that you can wear to the office. Make sure your hair is well conditioned to pull this into the low pony, and then add an accessory such as this Cornelia Webb Gold-Tone Embellished Hair Pin (£180) to add some final polish.
Not one for the shy-and-retiring types but this blue dip-dye style is definitely more exciting than your run-of-the-mill ponytail.
Similar to the Madonna ponytail, this look is all about straight hair wrapped up with material. Instead of one though, you want to make three separate ponytails. Part your hair out in three horizontal sections, and wrap each one with ribbon. The top should be the thickest, with the final one the smallest.
The side ponytail is always one of our go-tos but if you're getting bored of that, why not try a knotted version? We've got just the tutorial for that too.
OK, this is much more of the classic pony but if you've got curly hair, or just want a bit more bounce in your look, curl the ends of your hair with tongs and tie it back.