Ponytail Accents

Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to be showing you a simple and versatile hairstyle that I call “ponytail accents.” I was in Colombia on a mission trip in the beginning of summer, and some of the girls at the home I was at did this hairstyle, and I absolutely loved it. Plus, it works for pretty much all hair lengths!

difficulty level: medium

time needed: 10 minutes

items needed: hairbrush, comb, 3 small elastics, and a hairband

1.) Using the comb, begin by parting your hair in a deep side part.

2.) On the “lighter” side of your part (the side with less hair,) make another part from the original down to right behind your ear. (see photo for reference.) This is the section of hair you’re going to use to make the accents. Tie the rest of your hair out of the way for now.

3.) Part the section into 3 even parts (use the comb if you’d like,) and securely tighten them with the small hair elastics. Essentially, your making 3 little ponytails. (I’d highly recommend dampening your hair with water or putting some leave-in conditioner in this section of hair. It’ll make tying the ponytail and keeping them tight much easier.)

4.) With your accents done, you can really do whatever else you’d like with your hair. Since I took inspiration from the girls I met in Colombia, I’m going to put my hair in a ponytail like them.

…and that’s it! It’s a pretty simple hairstyle, but I think it looks really cool and you can do a lot with it. For more semi-formal to formal occasions, you can use hair-colored bands, and leave the rest of your hair down and curl it. For sports or dance, you can use more vibrant colors and put it in a high ponytail or bun with a bit of hairspray. The ideas really are endless with the ponytail accents, which is why I like them so much.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Catch ya later,


8 thoughts on “Ponytail Accents

    1. Thanks! 🙂 I hope you like it! Just make sure to take your time and wet your hair sufficiently. Also, if you need a little more help with the accents, use a clip to lay down the parts you’re not tying, so your hair doesn’t get knotted. 😉

  1. This is such a lovely hairstyle, especially in your gorgeous hair! And so simple! If you don’t mind me asking, how was your time in Colombia? What was the mission like? I’m curious because I’m hoping to do some mission work overseas once I finish school and save up some money. So I’ve got my ears open as to my options!

    1. Thank you! My time there was life changing and wonderful. 🙂 This was my 2nd time going, and being able to live with the children–work, teach, and experience a little bit of their country–was absolutely amazing. I went with my family and friends through the Emiliani Project. From my experiences, I’d say that being on mission was one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of!

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