The way we wear ponytails have been changing ever since. To say the least, ponytails has been one of the easiest yet trendy hairstyles all around the world. Even this year there is a specific way on how to wear a ponytail, just take it from Ariana Grande. Nevertheless lest us go back in time to see how ponytails have been changing around the years.
Many women around this year wear their hair in ringlet curls. Therefore they used to leave all those lovely curls and wear a very low ponytail. Women used to put in a cute, big bow to decorate their ponytail. For now a days it may not look anything like a ponytail, but for those times it was the closest thing in decades.
In this time of year a famous actress by the name of Judy Garland wore her hair in braided pigtails. However the hair was not braided all the way down. It was more like half braids, half ponytail. And here we were thinking that our generation invented this hairstyles – haha! This is a hairstyle that got popular again back in the 2010’s. Nevertheless in the 30’s they used to also decorate the pigtails with cute bows, leaving the ends with some adorable waves. They say that this look was inspired by the role she played of Dorothy Gale in the musical Wizard Of Oz
The closest thing they wore to a ponytail in this era was what they called snoods. A Snood is like a net cloth where they put all their hair in forming a sorth of a ponytail. You may still see a similar thing to a snood now a days worn by kids. The net little girls put around their hair buns. It was very popular in the 2000’s, and you still see it at time to time. Back in the 40’s a Snood was worn for a night out or even at a factory. It was very helpful to keep the hair out of the face. They used to roll the front in rolls secured by pins. One roll on the left and another on the right. This hairstyle is one of the treasured history hairstyles.
This was the era where the ponytail took off. You can see every women in town wearing one. And the answer to why is easy. It is the most easy hairstyle one can make, anyone can do it and it can be very stylish. Women started wearing a high ponytail to a medium level here. And obviously being a women, there have to be some cute decoration insight. That is why they used to attach a cute ribbon with the hair tie. The 50’s ponytail was also worn with a bit of high bump on the front of the scalp or bangs.This was also the time where the first Barbie wearing a Sleek Ponytail got out on the market
This is the year where half up half down got introduced. As some celebrities of that time made it a must to be a trend. Nevertheless this style was still worn with a cute little bow with the ponytail part to make sure to emphasize the girlishness in the hairstyle. Mostly the hair would be curled in big beautiful locks.
In this era lots of curls were in trend, therefore the ponytail was not in the centre of attraction anymore (For a while). However something close to it were the Afro puff ponytails. They may look like hair buns but they are not since it is the elacticity of the hair curl that make them look like buns. When in reality it is mad the same way as pigtails. Byt with a lot of curls instead. In this years the Afro hair girls had a charm with their beautiful curls while the people who had straight hair had to get their hair permed to look just as good.
The famous side ponytail. Yep, this got introduced in the 80’s as the hip look. And in fact this look got popular again in the 2010’s . In the 80’s this was this cool style to wear to school and even celebrities wore it often. This time getting rid of the ribbons and bows and adding scrunchies. In fact you may find a picture of your parents wearing a double scrunchies with their side ponytail. Infact here is Donna Jo Tanner played by Candice Cameron Bure from Full House in her Teens Wearing a Side Ponytail.
Remember when pigtails were for kids before the 90’s happened? Well thanks to Britney Spears at that moment she made it a must that pigtails got worn by teens as well. And in fact she made it happen in her hit song Hit Me Baby One More Time. And if we may recall this look got worn as well in the 2010’s but lower and also in 2020 leaving half down hair and half up with pigtails. Britney Spears wore her pigtails with hair decorative hair elastics at that time.
In the 200 the simple sleek ponytail was back in trend, however this time with a mix from the 60’s beehive look. The ponytail is worn very simple at the back as the attention is all on the bump on the front. The magic is done with a little back combing and hairspray.
And here we finally arrive to Ariana Grande’s Signature look of the 2010s – present. The higher the ponytail is the better and the longer the hair the more fabulous it looks. Mostly it is done with hair extensions to get both volume and length. The hair is also wrapped with the hair elastic so that it hides it while creating a style. With this look you can still play with your hair as if it was all down. For all those who love to have their hair around their neck all the time this is perfect if you want to style differently. In fact it is worn to concerts, get together’s , hangouts and so on.
When the a certain Valentino runway ponytail hit the trend, the world decided to be wearing the so called bubble ponytails. And you can now see it coming in different forms such as a whole bubble ponytail or a half bubble ponytail starting from the crown and ending at the nape, leaving the rest of the ponytails as a classic. Braiding the hair in an extremly puffy tight style is also an inspiration of the bubble ponytail.