187 Braided Ponytail Ideas and How To Do Them


We all want the best of both the worlds and that can easily be achieved by getting yourself a braided ponytail. A braided ponytail isn’t a complicated style. It is an ordinary ponytail with twists and turns.

Follow the following braided ponytail tutorial this season.

  • Part your hair and keep it tangle free. Make sure you brush your hair to keep down the frizz and flyaways.
  • At the side of your part, start braiding your hair. It can be a french braid or a regular braid. Continue this down your head.
  • Pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail. It can either be low or high. Make sure you leave a strand of your hair.
  • Use that strand to wrap around the top of your ponytail. Secure it with the help of a bobby pin.
  • Hairspray to make your entire hair design hold.

Now, that you have an idea on how to do a braided ponytail, scroll down for some examples. We have them all braided ponytail for short hair, long hair, curly hair or straight hair.

-French Braids Pony

This is an effortless style. You can quickly do it. It is ideally suitable for you if you are in school. You can try it for the gym class or cheerleading practice. You will have no hair coming on your face. It will make the method easy. Not only for the gym class, but you can also wear it to your regular class as well. This hairstyle works for both school and college girls. If you are wondering how to do it, you merely need to braid your top part and join it with the rest of your hair. Tie all the hair into a high ponytail.

-Guardians Of The Galaxy

Have you seen the Guardians of Galaxy? Anyone remember Yondu? He was the father figure to StarLord. If you haven’t watched the movie, I suggest you do. It is awesome. Anyway, why I brought Yondu up was, this hairstyle reminds me of him. If you are going to a comic-con, I think this hairstyle could be an inspiration to you. You can try this hairstyle for a day out as well. You might need to find some tutorials before trying this style. If you have colored hair, the hairstyle will look beautiful. Finish the look with some unique earrings.

-On The Side

This is another comfortable style that you can do it for a day in. If you are planning to host a dinner party, I suggest you go for this braided hairstyle. You see, when you are the host, you are responsible for everything. You have to take care of everything and still want to look beautiful. Sometimes it gets too late, and your guests are already there. So, to avoid any hassle, go for this style. It will keep the hair away from your face while working as well. You don’t need to find tutorials to do this. Braid few strands of your hair on the side and tie all into a low ponytail. Pull out a few strands to frame your face.

-One, Two Braids

Look at the details of her braids. They are unique and will require a lot of time. Braids can be natural or complicated. It is up to your choice. If you want to save some time, I suggest go for natural twists. If you have time and want to make an impression, go for something like this. You can see how all the focus goes on the details of the braids. You will need to find some tutorials if you want to copy this braids. Keep the rest of the hair simple, so that everyone can see your twists.

-On Both Sides

One of these days, we all like to feel cute. Especially in summer, we would love to look beautiful with our floral dress. For occasions like those, where you want to feel extra pretty, I suggest for this style. This hairstyle isn’t complicated. You need to start by splitting your hair into two sections. Start by braiding from the top and tie the rest of the hair into a low ponytail. Do the same on the other side. Pull out a few strands to frame your face. This is how to do your two-sided braided ponytail.

-At The Front

If you have short hair and you thought this style was not possible for you, I suggest thinking again. Her hair does not have a lot of lengths. This is a perfect example of a braided ponytail for short hair. You don’t have to find tutorials to do this because you can do it quickly. Pull out one strand of any side. Make sure it is long and covers your forehead. Braid it easily and wear it like a headband. For the rest of your hair pull it into a high ponytail. You can find a tutorial that shows you how to do this style in details.

-For The Kids

Kids love to play and jump. We all know it. When your girl is having her fun, you do not want anything to stop it. You also do not want to hear any of her complaints. It is finally your off day. So, for that fun day, I suggest for a hairstyle like this. You can split the hair into two sides and then use small braids. Do not braid her hair tightly; it will not make her comfortable. Go for a day out in the park.

-Layered Braided Ponytail

Braided ponytail hairstyles don’t need to be all about playtime. It can be done for an office presentation as well. You have a big office event coming up, and you, of course, want to make an impression. Being prepared for the performance is not only the key. You will want to look right as well. So, go for this style. It will make you look neat. Create a layer and tie loose braids. Join it with the rest of your hair and create a low ponytail.

-High Pony

If you are going out on a girl’s day out, you should try going for this style. If your girlfriend makes you wait, you will want to look fabulous. So, this braided hairstyle is the one for you. This style is fun and easy. You want to know how to do it. Divide some sections of your hair that you want to braid. You can go for three; two on the sides and one in the middle. Now, weave all three sections and then tie it into a high ponytail. Voila, you are ready!

-Messy Braided Pony

Messy hairstyles make for great looks. They look effortless. Who doesn’t want to look like they just rolled out of bed fabulous? When people ask,’How do you do this style?’ It would be great to answer,’Oh! I woke up like this.’ Well, braided ponytail is not that exact hairstyle. This example of this hairstyle is somewhat close to what we want. She goes for a simple version of the style. The pony is also fun.

-High and Fun

We have another example of the braided ponytail with a messy touch. This is one of my personal favorites. Everything about this look is fun and vibrant. Her hair color is gorgeous. She adds a fun hairstyle to complement it. I love that outfit. For the braided ponytail tutorial, you have to make two sections that you would like to braid. Braid them French style or Dutch. At last, join them into your high ponytail.

-Side and Neat

You can see there are two designs of braids used for this look. If you are wondering how to do it, first of all, take two sections of your hair from the side. They can be about three inches wide. Next, start braiding them. Braid them in any style you want. Start by weaving it merely and then end it with fishtail braids. If you create defined twists, you will look better. Join the rest of your hair and make a low ponytail. A perfect hairstyle for the lake day.

-Fancy Braided Ponytail

Braided ponytails do not need to define the horizons of a day style or work style. If you have any fancy event you have to go too, you can entirely pull this look off. If you don’t believe, watch Game of Thrones. Who doesn’t love Sansa’s hairstyle? The hairstyle should always complement your outfit. That is one thing you need to be extra sure. This hairstyle looks complicated but is a combination of cascading curls, twists, and a low ponytail.

-For The Gym

Being healthy is what makes you sexy. So, working out in today’s generation is a must. With all the burgers, pizzas and portions of pasta you are consuming, you need a way to lose the extra calories. We, of course, want to look beautiful while doing it as well. A braided ponytail is a hairstyle will help you do that. Above that, it will keep all the hair away from your face as well. When you make your braids, do it loosely so that it does not hurt your scalp.

-Half Pony

Half up and half down hairstyles are amazing. They decrease the volume of your hair and make you look fabulous. You can try the half ponytail as well. Half ponytail with braids also looks cool. Twists add intricate details to your entire hairstyle which makes the whole thing look like a piece of art. If you have a beautiful color, the entire style will look perfect. This is the look ideal for the summer. Try it and have fun with it.

-High Up

We have another variation of braided ponytails. Usually, you have braids and ponytail on different sections of your hair. This hairstyle has a combination of both. This is such a natural hairstyle. If you want to know how to do it, follow the given instructions. Tie your hair into a high ponytail. Now, the next step is braiding your hair. Again, the braids can be simple or fishtail. The fishtail braids look better than the simple ones, I think. The choice is yours.


Look at the size of those braids. If you want to go for this look, you need to have long and thick hair. You can always add extensions if you don’t have such hair type. The style again is simple and perfect for summer. All you have to do is separate an critical section of your hair on the side. Next braid it loosely and secure it into a ponytail. Yes, it as easy as that. If you get into a habit of doing it, you can do it in a matter of minutes.

-Braided Ponytail For Black Hair

If you have been searching for braided ponytail ideas for black hair, you have a beautiful example in front of you. This hairstyle is for long and thick hair. When you have long hair, you do not have the patience to do all the complicated braids. It will take you a lot of time. So, you can go for this look. This look is relaxed, yet everything looks detailed and neat. You will need to find some tutorials to achieve this look. Layer your hair and tie it into a simple braid. Make sure you section out a small strand and keep it in the middle of your colossal braid.

-Day In

Here we have another look for you that is ideal if you are a host of a dinner party. You can go for this hairstyle if you are attending a dinner at a friend’s house. It can be as big as meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time. The hairstyle is simple and easy to do. Section the upper part of your hair and braid it. Tie your hair into a loose ponytail. Voila, you are done with the look. Pull out a few strands of your hair near your face. Wear minimum makeup and the right outfit. You are ready to step out the door or stay inside the house.

-Big Day

You have a wedding you have to attend soon. Don’t know what to do for your hair? The outfit you can always shop but who wants to spend dollars at the hair salon. Well, don’t worry you can go for the braided ponytail look. Since it is a wedding, so you will have to go for its fancy version. Look for some tutorials and learn how to do it. You can go for a low ponytail or a high ponytail.

-Cute Blonde Braided Ponytail

In this picture, you can see intricate braids starting from the front. After that, it ends with a cute fluffy ponytail. You can go for one ponytail or two. If you go for two, it will make you look cute. You can find many tutorials on Youtube that will help you learn how to do these braids. French braids will make this look beautiful. Use hairspray to hold this look for an entire day. Manage your flyaways or else it will take away your neatness. Pull out a few strands of your hair to finish the look. Get yourself a cute outfit and go for a minimal makeup look.

-Weave Braided Ponytail

You can go for this African American weaved braided ponytail look. For this look, you can go for braids. If you have curly hair type or transitioning hair, you can go for the feed in braids. The length of the hair can easily be achieved by using extensions. It will protect your hair and keep it neat. Now, since you already have the braids, all you need is a ponytail to complete the look. You can go for a high ponytail or a low one. It both looks beautiful. Tame your flyaways.


Katy Perry has made a sensation with her excellent music and her incredible fashion statement. Did you see her look this year at Met Gala? I loved it. It was one of my personal favorites. We have another look for you that showcases the braided ponytail gracefully. She goes for a high ponytail and then braids her hair. You can call this an example of the braided ponytail for black hair. I love the designs on her outfit. She picks the red lipstick that is always a fashion statement. Her hairstyle brings the focus to her gear and her accessories. So, everything in this look is working together to create a stunning effect.

-Just A Little Bit

Extra large braids are not an option for everyone. It takes a lot of time, or you might not like it. It is also suitable for long and thick hair. So, if you want to go for a braided ponytail for short hair, you can do this design. For the side of your hair, start designing. Go for two small braids and one big one on the side. After that tie your hair into a cute ponytail. You can pick a high or a low ponytail.

-Twists and Turns

Braided ponytails are suitable for kids. Your little one wants long locks, but it will be your responsibility to style it. So, go for this style. It is easy and fun. If you go for the braids at the front, it might hurt her scalp. So, keep the hair design loose and easy to handle. For that, you can tie her hair into a loose ponytail. After that use a section of your hair to braid it. Once you do, wrap your ponytail’s braid around its body. She will look cute as ever! She can wear this look for the school, playdate or day out in the park.

-Game Of Thrones Style

Doesn’t this style remind you of Khaleesi? Or Sansa? Or Cersei? They all have beautiful hairstyles consisting of braids and ponytails. This is another lovely version of the style. The entire look requires a lot of time to achieve. If you have colored your hair, the hairstyle will look larger than life. You need to see for many tutorials and learn how to do this style. There are many braids, and the width of the entire hair is maintained. Pick this look for a day when you have the time and patience it requires. Make sure you take a few photos of it. It is not an everyday look.

-At The Front

This look is ideal if Spring came in recently. I love the look. It is simple and keeps the hair away from your face. It is a great way to beat the heat. Her hair color is a beautiful combination of dark and light shades. It has the ombre effect. Since it has different colors, braided ponytail is the ideal hairstyle for it. Each color can have its own hairstyle. For the dark part of your hair, you can go for the braids. Pull up the hair then into a ponytail. The body of your ponytail will be of a different color. For a pop of color, go for a bright pink lipstick.

-For The Tea Party

This hairstyle is beautiful. It is ideal for a Spring day tea party. You can wear this look for the Spring or Summer. The hairstyle is natural, and you can do it quickly. Braid the front sections of your hair and wear it as a hairband. Pull up your hair into a ponytail and add a bow to it. Make sure you use hairspray and bobby pins to secure the look. You can go for a narrow braid as it will make the hairstyle look better than simple ones. Go for a mid-level ponytail.

Did some of the designs give you Game of Thrones vibe? It did to me. When is 2019 coming? Well, till then enjoy some more braided ponytail hair designs you can try.

Picked your favorite one yet? I am sure you have selected a dozen. Even if it is summer or fall, try them all. You have 365 days of the year!


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