Hair & Beauty

7 Party-Perfect Ponytail Hairstyles with Zala Hair Extensions

The ponytail remains a classic look no matter what season it is. It’s timeless and elegant, and most importantly, it keeps your hair out of your face so you’re free to move. With the help of ZALA ponytail hair extensions, this hairstyle is so easy to do that you can pull together a look in a matter of minutes!   

Ponytails are so versatile that you can dress them up or dress them down. In fact, there is a ponytail for every occasion, mood, and personality. Here are some party-perfect ponytail hairstyles that will never go out of style and will make you stand out for all the right reasons.  

High ponytail

The high pony is great if you want a simple look that still feels done up. Want to know the secret behind the ultra-high, super-sleek ponytail worn by celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian? It’s simple: they use hair extensions. Try a clip-in ponytail extension to add instant volume to your high ponytail, or tape extensions for lasting, semi-permanent volume. Placement is also important in a high ponytail, so make sure that it is placed high on your head to give the illusion of height. Achieve this sleek look by putting on the clip in a ponytail and then smoothing it down with hair gel. 

Mid ponytail

The mid pony works for those with shoulder-length hair. If you have fine hair or are still in the process of growing out your locks, this style is great because it gives you the illusion of longer hair. Choose from a sleek look using hair gel and hairspray to lock the style in place, or go for a loose ponytail paired with tendrils and layers.

Low ponytail

The low ponytail is an effortless hairstyle that will make you look put-together. If you like a hairstyle that requires minimal effort and looks great with unwashed hair, then this updo should be your go-to. Gather your strands at the nape of your neck and secure them with a hair elastic. Then take a piece of your own hair or a ribbon for a more dramatic flair, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. To finish off the look, pull out a few strands to frame your face and spritz on hair spray to make the style last longer. 

Side ponytail

Wearing a ponytail swept to one side is a great way to balance or soften strong features. This ponytail is universally flattering and can be styled depending on where you’re going. Go for a relaxed side pony for a casual brunch with friends, or create a sleek finish for a more formal event. Placement is also important when doing a side pony. Make sure not to place it too high on the head, and start at the top of your neck. Simply smooth down your hair with your favourite gel or spray, then create a side parting and secure the ponytail on the other side.

Bubble ponytail

The bubble pony is perfect if you’re feeling playful and creative. This is a great style for those with thin hair because the bubbles give the hair a much-needed volume boost. Clip in the hair extensions in the same direction that your natural hair would go when you put it up in a ponytail. Style your hair into a traditional ponytail, then create smaller sections that look like bubbles using elastics. Make sure to fluff out these sections as you go along. If you’re not a fan of visible elastics, then wrap each bubble with a small piece of hair.

Messy ponytail

This textured and tousled pony works best for second and third-day hair. If you just stepped out of the shower, use a sea salt or texturizing spray to add grip to your hair, making it easier to style. For the perfect messy and laidback pony, finger comb your strands and don’t worry too much about bumps and flyaways. Secure the hair loosely with a hair elastic, but leave a few strands to fall around the face to soften your features. 

Braided ponytail

This style is soft and romantic, perfect for date nights. Since braids require having thick hair, consider putting ponytail extensions to elevate the look. Pull your hair back into a regular ponytail, and secure it with an elastic. Split your ponytail into three sections, then take a section of hair from the left and cross it over to join the right section. Repeat the process until you’ve finished the braid, then secure the tail with an elastic. Hide it with a scrunchie or scarf for a more polished look. If you want an alternative to the traditional 3-strand braid, you can go for a french or fishtail braid.   


Whether you’re going to a casual night out or a formal event, a ponytail will keep you looking pretty and polished.