20 Celebrity-Inspired Ponytail Ideas to Try This Summer
Salma Hayek’s Ombré Ponytail
This may be unintentional, but we love the accidental ombré effect happening here with Salma Hayek’s simple ponytail. It looks a few shades lighter than the rest of her hair. Kinda cool, right? If you’ve got two-tone tresses, why not pull them up and show off those lightened tips?
Joan Smalls’ Dual-Textured Ponytail
There’s two-toned, and then there’s two-textured. Supermodel Joan Smalls opted for the latter by parting her hair in the center and brushing her roots bone-straight, then securing the rest of ponytail in its naturally loose, wavy state.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Low ’n’ Loose Ponytail
One good thing about ponytails? They don’t always have to be extremely taut. Loose looks just as luxe. Take gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow, for example: Her pin-straight strands are laxly gathered below the nape of her neck. Talk about chic in five seconds flat!
Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Wrapped Ponytail
Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum goes for the instant upgrade and hides the elastic base of her ponytail with her own hair. Get the look by securing your makeshift hair wrap underneath the ponytail with a few tress-tone hairpins.
Demi Lovato’s Accent-Color Ponytail
Not only has X-Factor USA judge Demi Lovato opted to wrap the base of her ponytail with hair as well, but she’s also taken the look to the next level with her peekaboo pink mane. Like her rainbow look? Try temporary spray-in color first. Exact same look, totally different commitment!
Miranda Lambert’s Curly Ponytail
Country singer Miranda Lambert gives her curly pony a beautiful boost by wrapping a big braid around the base a couple of times. Re-create the look the easy way—pick up a mock-braid hair elastic band at your local beauty supply store.
Jojo’s Ultra-Long Ponytail
Singer JoJo channels Rapunzel and lets down her hair—literally. While your hair might not be as long as hers, you can still get the look with temporary, easy-to-use clip-in extensions.
Diane Kruger’s Messy-Pretty Ponytail
Diane Kruger’s overall look is the epitome of perfectly imperfect. Her seemingly last-minute, laissez-faire ponytail is glammed up by impeccable makeup and glitzy accessories. To emulate, just pull your hair up into a high pony by raking through your strands with your fingers. Done and done!
Bip Ling’s Funky Side Ponytail
Bip Ling’s super-cool personality comes across in her hairstyle. The fun-loving British model and DJ accessorizes a long, lazy ponytail slung over her shoulder with an on-trend oversize neon-and-neutral bow.
Keke Palmer’s Braided Ponytail
Have really thick hair? Keke Palmer’s hybrid hairstyle—it’s a not-so-perfect side-braid and ponytail in one!—is right up your alley. Get the look by braiding the hair and securing it a few inches above the ends. From there, just loosen it by gently separating either side of the braid in a few places.