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.

#14: Messy Ponytail with a Side FIshtail

Why should French and Dutch braids get all the glory in the hair world? Go for a slightly more complex braided look with a fishtailed messy ponytail. This look is ideal for second- or third-day hair (that hasn’t been washed)! Simply braid the front ¾ of the hair, moving around the head toward the nape. Pony it up, and you’ve got yourself an ultra-feminine ponytail that’s going places.

14 side fishtail and long tousled ponytail