When it comes to wearing your hair up, we all love a good ponytail. But you have to admit it can get tired. Some days you just want to mix it up—and we don’t mean turning your pony into a bun. Luckily, we’ve faced this dilemma many times, so we decided to curate seven options to help you bust out of your ponytail rut.
Keep scrolling to see the ponytail alternatives we love!
We are all victim to the bad hair day/messy bun combo. But why not up the ante next time and try a more editorial look? Similar to a French twist, a small bun will be hidden underneath hair swept across the head. Make sure to have a long-lasting-hold hair spray like Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush Out Strong Hold Hairspray (£6) on hand to keep the look in place.
When you have the urge to wear a classic chignon, indulge, but try a new look by adding an accessory. What the style lacks in technique, it will make up for in cool factor. Make your chignon slightly undone and add the ASOS Limited Edition 3D Flower Hair Tie (£5) for some sparkle and style.
Easier than it looks and acceptable in venues other than a music festival, the crown braid is a fashionable way to get hair off your neck. Make sure to pull a smoothing cream like John Freida Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum (£6) through your hair to tame frizz and flyaways.
Curly hair is beautiful, enviable, and it also looks just as amazing when up. Adding a headscarf like the Accessorize Bright Floral Silk Classic Scarf (£12) allows curls to firmly stay in one place while presenting an additional accessory for the day. Sold.
Which of these new styles will you try?