April 21, 2016

Braided Ponytails

Braided Ponytail Ideas

Hello!  It’s Katie with Abella’s Braids and it’s great to be back!  I had a lot of fun coming up with some braided ponytail styles to show you and I hope you like them!  Most of them are pretty simple but of course, I had to add some more advanced ones for those of you that like more of a challenge!  A couple of the styles use tiny rubber elastics but the rest only require a larger elastic to pull the hair back into a ponytail first!  I always like to wrap my elastic with some hair and pin it underneath to make the ponytail look a bit more polished but that’s totally optional!

braided braid ponytail

This first style is super simple!  Just divide the ponytail into three equal sections.  Braid each section into a different type of braid!  For this style, I did one fishtail, one three strand and one two strand (twist)!  Then simply braid all three together!  I love how chunky this look is, and how much texture is involved!

double ladder braided ponytail

For our second style, I took nice sized chunk of hair from the left side of the ponytail, and did a three strand braid all the way down.  While I braided, I left a small piece of hair out before I crossed each section over.  It ends up looking like the photo on the left.  Then I went to the right side and picked up another chunk of hair about half the size as the one I took on the left, then I started a three strand braid.  Each time I crossed over on the left, I added a piece that I left out on the left section into the braid.  When I crossed over on the right side, I reached under and grabbed a section that I had left out on the left side of the first braid.  This sandwiches the ponytail between the two braids.  So sleek and elegant!  This is one I would definitely recommend wrapping the elastic of the ponytail with hair on.

combo braided ponytail

This style is two types of mermaid braids, separated in three sections with those small, clear elastics I was talking about.  Start with a good chunk of hair from the top, middle.  You’re going to do a French braid but when you’re adding in pieces, only add in really small pieces from the outside edges of the ponytail.  Put a small elastic once you’ve braided a couple of inches.  Take the ends of that one and start a French fishtail braid, adding in small pieces like you did in the step before each time you cross over.  After a couple inches, put another elastic and finally, start another three strand French braid.  You can keep going with the pattern if the ponytail is longer if desired!  Make sure to braid pretty loosely to achieve the pictured effect.

triple lace braided ponytail

I love this forth style because it looks so intricate but it’s actually very simple!  You will need small clear elastics.  You can use colored bands, too for a fun pop of color!

micro braided ponytail

Our fifth style is very simple!  Take small sections of hair on each side of the ponytail and make three strand micro braids.  I made three on each side.  Then you start a three strand braid in the middle, and add in a braid each time you cross a section over!  If your ponytail is longer, add more micro braids!

woven micro braided ponytail

This last style was done using the same micro braids from the previous style.  You’re going to bring the micro braids to the center and weave them.  I started by crossing the first micro braid on the left under the one on the right.  Then I took another braid from the left and crossed it over the braid furthest to the left.  Go back to the right and cross the next micro braid under the first braid and under the next.  Take the last micro braid on the left and cross it under the furthest left braid and over the next.  Go back to the right, take the last micro braid and cross it over, under, over.  Now that you’re out of micro braids to add in, continue going back and forth between the left and the right sides, crossing under the braid you previously crossed over and vice versa until you’ve reached the desired length.  Don’t be afraid to tug gently at it a little when you’re finished to perfect the look and finish off with hairspray to hold your look! Weaving can be intimidating at first, but you’ll get the hang of it with lots of practice!

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check out Abella’s Braids!


  • Esther Kamas

    These are so cool!

  • Rosa A

    I like that these hairstyles look hard but are actually easy.

  • Raeanna Watkins

    That looks so cool. But also very hard!

  • Elise Hinzmann

    Looks hard but also awesome

  • Melanie

    WOW! These hair styles are majestic like a unicorn!! They are so unique and elegant, I would never be able to pull this off. They look like the queen or princesses from like the Hobbit and Narnia, etc. Too gorgeous!

  • Frinda Boursiani

    They’re all Gorgeous!!!


    Love the braids….my granddaughter thinks they are cool

  • Ana lopez

    Love it!

  • Allie G


  • Hannah Brown


  • Samantha

    It reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen from GoT 🙂

  • Gess

    THIS. IS. A. MASTERPIECE! Just. WOW. 👏🏼👏🏻👏🏻🌟🌟🌟

  • Kay H

    I love this! It looks awesome!

  • Morgan Lang

    Adorable!! Wish i could do that

  • Olivia Chambers

    These hairstyles are GORGEOUS! I was looking for a way to make ponytail a little more fun and these hairstyles are perfect! Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  • AnettK

    This looks amazing, I would butchered it up. 😀

  • Jurika Martinez

    wow, amazing!!!!!

  • Teni SinLa

    Really beautiful style,….

  • Vibha M

    Love It!

  • Amy M

    So neat❤️

  • What neat and unique hairstyles! Love them!

  • Greta

    This is amazing!

  • Yumna Elsherif

    this looks so pretty!

  • Alicia

    Oooh love the micro braids one!

  • regina elliott

    This is so cute

  • So beautiful!

  • Rena Mae Estrella

    These are so nice

  • Sharon Pickett

    I could never be that good. WOW!

  • Beatrix


  • FZ

    So cool!

  • Rebecca Boyss

    Woah, these are cool!

  • Ari Garcia

    Beautiful look😍😍

  • Sanika Dhawan

    OML 😍👌🏼❤️💕😍💯👌🏼💕❤️

  • Ember Hopkins

    Love this! It looks super cool:)

  • Karina Gaytan

    Super cool!

  • Noel

    so many cool designs

  • Arielle Nolasco

    That looks so cool

  • Madeline McBride

    They are so pretty!

  • Brekkyn

    Love all of them

  • Sisters creating time


  • Laurel

    Love it.

  • Xenia

    The last one looks easier than I thought it would be.

  • Katie

    That last one is my favorite!

  • Ciara Arriola

    I love how these upgrade a simple ponytail with an elegant finish!

  • Erika Chu

    The braids are so unique and pretty

  • Tibebe S. Biru


  • Bridget

    These are so pretty!

  • Kayla

    They are so cool

  • Liz

    This is so pretty I’m going to try this! 😋✌🏻️👍🏻👌🏻

  • sammy sturza

    So cute !! Definitely going to try it !!

  • Kathryn Fung

    So cute. Definitely going to try these hair styles!!!

  • Adria Quinton

    These are so beautiful! I’m going to show my little cousins, she loves doing hair, and I’m sure she love to try these! Thank you for sharing! XD

  • Martha Harder

    so pretty!!!

  • Xictlaly and Dolores

    Very nice

  • Melanie Perez

    I love this!!!

  • Eileen Medina

    Sooo pretty

  • 17_23

    OH my gosh! So pretty

  • Ashley


  • Lisbeth


  • Wendy Diaz

    Nice 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  • Ramsey Lechner

    These look so cool

  • Caitlynn

    Gonnna have to try it

  • Georgia Perry

    So beautiful

  • Terryann Floyd

    Really cute hairstyle. Love it!

  • journey emmons

    so pretty!!!

  • Valeria Garcia

    These hairstyles are beautiful <3

  • tanvi

    love it!

  • Foram Foreva


  • Clare Maguire

    Such beautiful white blonde hair! The braids look lovely

  • Brooklyn powell

    Adorable, can’t wait to try these

  • Ana Pau


  • halle

    Omg this is so cool😵

  • Iliana

    I should try that on my sis when she is asleep 😂😂

  • carolinecorgi


  • Brianna

    Wow these hairstyles are so beautiful

  • Sunreet

    I love all those braids

  • Andrea

    I like this post because it look so cute.

  • Claire McGuire

    These ponytails are beautiful, especially the second one. Love it!

  • Shawna

    Love all of these braided styles, especially the last one!

  • Stephanie Roman

    this is so cute

  • Lala Tate

    These are super cute I’ve done them on my friends at school!!

  • megan

    love this hair💖💖💖😍😍😍

  • Rebecca Leathers

    Goals. The styles are too cute.

  • Dianita Marce Ellsworth


  • Takhiya

    Cute hairstyle! I love it so much😍

  • Stephanie Hansen-Oldenberg

    this is my favorite

  • Gabriella Pacheco

    awesome hair style!!!!

  • Bhumi

    So cute

  • Leanza Montez

    These styles are amazing. I just cut my hair, now I want to grow it back out just for this. Too cute, love it!

  • Renahe

    I love these hairstyles! I think the third and fourth are my favorites. Now I just need to get my hair a bit longer so I can try them out.

  • Elise Hinzmann

    Amazing favorite post

  • Barrie

    Oh. My. All these braids are so amazing! I wish the teen and I both had long hair still!

  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    Love this hairstyle!!

  • Monica

    What?? Since when was this going on? I LOVE IT!!

  • Hafsa Rehman

    So pretty

  • Annalise G

    That hair is gorgeous!

  • laura goncalves

    So beautiful 😍

  • Rachel Smith

    These are SO COOL!!!😍😍😍

  • joni metcalf

    Wow, Amazing!

  • Celeste Trejo

    Super cute! <3

  • sonyasarakerai1


  • Hanna Melba

    So pretty

  • Terri

    These are super cute!!!

  • Gabriel Gabremadhih

    Super cute

  • Alina Alexis Valencia

    Really cute!

  • Ijah Brown


  • TheBestOfBri


  • SimplyJennx

    Beautiful (:

  • ashley

    sooo cuteee

  • Alice

    Who’s is beautiful

  • Danielle B. Davis

    So cute…

  • Soph

    love all of these styles!

  • Rom Kruse

    such beautiful styles

  • Nicole


  • Kiara Kearney

    New fav

  • Ashleigh Milne

    I NEED to try this!

  • Abdou


  • Ashley Neu


  • Vanessa Diels

    Pretty hairstyles!

  • Clare Fixley

    Love all thes hairstyles

  • These looks are so interesting and pretty!

  • Charis Winter

    The details on all of them are insane!!

  • Cynara Kelly

    I love the first !!

  • Mónica López


  • Cornelia Mathea

    That last one I think I will try this weekend😆😍

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  • miri benzaquen

    Love these!!! I need some lessons Mindy!!!

  • Brittany Marie

    So cute.

  • Priyal Bole


  • Alyina

    love it

  • Sany

    This is very beautiful!

  • Sophie Elizabeth Mcdonald


  • Esmeralda Lindsey

    Wish I could do this!

  • sage rawls

    This looks so pretty!

  • Shani Glitz

    That looks so cool xx

  • Aleina

    Love the design they did to the hair