Trending & Easy Ponytail Hairstyles As Seen On Our Socials

Written by: Nancy Pinder



Time to read 10 min

As much as we love having fun with our hair, sometimes all we want is something easy that's going to get us out the door in a few minutes. But just because you're in a rush, who says your hair still can't look cute, too? It's times like this that easy ponytail hairstyles come to the rescue!

While it might seem a little plain, we're not talking about your average schoolgirl ponytail here. There are lots of super cute, easy ponytail ideas you can do with minimal effort and time.

We’ve taken inspo from our gorgeous team to inspire your next pony.

Our Favourite Simple Ponytail Styles

  1. The Long & Sleek Ponytail 
  2. The Classic Flick Ponytail 
  3. The Messy Ponytail
  4. The Wavy Ponytail
  5. The Blow-Dry Ponytail
  6. The Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail 
  7. The Bubble Ponytail 
  8. The Low Ponytail 
  9. The Classic High Ponytail 
  10. The Braided Ponytail

#1 The Long & Sleek Ponytail

A sleek ponytail is really on-trend right now, thanks to the clean girl aesthetic. It's all over our TikTok FYP and Instagram feed, and we love it!

A slicked-back high ponytail can turn absolutely any outfit into a great look, and it can help you nail a sophisticated, clean-girl vibe.

Whether you're in the office, working from home or going out with the girls, this ponytail hairstyle will make you look like an absolute boss.

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Our 26" Synthetic Wrap Around Straight Ponytail can turn your natural hair into an oh-so-sleek look, even for girls who have short hair! The dreams of long hair can be achieved in seconds – no commitment needed!

You'll want to throw your natural hair up into a high ponytail, using our Deluxe Hairbrush and use some gel or spray to slick down any flyaways or baby hairs.

Then, take our 26" Synthetic Pony and clip it into place over your own hair, using the clips attached to the extensions.

Use the wrap-around piece to conceal the hairband, using a hairpin or clip to clip it down – and you're done!

#2 The Classic Flick Ponytail

As far as volume goes, you can't go wrong with a classic ponytail with a cute flick at the ends. The bounce and movement it adds to your hair are just so classy!

This ponytail hairstyle is our go-to for shopping trips out with friends and nights out with the girls. But the beauty of this classic high ponytail is that it can be worn for any occasion.

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Our Lily 22" Full Bodied Clip-in Ponytail is the perfect piece to this voluminous ponytail – it’s exactly what you need to add thickness and bounce.

As with all of our other clip ponytail hair extensions, just pop it into place over your natural ponytail, use the wrap-around piece to wrap around your hairband, and you're all done.

A slicked-back look works well with this pony to create a dramatic look, but sometimes, we also pull out a few face-framing pieces to soften up the look.

RiRi’s Top Tip: Use small hair ties to secure your hair to make it easier to hide. A bobby pin and texture spray can keep the perfect pony in place all day.

#3 The Messy Ponytail

We'd be lying if we said this isn't one of our favourite ponytail hairstyles. A messy ponytail is a brilliant way to add some texture and volume to your look. It also works really well for second-day hair.

The effortless look is really popular right now. It makes you look like you've just rolled out of bed but still keeps you looking cute – and let's face it, we all love that!

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Our Bella 18" Clip-in Curly Ponytail gives you exactly what you want to hear - all the curls, all the volume and all the style. The length of this pony is perfect for a messy, relaxed, textured look.

For this look, we like to leave two pieces of front hair out and pull the ponytail piece high on the crown of our head. Just clip in the extensions, and you're good to go with a curly ponytail!

You can then take a curling wand and add some soft curls to the front pieces you left out to give it a more natural look.

RiRi’s Top Tip: Avoid using heat styling tools on your synthetic hair extensions and keep heat styling to a minimum with human hair extensions.

#4 The Wavy Ponytail

For the days or nights when you want something a bit more glam and put-together, then the wavy ponytail is the way to go.

Because this pony is super long, we'd recommend styling it in a high ponytail – but it could still look great in a low ponytail, too, especially if you wear it draped over your shoulder.

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This look can be achieved with our 24" Synthetic Hollywood Clip-in Wave Ponytail as part of our collaboration with Love Island babe Eve Gale. If anyone knows how to rock a wavy hairstyle, it's our girl Eve!

Clip the ponytail extension over your natural hair and use the wrap-around piece to hide your hair band. Use a pin to hold it into place.

For this look, we like to take some hair gel and an edge brush and sweep our baby hairs back for a super sleek, bold look.

That's all there is to it!

RiRi’s Top Tip: Stick to loose waves for this look to make it look more effortless and relaxed. Opt for tighter waves for a more put-together vibe.

#5 The Blow-Dry Ponytail

One of the most popular ponytails on our list of favourite ponytail hairstyles is the gorgeous blow-dry ponytail.

This one is our go-to for fancy dinners or special events. It looks so glamorous, chic and classy – and it takes no time at all. Perfect for getting ready in a rush!

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Our Mia Sully 26" Wrap Around Blow Dry Ponytail – in collaboration with no other than Mia Sully herself – is the best way to get this look.

This piece is perfectly pre-styled with bouncy blow-dry curls; all you need to do is clip it in and go! Use the wrap-around piece to hide your hair tie, using a few bobby pins to hold it in place.

A sleek style works best with this long ponytail, so use your gel or spray to keep any flyways in check.

#6 The Half Up, Half Down Ponytail

The half-up style has stood the test of time as a classic, cute, simple ponytail hairstyle that's ideal for both short and long hair. You can create even more of a statement with this style using our clip-in extensions.

You can play with this look to create slicked-back styles and relaxed, carefree vibes.

Get the Half Ponytail Look With RiRi

For this look, our Mini RiRi 16" Clip-in Wrap Around Ponytail is an ideal choice. The shorter length prevents the ponytail from extending below your natural hair.

Use a rat tail comb to separate your hair into two sections, making the top section smaller than the lower one. Use a hair tie to secure the top section into a ponytail. Then, simply clip in the extensions and hide the hair tie with the wrap-around piece.

To give this look a softer, more playful edge, we like to gently pull a few strands free to frame the face.

#7 The Bubble Ponytail

For a super simple look that's the ultimate quick hair fix but looks put together, you can't go wrong with the bubble ponytail.

This look gives a fun twist to a classic ponytail that can add volume and takes much less time than a braid.

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Our  26" Synthetic Wrap Around Straight Ponytail is the perfect starting point for this cute, easy hairstyle.

We'd recommend positioning your ponytail either at the back of your head or high on your crown for this one.

Simply pull your hair back into a ponytail and clip in your extensions. Secure them in place and wrap the hair around the clips. Then, take some small elastic hair ties and tie off sections of your ponytail so that you have several 'bubbles' of hair.

Gently pull at the bubble sections to add more volume and create a tousled, chic look. Finish with a smoothing serum to tame any flyaways.

RiRi’s Top Tip: Don't tie the elastics too tight because pulling the hair in too much can make the look feel harsh and messy.

#8 The Low Ponytail

Another classic look is the low ponytail. This is one of our go-to looks for professional meetings or classy events.

The low pony can look sleek and sophisticated, or it can look casual and laid back, depending on how you style it.

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A straight extension works best for this look. Our 26" Synthetic Wrap Around Straight Ponytail is our go-to choice, but if you want to make more of a statement, the 30" Wrap Around Sleek Ponytail is another great option.

All you need to do is pull your hair into a low pony at the base of your neck and attach the extensions. Secure the extensions and hide any pins or hair ties with the wrap-around hair.

#9 The Classic High Ponytail

You can't go wrong with the classics, and they don't come more classic than the sleek high pony. This look has always been popular, but Ariana Grande has made it iconic!

This hairstyle can make any outfit look fun or sophisticated, depending on how you style it.

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The trick to nailing this look is getting enough height to support plenty of length! Our 30" Wrap Around Sleek Ponytail is the holy grail of high pony easy hairstyles.

For this look, you need to pull your hair into a high ponytail. Make sure there are no lumps or bumps in your hair, you're going for sleek! Secure the pony at the top of your head, then just clip in the extensions, and you're good to go!

RiRi’s Top Tip: Make two ponytails if your hair is slightly too short to reach the top hair tie. This will prevent hair from falling down and can create a more voluminous pony.

#10 The Braided Ponytail

Creating a braided ponytail may seem challenging, but we assure you it can be much simpler than you expect!

It's perfect for those days when you want a more intricate hairstyle but are short on time.

Get the Braided Pony Look With RiRi

For this look, our Lily 22" Full Bodied Clip-in Ponytail is an ideal option. The fuller body of this extension helps create a more voluminous braid.

Pull your hair into a mid-high ponytail and clip in your extensions as usual.

Then, divide your ponytail into two sections; the top one should be smaller. Secure the top section with a small hair tie. Split this small ponytail in half, pulling the bottom section through the middle.

Secure the new top section with a hair tie and repeat the process. As you work your way down, make sure to gently tug on the sides of each 'braid' to add volume and texture.

RiRi’s Top Tip: Keep the 'braid' sections even as you work your way down to maintain a uniform look.

Shop RiRi’s Clip-in Ponytail Extensions for the Perfect Pony

And there you have it! Our favourite ponytail hairstyles were just too good not to share.

Ready to get the perfect ponytail? Shop our range of ponytail hair extensions and give your hair a quick fix that will still have you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Take advantage of our free colour match service and get your ideal shade delivered to your door – it's that easy!


How Do You Get The Perfect Sleek Ponytail?

Nailing a sleek ponytail is all about minimising flyaways and loose hair. Use hair spray or hair gel to smooth down any baby hairs or flyaways. Take a small section from your ponytail and wrap it around your hair band to create a seamless look, and that's it!

How Do You Make A Messy Ponytail Look Good?

When it comes to a messy ponytail, getting the balance right is essential. Our Bella 18" Ponytail is the perfect way to achieve a messy ponytail that's just the right level of messy. Simply pop it in over your natural hair ponytail, and you're sorted!

Can I Use Heat Styling Tools On My Synthetic Hair Extensions?

Our synthetic hair extensions are pre-styled and ready to wear. We strongly advise against using heat styling tools on them to maintain their longevity and appearance.

What Is The Best Way To Style A Low Ponytail?

When styling a low ponytail, you can opt to keep it straight for a sleek look, or you can choose a curly style to give the look a little bit more romance and volume.

What Are Some Tips To Make My High Ponytail Look More Voluminous?

To add more volume to your high ponytail, we recommend using our 30" Wrap Around Sleek Ponytail extension. You can also opt to make two ponytails if your hair is slightly too short to reach the top hair tie. This will prevent hair from falling down and can create a more voluminous pony.

Nancy Pinder

Nancy is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. 

Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week!

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