Swipe these fresh ideas from the runway and red carpet.

By By Didi Gluck
Updated: November 16, 2017

More often then not, you probably pull your hair up out of necessity. But even though a ponytail is the most effective way to keep your hair out of your face for a workout or hide second-day grease, the style doesn't have to be strictly functional. Give your look a little lift with these easy twists on the traditional ponytail hairstyle. (Related: This Daenerys-Inspired Braided Ponytail Is Hairspo at Its Finest)

The Double

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How to: For a really bouncy look, you'll actually need to create two ponytails, one right under the other at the crown, says Kristan Serafino, a celebrity stylist in New York City. For extra fullness, spray dry shampoo, such as the One by Frédéric Fekkai One More Day Dry Shampoo ($26; ulta.com), into the ends of each tail. (And use these hair-volumizing hacks.)

The Bubble

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How to: Begin by pulling your hair back into either a high or low ponytail. Now take smaller elastics and secure the hair every two to three inches along the entire length of the tail. Gently pull the sides of each two- to three-inch section so it takes on a bubble-like shape. Optional: colored elastics.

The French

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How to: Gather just the hair in back of your head into an elastic, even with the ear line. Next, sweep the remaining hair to one side and French braid it, securing the ends of the braid with a clear elastic. Last, wrap the free portion of the braid around the first elastic and slide in bobby pins to hold the wrap in place. (If you like this look, check out our how-to for Lea Michele's red carpet-to-gym braided ponytail hairstyle.)



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