August is here, and with it comes an even heavier dose of heat and humidity as the summer rolls along. There’s no better way to beat the balmy temperatures than with a classic ponytail, especially since it keeps your hair out of your face while still being impossibly chic and polished. We’ve gathered ten perfect ponytails to inspire you for the month ahead, from both past and present. Best part is: they’re all easy enough to do yourself!
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Nothing says playful better than a high pony. Add some loose waves for a carefree and pretty look.
Braided pieces coursing through a low ponytail offers a spirited take on the standard.
Using your own hair as a holder for your shiny strands works everywhere from the office to an evening out.
A loose French braid is interrupted by a low ponytail for a romantic touch.
A middle part shows you mean serious business – when it comes to winning the hair game that is.
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On Valentino’s F/W 14 runway, the fashion house opted for a statement-making style that tied the strands in a slew of bubble-inspired sections.
A pompadour is an elegant way to add a retro-inspired spin to the timeless ‘do.
Headbands are go-tos for the summer heat as they keep the hair off of our necks and out of our faces. Pull your locks back with a wide stretch version and seize the day.
How are you wearing your ponytail this summer? Sound off below!