40 Super-Simple Messy Ponytail Hairstyles

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.

#11: Mohawk Braid and Ponytail

Ponytail hairstyles can go punk rock without getting any razors involved. Create a thick French or Dutch braid along the centre of your head, leaving the hair on the sides loose. Stop braiding just below the crown, and secure with an elastic band. Bring the rest of the hair to the braided piece and tie together into one, complete pony. Be sure to pull at the braid making it fuller up top and lending it a “mohawk-like” effect.

11 braid into ponytail hairstyle