Not Just a Ponytail

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there are so many simple changes you can do to pulling your hair back into a ponytail to completely change the look.

This tutorial is simple and very similar to the Elegant Half Up.

You can start with straight, curly, or practically any texture of hair! It does need to be long enough to pull back into a ponytail, but if you have short hair, just try the Elegant Half up!  

top: Loft
Earrings: Anthropologie (sold out) 

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Comments (69)

  1. Posted October 29, 2012

    Aww I need ot try this ASAP!

  2. Posted October 29, 2012

    Wow! What a cute way to wear a ponytail….I will be trying this today! Question, you always use the clear elastics, where do you find them? I’ve looked at both Target and Walmart and I can only find the really small tiny ones. Thanks!

  3. Jamie says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    Love, love, love this!!!!

  4. Posted October 29, 2012

    I love this so much – it’s so polished-looking compared to a normal pony tail.

  5. Tracy says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    Stop yelling at me about the bobby pins – I’m trying OK!?!? Kidding! Another beautiful style!

  6. Amy says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    adorable, will be trying this!

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  7. Posted October 29, 2012

    you look gorgeous, kate! i love that sleek style!

  8. Kellie says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    i love this! i’m totally trying this today. thanks for the tutorial. and that color (your shirt) looks beautiful on you!

  9. Maura says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    So beautiful. Loving those classy gold earrings. Have a great day!

  10. Posted October 29, 2012

    Love this!

  11. Posted October 29, 2012

    You are just adorable! You do know thanks to you,( and I tell everybody I know and on my blog about you!!) I am growing my hair out, after if being super short for 15 or 20 years!! Thanks so much, Kate, and keep up the great work!!

    Mrs. Crazy
    mycrazylifeandtimesblog.blogspot.com

  12. Jessica says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    I love this, thanks for sharing! I have pretty long hair and this will be perfect!!!

  13. Paige says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    Here’s a question for your November FAQ video. I’ve had my hair teased only once in my life, and I swore I’d never do it again because it took me three times longer than normal to brush it out (after conditioning), and I tore out several strands of hair in the process. You teased you hair in this video for a simple, everyday style. So, does that mean you have any tricks for detangling?

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Kate says
      Posted October 29, 2012

      start combing it out from the bottom and slowly work your way to the roots!

    • Paige says
      Posted October 30, 2012

      Thanks for the response, Kate! Gotta get over my fears, I guess!

  14. Anonymous says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    now…thats pretty!

  15. Rebecca says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    Thats so pretty. I’m definitely gonna have to try it out!! 🙂

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  16. Posted October 29, 2012

    Your top is fabulous! Love the boat neck–where is it from?

  17. Posted October 29, 2012

    So pretty, and functional for those of us waiting for sandy in the NE!

  18. Posted October 29, 2012

    So pretty, and functional for those of us waiting for sandy in the NE!

  19. Anonymous says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    This is so gorgeous! I really love your posts!!
    I do have two questions for you, but they don’t have anything to do with this post.
    First, I have really really super thick hair, and I’ve never been able to just use elastic to keep my hair in a pony tail. It usually hurts my fingers, snaps, or slides. Is there anything else you would recommend instead of elastic (and other than regular hair bands)
    Secondly, since I have really thick hair, I have trouble doing anything with my hair. When I blow dry it, it just becomes huge, frizzy, and a mess. The only thing is can do is straighten it or put it in a ponytail or bun. Since you haven’t felt/dealt with my hair, I know it’s hard to give me advice about this. But, I was wondering if there are any products or techniques you would recommend?
    Thanks so much!

  20. Posted October 29, 2012

    Love it. It is so pretty. I will definitely give it a try!

  21. Posted October 29, 2012

    ok, let’s be real. you seriously have magic hair fingers. I always have to allow like 4 times the length of the video so I can be sure & screw up a few times. so cute as always. love.

  22. Anonymous says
    Posted October 29, 2012

    cute! another new go to for everyday wear! thanks 🙂

  23. Laura says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    I do this all the time! I get tons of compliments and tell them to check out your blog. Also just a side note I went to Target tonight! I know how much you love it and they have put out some awesome holiday clothing! AHHHH can’t wait till pay day!

  24. Anonymous says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    What soap do you use to wash your make up off? Your skin always look great!

  25. Aimee says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    Can you do a post with an updated haircut? I’d love to see it down and straight compared to your FAQ haircut post from back in the day!

  26. Posted October 30, 2012

    So cute! This is giving me major haircut remorse. I cut it super short again after a 2 year grow out…this makes me wish I hadn’t. 🙁 Oh well its only hair and it will grow back!

  27. Janelle says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    This was a great hair tutorial! :- )
    I love these kind of tutorials…easy…fast…works on any kind of hair.
    I have really thick hair so most of your tutorials do not work on my hair…but this one was great! Thanks!

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  28. Jen says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    Love this. I’m going to try it!

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  29. Posted October 30, 2012

    So pretty! Your hair styles are always great. I’m going to try this!

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  30. Anonymous says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    Ok, so I love this style and was able to do it with ease this morning. Problem, it fell out after a few hours. I used 4 pins and plenty of hair spray. Is there a trick to putting bobby pins in so they hold?

  31. Emily says
    Posted October 30, 2012

    I just did this on my ponytail, while sitting at my desk! Love it. Kate, I love that you always show styles that the average gal can do 🙂

  32. Posted October 30, 2012

    great way to spice up the ponytail 🙂

  33. Posted October 30, 2012

    kate, i came across your blog a few months ago and absolutely love it!! this post is great and i can’t wait to try it out. do you think that this technique could be done as a side ponytail? i love the look of a loose, soft side pony and it seems like this technique would lend itself to that look. any tips?

    thanks, always looking forward to the next post!

    kate
    http://www.latelierbykate.com

  34. Rebecca S. says
    Posted October 31, 2012

    I love this style Kate. I’m not very good with hair, but love your video tutorials. I got this one first try today and LOVE it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  35. sophie says
    Posted October 31, 2012

    i can’t wait to try this style on myself tomorrow! by the way, the color of your top looks amazing on you.

  36. Jessica says
    Posted October 31, 2012

    I love love love this, I’m rocking this style today :)I really enjoy the ponytail tutorials because some days my hair drives me nuts and I need to throw it up but hate doing boring plain ponytails! Thank you, you’re fabulous 🙂

  37. Beth says
    Posted November 1, 2012

    fabulous! can’t wait to try it on myself!

  38. Anonymous says
    Posted November 25, 2012

    girl/woman – you have completely saved my second day hair issues once again! For that, I thank you. So cute.

  39. Posted January 24, 2013

    You’re very beautiful! 🙂 God bless

  40. Angie says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I think this is beautiful. I am new to your blog, and it is such a treasure!

    I have tried this hairstyle several times. I am able to do it and it looks great, but after an hour or so it seems to start to fall apart and pieces of hair come loose all over. I have tried using more bobby pins and using more hairspray. Do you have any tips?

  41. Miss B. says
    Posted February 24, 2013

    You are such a great teacher, I so upset it’s bedtime because I can’t wait to try this out! Thank you!

  42. Posted February 26, 2013
  43. Posted March 28, 2013

    That was a classy ponytail hairstyles its simply cool.I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Posted April 12, 2013

    I really like your blog and your tips are helpful and I have been a follower for a while now but I sense some arrogance in you now as your popularity increases…what a shame.
    STAY HUMBLE!

  45. Posted April 13, 2013

    Kate dont listen to the mean girls. You are gaining confidence and she has mistaken it as arrogance.
    I love this pony tail alternative. Seems you have eyes in the back of your head when you do your hair 🙂
    Im going to look for the “how to open the pins” ….without using my teeth.
    Robin

  46. klc says
    Posted May 21, 2013

    love your blog! I’m completely hair illiterate and you my dear have helped me learn and gain confidence in my style and I’m no longer a plain pony girl!

  47. Posted August 6, 2013

    Love it… Thanks. I have medium curly hair and was about to to chop it off until I saw your blog. ..You saved me. …lol

  48. Posted August 6, 2013

    Love it… Thanks. I have medium curly hair and was about to to chop it off until I saw your blog. ..You saved me. …lol

  49. Posted December 8, 2013

    Love this. I’m going to have our stylists at The Salon and Spa Jacksonville, FL start following your blog. Great hair style ideas. Can’t say enough… you are ding a great job with your blog. I’m going to facebook this on our salon page too.

  50. Posted January 10, 2014

    Just landed on your blog and loved this!

  51. Teresa says
    Posted April 30, 2014

    Great tip! I dislike how frumpy and heavy my long hair’d pony tails have become. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

  52. Teresa says
    Posted April 30, 2014

    Wonderful tip/trick. I dislike how frumpy and heavy my long hair’d pony tails have become. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

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  57. shawn says
    Posted June 13, 2016

    Love this! Question, when pinning the, side pieces, (I watched the tutorial!)which way should the Bobby pins go? Straight across or at an angle? Thanks for all the great styling tips?