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30 Edgy and Beautiful Ponytail Hairstyles For Black Hair

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One of my favorite protective hairstyles to try is a beautiful ponytail style. If you are looking for a ponytail hairstyle for black hair, this post is for you.

There are so many styles that you can create with ponytails, and that’s why I created this post to share some of the best ones that you can re-create yourself. This post will give you inspiration by sharing 30 3dge and beautiful ponytail styles for black hair. 


Does a ponytail make you look younger or older?

Actually, high ponytails can make you look younger if you are looking for a style that can make your face look a few years younger. 

What ponytail is in style?

What to use to do a sleek ponytail black girl?

If you are looking to create a sleek ponytail, here are a few things to grab before you get started.

  • Hair moisturizer
  • Styling Gel
  • Elastic Hair Tie
  • Edge Control
  • Bobby Pins
  • Weave for extra volume
  • Comb
  • Brush

Additionally, here is a sleek ponytail on short natural hair tutorial that you can check out to achieve the sleek ponytail look. 


How do you make a ponytail for beginners?

If you want to create a ponytail but are a beginner, check out this tutorial.


30 Edgy and Beautiful Ponytail Hairstyles For Black Hair

1. Sleek Ponytail

This is super sleek and very pretty. If you are looking for the classic look, this is the one for you!

Sleek Ponytail Hairstyles


2. Side Part-Ponytail Hairstyles For Black Hair

This style has the hair pushed back into a ponytail with a side part. It also has the back hair into an afro ponytail giving it a full look, and I love it. 

Ponytail Hairstyles For Natural Black Hair


3. Side Part Ponytail With Criss Cross Rubber Band Cornrows

This style has a lot of parts. On the side, the hair is twisted back while the front is pushed to the side of the head. In this back is a full long ponytail. When I see this hairstyle I think of a cute on-the-go look.

Ponytail Hairstyles for Black Girls


4. Side-Swoop Ponytail

This is a super cute ponytail style that you can wear with all your hair pushed into a ponytail. Additionally, you can put some sideburn out in the front giving it a flawless look. 

Sleek Protective Ponytail Bun


5. Sleek Bun

A sleek bun signature look is due to the smoothness and sleekness of the hair achieved by brushing hair and securing it into a clean, tidy bun shape.

Sleek Bun


6. Puff Ponytail

With this ponytail style, you will push your natural hair to the back and then let your back hair form into a curly afro. I really love the color of this style as it gives off-fall color vibes. 

Ponytail Hairstyles for Natural Black Hair


7. Middle Part Braided Ponytail

This gorgeous style offers a balanced and stylish look with a mix of texture and symmetry. Hair is brushed into a ponytail, and the remainder of the hair is plaited into a braid all the way to the end.

sleek ponytail styles


8. Side-Part Sleek Low Bun

This style is super cute if you are looking for an elegant style you can wear daily. This style is also protective, so it’s great if you are looking for a low maintenance. 

Sleek Low Bun


9. Fishtail Braided Ponytail

I love this fishtail braided ponytail. If you are looking for a cute sleek ponytail style that you can wear for an event, check this style out. 

Sleek Ponytail


10. Side Swoop Puffy Ponytail

I love this style because it gives a really simple yet beautiful look for anyone looking to go to a wedding or an event. 

Black Women Ponytail Hairstyles


11. Braided Ponytail

This ponytail is super cute. To create this style you can push your hair back into a ponytail then braid the hair down. 

Ponytail Styles for Black Women


12. Side Cornrow Braided Ponytail

With this style, you can twist each side of the hair and then put the hair into a high ponytail french braid. This is a great protective style. 

Side Braided Ponytail


13. Low Ponytail With Highlights

This is a low-position sleek ponytail with the back hair curled at the end. 

Ponytail Hairstyles for Black Women


14. High Sleek Ponytail With Two Front Hairs

What a beautiful style. With this style, you straighten the hair in the front, giving a bang look, and then pull the hair into a high ponytail at the top. 

High Sleek Ponytail


15. Long Fishtail Ponytail

The combination of lengths and fishtail braid on the ponytail adds drama and boldness to the overall look. This style is super cute and great if you are looking for a simple yet elegant look. 

Ponytail Styles for Black Women


16. High Sleek Ponytail Textured Hair

With this style, you can use textured hair to this style with curly or wavy hair adds dimension and visual interest to the hairstyle. Put up hair in a ponytail and the loose hair using heating tools or non-heating tools such as flexi rods.

Weave Black Ponytail Hairstyles


17. High Sleek Ponytail

This style offers a touch of sophistication and pretty look. Hair is in a high, sleek ponytail. To add a little softness to your face and the loose hanging hair on the ponytail falls on both shoulders symmetrical. 

Ponytail Styles


18. Cornrow Curly Ponytail

This style is everything, and I love it.  To do this style, section a large piece of hair at the front and plait one large cornrow or flat twist close to the scalp.

Put the remaining hair in a ponytail and curl up the ends to add more body to this ponytail.

Ponytail Styles for Medium-Length Hair


19. Half Cornrow Ponytail

To create this style, simply put three cornrows at the top of the hair and push the rest of the hair into a high ponytail. This one is super beautiful and neat. 

Ponytail Hairstyles for Black Women


20. Zigzag Swoop Long Ponytail

If you love long hair, this is a great one to try out. This style also has blonde color added to it and has baby hair pushed out in the front. 

long ponytail


21. Side-Stitch Cornrow Ponytail

With this style, it has french braids on the side, and the hair is pushed into a middle-level ponytail. Also, the ends of the ponytails are curled, giving it a pretty look. 

Ponytail Hairstyles for Black Girls


22. High Sleek Ponytail With Gold Accessories

This is a top ponytail with added jewelry around the hair. You can achieve this look with a weave or with your natural hair. If you are using your own hair, make sure to twist the hair first and then untwist the ponytail hair about 3 hours later, which will give it a wavy look. 

Cute Ponytail Hairstyle for Girls


23. High Sleek Braided Ponytail

This style is so cute. To create this style, you can braid the hair going up and then braid the hair down into a ponytail. For this style, you can weave to achieve the braids. 

French braid ponytail


24. Extra Full-Ponytail Hairstyles For Black Hair

This style is gorgeous. You can add some hair to create a full, natural ponytail to achieve this look. The hair in the back is added weave with a wavy look. 

Full ponytail


25. Side Hair Sleek Ponytail

This style is great because you put a swoop in the front and then pull the hair into a ponytail to create a wedding look or event look. 

High Ponytail Hairstyles for Black Hair


26. Low Sleek Braided Ponytail

The ponytail is braided in this hairstyle to add an edge view and depth to the style. You can create this style by doing a fishtail braid to the back. 

Low Sleek Braided Ponytail


27. High Drawn Ponytail

Add a ton of volume to your hair with this hairstyle. With this style you can add wavy weave to give you a full look with the high drawn ponytail. 

Black Ponytail Hairstyles


28. Sleek Ponytail With Wavy Front Hair

This style has a  clean look that involves the majority of the hair pulled to make a sleek ponytail. However, instead of pulling back all the hair, two large chunks at the front temple are left out and styled in gentle waves.

Sleek Ponytail Styles


29. Pull Back Bob Ponytail

With this style, the length of the ponytail sits evenly at the nape of the neck to give the appearance of a bob.

Black Girl Hairstyle


30. Parted Bob Ponytail

I am smiling because this style is super cute. Simply add some blonde weave into a high ponytail to do this look. Make sure to twist the hair on the side going into the ponytail. 

Blonde Ponytail


Final Thoughts On Ponytail Hairstyles For Black Hair

One of the easiest ways to create a super cute look that can also be a protective style is by doing a Ponytail Hairstyle For Black Hair. If you are looking for a new ponytail style, this post shared 30 that you can look into a try. 

Do you currently have a ponytail style that you love? Share with us below some of your favorite ones. 


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