Anyone who thinks that a braid is a braid and not worth mentioning in relation to hairstyle trends and styling can now have a brush and hair tie ready and let yourself be inspired. Because even a look at iconic looks by stars like Zendaya or Hailey Bieber as well as top designers like Chanel, Armani, Giambattista Valli, and Balmain makes it clear how versatile and variable braid hairstyles - and specifically ponytail hairstyles - are and how strong the styling influences the entire look and expression. From elegant and romantic to casual and modern - these are the most beautiful ponytail variants of the stars and models as well as practical tricks for re-styling...
The top ponytail, which sits high on the head, is one of the favorite looks of celebrities because it can be both youthful and fresh as well as feminine and elegant and is extremely easy to style. Unforgettable is the 1950s-inspired wavy top tails by Zendaya and Hailey Bieber.
How-to: Groom your hair to a shine and tie it in a tight ponytail at the top of your head. Then fan out the lengths with your fingers and use a wide straightening iron to create more momentum right down to the tips.
Tip: At Zendaya, the baby hair was combed along with the temple in mini waves, and the bangs were twisted into the braid in a wide side parting; tied an extra-large black velvet bow around the ponytail of Hailey Bieber.
Speaking of bows: One of the most important accessories of ponytails are bows and ribbons, which are tied around the braid either individually or in sets of two or three, as with Giambattista Valli and Emilia Wickstead. Immediately gives the hairstyle romance and girlish elegance.
Tip: Match the color of the bows and ribbons to the hair color and outfit and play with contrasts.
The ponytail variant from Balmain is still placed high on the head, but not romantic and curved, but on the contrary, smoothly ironed and styled ultra sleek. This very clean and tough look is best achieved with a straightening brush or straightening iron and special care and styling products that smooth the hair and protect it from frizz and heat damage.
Tip: For a particularly modern look, wrap a strand of hair around the braid; If you have very fine hair, use a matching fake strand or a corresponding ponytail.
Ponytails tied low in the nape of the neck are also smooth brushed, but styled in a very classic college girl style and are correspondingly timeless. Regardless of whether it is parted in the middle or on the side, it is important that the hair has a healthy shine and is noticeably supple, but that the styling otherwise remains rather inconspicuous. Popular are simple, narrow hair ties or bands that match the hair color, as well as classy scrunchies in black, navy, and beige.
If you like it a little more conspicuous and with more bling, you can decorate your classic ponytail with hair accessories as you wish – for example, pin a sparkling hair brooch in your hair or put on a headband with pearls.
Tip: Be sure to match the accessories to the overall look! For elegant evening styling, pearls, white rhinestones, and precious metals such as gold, rose gold, and silver are particularly popular; Playful accessories and colorful ribbons can be combined with romantic boho dresses or colorful casual looks.
A new hairstyle variant that not only looks modern but also really artistic is the twisted ponytail in a shiny wet look by Emporio Armani.
How-to: First apply a generous amount of wet gel or hair oil to the hair and tie it into a ponytail as usual. Then pull the hair elastic down a little, divide the hair into two sections at the back of the head and pull the braid down through the middle astride. Put the lengths up in a large loop and fix the tips in the braid.
A ponytail with extra volume, like Jil Sander's, is simple, unfussy, and quick to make. To do this, tie the hair at the nape of the neck with an inconspicuous hair tie and comb through the lengths and ends again so that everything falls in a straight line over the shoulders. Tame flyaways and frizz with some hairspray.
Tip: If you want to give your ponytail more volume, use a pony puff! The small rubber cones are now available in different colors so that they are completely invisible in the hair and ensure a beautiful, curved braid.