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.

#32: Braided Mohawk with Tight Cornrows

Dare to look different? Then take a cue from both African American and punk culture, with this complex messy ponytail style. The model is sporting a fauxhauk with three tightly braided cornrows on the sides. Note that the braids are not included in the pony, but wrapped around its base. To achieve the mo’ the hair has been teased up and loosely braided or flat twisted up top. Also, the fiery red color of the model’s hair further enhances the funkiness!

32 braided mohawk with tight cornrows