You must have read my earlier blogs on Ponytails and its types; here I am back with yet another variation of ponytail – Side Ponytail. It’s very fresh and charming hairstyle type. Side Ponytail as the name suggests is a ponytail made at the sides of your head near the ears. Nowadays it is experimented with lot of variations, I have mentioned all the possible ways to style a Side Ponytail. Old days of over scrunched, over hair sprayed and over crimped Side Ponytail is gone lets welcome the modern Side Ponytail which offers elegance and style.
Things You Will Need for Making Side Ponytail
• Hair Brush
• Hair Comb
• Hair Ties
• Hair Clips or Bobby Pins
• Hair Spray
• Dry Shampoo
• Ribbons or Bows
How to Make Side Ponytail
Step 1: Using a hair brush properly detangle all the hair to avoid bumps.
Step 2: Brushing your hair from the front bring all the hairs sideways.
Step 3: Hold all your hair at one side where you want your ponytail.
Step 4: Keep brush your hair with one hand and hold the hair for ponytail in other this will avoid bumps if any.
Step 5: Secure it on the right placement with a hair tie.
Step 6: Use some hair clips or bobby pins to fix your falling hair.
Step 7: Stretch your hair from the ponytail base to add some texture to your hair.
Step 8: If you want straight hair or curly hair use a hair straightener or hair curler to get your desired Side Ponytail look.
Step 9: Spray some hair spray to hold your hairstyle throughout the day and also keep it fresh.
Step 10: Use some ribbons or bows to get a chic look. (Optional)
Side Ponytail Variations
There are many variations done in terms of position and styling when it comes to Side Ponytail. When you place it over the crown area it’s a different style and when you place it at the nap of your neck it’s different. Also when you twist your hair it’s a new type and when your braid along with it is a new one, thus it purely depends on which variation you go for according to the occasion you want to style it for.
1: High Side Ponytail
High Ponytail is the one with most elegance and sophistication, it adds more when its styled as High Side Ponytail. It will give you reasons to step out of door and flaunt it all day. It is exactly made as a regular Side Ponytail but the only difference here it’s made at a position that’s high over the crown area.
2: Low Side Ponytail
Low Ponytail is perfect for a casual day out or a lazy day at home and for formal meetings too. Styling it is very easy and quick as it gets perfectly ready to step out in few steps which take less time. Low Side Ponytail is a great variation, grab all your hair towards one side where you want your ponytail, the placement should be at the nape of your neck but sideways.
3: Wrap Around Side Ponytail
Wrap Around Ponytail is one of the most popular Ponytail style that’s loved by women across countries for its chic look. When you use this variation with Side Ponytail it makes best pair as it makes you shine out in crowd. For this hair style after your regular Side Ponytail is done take a small strand of hair and wrap it around your ponytail base. This will not only cover the hair tie but also give finished look.
4: Twisted Side Ponytail
Twisted Ponytail is one on the most glamorous ponytail style that one should opt for but when you have an option of Twisted Side Ponytail nothing can beat it. Why adjust with the simple one when you can make the gorgeous one. Decide on the right position you want to make your Side Ponytail, following the above steps make the regular one, loosen the ponytail, make some gap for your hair and pass your ponytail through the gap this will create a Twisted Side Ponytail.
5: Braided Side Ponytail
Braided Ponytail is itself a combination of braid and ponytail, adding a little more variation it’s styled with Side Ponytail too. Braided side Ponytail is the one that is mainly styled for evening dates and parties because it enhances your look. For this hairstyle all you need to do is decide the position of your Ponytail and the area from which you will start a braid. After you have decided start making a braid from that position bring it down to the nape of your neck and make a Side Ponytail. You can opt for any braid style for this hairstyle namely French Braid, Dutch Braid or Fishtail Braid.
Tips to Make Side Ponytail
1. Opt for this hair style on unwashed hair for proper hold.
2. Use dry shampoo if your hair is too greasy.
3. Tease your hair for extra volume.
4. To hold your hairstyle for longer period of time use extra hair spray and bobby pins.
5. If your hair is short or thin to opt for a Side Ponytail use hair extensions.