A side ponytail is one of the easiest and most diverse hairstyles you can have. It's a great way to sweep long hair out of your face and tackle any hair challenge, whether it's the hectic pace of a night on the town or a busy, sweaty day at the gym.
One of the first things you need to decide when it comes to making a side ponytail is whether you want your hair to be straight or wavy. This will depend on the type of hair that you have and on your preferences. You can also go for a half-and-half look: curly on the bottom of the ponytail but straight near the bangs and where the hair is pulled back.
Next, you should think about the hair accessory you want to use for your side ponytail. You could use a bright and elaborately patterned schrunchie, or you could use a discreet rubberband. You can also use clips to hold a side ponytail in place. Often, a well-placed headband can complete the look.
To make an actual side ponytail, start by gathering all of your hair and brushing it to one side. The part of your hair can be defined, ruler-straight or even something like a zig-zag. The gathered hair should be behind your ear.
Play around with the height of the side ponytail: you can have a low or high style. If you have long hair, you may have more options because you have more hair with which to work. Once your hair is gathered in the desired place, attach the clip or band. To finish this look, use some hairspray. You can use just a touch near the band or clip, or you can use more to give the side ponytail a shiny or lacquered look.