9 Not-Boring Ponytail Ideas for Every Length

Here's a weird scientific fact of the day: There's such a thing as the Ponytail Equation, which quite literally helps predict the shape of a ponytail. Researchers in England discovered a ratio called (not kidding) the Rapunzel Number, which calculates the effects of gravity on a ponytail relative to its length. If the number is low, the ponytail fans outward; if it's high, the ponytail will hang vertically. Should you file this away under useless information you'll never need to think about again? Probably. But you know what isn't useless ponytail information? The cute hairstyles we're about to show you below.

From curly hair to short lengths and super-long strands, these ponytail variations will ramp up a basic pulled-back look. Sure, they may take a bit more time and elbow grease than a few wraps with a hair tie, but the end result is so worth the effort. Keep scrolling to see what we mean.