20 Classy Black Ponytail Hairstyles

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Not only is this hairstyle practical, but ponytail is also classy and chic at the same time! To give your pony a go with a bit of a difference, we’ve got together some really great options with how to’s and inspiration to try new takes on the classic hairstyle everyone knows very well.

Chic Black Ponytail Hairstyles

Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired.

#1: Long Braided Ponytail

Black ponytail hairstyles rarely get more unique and interesting than this one. Featuring extremely long braids, this cute ponytail is definitely a head-turner. As the photo shows, there are several lengthy individually braided pieces that form the actual ponytail, while there are also three divided sections on top that are also braided. One of the highlights of this ponytail look is the intricate braided base that is wrapped around the ponytail itself.

#2: Shaved Sides Ponytail

If you’re looking for ponytail styles or ponytail ideas that are totally edgy and daring, then this is the perfect look for you. This high ponytail features extreme shaved sides to create somewhat of a faux hawk look. To balance out the bold appearance of the shaved sides, the actual ponytail is left pretty understated, as it is just straight and sleek.

#3: Sleek Low Ponytail with Waves

This particular style works well with relaxed hair or it can be re-created by utilizing hair extensions. It’s very pretty, with sexy, loose, shiny waves. To copycat the style, create a low ponytail with an accurate side part, wrap hair around the base of the ponytail and style waves using a curling iron.

#4: Twisted Side Ponytail

Sure, high and low ponytails are often sleek and chic, and rather classic, but a side ponytail is worthy of our love as well. With this one, the actual ponytail is left loose and free-flowing, allowing the intricate front section to be the focal point. The front of the hair is deeply parted on one side and beautifully twisted to form a sort of a half crown.

#5: Long and Sleek Black Ponytail

This is a chic and stylish variety of ponytail hairstyles for black hair. Lovely, lengthy and totally sleek, this ponytail is ideal for day or night, and it can easily take you from the afternoon boardroom to evening cocktails in a flash. The hair is flawlessly straightened and then pulled back into a ponytail with a hair wrap around the base.

#6: High Curly Ponytail

Choosing to wear a textured ponytail is a stylish way to add a little drama and personality to your strands. Here, you have a high ponytail that contains loads of small curls to give it a voluminous look. However, the most interesting part of this look is that the hair is braided into cornrows before actually being placed into a ponytail.

#7: High Ponytail with Braided Base

A sleek, high style is always a cute option for African American ponytail hairstyles. While it doesn’t feature many frills or intricate details, this ponytail is easy for most women to pull off. The best part of this style is the braided base that contains a couple of medium-sized braids wrapped around the actual ponytail base.

#8: Natural Ponytail

Quick ponytail ideas for natural hair don’t get much prettier than this one. Here, natural hair is put up into a high ponytail and left to roam free with voluminous, loose curls. The cool finishing touch is the thin gold headband that is crossing the hairline to give the ponytail a stylish, modern look. An exquisite natural hair ponytail that can be proudly rocked for a very special occasion.

#9: Micro Braid Ponytail

There is a wide variety of ways to create black hair ponytails. This one happens to feature the accurate rows of small cornrows braided closely to the scalp and fed into a cute ponytail. The actual ponytail is left long and freely-hanging. The final result is a style that is great for warm weather, vacations or weekend getaways.

#10: High Ponytail with Accessory

If you’re going to rock a high ponytail, you may want to keep it simple but adorned with an accent accessory. Featuring a soft light brown hair color, this pretty ponytail is long and touchable. The highlight of the look, however, is the stylish golden hair accessory that allows the ponytail to keep its super high position on the head.

#11: High Black Pony For Relaxed Hair

A sleek high ponytail is definitely perfect for evenings and special events. To get it just right, it needs to be pulled back neatly and tied high enough to let the hair fall around your face. Ciara gives us a great example.

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#12: Natural Curls Pulled Back

Jordin Sparks has pulled off a simple ponytail so well that we simply can’t pass it by. For a very natural feel, her ponytail is sitting at a mid height and it isn’t tied too tightly. If you have lovely curls to boast of, you can rock a curly pony on a daily basis and always look super cute!

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#13: Neat Low Black Ponytail Hairstyle

It’s not only high ponytail hairstyles that work great for formal occasions and evening events, low ponies can have the same effect too. Selita Ebanks rocks hers so well. A simple yet elegant overall look is easily achieved with a low pony for relaxed locks.

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#14: Sleek And Shiny Ponytail

Rihanna knows how to wear a ponytail well. Her sleek and shiny low ponytail creates a perfect texture harmony with her satin dress. The hairstyle is sophisticated and elegant, and it’s also easy to recreate – just as long as the hair is kept very tight and hair serum is used for shine.

Rihanna sleek low ponytail hairstyle

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#15: Black Ponytail Hairstyle With A Bouffant And Bangs

Ponytail hairstyles can be really creative and playful. Shaun Robinson has styled hers with an added volume on top – a bouffant. She also has her bangs styled to the side and delicate waves added to her long black locks.

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#16: Sleek Side Ponytail Hairstyle

Mara Brock Akil shows off her evening ponytail hairstyle. She has decided on the asymmetric style and two-tone hair color, which really adds it sophistication. The look is styled simply sleek on top, so you’ll easily recreate it yourself at home.

side ponytail hairstyle for African American women

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#17: Low Black Ponytail Hairstyle With Bangs

Ponytails are great when you want to keep your hair away from your face and also go for a bit different look. Styles like Penny Johnson’s Jerald work perfect as a variety of effortless day-to-night ‘dos you can cope with in a matter of minutes.

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#18: Braided Pony

Ponies are among the most versatile hairstyles. Whether you prefer to relax your hair or stay natural, a pony is probably one of your favorite quick ‘dos. Box braids, twists or dreads can be easily gathered into a cute and comfortable ponytail.

ponytail hairstyle with dreads for African American women

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#19: Curly Black Ponytail Hairstyle

Meta Golding has gone for a really sleek style here. She presented a lovely curly pony at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1. Meta’s locks were pulled back and styled into springy curls. It’s definitely a look that works so well for both formal events and day time routines.

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#20: Neat Black Ponytail With Voluminous Curls

Voluminous black curls look terrific not only in side downdos, but in chic ponies as well. Lilly Ghalichi rocks a luxurious hairstyle with flowing silky waves gathered at back into a posh ponytail.

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As you see, there’s no need to wear the same type of pony for years. Try different textures, finishes, accessories and new quirks you’ve learnt here. Why not give these fab styles a try?

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