Ponytails are a classic and they are one of the most popular hairstyles for women. This is for many reasons but we think that ponytails are easy to wear and they are versatile too. You can wear a ponytail anywhere from work to a party. It all depends on how you style it. To show that there are gorgeous different ways to wear a ponytail we have brought to you 23 black ponytail hairstyles you should try in 2020. There is a hair idea for everyone, you will have trouble deciding which one to try first!
1. Curly Black Ponytail with Loose Braids
First up, we have this gorgeous ponytail with loose braids at the sides. The ponytail is styled high on the head and the loose hair is beautifully curly too. Each braid is also accessorized with beads. It is a unique and trendy ponytail that will make you stand out from the crowd. You can recreate this or add in your own sense of style by maybe changing the color or the accessories.
2. Stylish Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails look amazing and it is one of our favorite looks. This next hair idea shows how to wear the trend in style. Here we have a very long ponytail with nine bubble sections. The hairstyle is complete with a gold hair tie and a stylish clip too. It is a stunning style and the length of the ponytail really gives the hair that wow factor. You can view tutorials online for bubble ponytails.
3. Glam Low Ponytail with Curls
Glam up your look with a ponytail like this one! This ponytail starts sleek and then once the ponytail begins, the hair transforms into beautiful curls. There is also a wrap of hair around the base of the ponytail too. It is a gorgeous hair idea and it would be perfect for any occasion where you want to impress. 2.5 bundles of 14 and 16 inch Dommie Cole hair extensions were used to create this ponytail.
4. Trendsetting Shaved Hair and Braids
The next hairstyle is for the trendsetting ladies! Here we have a braided ponytail and the lower section of hair is shaved. As you can see, the result is so stylish. We love this shaved and braided combination. The braids are also a stunning blonde color and this shade really makes a statement. Hair like this is a must-have for those who want a complete hair makeover. Recreate this or you can try the hairstyle in a different color. Red would look amazing.
5. Long and Loose Weave Ponytail
If you would prefer a simpler style, then you should take a look at this. Here we have a long and loose ponytail. The ponytail is styled high on the head and the hair is straight with a slight curl. There is also a stylish wrap of hair around the base of the ponytail too. This is an easy to wear look and you can dress the hair up or down to suit any occasion. So, it is great for the busy ladies who just need a gorgeous style that can be worn with ease.
6. Multi Tone Braided Ponytail
Next, we have a multi tone ponytail idea. So, for this look, the hair is styled into a very high braided ponytail. The braids on the head feature a trendy pattern and the actual braids themselves are a mix of colors. Some are black and some have a dark and rich shade added to them too. As you can see, this multi tone look is so pretty and stylish. You can keep the color change subtle like this or add bolder color. Any color from silver to purple will look stunning.
7. Unique Black Ponytail Idea
Looking for a more unique hairstyle? If so, this could be perfect for you! Here we have a trendy ponytail that is sleek and long. There is a section of the hair on the head that is also braided. The braided area features two braids with criss cross braids in the center. We love this creative and statement making style. It is great for the ladies who want to try something a little different.
8. Multi Braid Low Ponytail
This next hair idea is one of our favorites! This style features a long and low ponytail. The hair in the ponytail has been braided to create a multi braid look. So, this is not like your classic three strand braid, it looks like there is more than one. It is a very unique and beautiful style. This is easy to wear and it will suit everyone too.
9. High Ponytail with Thin Cornrow Braids
A lot of ponytails feature chunky braids but very thin braids can also be used to create stunning black ponytail hairstyles. Here is a stunning example of the style that you could create. This ponytail is styled very high on the head and all of the hair is braided into super thin braids. As you can see, this thickness creates an amazing hairstyle. It is just a beautiful version of the braided ponytail and it would look fabulous with ombre color too!
10. Twisted Weave Ponytail
Next, we have a stunning ponytail that will wow everyone! For this look, the hair is very long and the ponytail has been split into two sections. Both sections of the hair have then been loosely twisted together. This is a gorgeous hairstyle and it is another ponytail that can be worn for any occasion. It is stylish for every day but glam enough for parties and so on. We love this amazing twist look!
11. Long Ponytail with Red Braids
Earlier in the post we mentioned that a ponytail would look beautiful in a red color. If you liked the sound of red hair, then you need to see this next hairstyle. Here we have a long ponytail with a simple braided pattern. The braided hair is also a stunning, rich and dark red shade. As you can see, the red color looks fabulous! Hair like this is perfect for the fall and winter because that red shade is a must-have for those seasons.
12. Braided Ponytail with Curls
The next ponytail is beautiful and chic. For this look, the braided hair is styled high and the ends of each braid are also curly. The subtle curls just give the hair a touch of elegance and style. A ponytail like this is easy to wear. If you want to recreate the look, then you can check out a tutorial on the page below, it does include a link to a drawstring crochet mesh base too.
13. Ponytail with Wave Braided Pattern
A way that you can make your ponytail look unique is by using different braided patterns. This next hairstyle is a great example. Here we have a long jumbo braid ponytail. The hair on the head is styled into a wave pattern. As you can see, the ponytail is simple but that pattern gives it a trendier vibe. You can recreate this or try your own gorgeous pattern.
14. Simple and Stylish Ponytail
Next, we have a simple and stylish ponytail. For this look, the hair is braided and styled into a high ponytail. There are some braids that are different thicknesses and each braid is curly at the end too. It is a beautiful and easy to wear style. The simplicity means it just looks effortlessly gorgeous. Recreate this or you can jazz up the style with some hair accessories. Either way, it will look amazing.
15. Low Curly Ponytail Idea
On the first page of the post we shown you a trendy ponytail with a criss cross design. If you loved that idea, then you need to see this one too. Here we have another criss cross ponytail. This time all of the hair is sleek and the criss cross section has been placed on the side of the head and there are no braids. It just shows how you can be inspired by hairstyle and how you can create a completely different look. We love this ponytail!
16. Low Weave Ponytail with Bangs
Another cute way to wear a ponytail is with bangs. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at this! Here we have a long and sleek ponytail with straight across bangs. As you can see, the lightweight bangs look so beautiful with the ponytail. They soften the style as ponytails can sometimes be a little harsh when they are very tight. Try this look or you can opt for side swept bangs instead.
17. Long Bubble Ponytail
The next hair idea features another amazing bubble ponytail. For this version of the ponytail, the hair is again very long but instead of sleek and straight, it is curly and full of volume. It shows how this ponytail can be worn with different hair types. We love this version of the ponytail. It is fun, cute and stylish. Recreate this or you can try a shorter length too.
18. Sleek Ponytail with Colorful Hair Elastics
Add a pop of color to your hair with a ponytail like this one. This ponytail features sleek and straight hair with two small side braids. The top section of hair is also styled into a box pattern with bright and bold hair elastics. The hair elastics are so fun and unique. You can recreate this style or use different colored elastics. Elastics can also be used with braids too.
19. High and Trendy Braided Ponytail
Next, we have another trendy ponytail. This time the ponytail is sky high and features braids in different thicknesses. Some are jumbo and some are very thin. We love this because the height and braid pattern just create such a stylish look. Keep it simpler and easy to wear like this or be bold and maybe try the ponytail in a bold color. This ponytail would look amazing with some beads or hair cuffs too.
20. Sleek and Curly Low Ponytail Idea
This next hairstyle is another one of our favorites! For this look, the hair is sleek on the head and styled into a low ponytail. Once the ponytail begins, the hair turns into stunning curls. We love the combination of the sleek and curly hair, it is so glam and statement making. A ponytail like this would be amazing for a night out or party, it is easy to wear and will wow everyone!
21. Elegant Ponytail
If you are looking for an elegant and pretty updo, then this could be perfect for you! Here we have a sky high ponytail that features stunning curls and loose curls at the front of the head. It is a chic and beautiful style that would be great for the prom, weddings and other special events. Try this style or you could have straight hair too.
22. High Ponytail with Voluminous Curls
Love the curly ponytails? If so, you need to see this next idea. This look features a high ponytail. The hair on the head is braided and the actual ponytail is loose and curly. It is a stunning and statement making style. You can recreate this or you can try the ponytail in a shorter length so it is easier to manage.
23. Stylish Twisted Ponytail
The last hair idea that we have to show you is stylish and easy to wear. Here we have a high ponytail and the hair is styled into twists with a trendy pattern on the head. As you can see, the twists look so elegant and chic. This is another versatile style that can be worn for any occasion. Keep it simple like this or maybe try the twists in a different color. You could add some loose curls too, that would look amazing.
We hope you have found a beautiful black ponytail hairstyle to try!