High to low, sleek to textured, polished to perfection or rather undone, a cool ponytail can easily enter and rule on evening territory, standing for the unfussy but always chic way to style the hair after dusk.

To be dressed up or down, to be turned into an elegant, or rather natural look, now is the time to up your ponytail game.

Discover 5 night-out ponytails, and how to recreate the perfect styles at home, by reading on after the break.

night out ponytails video tutorial

HOW TO: Kerry Washington’s Oscar Hairstyle.

If it’s worthy of the Oscar red carpet, it’s undoubtly perfect for an evening out, so here’s how to recreate Kerry Washington’s luxe pony:

Triple Lace Braids Ponytail.

For the more romantic, or the ones seeking to update the ponytail via some ultra-feminine details, this triple lace braids ponytail offers up all the answers:

Ariana Grande Inspired Ponytail.

High, sleek, beautiful & voluminous, this ponytail begs for a sexy outfit and equally sultry makeup:

Cara Delevingne Textured Ponytail.

An effortlessly chic textured ponytail is also perfect for an evening out:

The Undone Ponytail How To.

Undone but still plenty chic, wrapped with a black ribbon tie and teamed with a pair of smokey eyes, this easy ponytail is evening-ready:

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