What can be better than combining the two most popular hairstyles for black women – braids and ponytails – in one look? We have compiled a list of the best braided ponytail hairstyles to help you experiment with different techniques and patterns and create truly head-turning looks. Trust us, each of these styles has the potential to make your look absolutely fabulous!
The allure of Ghana braids reaches new heights with the addition of delicate upright cornrows. To take this style to the next level, the braider finished off the look with a high ponytail and curly ends. We love how the braids are wrapped around the ponytail base too.
These African ponytail braids captured our hearts with the heart-shaped patterns braided on the scalp. A low ponytail pairs well with the stitch braids, leaving enough space for creativity. For a unique touch, go for two face-framing braids and style your baby hair to perfection.
This snazzy hairdo effortlessly combines edginess, femininity, and class all in one fabulous look. To make the Mohawk twist stand out even more, you can use bobby pins to secure the sides of your hair closer to the scalp, creating a more defined Mohawk shape.
Who says you need long locks to rock various braided ponytail hairstyles? You can achieve the perfect thickness and length, as well as try out a different shade by using braiding hair. Contact a skillful braider to copy these beautiful feed-in braids and freehand cornrow patterns.
Whoever said that pigtails are solely for little girls clearly hasn’t seen the magic Kendall from Miami created by weaving double braids in high twin tails! These ponytail braids are adorable not only due to the extra thickness but also due to the curly ends that make the hairstyle even more playful.
When it comes to a classy look, you simply can’t beat a high ponytail. Tashana Miles from Atlanta managed to step up the ponytail game by pairing sleek smoothed hair with a jumbo 3d braid. Perfect for any occasion, including fancy events!
Braided bangs with beads is a fantastic technique to capture attention and balance your high forehead. It effortlessly enhances the charm of a braided hairstyle, allowing for symmetrical embellishments and hair accessories.
Soft locs combine the best of both worlds – versatility and low maintenance. They provide a softer feel and increased flexibility when styling. This hairstyle is perfect for those seeking a protective hairstyle, allowing their natural hair to rejuvenate.
Passion twists are a fabulous kind of protective hairstyle that uses curly hair extensions to achieve a bouncy appearance. Whether you are looking for an alternative to box braids or want more volume in your ponytail, lightweight spring twists should definitely be on your list.
This hairstyle by Guadeloupe braider fuses the chic cornrow style with the cute detail of Bantu knots on ends. We like how the cornrows gradually transition into thicker braids. Mind to keep the ponytail length shorter, though, or the style will be heavy to wear on the daily basis.
The secret to achieving an awesome fishtail motif lies in attention to detail and precision. Taking your time to create even sections, ensuring tight braids, and securing the ponytail with a strong elastic is key. Use your fingers to gently loosen the braid for a more voluminous and effortless finish.
We all know the struggle of finding a cool and trendy hairstyle that can handle the summer heat. Our ultimate go-to for the sunny season is none other than fabulous and versatile box braids! Not only do they keep your hair protected from the scorching heat, but they also give you endless styling options.
Experts from Boss Braid Experience, Texas, kicked things off with flawlessly crafted lemonade braids, adding a touch of sass by giving them a block of caramel tone. These dark blonde braids in the front and back skillfully enhance the entire look.
We’ve got a hairstyle that’ll have you feeling like a superstar. These twisted cornrows flowing into two braided ponytails are simultaneously fierce and cute. You may also wrap all of the braids around the base to turn pigtails into braided buns.
The perfect blend of thin and thick braids creates a look that’s totally unique and oozing with personality. Gather those stunning African ponytail braids into an updo, perfectly centered at the top crown of your head for a glam touch.
This stunning style is the ultimate fusion of African flair and modern chic. Taleni Ekandjo masterfully woven bold and beautiful jumbo braids into a stunning fishbone pattern. Wear this style in an actual ponytail or twist it in a bun.
Looking for the ultimate hairdo that is beyond the ordinary cornrows? Goddess braids are like a next-level version of cornrows, but thicker and juicier! Pull them back into a braided ponytail for a look that’s both elegant and powerful.
Combining simple braiding technique with a touch of glam, this hairdo is drop-dead gorgeous. We absolutely adore how this frontal lace wig allows achieving a flawless style without hours of braiding.
If you’re craving some serious volume in your black hair, then this hairdo is your ultimate go-to! It’s the perfect combo of stunning cornrow braids and added oomph and works well with both natural hair and a weave.
Braided hairstyles not only celebrate the natural texture and versatility of black hair, but they also provide one of the most effective protective styles that helps to promote healthy growth. What makes this style unique is the thickness at the braid’s ends.
Fancy the perfect balance of laid-back and put-together? To tame those pesky flyaways without looking overly polished, go for some evenly spaced scalp braids in the front.
Not only does freestyle braiding draw attention like no other, but it also adds a touch of glam in a super chic way. The best part? There are many variations to rock this style.
Feed-in African ponytail braids are an absolute must-try for black women! Consider adding some loose waves to the mix. They work wonders by embracing the versatility of black hair while adding a touch of softness to the jumbo braid size.
Add sparkle and festivity to your look by weaving a strand of shimmering pearls into your braided hairstyle. Those pearls will catch the light and make your braid shine, giving you a ravishing look.
Curly weave that mimics a natural hair texture is a perfect way to wrap up your fabulous braided ponytail look! The length adds interest too, reminding a long bob from the back.
When it comes to ponytail braids, it’s all about the weave game! Want to take your African ponytail braids to the next level? Add some extra flair and drama by combining your braided hair with sleek hair texture.
Seamlessly create two braids from one ponytail sitting lower on the crown for a unique look! When you sleek your hair back, consider adding a side part for added interest.
Thin straight back cornrows don’t draw attention onto themselves and make your pony take the spotlight. At the same time, straight back cornrow braids fully open up your face and accentuate your features.
Combining the elegance of high and long ponytail with scalp braids, this style creates a striking contrast and draws attention to your temple area. Those braids on the temple add a touch of sass and individuality, making your hair game strong and oh-so-cool.
When it comes to elevating a goddess updo, hair jewelry is your secret weapon! For those stunning African ponytail braids, opt for ornate gold or silver cuffs and strings. They’ll add a touch of glamour and elegance.
Braided ponytail hairstyles for black women are the ultimate way to slay any day. With their versatility and undeniable charm, these hairstyles are perfect for expressing your unique style and embracing your inner queen. Unleash your creativity and let your fabulous self shine!