From J.Lo to Dua Lipa, These Are the Best Ponytails to Copy Right Now

While I delight in taking my time with a good skincare routine at the end of a long day, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I consider dealing with my hair an altogether more boring chore. From washing it to styling it, I’ll do everything in my power to reduce the amount of time that I spend on my strands each day to the bare minimum. (Hence my intense love of dry shampoo for extending the number of days I can go between washes.)

Similarly, whether it’s getting ready for work or meeting friends at the weekend, I’m only interested in the quickest and easiest hairstyles for my hair. Sure, braids might look cool, but I just don’t have the patience for an updo that requires a YouTube tutorial and another pair of hands to re-create it at home. Luckily, though, there’s one hairstyle having something of a renaissance recently—and it genuinely only takes two minutes to do at home. And with everyone from Sophie Turner to Thandie Newton stepping out in it recently, it’s safe to say I’ve been converted to its classic charm.

The hairstyle in question is, of course, the humble ponytail. Worn high or low, straight or curly, it always looks good—and, best of all, requires basically no skill to do at home. All you need is a hairbrush and a hairband and you can be ready and out the door in moments. I’m sold. If you’ve yet to be converted, keep scrolling for 25 celebrities and fashion girls with the best ponytail hairstyles to copy right now.

This pony is the definition of a hairstyle that looks complicated but is actually so easy. These quirky braids will pair perfectly with a quirky outfit as demonstrated by Dua here. 

How cute is Sophie Turner’s preppy ponytail? Backcomb yours at the roots to add ’60s-inspired texture at the crown of your hair. 

I’m into how Hailey’s kept her ponytail really tight with beachy waves through the lengths.

A classic hair look for VB here as she secures her mid-length ponytail with a simple black ribbon.

Ponytails have a bit of a rep as a summer hairstyle, but Lotte proves that they work all year round with this layered look. 

Don’t just reserve your ponytail for in-between hair wash days or lazy Sundays. Make like Thandie and embrace the glamour of the pony for party season too.

Experiment with your ponytail partings for different effects. I love Olivia Munn’s sleek, centre-parted style here.

Middle parts are always a chic and easy option if you’re trying to create a hairstyle on the go. 

Keep it short, keep it sweet, This easy pony requires only a little hair spray and a soft and short wave. 

Bella is the queen of slicked-back hair, particularly when it comes to ponytails. The volume and slight frizz in the back are what make this one really stand out. 

Layer up the hair accessories on one side of your ponytail to shake up this simple style.

It’s not just J.Lo’s skin that looks damn amazing at 50 years old—it’s her hair too.

How low can you go? Stephanie’s cool-girl ponytail would take more like 30 seconds to do at home—just scoop it all back and add a scrunchie.

No one does ponytails like Ari. Considering it’s her signature look, we really wouldn’t expect anything less. Copy her hairstyle by making sure your hair is stick straight for that sleek and shiny look. 

Use a big-barrelled curling tong to add soft waves to your ponytail to replicate Laura Harrier’s glamorous style.

I love how Claire has wrapped one of her braids around her hairband to disguise the elastic and create a layered effect.

Bey is embracing a “more is more” approach for an anything but basic ponytail here. Braids and ringlet curls make for quite the statement.

Let your front layers down for the evening, wave them softly, and put the rest up in a high pony. Finish the look by wrapping a piece of your hair around the base of your ponytail for that salon-quality touch. 

A dramatic side part is an easy way to take a basic ponytail and make it look so posh.

Fake a good hair day with a sleek middle part and a  low pony. 

Contrast a bold makeup look with a simple yet interesting high ponytail. Extra points if you wrap your hair around the rubber band. 

This slicked-back, side-parted style from Peony is a classic way to wear a mid-height ponytail.

If you don’t like your ponytail feeling too polished, then pull a few strands free around the front of your face like Eva to soften the look.

There’s no better vacation look than a slicked pony and a glowing makeup look. 

There’s literally not a hair out of place on Lily’s high-shine ponytail. Use a shine spray or hair serum before brushing your hair into place for similar luminosity.

Next: From Jennifer Aniston to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, these are the best layered hairstyles to copy.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

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