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