Summer is on its way and you know what that means? No longer is the ponytail reserved for rainy days and late mornings, but is a carefree go-to. Here are some ponies we stumbled upon on Instagram to get you inspired to ditch the curls and go for the pony! This waterfall braid, held together in a pony by Hairpics has had us practically drooling. As long as you know how to do the waterfall braid, we promise it's easy to recreate!
A fun way to play up a long pony is by braiding the hair on top, like Instagram user _passion_4_fashion_ did. She created a slightly off-center part and then french braided both sides before holding in a ponytail. This is great for thicker hair because it gives the braids a lot of depth.
We love this intricate pony braid by yogabba_gab that reminds us of a woven basket (hence the name). Here's how to break it down: First braid a small piece on the right side. Then pull the braid over to the left, separate into three pieces and braid an inch or two of the hair. Then finish with a pony!
We're still a litlte unsure about the all-out headband braid (or heidi braid), so this braided pony is a perfect alternative. Start braiding at the ear and continue to the other side of the head, placing it into the pony.
And sometimes, just a simple pony will suffice. The great thing about a shorter 'do like lovejustgirlythings', is that it looks styled in a straight-up plain pony. Admit it, you're inspired to try a pony.