From J.Lo to Victoria Beckham, These Are the Best Ponytails to Copy Right Now

While I delight in taking my time with a good skincare routine at the end of a long day, I've made no secret of the fact that I consider dealing with my hair an altogether more boring chore. From washing it to styling it, I'll do everything in my power to reduce the amount of time that I spend on my strands each day to the bare minimum. (Hence my intense love of dry shampoo for extending the number of days I can go between washes.)

Similarly, whether it's getting ready for work or meeting friends at the weekend, I'm only interested in the quickest and easiest hairstyles for my hair. Sure, fancy up-dos might look cool, but I just don't have have the patience for an updo that requires a YouTube tutorial and another pair of hands to re-create it at home. Luckily, though, there's one hairstyle having something of a renaissance recently—and it genuinely only takes two minutes to do at home. And with everyone from Sophie Turner to Thandie Newton stepping out in it, it's safe to say I've been converted to its classic charm.

The hairstyle in question is, of course, the humble ponytail. Worn high curly or straight, low or high, it always looks good—and, best of all, requires basically no skill to do at home. All you need is a hairbrush and a hairband and you can be ready and out the door in moments. I'm sold. If you've yet to be converted, keep scrolling for 25 celebrities and fashion girls with the best ponytail hairstyles to copy right now.

1. Low Curly Ponytail


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Keeping her hair slicked-back at the crown and loose at the ends lends Danielle's low ponytail plenty of volume and bounce.

2. Low Ponytail With Cuff


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Does it get any chicer than a low ponytail secured with a gold cuff? We think not.

3. '90s Ponytail


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We love Laura Harrier's 90s-inspired ponytail complete with tendrils.

4. Beachy Ponytail


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I'm into how Hailey's kept her ponytail really tight with beachy waves through the lengths.

5. Braided Ponytail With Ribbon


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Hair accessories can elevate a simple ponytail, and we love this braided ponytail look finished with a plush ribbon.

6. Low Ponytail On Short Hair


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classic hair look for VB here as she secures her mid-length ponytail with a simple black ribbon.

7. Layered High Ponytail



Ponytails have a bit of a rep as a summer hairstyle, but Lotte proves that they work all year round with this layered look. 

8. Glamorous Ponytail


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Don't just reserve your ponytail for in-between hair wash days or lazy Sundays. Make like Thandie and embrace the glamour of the pony for party season too.

9. High Braided Ponytail


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Take a leaf out of Syana's book and go for the higher, the better when it comes to your at-home ponytail styling.

10. Middle-Parted Ponytail


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Experiment with your ponytail partings for different effects. I love Olivia Munn's sleek, centre-parted style here.

11. Ponytail With Hairslides


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Layer up the hair accessories on one side of your ponytail to shake up this si.mple style like Nnenna Echem

12. Flicky Ponytail


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It's not just J.Lo's skin that always looks damn amazing—it's her hair too. We love the sleek ponytail finished with flicks ends for a '90s mood.

13. Casual Ponytail


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How low can you go? Stephanie's cool-girl ponytail would take more like 30 seconds to do at home—just scoop it all back and add a scrunchie.

14. Wavy Ponytail


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Use a big-barrelled curling tong to add soft waves to your ponytail to replicate Laura Harrier's glamorous style.

15. Braided Ponytail Wrap 


15. Claire Most
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I love how Claire has wrapped one of her braids around her hairband to disguise the elastic and create a layered effect.

16. Curly Ponytail 


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Bey is embracing a "more is more" approach for an anything but basic ponytail here. Braids and ringlet curls make for quite the statement.

17. Sleek Side-Parted Ponytail


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This slicked-back, side-parted style from Peony is a classic way to wear a mid-height ponytail.

18. Ponytail With face Framing Layers


18. Eva Longoria
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If you don't like your ponytail feeling too polished, then pull a few strands free around the front of your face like Eva to soften the look.

19. Barrette Ponytail


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Instead of securing your pony with a hairband, why not use a barette or hair clip like Linn has here?

20 Slicked-Back Ponytail


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There's literally not a hair out of place on Lily's high-shine ponytail. Use a shine spray or hair serum before brushing your hair into place for similar luminosity.

21. Bubble Ponytail


21. Betty Krag
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I love this cute, bubble ponytail that Michelle has created to keep her ponytail in place. Use clear elastics for a seamless effect.

22. Long Ponytail


22. Lizzo
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Lizzo always likes to turn heads with her beauty and fashion choices, and this ultra-high '90s-inspired ponytail does just that. So. Fab.

23. Sleek low Ponytail


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This super-long and sleek style is simple to do, but seriously dramatic.

24. Long Wavy Ponytail


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Maya Jama often wears her hair in a ponytail, but this low, wavy version proves that a pony works just as well at glam red carpet events as it does when paired with loungewear.

25 Ponytail With Bow


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Who knew that an oversized ribbon would look this good on a basic ponytail?

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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