Pull all your hair back and up, tie it together with a hair band and walk out of the door, ready to take on a new day! That’s really all it takes to get a messy ponytail right. This, in turn, partly explains the immense popularity of this simple look—it’s so easy to achieve. The other component to its enduring fame is just how versatile it is.
The Showiest Messy Ponytail Hairstyles
A messy pony can be upgraded, updated, and modified to suit all face shapes, hair textures and lengths, as well as any occasion. So here are our 40 picks of the most ingenious ways to sport everyone’s favorite ponytail style.