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It’s officially summer and it’s definitely hot outside. While it is easy to keep cool with just a quick ponytail, if you’re looking for a stylish take on a classic ‘do, add some visual interest and texture with braids, twists, and curls. Don’t let your pony steal the show! Keep your locks prettier than his with these cool styles.

 

Braided Ponytail Tutorial

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This easy braided ponytail adds a bit of visual interest and texture to the classic style.

The French Braid Pony

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A similar style, this french braid ponytail uses the front layer of hair to make a braid, and the back layer to make a ponytail. Tuck the braid into the ponytail for a cute and textured hairdo.

The Barbie Ponytail

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With this wrapped ponytail, use strands of hair to wrap around the hair elastic to hide it.

The Boho Chic Ponytail

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Similarly, this ultra-textured style uses a strand of hair as the hair tie. No elastic needed!

The Upside Down Braid Ponytail

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This braided style is a twist on the first two styles. Braid the underside of your hair for a pop of interest from the back.

Twisted Ponytail 

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This style is a twisted take on a side ponytail. Split your hair in a 2/3 vs 1/3. Elastic the larger strands, and twist the smaller strands to wrap around the ponytail and secure with a hairpin.

The Triple Ponytail

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The Side Ponytail 

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