October 14, 2012

Double-Frenchbacks into High Pony | Cute Ponytail Ideas

As an initial note, this is actually a 3rd-day hairstyle on my daughter…

On Day 1, she had used a high twisty bun, then removed it on Day 2 to leave subtle curls with a pullback on top, and this ponytail style what we used on Day 3…

Double-French High Ponytail | Cute Ponytail Ideas

My girls and I have been wearing this ponytail hairstyle for a few months now after seeing it on Pinterest. Just the other day, I uploaded a photo onΒ InstagramΒ of me wearing this ponytail when I was in LA a few weeks ago. Β Our fans there loved it!

This easy pony hairstyle incorporates a pullback {pompadour} on top and French-braided sides that are brought up with the remaining hair into a high ponytail…

I then took a small strand of hair from the ponytail and wrapped it around the elastic band, for a cute hair-wrapped pontail.

Double-Frenchbacks into High Pony | Cute Ponytail Ideas

You will find that this pony hairstyle is perfect for cheer, gymnastics, other sports, or simply to wear around any day!

I receive emails all the time from moms who love ponytails, but are looking for cute ways to spice them up! This will do it, and you will receive compliments all day!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 large hair elastic, 3-4 bobby pins, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Love it amazing!!! Can u do more hairstyles that u can do on yourself???

    • mrshairdo

      Yes, of course! xoxo

  • Linda

    Dear Mindy I am starting a blog.What is a good hairstyle o do a hairstyle tutorial on?Pls help me !!!!!!!!!!!

  • keely

    could you do more ponytails? I love putting my hair up but it gets boring just doing a normal ponytail.

    • larabob

      i totally agree, i always get stuck with plain ponytails and i need more diys

  • lexi

    I love this website, its just my mom is still learning to do half this stuff, and we never have time, which really bugs me, but again I love all these hairstyles!!!!!

  • Katie


  • I am loving what I see on here. And I’ve been wondering for so long how to manage my hair after the first day. I haven’t heard of dry shampoo – what is it? Viewing from Australia!

  • Anna

    I forgot how to french braid since I learned like 15 years ago so I am trying to learn again since I have a 3yr old and 5 yr old. I love this style because my 5 yr old is in gymnastics and just about to start basketball.
    She is 1/2 black and 1/2 white so her hair is very curly like ringlets but still very soft.
    I am a new huge fan of yours!!
    I would appreciate any ideas and posts you could give me for my daughters.
    My 3 yr old is also mixed but doesn’t have the curls my other one has so her hair is a little more manageable.

  • mm6000

    I used this hairstyle and
    changed it and it looked awesome I love your website p.s. brookynandbailey’s YouTube account is awesome

  • Abbie

    I’m 13 so I love this kind of stuff. My favourite is probably the one with the bun. I love trying new stuff with French braids.

  • ?!?!?!?!?

    Can u please give a photo tutorial for this ?!? Cause my YouTube is not working

  • Tiffanyamj

    I totally love this hairdo! It looks super cute, but I don’t think I can make the mini French braids, because I am terrible at French braiding!

  • Annie

    Hey thats a great hairstyle for me I do heaps of sports and its great for Hocky

    Thx Annie <3

  • Lien

    It’s so awesome. It’s pretty and easy. thank you sooo much!

  • Megan

    I LOVE this hairstyle! I can’t wait to try it on my own hair! SO cute! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Sophie

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gyselle

    i love cute girls hairstyles !!!1

  • Awesome! totally “Cutesy”. LOL!

  • Elizabeth


  • Kristy

    I can show you how to do a quadriple braid and you can make a tutorial.

  • Kristy

    Can I show you my Quadriple braid? You can make a tutorial for it if you want.

  • T.M

    I’ve watched this video a million times but I still can’t do it right. :`(. I REALLY NEED HELP!!!!

  • Nevaeh

    Can make a DIY version.

  • kim

    i lov it im going to where it for gradution

  • I think it is so great when you can have a hairstyle that works for girls and women alike. I see this dressed down or up. The longer the hair, the better it might look!

  • Megha

    loved it..! sooo cute..! m surely gonna make mum do it for me! ^_^ <3

  • Jenni

    I Love this hairstyle works pefectly on my hair, even though I don’t have Bang. Thank Mindy, love this Website πŸ™‚

  • i

    more ponytails!!!

  • Sarah

    I love this hairstyle sooooo much!! Your website has helped me learn a lot of new hairstyles. I take ballet and i could definitely use this in a bun! Thank you soooo much

  • Natalie

    Mindy.One question. If your child has bangs and that pin you used at the beginning held some of your child’s bangs could you take it out?

  • i love ur hairstyle Mindy. i take basketball and its so easy now to play and look cute at the same time.

  • RehanaAkram

    Hi, I think this hair style is fab, I am learning how to do just a basic French plait but unfortunately I am struggling.
    Can you please help.xx

  • do mind doing a style with a slick large poof in front like thoseof cheerleading and put in one of your cute bows? thanks soo much!!

  • kat

    awsome hairstyle ive always been thinkkin of how to make my pony more interesting!!!

  • N/a

    So doing this 2morrow

  • Izzy

    That’s sooo cute!!! I did on my self for Volleyball practice and all the girls loved it!!! Thanks

  • hannah

    hey. so pretty. i have a question are you a mormon. i was wondering because i saw the ensign magazines but i wasn’t sure, because your clothes don’t always match what the word of wisdom says. i’m a mormon so i would know. i hope you will answeer me back. see you later. bye

  • Cora

    I love it when my mother does this to my hair! I wear it to dance class a lot and enjoy seeing that other people like it to. (:

  • Elaine

    I really like this hairstyle! I will use it for gymnastics!

    Thank you!

  • Sam

    Could you do some orchestra hair dos plz???!!!!

  • Sam

    Okay does it look good if you don’t use bobby pins cuz in soccer we aren’t supposed to wear bobby pins

  • sarah

    Hey I love this. Its super girlie and I tried it on my friends hair and it looked great

  • Sara

    How does one do a pompadour?

  • Hollyann

    Really cute!

  • Hey,
    I wondering if you could do a video of a simple teased bumb into a pony with a bow. This is what we have to do each competition and I can’t quite get it down! Thanks!(: <3

  • Hey,
    I wondering if you could do a video of a simple teased bumb into a pony with a bow. This is what we have to do each competition and I can’t quite get it down! Thanks!(:

  • raido lover

    hey! do a messy bun! πŸ™‚ and an easy holiday fastive hair style! πŸ™‚

  • CayCay Wright

    I”m sorry what i meant to say was can you do this hairstyle?

  • CayCay Wright

    can you do this hairstyle can you do it on yourself? please send me an email saying if you can.

  • Karina

    I love this hairstyle. I play soccer and you aren’t allowed to have bobby pins:( So can you post something that incorporate a french braid and a ponytail?

  • Alexis

    I love this hairstyle! I love to have my ponytails spiced up a little bit and this ponytail is PERFECT!
    PLZ, Can you do a Waterfall Fishtail Headband Tutorial & a tutorial on how to straighten your hair with NoHeat?

    Thanks your BEST Fan,

  • CUTE! Love it!

  • emma

    this would be great for sports and i love it. but i play volleyball and my team has a rule that you can’t have metal in your hair. that means no bobby pins! i would love to see good ponies and buns without using bobby pins. i have shoulder length hair the is extremely thick

  • I am a allstar cheerleader and i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!

  • *see

  • Thank you sooo much for this style
    I want to more ponys

  • Mindy,
    I’m a allstar cheerleader and eairler i ask for a nice and tight pony! I loveeee this!! Thank you so much! I will love and be excited to see more styles such as this in the near future! thanks <3

  • Rissa

    More ponytails!!! And no-heat curls!!! And I have one question for mindy- I heard about rachel and I was wondering how much money you need to raise for her? And if you could can you please answer this question in the next video? Thankyou sooooo much. And whenever you talk to her again please say hi to her for me.


  • Charlie

    Ditto the question re: the bump in the front. I am having trouble making it look right with my daughter’s thin hair. Can you tutorial it?

  • Maddy

    I love your website! But could you do a quick tutorial on how to do the “Bump It” that was on the front of the hairstyle? I can never figure out how to make those look good for my hair!

    • Faye Williams

      I too would like to know exactly how to get that “bump it” affect.

  • hey im 9 so i love this and i love all your hairstyles all of your girls have eyes that im so jealous of and i would love to have more cutsie ponytails

  • Amanda

    I love this style! It works great for my 3 year old’s long curly hair and she was able to play and have fun like a little kid and it still looked great at the end of the day. I vote more cute ponytails! Keep up your awesome work! Thanks:)

  • Kim

    Hey Mindy, Love all your cute hairstyles. You have helped me learn so many ways to do my girls’ hair. I know a lot of people can do basic things like holding the top hair with bobby pins, but I am one of those people that even need to see how you did that. I attempted it, but it definitely didn’t look as good as yours. Also, when you did videos in your bathroom at the sink, I could see a lot better because the camera was closer up and a lot of times the angle was from the hair-doer’s perspective. I felt like this one was too far away and I couldn’t see as well what you were doing. Thanks!

  • Aamina

    Hi Mindy! I LOVE your website and am always excited to see what new tutorials you have posted!!!!!!! Keep the awesome work and say hi to your daughters for me!!!!!!:):):)

  • Gitanjali

    LOVED IT!!! will try this on my little one πŸ™‚

  • Thank You! Ponytails are my daughter’s favorite but they always end up a mess and halfway out by the time the day ends(besides the fact that they are boring to a creative mother). This will help a lot with the little (and not-so-little) fly-aways that fall out the sides and top. We get compliments all the time on the hair-dos we use from your site.

  • Hannah

    I am a huge fan or this because, I myself have basketball tryouts this week and I always have some cute braid in my hair and this is a perfect way to keep my hair cute, but functional for sports! πŸ˜‰

  • Emalee

    Im very picky with my hair but that was so cute I could wear it every day

    • olivia

      love this hairstyle

  • Serra

    Very Cute! Love it! Just watched it with my sister and She loves it as well!

  • anna

    Wow i love this one I have short hair but growing out. So this will be a perfect one to remember.Thank u so much.

  • Sydney

    Love It! Finally, something I think I can do on myself! :p

  • Nat

    That’s so cute! Do you think you could do a section for when you have wet hair? Cause there are a lot with dry hair that ate hard to do with wet hair. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    I love this post. Can’t wait to try this on my tween!!

  • Diana

    Cute! I will definitely try this.

  • Beth

    I love it!! What do you do with shoulder length hair??

  • Olivia

    Where did you get your hat? It’s soooo cute!

  • Priscilla

    I really like this hairstyle! However, for me, the french braiding doesn’t look as woven(?) or intricate, probably because my hair is thinner. I just do a dutch braid on either side and pull the edges, or “pancake” them to make the dutch braids look fuller and pull all of my hair into a messy bun.

  • Amber

    I love the hairdo, but how do you keep your hair curly after three days? Mine always is flat after sleeping on it.

    • Livi

      love it

    • Izzy

      You put it in a braid at night

  • Kyra

    so cute!!!!