These 20 Artists Know How to Create the Perfect Pony

Mary Kaleta | September 17, 2018 | 8:52 AM
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It doesn't get much more romantic than this swoon-worthy bridal look.
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All hail the high pony! This style, with it's curly texture and pulled-out pieces, gives the casual pony a total makeover.
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The intricacy of adding the side braid elevates this pony into chic territory.
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The total power pony; this look displays confidence and beauty.
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A simply scrunchie makes the pony look fun and laid back while still being fashionable.
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How breathtaking is this celtic honeycomb braided pony?
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This piece-y textured pony shows that the style can still look effortless without looking messy.
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If there was ever a ponytail fit for queen, it would be this magical style.
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For clients with shorter lengths, ponytails can still be a great option, as shown here. The pony is still volumized, and the front pieces give the overall look more depth.
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Glamour from the 60s meets the modern ponytail in this match made in hair heaven.
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We love this simple look and how the braid waterfalls into the ponytail.
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This shows an upgrade to a low pony by wrapping hair around the band and giving texture and volume to the base.
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We have major heart eyes for the way this twist blends in to create an ethereal textured pony.
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When a client has extra-long hair, a slick ponytail can exude elegance in ways a traditional updo couldn't.
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This low pony pairs well with the beautiful scarf used to tie it.
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Va-va-volume! How gorgeous is this amplified pony?
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Texture texture texture! This hair gives us all the fairytale feels.
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This artist captured the perfect party pony, which surely doesn't stay home on a Friday night.
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Volume and a gucci scarf upgrade this pony well beyond the street and into the runway.
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A scrunchie + big hoop earrings = ponytial goals and overall life goals.
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Ah, the ponytail: an age-old answer to second- (or third-...or fourth-) day hair. Many clients and stylists categorize the ponytail as a quick style when they're running out the door, at the gym, or simply want their hair out of their face.

But these 20 stylists have shown that the ponytail can be so much more. From power looks to piece-y textures and intricate bridal ponies, this style has pushed its way to the top tier of updos. We've gathered 20 of our favorite ponytails from Instagram to inspire you to create your own. And when you do, remember to #ModernSalon for a chance to be featured on our page

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