The ponytail is a such a classic hairstyle that most of us don't give ours a second thought. And while it's great having one less thing to think about in the morning (#snoozebutton), it also makes it really easy to get stuck in a hairstyle rut.
To set your ponytail apart, we've found the perfect solution: Kristin Ess, hairstylist of the ever-fashionable It-girl Lauren Conrad has taken to posting some of her favorite hairstyles on Instagram! We're especially loving Kristin's easy-going but gorgeous ponytails, giving us major Insta inspiration for the weekend...
The knotted ponytail: On straight or slightly textured hair, create a classic ponytail. Then, take a small section from the bottom and wrap it around your hair tie to conceal it. The result? Your everyday ponytail is suddenly looking a lot more chic!
The braided ponytail: Slightly more complex, this ponytail is infused with bohemian spirit! To achieve it, just create a simple French braid along one side of your head and down to the ends. When you're done, join the braid with the rest of your hair and secure it all with an elastic. Sweet and simple!
The curled ponytail: Romantic and alluring, this gorgeous ponytail uses XXL curls to provide volume! To create it, spritz your hair with a volume boosting spray and then create large curls throughout with a curling wand. Discretely backcomb various sections, secure in a ponytail, and then generously mist with hairspray.