Beyoncé wearing curly ponytail, black sunnies, little black dress, and pink coat.

Ponytail hairstyles look good on both the and the gym. They elevate your whole look and keep the hair away from your face. Although versatile and always in style, the regular pony can sometimes fall flat on curly hair. That’s where these hairstyles come in. Here, we show you the new-and-improved versions of simple ponytail hairstyles for every day that make your ringlets pop! 

Side Ponytail

Just in time for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album, give the romantic side ponytail a go. It can be easily adapted to suit any occasion, from to conference meetings. The only thing to ponder about is how you should part your hair. Here’s the cheat sheet: wear the pony on your left if you decide to part your hair to the right, and vice versa. And sorry, Gen Z, this style calls for a .

Before you start, use a curl-defining cream to prevent clumps. Then, gather all your hair to the side, near the nape of your neck. Tie it securely and tidy up any stray hairs with bobby pins. You can dress it up by adding a headband or wear it as is for a more casual look.

High Pony with Laid Edges

Who says the high ponytail only works on super-straight hair? Waves, curls, and coils make this beloved ‘90s look even more majestic. It gives volume and textures in all the right places while keeping the top snatched. The key to Megan Thee Stallion’s sky-high pony is to follow the cheekbones. It will guide you on where the pony placement should be. A bungee cord is another secret weapon to keep your pony up all day. Unlike hair ties that can slide down, the bungee is latched into the hair without creating friction.

If you want to turn the drama up, use a toothbrush and styling gel to lay down your edges. As for the super short baby hair, tame it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. You can also apply this 5-in-1 serum to detangle knots, fight frizz, boost shine, and add more definition to your curls.

Sleek Low Ponytail

Out of all the ponytail hairstyles on this list, it doesn’t get easier than this certified classic. It effortlessly disguises your oily scalp and puts attention on your bouncy locks. Plus, the low pony looks good on all , from 2A to 4C. The best part? You don’t need any styling products and heat, which makes it the perfect on-the-go hairdo.

First things first, part your hair however you want. Then, spray some water on the roots. This step ensures that the hair lays flat on the scalp, giving you that sleekness. The last step is to put your hair in a low ponytail. Accessorize with and you’re ready to slay the day.

Braided Ponytail

Rihanna got the internet talking with her surprise baby bump, along with her multi-stranded braided ponytail a.k.a. the Super Bowl ponytail. Although her hair was straight during the entire performance, many TikTokers have recreated it to on their natural curly locks. What makes this hairstyle so iconic is the stray curly pieces which create a lot of movement.

To copy RihRih’s look, keep frizz away with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It has five flower essences to make your hair five times smoother and smell like a meadow. Next, section off two front pieces and put the rest of your hair in a ponytail. Now warm up your fingers because you’re going to do some braiding. Make two braids but leave out some pieces of hair along the way. Secure with hair ties and go channel your inner bad gal!

Bubble Pony

Flirty and fun, this is the type of ponytail that Barbie would wear for a poolside party. It offers a refreshing twist but still looks age-appropriate. And any hairdo that takes less than 10 minutes is a win for women with curly hair. However, be prepared to use many, many hair ties, especially if you’re blessed with .

Start by smoothing your part and edges with styling cream. After that, gather all your hair into a high ponytail and secure with not one, but two hair ties. Now, place another tie a few inches below the base to create your first bubble. Stretch out the hair and secure it with another elastic to add volume. Repeat the steps until you reach the bottom. If you’re feeling snazzy, mix and match the colors of your elastics.

Pineapple Pony

Aside from being one of the most popular ponytail hairstyles, the pineapple is also a killer technique for maintaining the shape of your curls. What’s more, it caters to short and thick “coily” hair that usually deals with shrinkage. The steps are pretty much the same as the good ol’ ponytail. Make sure that it sits at the top of your crown.

The only difference is that you don’t want to let the hair fall. Pull a few curls to sprout out from the pony and pin them down at the front. Let some front pieces out to frame your face. You can also wear a bandana as a finishing touch.

These ponytail hairstyles for curly hair show that you don’t need a complicated ‘do to make a statement. Flaunt your curls, strut it out, and swing your pony!