How to Achieve the Perfect Sleek Ponytail

Last updated: September 11, 2022

We have come a long way from those messy buns that we would throw on and walk out the door. Nowadays, we are looking for more chic hairstyles, especially when we go 2/3 days without washing our hair (for healthy hair reasons of course).

Many celebs have rocked this look and it looks chic and looks effortless. Anyone can achieve this look, whether you have coarse curly hair or stick straight hair.

To get the perfect sleek ponytail, there are some things you should keep in mind. The first being that this style works well with “dirty hair” or 2nd or 3rd day hair. The natural oils will keep it slicked back and tame any flyaways.

Get yourself a thick comb/brush that will smooth down your hair and has a lot of bristles in order to evenly distribute gel and get rid of any hair bumps. This is ensure you have a frizz free hairstyle.

Finally, you’re going to need some strong hold gel. The stronger the better because you want to keep all the fly away hairs down.

Here’s a tip: For the little baby hairs in the front, use a strong hold eyebrow gel with a spoolie to shape and hold those hairs down!

These are just some inspiration photos of celebs like Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid to give you something to go off of. As you can see by achieving this sleek ponytail you complete your entire look which can be dressed up or down.

Soooo how do you achieve the perfect sleek ponytail? Grab some gel and throw your hair into a low or high ponytail by gathering your hair up and then using your comb to brush back your hair from the sides, and back. Gloop on the gel and spread it through your hair.

Depending on how thin or thick your hair is, you may need gel. Style the hair however you want it. The chicest styles we have noticed are low ponytails with a slicked middle part. Gel the front of the hairs behind your ears for a cleaner look….and there you go!

Try out this hairstyle that is perfect for work, date night or even a day out taking Instagram pictures.