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5 Easy ways to fancy up a ponytail

Ponytail hairstyles

Praise the ponytail, our favorite shortcut for those hot summer days when you wouldn't dream of turning on a hair dryer. But it doesn't have to look like an afterthought. If you have just an extra minute, you can transform your ponytail from blah to beautiful with these easy, stylish ideas.

Ponytail hairstylesBraided pony

It couldn't be easier to glam up a ponytail with a braid, which is this summer's hottest finishing touch. Jennifer Lopez shows us how. Start with a ponytail slightly above the ear line. Secure with a hair tie. Divide the ponytail into three parts and braid to the tip. Secure the end with another hair tie.

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