New Hairstyle Ideas: Ponytails with Braids

Ponytails are classic, which means they can become boring. Braids are timeless, which means they need to be updated from time to time. One way to solve the mundane ponytail and the repetition of the braid is to bring them together, for a fun and updated new look.

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Braids and ponytails can be worn to your most formal event like a wedding or to more casual occasions like barbecues and running errands. The trick is to find a braided ponytail hairstyle that works. For errands you might choose a quick side braid and ponytail but for a wedding, a French braid or 4-strand braid and curled ponytail is a better option. We’ve got a braided ponytail for every occasion!

Double French Braided Ponytail

Looking for a stand-out hairstyle? Then we’ve got you covered. This double French braided hairstyle with a bouffant in the center is the perfect summer occasion look. You might need help from a friend to do this the first time, but with some practice, it can be your go-to going out look.

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Unique braids and ponytail look

Faux Hawk with High Braid

If you’re looking for an updo that isn’t your traditional curled pinned up look, then step out of the box with this look. A high French braid through the center of your head, completed with a voluminous ponytail will give the illusion of an edgy Mohawk. This look will keep you cool and have you looking cool at the same time.

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Faux hawk braids and high ponytail

Boxer Braid Ponytail

This is perfect for ladies with thick hair who want something secure and stylish. Pull your strands back into even boxer braids and then secure them at your nape with a ponytail holder. Complete the bold boxer look by wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic. If your wondering where you may have seen this hairstyle before then the boxer braid is a popular choice worn by the kardashians.

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Boxer braided ponytail

Braided Ponytail for a Bob

If you’ve got shorter hair, braids and ponytails aren’t out of reach. A center part with two messy braids down the sides meet in the middle for a short but stylish ponytail hairstyle. This is the perfect look for running errands or summer parties. Make those braids a little more polished for more formal events.

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Braided bob

Secured Braided Ponytail

A side braid is appropriate for every occasion, but not always appropriate for your look. If you’ve got a dress or top that is complimented by loose texture, then simply secure your side-swept look with half of a braid for some extra style points.

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Hidden braid and ponytail

Double Braided Ponytail

This look is for ladies with long hair. It looks more complicated than it actually is to recreate. Two thick braids start at the top and frame a big ponytail for a hairstyle that everybody will be complimenting.

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Braids and ponytail for long hair

Subtle Braided Hairstyle with Hair Accessory

There are so many ways to wear braids and ponytails, but if you want something sweet and simple, then try this look. Braiding one side and one section of your hair will give your hair a subtle texture. Then completing the look by grasping all your hair in a statement-piece hair accessory is a simple subtle way to make a big fashion statement.

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Simple braid and ponytail