30 Classy Black Ponytail Hairstyles

The ponytail is not only a practical hairstyle, but it’s also elegant and stylish! We’ve put together some really amazing options with how-tos and inspiration to try new takes on the timeless hairstyle that everyone is familiar with, so you can try your ponytail with a little twist.

To get inspired, look through the ideas in the pictures below.

1. Long and Sleek Black Ponytail

This collection of black hair ponytail hairstyles is elegant and fashionable. This gorgeous, long, and incredibly sleek ponytail is perfect for any time of day or night and can quickly transition you from an afternoon boardroom to an evening cocktail hour. After perfectly straightened hair, the ponytail is pulled back and secured with a hair wrap around the base.


2. Low Ponytail with Waves

This specific style can be replicated with hair extensions or looks great on relaxed hair. It has gorgeous, flowing, glossy waves. To recreate the look, tie hair around the base of the ponytail, create a low ponytail with a precise side part, and use a curling iron to style waves.


3. Curly Blonde Afro Puff

This hairstyle is perfect for you if you enjoy color but detest using heat on your curls. With this fluffy afro puff, you can show off your natural coils with pride. Furthermore, there aren’t many easier updo styles for natural hair than this one. Choose a low-tension hair tie to lessen the likelihood of breaking, such as spiral hair ties or ribbon elastics.

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4. Sleek Bubble Ponytail

Black ponytail hairstyles are very adaptable as they can be styled to look sleek and contemporary or fun and expressive. That latter group includes this coif. It appears extremely complex, but it’s actually very simple to duplicate. Begin with a standard low pony. Next, add six more hair ties, spaced equally apart, to finish off the adorable bubble effect.

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5. Pony with Accent Braids

A gorgeous way to liven updo hairstyles is with braids. They can add to the sleek appeal, but they can also be used to add height, additional volume, and a variety of textures. To add some edge, add a few cornrows, and for a stylish touch, wrap several more braids around the base of your ponytail.

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6. Waist-Length Ponytail with Bangs

This chic pony demonstrates that black ponytails are appropriate for occasions other than the gym and days off. The sophisticated finishing touches that elevate this traditional ponytail are the swooping bangs and a 4-strand side braid. You’ll definitely stand out if you try this hairstyle for your next formal event.

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7. Cornrows and Senegalese Twists

Black hair ponytail hairstyles are a great way to preserve your natural locks. You don’t need to worry about brushing or straightening your hair when you wear braids or twists. They are easy to use, adorable, and prepared. To get the most out of the protective properties of the coif, just remember to keep your scalp moisturized with oil or a hair lotion.

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8. Curly Pony with a Braided Pompadour

An abundance of curls counterbalances the sleek look of an updo. With its voluminous top and slicked-back sides, it’s a chic, clipper-free substitute for a mohawk. Rather than using highlights, add some color to the accent cornrows by using a metallic thread. There are countless methods to add interest to your ponytail.

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9. Black and Luscious Pony

Desire fuller, longer hair but dislike the high cost of a weave? A drawstring ponytail is a more cost-effective option. It will enable you to quickly switch up your appearance, whether you want a more laid-back style or something more elaborate like the coif shown.

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10. French Braids

You can get creative with braids and try a chunky braided pony wrap like the one in the picture if you want to wear weave ponytail hairstyles. For a fresh spin on the traditional sleek pony, incorporate a side braid that begins at the hairline and flows into the braided wrap.

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11. Sky-High Pompadour Braid

It’s not always necessary for French braids to be worn near the scalp. Spread them out to create a puffy, pompadour look. It will give you more height and distinguish your hairdo from the rest.

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12. Braided Millennial-Pink Pony

Black women often choose box braids as their hairstyle; personalize it with vibrant colors and a high ponytail. This ever-popular pink hue exudes a playful vibe and is worthy of Tumblr. Though this pink-and-black color scheme is gorgeous, go with whatever best captures your individuality.

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13. Chocolatey Pony with Wavy Edges

Ponytail styles for black girls are typically flamboyant and fun, as many of these photos demonstrate. Wear it high to make it unique, and give the ends a little curl for a vintage look. To make the coif appear even more sleek, slick down your baby hair.

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14. Black Layered Senegalese Twists

African American women love Senegalese twists as an extension. Even though installing them takes hours, the time you save in the weeks that follow makes it worthwhile. Regardless of whether you’re heading to the gym or hanging out with friends, just throw the twists up in a ponytail. This is as low-maintenance as hairstyles get.

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15. Side-Pony with Swooping Bangs

This burgundy coif creates a fashion statement both coming and going with its swooping front bangs and sleek ponytail in back. Whether your hairstyle is up or down, the reddish hue guarantees that it looks amazing. However, a side-swept ponytail is a more sophisticated option for dressier events.

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16. Half-Up, Half-Down Style

This sleek and seductive half-up look is modeled after Kylie Jenner. Ponytail hairstyles featuring weaves are stunning due to the addition of unmatched luster and length from the extensions. Put oil in your hair and sleep with a silk scarf or bonnet to preserve the sheen. Even though they aren’t legally yours, it will maintain the health of your long locks.

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17. Sleek and Chic Ringlet Ponytail

Understated hairstyles don’t have to be boring because plain and simple are not the same thing. To add just the right amount of femininity and elevate its allure, this sleek ponytail only has one ringlet.

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18. High-Top Ponytail with Wavy Extensions

For a “I dream of Jeannie”-inspired look, try a drawstring ponytail. Wherever you go, the waist-length tresses will flutter gorgeously behind you and be fun to whip around on the dance floor. Use a thick hair strand to conceal the base of the extensions for a more natural-looking look.

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19. High Curly Black Ponytail

Black hair often has a lot of texture that can be incorporated into ponytails. Wear your hair half-up to flaunt your tight waves or kinky curls. To add some visual interest, place French braids of varying sizes at the crown of the head.

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20. Lustrous Blonde Updo

Blonde hues contrast strikingly with the skin tones of African Americans. The warm colors go together beautifully. A stylish ponytail is a great way to highlight the color fade’s depth. You can get an even longer, more sleek look with weave.

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21. Chunky Black Ghana Braids

These Ghana braids are a classic black hairstyle that simplify morning preparations. With her hair already styled into a ponytail, minimal styling remains. For a bohemian finish, you can easily switch up your coif by adding beads or filigree cuffs.

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22. Reverse French Braids with Chocolate Coils

For a hairstyle that highlights your gorgeous coils and kinks, natural ponytail styles are ideal. Two French braids that draw the eye into your thick mane will keep it simple.

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23. Long Braided Ponytail

Rarely do black ponytail hairstyles get more distinctive and captivating than this one. This adorable ponytail, with its incredibly long braids, will turn heads for sure. The ponytail itself is made up of multiple long, individually braided pieces, as seen in the photo, with three divided, braided sections on top. The elaborately braided base that encircles the ponytail itself is one of the look’s highlights.


24. Micro Braid Ponytail

There are numerous ways to style ponytails with black hair. This one just so happens to have the precise rows of tiny cornrows braided into a cute ponytail, very close to the scalp. The ponytail itself is left hanging loosely and long. The end effect is a look perfect for weekends away, vacations, and warm weather.


25. High Ponytail with Accessory

If you plan to wear a high ponytail, you might want to go for a more understated look that is accented with a statement piece. This lovely long and touchable ponytail has delicate light brown hair. But the chic golden hairpiece that keeps the ponytail perched so high on the head is the focal point of the ensemble.


26. High Black Pony for Relaxed Hair

For special occasions and evenings, a sleek high ponytail is unquestionably ideal. It must be tied high enough to allow the hair to fall around your face and neatly pulled back for the perfect look. Ciara is a fantastic example for us.

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27. Sleek and Shiny Ponytail

Rihanna is an expert at pulling off a ponytail. Her shiny, sleek low ponytail perfectly balances the textures of her satin dress. If you keep your hair extremely tight and apply hair serum for shine, you can easily recreate this sophisticated and elegant hairstyle.

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28. Black Ponytail Hairstyle with a Bouffant

Hairstyles for ponytails can be incredibly imaginative and fun. Shaun Robinson accessorized hers with a bouffant to add volume on top. Her long black locks have been given delicate waves, and her bangs have been styled to the side.

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29. Low Black Ponytail with Bangs

When you want to go for a slightly different look and keep your hair out of your face, ponytails are ideal. Looks like Penny Johnson’s Jerald are ideal for a range of carefree day-to-night looks that you can pull off in a matter of minutes.

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30. Neat Ponytail with Voluminous Curls

Thick black curls look amazing on stylish ponies as well as in side downdos. Lilly Ghalichi sports an opulent hairstyle that features soft waves that cascade into a chic ponytail at the back.

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