Are you looking for some cute ponytail hairstyles for black hair? Look no further because in today’s article, I’m sharing some of the hottest ponytail hairstyles this year that you’re sure to love!
23 Cute ponytail hairstyles for black hair
Sleek high-ponytail with long hair
A high ponytail is a classic and chic style choice for black women and is an easy way to keep hair out of the face. The great thing about a high ponytail is it’s fitting for casual and formal occasions. To achieve a sleek high ponytail, start with freshly washed and styled hair. Use some styling products to help smooth down the hair before it’s pulled into the ponytail. Once the hair is in a secure and tight ponytail, use a small comb to smooth out any flyaways
Sleek low ponytail
A sleek low ponytail is another classic look for black women. It’s great for special occasions such as a gala, but it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. You can choose different lengths as well as different parts (side part, middle part, bangs, swoop!).
The mid ponytail is a popular style for black women, as it allows them to showcase their facial structure while keeping the hair out of their face. The mid ponytail can be dressed up or down and is best achieved by gathering all the hair at the nape of the neck, then securing it with an elastic tie. Depending on one’s personal preference, the ponytail can be left sleek and smooth or can be textured for a more casual look
Braided high ponytail with curly ends
This is a perfect ponytail style for black women that want to add some flair and drama. To achieve this look, cornrow and braid your hair like normal, leaving the ends undone. Once you’re finished with your hair curl your ends with bendy rollers and dip in water to set the curls.
Natural low ponytail with a twist
Add some flair to your classic ponytail with twist and beads in the front.
High-ponytail with hair out
Look a high ponytail but want to add something new? Consider leaving out at the front and swirling your baby hairs at the ear for a modern trendy twist on a ponytail.
Side braided high-ponytail with curly hair
Can’t side between braided ponytail and curls? Choose both with a braided hairstyle featuring curly pieces. This do is perfect for vacation!
Low ponytail with swoop
Low ponytails with swoop are a classic 90’s look that is back!
Curly ponytail with curly swoop
Add some flair to the traditional classic ponytail and swoop by curly your swoop pants and ponytail!
Kinky high bubble ponytail
Turn heads with this regal high bubble ponytail
High ponytail with twist
Do you love twists? Twist are a great protective style and look super cute pulled up into a ponytail.
Mid-ponytail with barbie swirl
A barbie swirl ponytail is a ponytail that features soft curls.
Curly high ponytail
For natural girls with textured hair, a curly high ponytail is a great way to show off your beautiful curls.
Mid-ponytail with curly hair
The beauty of ponytails is that they can be styled in a variety of ways, including adding curly hair to your ponytail.
The iconic 90’s ponytail incudes a high or mid ponytail with curled or flipped curl ends that end at the shoulders or neck.
Half-up, half-down (braids)
There’s nothing moe iconic than the half-up, half-down do!
Turn heads with a two-tone ponytail that features a peak of color at the back.
High ponytail with twist
Who says your ponytail has to be sleek? Rock a super high “I dream of genie” ponytail with your twist!
Double Bubble ponytails
Why choose one when you can choose two double bubble ponytails? This hairstyle is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Long ponytail with natural hair
This simple, easy and classic hairstyle highlights your natural curls and showcases your beautiful face.
High ponytail with locs
Oh you didn’t think we forgot about locs, did you? Another gorgeous ponytail hairstyle for women features a high ponytail with locs
Crown with a low ponytail
Add a braid crowd around your hair that wraps into a ponytail!
Butterfly and bubble ponytail
This sophisticated and regal hairstyle include both bubble and butterfly for the ponytail.
Fulani high ponytail
Fulani hairstyles typically feature braids that come down around the ear. This regal and gorgeous hairstyle will definitely turn heads wherever you go.
High braided ponytail with curls
This beautiful ponytail features braids that transition into curls at the end.
Afro puff mid ponytail
Seriously, you can never go wrong with the classic afro puff!
High ponytail with curls
Another classic and gorgeous hairstyle that will never go out of style is the high-ponytail with curls. Add extra flair by wrapping your ponytail with braided hair.
Ponytail with beads
Dress up your ponytail with beads, including wooden beads or metal beads!
So here are some trendy and cute and ponytail hairstyles for black women! Now, let’s talk about how to achieve a ponytail at home:
How to do a ponytail on natural hair (for black women)
What you’ll need:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Hair clips
- Hair ponytail holder
- Comb and brush
- Hair gel
- Edge brush
- hair spray
- Scalf (optional)
Directions: How to do a ponytail
1. Start with freshly washed and detangled hair. Dirty hair will make it a lot harder to style your hair.
2. Separate your hair into three sections (top, middle, and bottom). Secure each section with a small elastic band.
3. Gently comb out the first section of hair and brush it back towards your crown. For a smoother look, apply gel to each section, as you brush it down. Be sure secure the ends with an elastic band.
4. Take the middle section and comb it back, securing the ends with an elastic band.
5. Take the last section of hair and brush it back towards the crown, combining it with the previous two sections. Secure the ends with an elastic band.
6. If desired, smooth and flatten down baby hairs with a toothbrush.
7. Spray your hair with hairspray or edge control to keep flyaways down and give your ponytail a polished look.
8. If you want to make your hair even smoother, wrap a scarf around your head for an hour to help flatten your hair and tame any flyaways.
How to do a ponytail with weave (for black women)
If you want to apply weave to your ponytail for additional volume and length, I recommend following the directions above, and once your hair is in a ponytail, wrap your weave of choice around your ponytail. Once completely wrapped around your ponytail, secure it with bobby pins.
Still unsure? Check out this video showing how to apply a sleek high-ponytail using weave!
With the variety of ponytail styles available, it won’t be hard to find the perfect look for any occasion. No matter what hairstyle you choose, have fun with it and be confident in your own style. Nothing brightens up a day like rocking an amazing ponytail that expresses who you are!