10 Ultra Ponytail Hairstyles for Long Hair & Parties!

Isn’t it amazing how hairstyle designers always come up with such fresh and different ponytail hairstyles for long hair!  Who knew there were so many new ways to create a braid – never mind the glorious colors and fantastic balayage patterns around right now.  It’s been hard work selecting just 10 for today’s ponytail hairstyles for parties inspiration gallery.  But I know you’re going to love every one of ’em!

Cool ash-blonde & graphite twisty braid ponytail hairstyles for long hair

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The perfect party hairstyle should be comfortable to wear, flattering to your skin-tone and sufficiently eye-catching to get you noticed, without you having to do anything at all.  And this totally new, braid technique is the season’s leading look in fancy braid stakes!  Thank heaven for photos, ‘cos if I had to explain this fabulous twist braid in words – it would be difficult!  The super-trendy ash-blonde color is perfect for displaying the lovely light and dark texture in this world-beating ponytail for long hair!

Soft copper with blonde balayage ponytail hairstyles for long hair

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Fashionable, fresh and feminine all describe this innovative ponytail for long hair!  And I haven’t even touched on the beautifully soft, copper color.  The talented colorist has blended several shades of blonde and copper, to highlight the fabulous mix of 4 different textures.  Defined sides part to reveal 3-D color depth and that lovely French twist at the back is amazing.  This is a style you can wear for any occasion, too! I’ve heard about ‘orange’ being ‘the new black’, but right now – ‘orange’ is definitely the new, ‘blonde’!

Stunning ash-blonde braid ponytail hairstyles for long hair

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If you want to make an unforgettable entrance to your next party date – this is the style for you!  It looks simple, but on closer inspection you see that the braid is triple-linked.  There’s an ultra-modern, sci-fi vibe to this stunning, ash-blonde, braid ponytail that’s effortlessly elegant.  The basic shape is a half-mohawk, with the braid creating flattering height at the crown.  With taupe adding a soft contrast at the roots, and a balayage-ombré in beige-ash-blonde, the 4 fantastic textures are beautifully displayed.  This show-stopper will get you plenty of admiring glances!

Super-cool stylish copper-beige flat textured braid

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Dressed up with a classy felt hat, this imaginative use of braiding and color is another show-stopping ponytail for long hair.  Although this ponytail braid hairstyle is modelled as a casual, everyday look, it’s not something most of us could do at home!  So you’ll need an expert to copy the intricate fish-braid, bordered by curvy, ‘pulled-out’ links that make this a very special style.  The colors are totally trendy, with deep copper balayage fading gently to a beige-coppery blonde ombré – the color of hazel-nuts!  Great for a semi-formal bridal style or any social occasion where it won’t be too warm to wear this gorgeous, thick braid.

Sophisticated half-up braid hairstyle with blonde ombré

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The is a souped-up version of the ‘village maiden’ circlet braid that looks so sweet on teens.   And it’s amazing what this stylist and colorist have done to give it a thoroughly modern twist!  Flat-weave braids are very trendy again this year, and pulled-out links make lovely color and texture patterns!  The basic hair color is dark-blonde/mousey-brown, which looks fabulous with the multi-shade, balayage-ombré adding a lively look.  The main blonde shade is a fashionable, neutral golden shade, with darker blonde lowlights.

Super-trendy boho vintage black & white braids

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How about this black and white braided style for showing off your lovely long locks!  It’s got a vintage vibe and would make a super, bridal hairstyle for an informal wedding or beach ceremony! Two head braids move down to a V-shape just above the nape, where a dark hair strand covers the ponytail fastener.  The ponytail is divided into two smaller braids that decorate the loosely draped hair.  The symmetrical braids make a lovely pattern and there are lots of interesting textures and movement for special occasions or summer-casual!

Sizzling hot ponytail with sex-appeal

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Combined with a backless dress, this is definitely a very sexy ponytail braid full of confidence and casual style!  The bold contrast between deep, rich brown and light, beige-blonde is beautifully controlled to make a fabulous braid pattern.  And the ponytail is asymmetrical in the braid technique for a casual finish, accentuated by loose strands around the head.  The last few inches of the ponytail braid are left loose, too, adding even more texture to this gorgeous, summer-time style!

Artistic beige & gray blonde braid ponytail

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I absolutely love this color design for its cleverly balanced shades of blonde, designed to highlight this lovely hairdo.  This mix of grays and neutral blonde shades uses at least 5 balayage colors and there’s a hint of pale-blue in there, too!  The back is decorated with a loose, flat braid showing the dark roots and pale-gray balayage.  The nape has two side-braids pinned to make a lovely curved braid and warmer beige-blonde lights up the tousled waves below. I’ve seen a similar style done on brunette hair with copper balayage, and that creates an amazing look, too!

Pretty bridal braid ponytail in golden-brown with blonde ombré

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This youthful look is perfect for brides, brides-maids, proms and parties!  This is a fab color combo for pale skin with warm undertones.  The contrast between golden-brown at the roots and the mid-blonde ombré adds so much trendy style!  The braid begins at the front with small links and increases in volume down to the nape.  This texture contrasts with carefully defined sides creating gorgeous 3-D color depth. And a tousled ponytail completes this cute, textured style with a casual finish!

Ultra-modern party ponytail with flat braid detail

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And today’s final ponytail hairstyle for long hair has earned its place in the Finale for its fashion-forward look!  Extreme styles, like this gorgeous creation, are always a pointer to ‘the next big thing’ in hair-fashion.  The neutral brown roots move through several warmer, golden-blonde shades.  But the color cools off again with neutral beige tips. The ponytail is different because it begins half-way up the head and uses volume to create smoothly-styled curves.  And the popular, asymmetric side-braid continues into the ponytail.  This creates a fabulous focal point for the gold balayage highlighting the curvy texture.

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