It seems that everyone in Hollywood is taking style cues from Rapunzel right now. From floor-grazing braids to dramatic ponytails, mile-long hair is all the rage. Everyone from Kylie Jenner to Beyoncé has been spotted rocking the ultra-long pony recently, a glamorous and versatile look we are definitely here for. While the long ponytail trend isn’t exactly new, celebrity hair stylists are taking the pony to new heights this season by adding feet (not inches) of length. We are taking this as official proof that it is time to slick back our strands and add in some hair extension magic. With the help of hair extensions, celebrities, influencers, and regular gals like us are taking our ponytails to fantasy lengths we love.
Looking for some inspiration to create your own long ponytail look? All you need is a ponytail extension to get this celebrity worthy style. Peep how celebrities like Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, and more are wearing theirs. Here’s a roundup of our 10 favorite long ponytail styles that are sure to inspire your ponytail to new lengths.
The queen of the super-long ponytail, Ariana Grande has been sporting this signature hairstyle for years and she’s rarely seen without it. Ari does know how to get creative with her look of choice, adding everything from cat ears and hair clips to bangs and buns to her ponytail. Here, she puts a spin on the sky-high ponytail by adding face-framing fringe. The bangs are paired with ‘90s style crimped waves and a cooling ombre effect. A black choker, off-the-shoulder crop top, and winged eyeliner complete the singer’s look. To copy Ari’s hairstyle, pair a long ponytail with bangs. We recommend Seamless Hair Extensions in 20” and our clip-in bangs if you want bangs without the commitment. Hair extensions will give you an instant style switch, and make it easy to achieve Ari’s perfect ponytail.
Nobody does a statement hairstyle quite like Queen Bey. Just look at the iconic, floor-length braided ponytail she wore to the Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening Gala last October. Taking the long ponytail trend a step up, she wore her hair slicked back and tied at the nape of her neck, with the braid falling perfectly down the middle of her back and ending all the way at the ankle. We’re obsessed with how Bey’s braid perfectly complemented her shimmering gold gown from designer Yousef Al Jasmi. Beyoncé let the look speak for itself in a series of photos she later shared to her Instagram. To recreate a floor-grazing braid like Bey’s, use our ponytail extensions to add length that can’t be achieved with natural hair.
No newbie to ponytail slayage, Kim Kardashian has long been using hair extensions to create her dramatic beauty looks. She recently took her hairstyle to new lengths when she arrived at Paris Fashion Week with a show-stopping long ponytail designed by celebrity hair stylist Chris Appleton. Her sleek locks were styled in a side part and pulled back into a low pony. The dramatic, mid-thigh length ponytail was so long that it swayed all the way down past her famous booty. To complete the style, Appleton accessorized Kim’s ponytail with a piece of fabric matching her caramel-colored latex Balmain bodysuit.
Another star to rock the ultra-long ponytail trend is Camilla Cabello. The singer slayed her Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon performance of the song “My Oh My” while wearing a voluminous, super-long ponytail. Her wild and wavy pony shined with the help of some fun sequin-like details and wispy bangs. Whether wearing for a night out or embracing your inner diva for the day, you can’t go wrong with this pretty long ponytail style.
One of the defining characteristics of the long ponytail is sleekness, and supermodel Candice Swanepoel’s look at the 2019 Met Gala epitomizes this. She is giving us futuristic vibes here, wearing a pale blue Prabal Gurung gown and a long hair ponytail. The blonde beauty’s high pony was the picture of elegance and featured an ombre effect. To complete the look, her stylist placed three strands of hair on her forehead in the shape of the infinity symbol for an authentic outer space feel. Nude lipstick and sparkling silver hoops complete the statement style.
From pixie cuts to blonde bobs, Ciara is no stranger to trying new looks. The singer recently gifted us with a sharp new style on her Instagram, featuring a long braided ponytail pulled to one side. We love how the fierce ponytail shines with silver accessories on the top and bottom. In the photo shoot Ciara also sported a tan cropped hoodie with matching bottoms and sneakers, along with hoop earrings. We’ll definitely be adding this look to our ponytail inspiration list, along with Ciara’s other gorgeous long ponytail styles.
Never one to shy away from bold hair, Gwen Stefani has been serving iconic fashion and beauty looks for decades. She recently shared a long ponytail style on her Instagram, thanking partner Blake Shelton for giving her the opportunity to “wear denim and diamond fringe with a unicorn ponytail.” We love how this epic high ponytail adds some magic to her look, pumping up the volume with small waves.
For the 2019 Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez brought the heat to the red carpet in a dramatic head-to-toe look. The singer paired a wide-brimmed hat with a long and sleek ponytail, which cascaded all the way down her back. Both her hat and gorgeous halter dress were decked out in jewels, making her shine from every angle. To recreate J.Lo’s look, we recommend securing your pony low at the nape of the neck so that your hair and headwear can coexist peacefully.
Vanessa Hudgens’ laidback long ponytail keeps things flirty and casual for her appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Celebrity hair stylist Danielle Priano created a low side pony look with a middle part and loose mermaid waves, giving it an extra touch of polish. We are big fans of this long ponytail hairstyle, since it’s super versatile and easy to recreate at home. The effortless style is perfect for everyday wear, pairing well with your favorite cozy sweater or a chic top.
In the mood for a head-turning hairdo? Kylie Jenner took the long ponytail trend to extreme lengths when she debuted her new hairstyle on Instagram in a series of photos. The look features Kylie sitting on a pool diving board with her honey brown locks slicked back into an extraordinarily long braided ponytail. Hair stylist Jesus Guerrero was behind Kylie’s eye-catching braid, which appears to be taller than Kylie herself. The style definitely caused a stir and caught the eye of Kylie’s many Instagram followers, including sister Khloe Kardashian, who wrote, “Don’t ever call me extra again.” With this wild new braid, Kylie proves that she can truly rock any look.
Ready to try the ultra-long ponytail trend for yourself? To recreate these looks, we recommend starting with a clip-in ponytail. Just put your real hair in a ponytail and smooth the sides down with hair spray and a brush. Wrap the extensions around your own hair, then voila: you’re set and ready to join the ultra-long ponytail club.
Written by: Mikayla Uber