Side Ponytails are Really a Thing: How to Wear Them the Right Way

Molly Carroll
Side Ponytails are Really a Thing: How to Wear Them the Right Way
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When you hear the term: side ponytail, hair nightmares of the ’80s may start dancing in your head, but we are here to change that. The days of the overly hairsprayed, overly crimped and over scrunchied  side ponytails have come and gone and it is time to welcome the modern day side ponytail.

The reinvented updo has been seen on numerous runways and has even become a go-to red carpet look for some of our favorite celebrities. From conservative to romantic there is a side ponytail to fit every occasion. Click through our slideshow above for some ponytail inspiration and your scrunchy invaded nightmares will become a thing of the past.

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Take your beachy daytime hair into night with a low pony. Loosely gather your salty strands to the side and look cute all night long.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Gabbys World

It wouldn't be a side ponytail story without the quintessential high side pony making an appearance. Now this look may not be for everyone...but we sure love it. Just make sure you keep it slicked back and secure.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Jamie Nelson Photo

Gather your loose waves into a romantic side pony for a perfect date night look.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Honey Kennedy

This look is all about embracing your hair's natural texture. Separate your hair into two parts and tie them into a simple knot. Make sure to tug and tease your hair after the knot is all said and done, the more disheveled the better.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Lockerz

A sleek and straight side-parted ponytail like this one here will always be in style.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Real Simple

Give yourself a deep side part and tease the crown of your head for a retro side ponytail that will give even Brigitte Bardot hair envy. 

Image via Pinterest; Source: The Glitter Guide

Leave a few curled pieces of hair hanging in the front to take your ponytail from casual to captivating.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Spindelsven

Tie your hair into a low-slung pony like this one for an effortlessly chic daytime 'do.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Wishbones and Wanderlust

Give that old side pony of yours a twist! Create a deep side part and twist your hair away from your face. You will have a pretty, retro look that all of your friends will want to recreate.

Image via Pinterest; Source: Become Gorgeous

Whether you're getting lunch with friends or running errands all day,
the slightly off-center part and perfectly imperfect texture make this
the ideal pony on your day off.

Image via Pinterest; Source: M Loves M

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