Braided Ponytail Hairstyles
With winter in full swing, for many of us, there has been a major change in the weather. It’s cold, it’s windy, and it rains more than it doesn’t. This weather is doing its very best to ruin all those good hair days – you have blowdried and straightened (or curled) your hair to perfection, and with one gust of wind and it instantly looks a mess.
If you want a style that can withstand the roughest of weather, try a braided ponytail hairstyle. There are so many braids to choose from and when secured into a ponytail, even the strongest gust of wind, won’t be able to mess up your look. Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of the best braided ponytail hairstyles there is.
1High Ponytail with Fishtail Braid
We love the laidback vibe of the fishtail braid that ends in a high ponytail. The loose hair has been given some volume with some backcombing at the base of the ponytail. Sprinkle some root boost powder at the base of the ponytail, rub into the hair with your fingertips, and backcomb with a proper backcombing brush.
2Braided Mohawk Ponytail
For an edgier braided ponytail hairstyle, how about the braided mohawk? Style the hair into a loose Dutch braid down the centre of the head, tease out the strands to give them some extra volume, and hold in place with a light spritz of firm hold hairspray.
3Five-Strand Braid and Low Ponytail
How striking is this super neat and sleek five-strand braid? The multiple tones of blonde and brown really stand out intricate weaving of strands don’t you think? This style may be a little difficult to do for yourself at home unless you are a braiding expert, but your nearest salon should be able to do it for you with ease.
4Messy Bubble Braid Ponytail
The bubble braid is probably one of the easiest braided styles to do, but the effect it creates is really striking. To create the look for yourself, simply tie your hair up in a ponytail and wrap additional hair ties at regular intervals down the length of the ponytail. Simple and gorgeous!
5High Ponytail with Side Boxer Braids
If you have fine or short hair you can still have a ponytail with striking volume with some hair extension. There are even ponytail hair extensions that you simply clip onto your existing ponytail. Boxer braids are a great addition to your ponytail as they secure away any loose hairs for a clean finish.
6The Perfect Party Braided Ponytail
To make your braided ponytail hairstyle party-ready, why not add some hair glitter to some of the strands or sections like on this gorgeous pull-through braid. The silver glitter perfectly complements the ash blonde of the hair and will really shine under party lights.
7Double Rope Braids and Messy Ponytail
This double rope braid hairstyle would be perfect for a winter wedding thanks to the lovely curls in the ponytail, the loose tendrils, and the beautiful softness of the rope braids.
8Simple and Beautiful Pull Through Braid
Sometimes something simple can look just as gorgeous as a complicated hairstyle. Just look at this amazing pull-through braided ponytail – it is simple, but so elegant.
9Loose French Braid and Low Ponytail
There is an effortless vibe to this loose French braid secured into a low ponytail with lovely soft waves. We love the candy pink balayage in the hair and how the ponytail looks so neat by wrapping a strand of hair around the hair tie.
10Twisted Rope Braid Ponytail
Twist two rope braids together in a ponytail to create this beautiful hairstyle. Friction will prevent the style from falling out if you twist the sections of hair in one direction and wind them around each other in the opposite direction.
11Low Ponytail with Fishtail Braid and Beachy Texture
The beachy texture of this hair s to die for and it works perfectly with the low ponytail and fishtail braid. It is a great surfer girl hairstyle that can be worn all year round. All you need to achieve this great beachy texture is a bottle of sea salt spray. Spritz liberally on towel-dried hair and allow the hair to dry naturally.
12Low Ponytail with French Braids
How amazing are the rock star vibes of this teased out low ponytail with French braids fed into it? The pompadour bands create a great faux hawk effect that adds some extra edge to the style. The perfect braided ponytail for the rock chick.
13Relaxed French Braid Ponytail
If you are looking for a braided ponytail that is perfect for a day of running errands, the gym, or lunch with the girls, then look no further than this stunning relaxed French braid ponytail.
14Reverse Dutch Braid Ponytail
For a slight twist on the braided ponytail, why not try a reverse braid that runs from the nape of the neck up to the ponytail. This type of braid works really well with both a Dutch braid or French braid.
15Simple Half-Up Do with French Braid
if you have shorter hair, the half-up ponytail is perfect for you. There is beauty in the simplicity of this half-up French braid hairstyle, don’t you think? We love how the hairstyle is showing off all the great natural texture of the model’s beautiful hair.
16Unique Braids with High Ponytail and Natural Curls
17Interesting Wrap Braid Ponytail
18Asymmetrical Dutch Braid and Low Ponytail
19High Ponytail with Lovely Lilac Highlights
20Double Dutch Braids and Wavy Ponytail
21Mini Braids into High Ponytail
22Multiple Pull-Through Braid Ponytail
23Mini Braids with Fishtail Ponytail
24Waterfall Braid Headband and Ponytail
25Half High Ponytail with Dutch Braids
26Rope Braid Ponytail
27Side Dutch Braids and Sleek Low Ponytail
28Chic Low Multi-Strand Braid Ponytail
29Messy Double Dutch Braids and Low Ponytail
30Rose Gold Ponytail with Dutch and Fishtail Braid
31Gorgeous Auburn Fishtail Ponytail
32Multiple Mini Braids into High Ponytail
33Chunky Dutch Braid and Low Ponytail
34Dutch and French Braid Ponytail
35Tousled French Braid Ponytail
The great thing about the braided ponytail is that it’s suitable for so many occasions. From the gym to a glam wedding, and from running errands to running from club to club, there is a braided ponytail that will look good for any occasion.
The braided ponytail is also perfect for the upcoming party season. Ad an extra touch of glitz to your style with some sparkly hair glitter, twinkly hair jewels, or some pretty flower accessories. Adding some statement hair accessories is also a really good way to take your braided hairstyle from day-to-night.
Some of the gorgeous braids in this list are pretty simple, whilst others are a lot more complicated (and require 4 extra hands). If you are still a bit of a beginner when it comes to braids, there are many great video tutorials online that will help you reach pro status in no time.