21 Amazing Puff Ponytail Hairstyles That You Should Must Try

Not only are they effortless, but they are inspired by your favorite celebrities too.

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It is undeniable that you can never go wrong with a ponytail hairstyle. It is easy to create, and there are many different types of ponytails that can make you look gorgeous! One of the most interesting and loved hairstyles is the puff pony hairstyle. Apart from the messy pony or the sleek one, these pony hairstyles are trendy, too. All you need to do is take a teasing comb and tease the crown section of your hair. Or, if you do not want to stress your hair by teasing it, you can also do a bump-it insertion and achieve the look.

The best part about these hairstyles is that you can create them within the comfort of your home; you do not need a professional hairstylist for them. What’s more? This hairstyle is extremely versatile, and you can take inspo from some celebrities to create a head-turner look. To help you get a gorgeous puff ponytail, we show you some easy options below. So go ahead, scroll through the article, and get started. It is time for you to flaunt some fabulous hairstyles effortlessly!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • For fine hair, texturizing and volumizing sprays will help add a lot of definition to your puff ponytails.
  • Keep bobby pins handy to secure the puffs. A medium-hold styling spray will keep the puff from falling apart.
  • You can use headbands, ribbons, and bow clips for an additional charm. Even real flowers can work as a refreshing accessory. Use accessories with nylon-coated bands or silicone ones instead of those with small elastic bands or a hair tie as they will be gentle on your strands.

Doris, a blogger, shares her experience of tying her naturally curly hair in a puff-high ponytail and how she manages to make it stay. She writes, “The key is to use something long enough to wrap around and least twice so that everything is contained, and you can pull as tight as you choose to (careful not to give yourself a headache) and then tie it. I often tied it into a bow, but sometime just a knot. You can also choose to tuck in the leftover pieces from the tie. And don’t forget to fluff your puff. Obviously the style is called a puff, so you want it puffy! I usually simply fluffed it with my hands (i).”

21 Puff Pony Hairstyles For You

Here is a countdown of 21 puff ponytail hairstyles for you to try out. #1 is definitely going to make your day!

1. Subtle Crimped Puff Ponytail

Subtle Crimped Puff Ponytail
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Who said puffy ponytails need to be OTT to make a statement? The subtle crimp in this lowkey puff, emphasized by the hair highlights makes for a sophisticated red carpet look.

2. Plushy Ponytail

Plushy Ponytail
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Kate’s plushy ponytail with curled ends is chic, elegant and classy. This hairstyle is perfect for a casual feminine fashion look that accentuates your beauty.

3. Curtain Bangs With Puff Ponytail

Curtain Bangs With Puff Ponytail
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This is the easiest and chic of the lot. Try curtain bangs with a high ponytail to make an effortless event entry.

4. Tied-Up Puff Ponytail

Tied-Up Puff Ponytail
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Slay your look with this massive and voluminous ponytail accessorised with a thick red string tied around its base.

5. Extra Puff Ponytail With A Scrunchie

Extra Puff Ponytail With A Scrunchie
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Another ideal solution for an unmanageable afro is to tie a straightforward high ponytail with all your fluffy hair.

6. Low Puff Ponytail With Laid Edges

Low Puff Ponytail With Laid Edges
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You can thank Yara Shahidi for completely reinventing the chic low ponytail. Fluff up your low ponytail with a brush and use loads of edge control gel to lay down your edges in a lovely design.

7. Afro Puff Ponytail With Curly Bangs

Afro Puff Ponytail With Curly Bangs
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An afro looks extremely adorable when tied up in a high puff ponytail with curly bangs left covering the forehead.

8. Sleek Low Puff Ponytail

Sleek Low Puff Ponytail
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You can experiment with your tresses by tying them back into a low puff ponytail like JLo. Also, you can experiment and leave out a few tendrils to frame your face.

9. Cornrows With A Puff Ponytail

Cornrows With A Puff Ponytail
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When your natural hair is long enough, one of the simplest and quickest styles you can accomplish is an afro puff styled with cornrows in the front.

10. The Victorian Touch

The Victorian touch puff pony hairstyle
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If you are not handy with teasing and bump it approach, visit a stylist and get the desired look.

Master stylist and Creative Director of Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa, Paul Labrecque says, “This is a ponytail flipped under on the crown to make it appear as a regal bun. To get this look, adhere it with a nylon band at the root, then lightly tease and smooth out the pony. Put the second silicone band on your hairs’ end, flip under and use a hair grip to secure the silicone band to the nylon band.”

11. Knotted Puffed Low Pony

Knotted puffed low pony a puff pony hairstyle
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Even knots in a low ponytail are one of the best messy hairstyles. It is simple and gives a unique appeal.

Paul Lebrecque advises, “This style is created by making a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck and leaving enough room to put two fingers through it. Flip your hair ends between two fingers and pull through the base of the pony. This is how you properly invert the ponytail.”

If you are not a fan of knots, you can try a braid or twist instead.

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You can accessorize a knotted, puffed low ponytail by tying your hair with a bandana or some fancy scrunchies. You can wear a bandana like a hair band at the crown for a boho-chic look.

12. Simple But Elegant Puffed Up Pony

Simple but elegant puffed up pony hairstyle
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A classic ponytail never goes out of style. And this low pony with a side section and simple tying is an easy to get elegant look. This look is done by creating one simple ponytail and placing silicone bands every 2-3 inches going down the ponytail. A bit of gentle tousling completes the look.

13. Puffed Clean Pony

Puffed clean pony hairstyle
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This style above has a clean side and puffed crown. To avoid teasing, you could put a small bump to the crown to create this updo. It can look more clean if you do a blowout before trying the hairstyle to give it a salon touch.

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To make your puff ponytail look fresh, spray dry shampoo on your scalp before creating the hairstyle. Then, spritz some holding or setting spray, in the end to keep the hair in place.

14. Messy Puffed Up Low Pony

Messy puffed up low pony hairstyle
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If you have long hair, create a style statement with this messy look. Leaving out your layers in the front so that they can flow freely is the key to achieving this look.

15. Crunched Up Puffy Pony

Crunched up puffy pony hairstyle
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A sexy Red Carpet look, tease a little bit on the front and set wavy curls for the tail. This is a Pompadour with natural teasing just under the crown.

16. Bouffant Crown With Short Front Bangs

Bouffant crown with short front bangs hairstyle
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An eye-catching hairstyle, bump it and tease a bit on the crown and you are all set and ready. A bit of sea salt spray can add a beachy depth and volume to the look.

17. Bumped Up Pony

Bumped up pony hairstyle
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A bumped up, back set look with a hair band completes the look. As you can see, dirty blonde hair is perfect for an effortless glam. But this simple hairstyle can look elegant even with a single solid hair color. Just remember to use a hair band in a complementary color.

18. Messy Puffed Up Pony

Messy puffed up hairstyle
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Like messy looks? Try this low tied messy ponytail with puff and some front bangs. You can experiment a bit by getting a crimped look.

“You could also try a hot roller set first to provide all the texture you need for the rest of this fun look”, Paul Labrecque suggests.

19. Teased Clean Pony

Teased clean pony a puff pony hairstyle
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A bouffant front section with a clean tidy pony is good for all occasions. A red carpet favorite, this hairstyle has its own sweet appeal. Just tease the crown and keep the sides clean.

20. Tease the Crowns and Keep the Sides Clean

Tease the crowns and keep the sides clean
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21. Curly Puffy Ponytail

Curly puffy ponytail
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The curly puff ponytail effortlessly combines sophistication with a touch of playfulness. This chic hairstyle involves gathering curly hair into a high ponytail to create a voluminous puff that adds character. The beauty of the curly puff lies in its adaptability, suitable for both casual outings and formal events. A stylish and versatile look that not only showcases the natural texture of curls but also provides a quick and trendy solution to those looking to elevate their look. The curly puff ponytail exudes an air of confidence that makes it a go-to choice for individuals seeking a stylish and low-maintenance hairstyle that embraces the beauty of natural curls.

Infographic: Top 5 Celebrity-Inspired Puff Ponytail Hairstyles

If you have always been a fan of ponytails but you want to experiment now and create edgy looks, then you have come to the right place. This infographic features the top puff ponytail hairstyles inspired by your favorite celebrities. So, scroll down and check it out now to recreate these stunning hairdos and dazzle everyone with your new look!

top 5 celebrity inspired puff ponytail hairstyles (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Did you know that the high coiffure, now known as the puff, was a big deal in the 18th century? And the ponytail may have its origins in ancient Greece! It seems about right that someone decided to pair these two extravagant hairstyles together. With the 21 hairstyles mentioned above, you can try out these puff ponytail hairstyles and see which one you like best, from messy to neat and high puff ponytails. You can style your tresses in these looks for formal events like weddings or casual events like a date or even a business meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of hair is best suited for a puff ponytail?

All hair types can be styled in a puff ponytail, be it a curly, wavy, or straighten hairstyle.

What type of hair accessories can be used to create a puff ponytail?

Bobby pins and hair bands are the two most important hair accessories that can be used to create a puff ponytail.

What are some tips for making a puff ponytail look neat and polished?

To make the puff ponytail look neat and polished, you can lightly brush your hair in the front after tying the ponytail. Also, follow it with a hair-setting spray. It will also help it stay longer.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when creating a puff ponytail?

Not combing properly, not shampooing the hair, and taking more hair for making the puff are some common mistakes people make when creating a puff ponytail.

Key Takeaways

  • You can create a puff ponytail by backcombing the crown section or with a bump-it insertion.
  • A subtle puff can be created by crimping the hair and adding highlights to accentuate depth for a gorgeous look.
  • The puff ponytail looks great when paired with bangs or cornrows.

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Create a cute and simple high ponytail with a puff for your next special event. Check out the video and learn how to style this easy yet stylish hairdo.

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Paul Labrecque is a renowned master stylist and creative director with over 25 years of experience. He completed his hairdresser training from Jingles International. His clients include movie and television stars, musicians, socialites, and other celebrities. Paul has a carefully selected team of stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians who are always in demand for editorial shoots and runway shows and...read full bio

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