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Ponytails: Cute Easy Hairstyles For Summer

Blake Lively ponytail hairstyle

Enjoy The Relaxed Hairstyle of Summer!

Who says a ponytail is just for the gym? As summer heats up, take a break from the flat iron and enjoy the cool breeze on your neck with this effortless hairstyle. But there’s more to this timeless look than the go-to style of your school days! Say hello to the many twists to the beloved ponytail for a look that’s fresh and flirty.

Carrie Underwood relaxed ponytail

The Soft Pony

These celebs may make it look effortless on the red carpet, but this pony is anything  but blazé! With loose texture and face framing pieces, the soft pony is a romantic and easy alternative to curls and other obvious styles.

Who’s It For: Square, Heart, and Oblong Face Shapes; Layered Hairstyles

Go-To Products: Bb Texture Creme ($28) Paul Mitchell Worked Up ($14)

low ponytail

The Sophisticated Pony

Like the “little black dress” the low pony is a must-have style for a look that makes an impact. Whether it’s a day at work, a major interview, or a night out, this sleek pony emanates class and sophistication. Comb your hair in a dramatic side part or clean part down the middle and tie at the nape of your neck to create this sexy ponytail style.

Who’s It For: Oval, Heart, Oblong Face Shapes; Long Straight Hair

Go-To Products: Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Gel ($12)

ponytail with volume

Kate Beckinsale ponytail with volume

The Flirty Pony

Volume takes this pony to a whole new level! Whether it’s a bump in the front, or that extra body in the crown, this vavoom style adds a playful edge to any look. Don’t be afraid to tease for that volume we love–and of course, no flirty look is complete without a generous amount of hairspray!

Who’s It For: Oval, Round, Square, and Heart Face Shapes; Fine Hair Texture

Go-To Hair Product: Paul Mitchell Extra Body Hair Spray ($14) Big Sexy Dry Shampoo ($16)

sleek ponytail

 The Fashionista Pony

Grab this look from the pages of your fashion magazines for an understated and ultra chic style. With this simple, clean pony, all eyes will be on you. After applying gloss drops to damp hair, comb straight back into a tight pony. The fashionista ponytail pairs well with bold makeup, blingy earrings, or a dramatic outfit.

Who’s It For: Oval, Heart, and Oblong Face Shape; Medium to Thick Hair Texture

Go-To Hair Product: Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops ($16)

Ditch spending hours in front of the mirror this summer and try one of these easy and fresh ponytails. Whether it’s for a winning red carpet look, or a day in the sun, a pony is a great way to save your hair from damaging heat tools and embrace an effortless summer style. For more easy and cute hairstyles check out our Pinterest Ponytails board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.

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