When it comes to uber-sleek hairstyles, the kind that shows up and shows out on our social feeds, ponytail hairstyles stay winning. The delicate hairdo is here to stay from full volume and segmented looks to braided and kinky styles. Inarguably functioning as a top beauty trend, this 1970s-rock-musicians-inspired look continues to make waves.
Not only do ponytails easily fix a bad hair day, but they also protect the hair from humidity. Most importantly, it’s versatile and can be rocked in different ways for different occasions. So whether you seek fierceness or some laidback and unconventional vibes, ponytails are for you.
Ponytails can be worn in curls, braids, twists, and/or waves giving room for creativity and exploration. In addition to their versatile nature, they can be paired with soft statement accessories to upgrade a look. For instance, hot summer beauty trends like stacked pearls and hair clips make the cut.
Continuing to prove its identity as a well-rounded hairstyle, ponytails can be accompanied by full or side bangs. This way, a multidimensional effect is added to its classic and au naturel appearance. Style stars like Lala Anthony have been spotted rocking ponytails more than once.
With such a subtle yet alluring impression on stylistas around the world, ponytails are in and will remain evergreen in our books as it allows its enthusiasts to maintain a high fashion yet understated look. So if you’re looking for a summer hairstyle for black women, the ponytail hairstyle should be an inspiration.
Check out 11 ponytail hairstyles for black women perfect for spring, summer, and beyond…
Ponytail hairstyle with front bangs
Revive the eccentric ’90s with this season-appropriate hairstyle for Black women. Between the ‘chic in front and ‘party at the back’ combo, this is one hairstyle that certainly adds a girly vibe to your look. For extra sass, opt for flipped ends on your ‘tail.’
Cornrow ponytails are the best of both worlds — the dependability of cornrows and the versatility of ponytails. For a classy vibe, match the hair extensions to the color of your hair. However, if you’re in for some edge, then explore hues that complement your skin tone. You can begin with these vibrant colors perfect for dark skin.
Ponytail hairstyles with a braided base
Sophisticated and chic, the ponytail with a braided base is definitely worth a try. This features-defining spectacle is perfectly fitting for the lady with a prominent forehead. We see you, Rihanna!
Ponytails with voluminous curls
A delightful creation, the ponytail with voluminous curls is the best thing that happened since sliced bread, as it boasts rich depths and body. Plus, it adds an air of glam which makes it one of our top summer hairstyles for black women. Vava voom, your hair just got fabulous!
High ponytail with luscious extensions
However long or short you choose to wear it, ponytails with luscious extensions are perfect for the season as they breathe new vibes into your hair and entire look.
The braided ponytails are every inch beautiful as they are a perfect blend of Africaness and class. This eternal style can be rocked anywhere and anytime and are an instant transformation to your box braids or twists.
High curly ponytail extensions
If you are looking for ideas on how to style your curly extension, holding it up in a ponytail is always a good idea. What makes this even more charming is that it’s perfect for any occasion, from an afternoon lunch to a summer vacation escape.
Half-up, half-down ponytail styles
In between the worlds of sass and class, the half-up, half-down ponytail is an instant hit. To witness this style in its full glory, go for longer weaves/extensions as longer lengths increase its wow factor.
Ponytail styles with side bangs
Accentuate your facial features with a side bang in this ponytail style. Just like Barbie and Tolu Bally, this style is a fashionista’s best friend. To highlight your facial dimensions even further, opt for neck-length extensions as they complement most face shapes.
Au naturel with laid edges
The fact that your natural hair grows away from your head doesn’t mean you can’t experience the bliss of a ponytail. Simply hold all your hair into one and allow the glorious puff to shine through. Finally, finish off with some seriously laid edges. This proud ponytail is sexy without even trying and is perfect for the girl who wants to be noticed for all the right reasons. Whether in Spring or Summer, Fall or Winter, you’re sure to bring the heat everywhere you go.
Simple sleek ponytails
This is the matron of all ponytails! They’ve been around the longest, but are in no way inferior to the rest on this list. The simple sleek ponytails are the perfect combination of stylish and classy. An indisputable combination if you ask me.
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