10 Elegant Ponytail Hairstyles for Special Occasions

Today we present 10 elegant ponytail hairstyles for special occasions, from Stay Glam:

Ponytails can be thought of as a casual style.

However, ponytails can be styled into beautiful hairdos. Not only can you wear a ponytail for any occasion but these hairstyles are also great for the summer. You can look stylish and keep cool at the same time.

We have found 10 elegant ponytail hairstyles that would be perfect for a party, wedding and more.


First up we have this stunning low ponytail. The hair is wavy and has a wraparound of hair where the hair tie is. A hairstyle like this will wow for any occasion. Pair with bold makeup for a night out and with soft makeup for a special occasion like a wedding. This hairstyle would also look beautiful with straight hair to.

Elegant Waved Ponytail

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Next, we have a very elegant ponytail that is sleek and straight. It has been placed high on the head and has volume at the top. It has been finished off beautifully with a sparkly accessory. You could choose any accessory for this style. To make it extra glam you could even add in some curls.

Ponytail Updo

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Looking for a bridesmaid style or prom style? Then this could be for you. Our next pick features a cute and curly short ponytail. It has been finished off with some dainty flowers. Something like this would be perfect for a special occasion. It is also great for the ladies with short hair as updos can be tricky. Wear with or without the accessory.

Short Curly Ponytail

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Want a style that is a little funkier? Then you might like this next style. It features a trendy fishtail braid with a wraparound. This style could be worn for any occasion. Something like is both causal and but can be dressed up to. You could recreate this look or just use the fishtail braid idea.

Braided Ponytail

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Our next pick is pretty and simple. It features a lightly curled ponytail with a wraparound. You could recreate this style as it is or maybe add more curls. It would also look beautiful with straight hair to. We love that it doesn’t look too complicated it is just subtle elegance.

Pretty Wrap Around Ponytail

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Ponytails can be jazzed up with accessories. This ponytail with volume would look stylish as it is but the added accessory just steps up the style game. We love the simple but statement making design. You could add a funky accessory to your ponytail. It is an easy way to refresh your style for a low cost.

Accessorized Ponytail

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If you liked the wavy style from the beginning of the post, you might like this one to. This high ponytail features beautiful waves. As the ponytail is high on the head it creates more of a bold statement. This hairstyle will suit everyone and could be simply recreated at home. An elegant ponytail like this is great to learn because you can wear it for any occasion.

Wavy High Ponytail

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Boho never goes out of fashion. It always come back into the style spotlight especially around the summer time. Our next pick shows how you can create a braided boho ponytail that looks elegant. This would look casual with jeans or pair it with a pretty dress and you will have a stunning look. Consider something like this if you are going to a beach wedding.

Braided Boho Ponytail for Elegant Ponytail Hairstyles

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Our next pick has a vintage vibe. It features a chic low waved ponytail. The style also has volume on the top. This combination reminds us of the glamorous styles that have been and gone. Hair like this would look perfect with winged eyeliner and red lip. It is important that your hair and makeup complement each other.

Ponytail with Volume for Elegant Ponytail Hairstyles

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Prefer your hair to look sleeker? Then this style is for you. This ponytail sits very high on the head and features a wraparound. It is a simple but very stylish style. You could wear this for any occasion. It would look amazing for a night out or party.

Sleek High Ponytail

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