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Your Guide To Celebrity-Inspired Sleek Ponytails

Oct 14, 2020

Most of us would agree that we’ve gone pretty casual lately. It might depend on your line of work, of course, but the general trend of working from home has led to all of us investigating the ways we can look great and professional while putting a little bit less effort into getting ready in the morning. And why not?

That’s how you know it’s time for the ponytail comeback. Ponytails are generally simple and very versatile. You can find the perfect sleek ponytail and wear it daily to turn it into your own trademark. Or you can constantly change things up, from a sleek low ponytail to a sleek high ponytail, and keep reinventing yourself. Regardless of the path you’ll ultimately choose, here are five sleek ponytail styles that you should absolutely try out.

1. A straightforward sleek low ponytail

Who said that formal events require hours to be spent at the salon? A proper sleek low ponytail can be dazzling and only requires a few minutes of your time.

Often seen worn by Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez, a perfect sleek ponytail almost takes a step back to really accentuate your face. So if you have a great idea for an evening makeup, a sleek ponytail might be the perfect way to show it off.

When it comes to tools, you can use the tip of a comb to create a middle part, a brush to make sure your hair is smooth and a few hair ties to secure everything in place.

2. A playful sleek high ponytail

While a sleek low ponytail is perfect for top-level business meetings, you might also strive to come up with a less rigid, but still thoughtful, look for daily wear. Why not try a sleek high ponytail instead?

Popularized lately by Ariana Grande, sleek high ponytails exude a sense of youth. They are playful, free-spirited and easy to do. Unlike a sleek low ponytail, here you can also get creative with your part. The only caveat is that your hair needs to be somewhat long, but if not, extensions are there to help you out.

3. A retro sleek high ponytail

As mentioned above, sleek high ponytails give you a lot of creative freedom. Not only can you experiment with your part, you can bring another twist to the way your ends look too.

One example of this is a retro sleek high ponytail often sported by Bella Hadid. The key here is to get your part right as well as make your hair more manageable with a high-quality product like Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Professional Styling Grit Paste, which allows you to easily create a well-defined silhouette with a beautiful, soft shine. While you should certainly use a hair spray, we find that just a bit of paste proves to be one of the best products for sleek ponytails overall.

4. An accessorized sleek high ponytail

To seem effortless and effective, most ponytails require you to have medium to long hair that’s thick enough to show volume while being combed back. But what to do if you don’t have enough length or if your hair is a bit too thin?

Using an accessory, such as a bow or band, on a sleek high ponytail can help you easily hide extensions and shift the accent to the free-flowing part of your hair at the same time. You can change accessories as needed and even switch to a sleek low ponytail when you feel like experimenting.

5. A curly sleek high ponytail

If you have naturally curly hair, your approach to making a sleek high ponytail would be a bit different. You’ll likely need to spray your hair generously with water and handle any hairs that are sticking out with some hair products for sleek ponytails, such as Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Professional Styling Grit Paste mentioned above.

Overall, a curly-hair ponytail is a very effective look that makes your hair seem longer and even more voluminous than usual. So definitely give it a try!


As you can see, there’s a way to make a sleek ponytail work on any type of hair, be it straight or curly, thin or thick and short or long. By following the guide above, you can easily find the perfect sleek ponytail that speaks to you and get even more creative by tailoring it to the way you want to wear it. Most of all, we hope you can now see that ponytails aren’t boring or casual, but rather a quick and effective tool that’s ready to go, whatever the occasion may be.

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