Alright, do you have short hair? Then you have it easier than me and most of my friends. I don’t have LONG hair, but I have kept my hair long enough to throw into a ponytail. My reality is that my hair doesn’t always get washed on the weekends that I’m solo with the kids and that means: PONYTAILS. If I couldn’t have a ponytail, then I would lose it.
But….those ponytails bleed over into work. I’ve been asked if a ponytail is appropriate for work. I think there are different opinions on ponytails for work, but you CAN make it more sophisticated than say the unwashed momma weekend ponytail. Plus, there are a few other options for you ponytail girls out there. Let’s make a pact, if you try one of these, then I’ll try one too.
The Bun – messy, formal, high or low, these can be a slightly more sophisticated option to the ponytail:
The Flatiron – let’s admit it, your hair can last on day 2 of post-washing if you just flat iron it a little:
The Half-Up, Half-Down – I do this a lot but if you use the more discreet little bobbypins it will look much more polished than a clip:
The Ponytail – it certainly has its place; you can do a high or low ponytail, wrap hair around it to obscure the wrap, or backcomb the front to get some height – just make sure you no longer own scrunchies: