20 Easy French Braid Ponytails You May Want to Copy

The versatility of French braid hairstyles means they are never out of fashion!  Fresh designs that show-off the latest hair colors and popular fashions pop-up anew each season.  This fabulous gallery of French braid ponytails shows how to wear a pony for formal, informal and casual events, but always with loads of fashion style.  So settle down to enjoy the trendy colors and braid patterns I’ve gathered for today’s amazing gallery of French-braid ponytails!

Casual evening sophistication with horizontal loose braid & pony

Red Braided Hair

Perfect for a bride or a wedding guest, this asymmetrical hairstyle has a rounded bouffant top and lovely, loose French braid across the back.  The ponytail is styled across one shoulder in a lovely, loose ringlet that’s tousled for a semi-formal, relaxed finish.

Pretty parallel head-braids in cute cross-over pattern

Crown Braids and Ponytail

The front is lightly teased to add height and then gently twisted showing the lovely blend of beige-blonde with darker lowlights.  Contrasting with the smooth texture, the sides are decorated by two lines of braid, which continue around the back in a lovely criss-crossed feature.

Tousled blonde ombre ponytail on warm brown with loose head braid

Braided Ponytail for Curly Hair

Can the fab new looks from ombré blonde on brunette get any better than this!  Smoothed back from the face, the top is decorated by a large, loose head braid and flattering height at the crown.  The wavy, tousled layers make a fantastic ponytail half-way down the back of the head, showing a super blend of warm blonde shades!

Alluring all-over blonde semi-formal prom updo

High Ponytail with Side Braids

What a beautiful young style this is, and just right for a prom or party/wedding guest to wear.  The sides have amazing texture from the French head braid and double flat braids add lots of style to the back.  To keep the look casual, the front has long loose bangs and the pony-tail is lightly teased.

Natural sophistication on long blonde evening style

Double Side Braid for Ponytail

This style is sophisticated in the lovely blend of golden-blonde shades from medium to light shades.  This creates fabulous movement and color depth in the wavy ponytail.  There’s a face-softening sweep of hair across the forehead and the sides look amazing with a fabulous color and texture pattern.

Amazing asymmetric braid ponytail with golden circle head braid

Sassy Braided Hair

This futuristic look uses the darker roots under the blonde top layers to create a cute two-tone color around the head.  The flat-braid technique creates a pretty golden band and there’s a touch of flattering height at the crown.  And the ponytail is dual-texture, with a fish-tail plait and a thick blonde ponytail hanging alongside!

‘Trashed doll’ pulled out braiding on messy long ponytail

Ponytail with French Braids

This messy double braid style is an amazing, trashed doll style!  It’s a fabulous demonstration of different textures and subverts the idea of ‘controlled hairstyles’ designed to attract a ‘Prince Charming’. The thin braids have loose tresses creating a cute, curvy line and the windswept styling adds loads of fabulous volume and movement to a medium gold, all-over color.

Upward French braid with long high asymmetrical ponytail

Braided Ponytail for Black Hair

This is a sleek, smart style that is great for work, play and gym-workouts!  The hair is smooth styled away from the face, so the forehead stays cool and the nape is kept clear of hair, too.  The lovely, fine blonde highlights emphasize lovely texture of the upside-down braid and the swishy ponytail keeps it casual!

Hot high flat head braids on light-brown with soft blonde highlights

Double Braided Ponytail

The latest flat braid technique is great for anyone with fine hair, who can’t get ‘fat’ braids!  Flat head braids give a sleeker texture and wider coverage, so you get the same fabulous color effects from highlights.  With loose strands and a casual ponytail, this is an elegant but relaxed style for every day wear.

Glamorous blonde Greek goddess braid & high ponytail

Stylish French Braid Ponytail

This is a lovely new blonde-shade, just right for a bride, with subtle touches of copper-blonde.  The darker roots are heavily highlighted with a lovely shade of golden-rose creating a 3-D effect.  The head braid frames the face and a sophisticated hair-knot joins the high crown ponytail that’s casually draped over one shoulder.

Ancient Greek classic braid wound around ponytail

Crown Braid and Braided Ponytail

Here’s another sophisticated style that’s perfect for brides and a range of prom, party events where smart-casual, semi-formal are both acceptable.  It shows the same beautifully highlighted, rose-gold top as above.  The twist to this ancient and modern look is the pretty, long, thin plait twined around the ponytail.

Fresh beige-blonde ponytail with mixed-texture braiding on thick hair

Blonde Braided Hair

On casual and semi-formal ponytail styles, the latest designs include a range of contrasting textures, along with the latest neutral blonde colors.  Here’s a fantastic look for any occasion, with a smooth top contrasted by flat braiding along the side.  The high, straight ponytail is the perfect background for a single, braid with eye-catching light-blonde highlights.

Smooth, streamlined & efficient ponytail & braid

Fresh Braided Look

This is a perfect look for creating an efficient and organized image that’s kept relaxed by the free-hanging ponytail.  Hair is styled off the face into a flowing head braid that dips down, up and along the ponytail.  The center back has an attractive vertical braid and the soft, all-over blonde flatters pale, warm skin-tones beautifully!

New asymmetrical braid & low pony hairstyle

Side Blunt Braid

This natural looking hairstyle combines traditional and contemporary style features for a cooling summer hairstyle for long, thick hair.  The theme is asymmetry, with all the hair brushed around to one side and braided into an impressively thick, side braid. Medium-blonde hair has subtle modern highlights to emphasize the texture and movement in this lovely, low ponytail style.

Smooth blonde ponytail with triple-line head plaits

Triple Braided Ponytail

Here’s a chic and versatile ponytail idea that will take you from work, to the beach and out for dinner later, still looking elegant.  There’s a little extra height above the forehead and the smooth sections contrast attractively with three, thin, head braids on one side for an asymmetric vibe.

Red-hot new hair colors & flat braid with deep wave ponytail

French Braided Ponytail for Highlighted Hair

If you want a totally up-to-the minute color, braid and ponytail design, let this fabulous hair color idea inspire you!  Exaggerated, large flat head waves show off the trendy pink-neutral-blonde highlighting along the sides.  And the gorgeous triple-highlighted pony has the latest deep waves for showing off extra-long hair!  Perfect for a teen prom/wedding or party hairstyle!

Terrific triple braiding & short ponytail with white-blonde highlights

Short Ponytail

This high-contrast color design is a great way to make fine hair appear thicker from the 3-D visual illusion.  The loosely braided vertical braid at the back follows the popular, faux-hawk shape and seems thicker with trendy white-blonde highlighting.  With side-braids in soft beige-blonde and dark-blonde roots, this is a great cooling hairstyle for summer, too!

Romantic French braiding with hair bow low ponytail

Braided Ponytail with Bow

If you’re looking for a pretty, feminine hairstyle to suit your romantic personality, this softly styled low-pony could be just what you need.  Muted taupe hair color, with subtle beige-blonde highlighting, has gorgeous texture from two French braids at the back.  The braids are fixed in an asymmetrical position, before becoming an alluring low ponytail arranged over one shoulder!

Basket-weave braiding on dual-blonde highlighted

Ponytail with Braids

This cute summer look has dual-blonde highlights on dark-blonde hair, leaving the roots dark to add another layer of color.  The top and sides are braided loosely in a basket-weaving technique that produces fantastic texture around the head.  The layered low ponytail drapes down beautifully in a loose twist and leaves the nape cool and ventilated.

So whether you need a cooling hairstyle for the hot weather, a neat professional hair idea for work or something special for important events, why not take inspiration from these trendy, edgy, romantic and pretty French braid ponytails!

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