7 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Go-to Ponytail

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Check out these celeb-inspired updates to the classic style.

When you’re pressed for time, you can't go wrong with a ponytail or a low maintenance half-up, half-down style; but don't confuse easy with basic. With a few minor adjustments, you can take this go-to look from rudimentary to high fashion. Say buh-bye to your boring ponytail and test drive one of these celeb-inspired Instagram versions instead.

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Use hair chalk to add temporary color. You’ll stick out in the best way possible like Kehlani, who debuted her green and burgundy locks earlier this week. 

Always time for a dance break #cheerstotheweekend 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

A video posted by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Sep 9, 2016 at 2:50pm PDT

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To get Gabrielle Union’s easy breezy half-up, half-down look, use a curling wand to create soft waves. Next, part your hair into two sections, securing the upper half into a ponytail at the middle of the head.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:32am PDT

To recreate Beyoncé’s sophisticated half 'do, spray your strands with a texturizing spray and tease out with a wide-tooth comb.


A photo posted by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:50am PDT

Take your style up a level by working a cornrow into your ponytail like Tyra Banks. Seriously, a single plait can upgrade your look in minutes. 

#DANCE #RiRiVanguard

A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:37pm PDT

Want to copy Rihanna’s super sleek style? Instead of raking the hair into a ponytail with your hands, take a few extra minutes to smooth down frizz with pomade for a more polished finish.

Once in a lifetime kinda woman.

A photo posted by Laurennnn Palmer (@kekepalmer) on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:46pm PDT

You can also transform an average ponytail by experimenting with bangs. Hair chameleon Keke Palmer slays this retro hairstyle without missing a beat.

And if you’re not afraid of a little hair dye, give your flat ponytail character with an ombré shade like Lala Anthony.

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