No matter the season, cute ponytail hairstyles are always in order as although many tend to associate ponytails with summer hairstyles, there are plenty of ways to make them fit in the colder seasons too.

Whether high, midway down or low, with braids or hair accessories, we’ve rounded up the prettiest ponytails. The selection fits gals with long or short hair alike, as well as straight or curly locks alike.

1. Messy Easy Ponytail Hairstyles

When it comes to hairstyles, messy often proves to be the best approach. With a disheveled ponytail, you get this sense of effortless style that you can’t really get any other way.

In addition to aesthetic value, a messy ponytail also takes a short amount of time to style. They’re also the perfect fix for a bad hair day.

2. Half Up Ponytails

We’re pretty sure that everyone agrees with us when we say that half up half down hairstyles are just gorgeous! Also, pair the half up with a ponytail to create a flattering illusion. If you hair is on the finer or shorter side, strategically create a two-layer ponytail – when the top and bottom sections directly overlap, your ponytail with appear to be longer and thicker.

3. Tight High Ponytail Hairstyles

Forget contouring or blinding highlighter, the tight high ponytail is the secret to this look. Although apparently simple, the ultra-sleek hairstyle can take you from dull to glam in a matter of minutes. Just make sure you carefully comb your hair back and use hair spray to avoid any loose wisps.

4. Sleek Low Ponytail Hairstyles

On the other hand, you can get a similar effect with a low sleek ponytail. Even though it helps to have naturally straight hair, you can straighten your locks to get the sleekness displayed above. After that, brush your hair down and back one more time before tying it into a low pony at the base of your neck.

5. Ponytails with Three-Strand Braids

Generally speaking, ponytails reach a whole new level of Wow! when combined with braids. One of the easiest techniques you can use to bring your ponytail to life is the three-strand braid. Simply tie your tresses into a high ponytail and braid down from there.

6. Face-Framing Ponytail Hairstyles with Bangs

Just like braids, any types of bangs will also help revitalize a regular ponytail. For example, if your hair is cut in layers, you can leave two strands in the front as face-framing bangs.

7. Fishtail Braided Ponytail Hairstyles

Not only is the fishtail braid very trendy, but it’s also a downright gorgeous way to show off your long locks. Simply use the fishtail braiding technique for your entire ponytail or just a section of it.