Everybody loves—and loves to wear—ponytails (unless you’ve got a cute pixie cut, of course). But we bet you didn’t realize how many different versions of this classic style are out there. Here are our seven, sexy favorites.
Bombshell (Smooth)

Angelina Jolie’s major mane is perfect for a va-va-voom ponytail. We love the pieces that frame her face, as well as the sexy bump up top.

At-Home Tip: Separate the front strands and style them into place before you tie the pony—if you try to pull them from the tail, you’ll inevitably mess it up.

Bombshell (Messy)
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes knows how to rock a hot ponytail. We love this rumpled, high version.

At-Home Tip: Tease, tease, and tease some more. To get this kind of lift, you want to flip your head and backcomb the hair at your crown


Eva Mendes is a ponytail queen: She’s worn every variation imaginable. This one is our favorite—we love the extra bling.

At-Home Tip: Don’t use a clip to hold your pony in place—it makes it look flat. Instead, use an elastic and then secure the clip to the top of the tail.

Wavy with Bangs


Olivia Wilde’s piecey pony complements her cute fringe. Plus, she’s got just enough lift at the crown to make it feel dressed-up.

At-Home Tip: Use a curling iron to create waves before putting your hair up—not after. It looks more natural.


Parted Down the Middle
Hangover II actress Jamie Chung looks sweet and laid-back rocking this low pony with natural texture.

At-Home Tip: You don’t want your part to be too perfect. Let you hair fall somewhat along the center and then pull it back.
To The Side
For an easy, youthful look that guys love, secure your tresses by the nape of your neck and off to one side—then, drape the ponytail over your shoulder like Emma Roberts.

At-Home Tip: Leave it loose. This style won’t look right if it’s pulled too tightly.
If you’re trying out a modern, minimalist look pick a slicked-back, high pony like Fergie’s.

At-Home Tip: Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic and pin it underneath—this makes the style more polished.