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Your ponytail doesn't have to be boring. Amp up that simple side-parted ponytail. There are tons of ways to glam up your ponytail look. Instead of just pulling hair back into a plain pony, switch it up and add a little extra something. With just a few simple tricks, you'll be rocking a ponytail style that will be sure to have heads turning in your direction.
Since your hair is parted on the side, keep the sideways theme going with a side ponytail. Go sleek and straight or pump it up with big bouncy curls. If you've got bangs, showcase them or slick everything back for a more modern look. Keep it messy or neat. The options are endless. Model Molly Sims and actress Ashley Tisdale are among a slew of ladies who love the side ponytail.
Add a Braid
Add a little braid to your ponytail for a bohemian-chic look. After you've parted your hair, pull a piece aside on the side of your part, braid it and pull it back with the rest of your hair into a ponytail. What's best, an accent braid is super simple -- anyone can pull it off. This look takes maybe 2 extra minutes to do and totally changes the look of your pony. Reality star Lauren Conrad has been seen more than a few times sporting the ponytail with braid accent.
Just Braid the Whole Thing
Braid your ponytail up! This look is fab messy or neat. A loose braid works well when you leave loose flowing tendrils of hair around your face. Pull it back in a tight, controlled braid too. Whatever you like totally works and will look perfectly fashionable and on trend. Disney star Selena Gomez rocked the braided ponytail look at the Kid's Choice Awards. Her fellow teen-queen celeb Vanessa Hudgens has been known to sport the look, too.
It doesn't get much more chic than a chignon. Once you've pulled your hair back into a ponytail, why not twist it up into a lovely little bun? Chignons work well for day, but are equally as fantastic when paired with fancy dresses and skirts. Glam it up even more and add a sparkly hair accessory like a headband or hairpin. Celebs that count the chignon as one of their go-to styles include singer Jessica Simpson, and actresses Amy Adams and Hillary Duff, who have all worn the elegant style on the red carpet.