Braids are a timeless classic when it comes to hair styles for women. Every woman whose hair is long enough to braid should learn to master simple braiding skills. Braided hairstyles are ultra-convenient and functional. They make your hair look neat, prevent it tangling, and keep it out of your face and out of your way. These benefits of braiding are especially advantageous for women with long hair that can be hard to handle and tedious to style every day.
If braided hairstyle intimidate you, you’re not alone. That being said, creating many different types of braids in your own hair is easier than you might think. Some of the braided hairstyles in this post look very impressive and complex, but there’s no need to worry if your braiding skills are minimal or if you lack them altogether. All of these braided ponytail hair styles are totally achievable for beginners. These 10 braided ponytails will shave time off of your morning styling routine, add trendy style to any look, and keep your hair out of your way all day long.
1. Multi-Dimensional Braided High Ponytail
There’s a lot going on with this one-of-a-kind braided high ponytail hair style, but it’s still pretty quick and easy to style yourself in your own hair.
This braided ponytail puts an ultra-unique and super creative twist on a classic braided hair style. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need advanced braiding skills or a ton of styling experience to pull it off yourself.
2. Twisted Braid
This simple twisted braid is very quick an easy to style yourself, and it adds a fun and whimsical finishing touch to any look.
This braid keeps your hair out of your face all day long and keeps tangles at bay, so you can enjoy soft, silky waves when you let your hair down at night.
3. French Pull Through Braided Ponytail
This French pull through braid adds volume and. dimension to your hair, and it’s just as easy to style as a classic French braid.
If you have thin or fine hair and are all about voluminous hair styles, try this functional French pull through braid that keeps your hair out of your way while adding plenty of volume and dimension to your hair.
4. Simple Dutch Braided Low Ponytail
This Dutch braided low ponytail–which can be compared to an inside-out French braid–puts a unique twist on a classic French braided ponytail.
Unlike French braids, Dutch braids stand out from your head. They keep your hair out of your face while adding volume, texture, and dimension to any hair style.
5. Four Strand Pull Through Braided Ponytail
This four strand pull through braid sure looks impressive, and it adds volume and eye-catching style to any look.
In reality, though, it’s not any more difficult to style than any classic French braided ponytail. Creating this pull through braid in your own hair–even if you don’t have much braiding experience–doesn’t require advanced skills or a ton of time.
6. Low Ponytail with Simple Side Braid
This low ponytail with a simple side braid is super stylish and flattering, and it couldn’t be easier to achieve in your own hair.
Creating this braided hair style takes just minutes. Start by pulling all of your hair–with the exception of a small section in front–back into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Braid the remaining free section in a simple loose three-strand. Finish this neat, simple look by securing this braided section into a low pony with the rest of your hair.
7. Double Braided Low Ponytail
This braided ponytail looks super sleek and special, but it’s very quick and easy to style yourself. This style is especially ideal for women with very long hair, as it only requires you to braid half the length of your hair.
Start by securing all of your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Separate the ends of your ponytail into two separate sections and braid half the length of each section to cite two separate braids. Finish your look by securing the ends of both braids into a second ponytail halfway between your roots and your ends.
8. Loose Dutch Braided Ponytail
This simple Dutch braided ponytail looks neat and elegant, but its loose style also gives it a carefree finish.
If you want to keep your long hair out of your face without looking too straight-laced, try this loose Dutch braid to maintain some casual, trendy style in your look.
9. Tousled Fishtail Braided Ponytail
Fishtail braids are super trendy and put an intricate finishing touch on any hair style.
This super cute messy-on-purpose fishtail braided ponytail only requires you to create a fishtail braid in one small section of your hair. The braided section adds style and dimension to your ponytail without taking up too much of your time and effort in the morning.
10. Low Ponytail with Side French Braid
If you want to add interest to a classic low ponytail, look no further than this braided pony style. It is a classic low ponytail that features a single French braid on one side.
This braided ponytail instantly adds volume, texture, and dimension to your hair, and it’s a lot more interesting than a standard low ponytail.