35+ Ponytail Ideas For When the Temperature Is Climbing

When stepping outside starts to feel like walking into a sauna, it's time to embrace the Summer ponytail. While you might think gathering your hair into a ponytail each morning could get boring, there are endless variations to the style that will ensure you'll actually look forward to pulling it back.

Ahead, get inspiration to style your hair into the high, low, and well-accessorized ponytails of your dreams. But be forewarned: you may never want to let your hair down again.

Braided Ponytails

Add a few braids to your ponytail or braid your entire head to keep cool as temperatures climb. A braided ponytail will ensure as much of your hair as possible stays off your neck this Summer.

Ponytails With Bold Hair Accessories

An easy way to jazz up a basic low or high ponytail is by adding barrettes, bows, scrunchies, or scarves to coordinate with your carefully selected outfit. Pearl-encrusted accessories are particularly popular this Summer.

Textured Ponytails

Place your ponytail at the center of your head, or the crown, to give your hair lift and keep cool. You can use a teasing comb to add volume to your crown or body to your ponytail. Try crimping or curling the length of your hair to add texture to your pony.

Low Ponytails

Cross one side of your hair over the other before securing with an elastic to take your low ponytail to new levels of sophistication.

Bubble Ponytails

By adding a few elastics down the length of your ponytail and pulling on each side of the hair until it forms a "bubble" shape, you can make a basic ponytail more fun.

Snatched Ponytail

For a flirty look that will keep your hair out of your face, try a high ponytail on the crown or top of your head. Smooth out the top of your hair and pull it back tightly in a snatched pony, wearing the ends curly or straight. You can wrap the base in a strip of your hair from the underside of your ponytail and secure with a bobby pin to make it look even more chic.