It’s the go to hairstyle for both the laid-back summer days, and for the fancier nights; it holds the power to look divinely classy without requiring complicating techniques, and it may build upon simplicity but it’s still set at the very core of this summer’s key hair trends. We’re talking about the trustful ponytail, but we’re thinking about new cool ways to dress it up.

Including pretty braids and statement hair accessories, smart plays upon texture and easy tricks, we are introducing you 10 cool ways to jazz up a simple ponytail this summer. Find all the inspiration you will be needing, after the break.

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A couple of skinny braids and a little bit of volume at the crown can sometimes make all the difference; put your imagination at play and do include this improved ponytail style in your summer hair repertoire:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

A low ponytail ceases to be perceived as just another relaxed style when it gets beautified with something as uncomplicated as two inches of fishtail braiding:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Sometimes, all it takes to jazz up a simple ponytail is a super-pretty hair accessory, one that you can add in no time and trust to slowly unveil its charms:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

As far as hair tricks go, a super long ponytail will never disappoint, particularly when it doesn’t require the use of extensions whatsoever; a top and a bottom ponytail joining forces have a similar effect, doubling your ponytail in size:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Classy, preppy, simple but not all that plain, a ponytail spiced up with some volume, a few loose curls and a feminine accessory can’t possibly pass unnoticed:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Dressed up and carrying a distinct modern feel, the grown-up topsy tail looks incredibly gorgeous, making for a fun and super-easy ponytail alternative for the hot summer days:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

For this one particular style you will be needing plenty of texture, so you might as well save it for the second, or third-day hair. Two pigtails and a knot later, you will be left with a perfectly imperfect, yet incredibly chic ponytail:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Taking less than one minute to complete, the twisted ponytail is another cool way to mix things up in the hair department. You will be loving the effortless feel this look carries oh-so-well:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Combining the best of two worlds, the high ponytail is made to look ultra-sophisticated when dressed up with a fishtail braid. Key steps: tease, braid, loosen and secure:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Proof that little goes a long way when it comes to dressing up a simple ponytail, a strand of hair, or a three strand braid are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to what can easily become a fancy ponytail:

Dressing up the classic ponytail

Image sources: The Small Things Blog; Refinery29.com; ASOS.com; Free People Blog; Irrelephant.com; Camille Styles.com; Irrelephant.com; A Cup of Jo; The Bride Link.com; Hair and Make-up by Steph.com.

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