A well-styled ponytail is like your best friend: solid, reliable, and always there when a bad hair day strikes. Whether you’re heading to the office or happy hour, a trusty pony is always appropriate—that’s the beauty of it, and exactly why we choose it so often (that, and the fact that maybe we didn’t manage to shower that day). But ponytails—like all solid, reliable things—can get boring (best friends not included). Thus, for the sake of making good things even better, we’re sharing four super-easy hacks to amp up your ponytail game with little to no effort at all. Keep scrolling to see them all!
If limp locks are the bane of your existence, add a much-needed boost to your ponytail with the help of a butterfly clip—yes, the same clips that adorned your hair in the ‘90s. Secure your hair into a high ponytail; next, split it into two horizontal sections, with one section over the other. Secure the clip on top of the bottom half of your hair, as close to your scalp as possible. Release the top section to cover it for an instantly perkier pony. (Tip: Choose a butterfly clip in a similar color to your natural hair color in case it ever peeks through.)
If you constantly have loose layers falling in the front of your face when you do a ponytail, this style will save you—it’s also perfect for short hair. Secure your hair into a low pony, leaving two face-framing sections loose. Grab the two pieces and tie them into a knot over the ponytail. Wrap the sections around and under the ponytail. Finish by securing the ends with bobby pins. Click here for a visual tutorial!