Believe it or not, but a man ponytail gained popularity not so long ago. It took the ground in something around the 1980s and has been one of the boldest long hairstyles for men ever since. However, there are plenty of ponytail styles not only for long hair. Modern tonsorial fashion offers a ponytail hairstyle for man with short and medium hair as well. A black man ponytail is also a very popular hairstyle worth trying.


Long Man Ponytail With Undercut Fade #manponytail #longhairstylesformen #undercut #fade

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Medium Length Pony #undercut #manponytail #longhairstylesformen

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Although in the past, a male ponytail was considered a daring and controversial hairstyle, today, it’s quite a common thing. You may meet a man with ponytail not only at some special events, like rock concerts or something but basically everywhere: on the street, in the supermarket, in the office after all. There are no limits for a man ponytail hairstyle anymore.

Long Artistic Pony With Undercut #undercut #manponytail #longhairstylesformen

Half Ponytail #manponytail #longhairstylesformen

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As we said before, to pull off a ponytail man shouldn’t necessarily grow his hair very long. To rock a short ponytail, it’s enough to be able to gather the locks in a knot. If you want to add an edgy touch to it, get the ends trimmed unevenly. Though, if your hair isn’t long enough for even that, you can always turn to a half ponytail, which is tied with the top section of the hair only, while the rest is left loose.

Half Ponytrail On Curly Hair #curlyhairmen #manponytail #longhairstylesformen
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Medium Brown Hair #manponytail #ponytail

Moreover, you can get away with an undercut ponytail, which is also a very stylish and practical option for guys with short hair. Of course, if you have enough patience and stamina, you can spend some time and effort growing out long locks and flaunting them in a low ponytail.

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Braided Ponytail #manbraid #manponytail #longhairstylesformen

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Note though that even the trendiest ponytail hairstyle will be wasted if you don’t take care of your locks properly. Remember to wash your hair regularly but not too often so that the moisture won’t wash out from your hair. Besides, always use hair conditioner after each washing to close up the hair cuticle and lock the moisture inside. Try to use a blow drier as little as possible and if you do use one, don’t forget about the heat protection. Finally, brush your hair only when it’s dry and don’t tie an elastic band too tightly.

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Short Ponytail on Blonde Hair #manponytail #longhairstylesformen

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Following these simple but essential tips, you’ll easily nail any of the trendiest man ponytail hairstyles, which we gathered for you below, by the way. Enjoy!


Undercut Ponytail

To accentuate your ponytail, you can complement it with an undercut haircut. Because it takes a big chunk of hair off your sides and back, your hairstyle becomes easier to maintain. So, it will be highly beneficial for those who have thick and unruly locks. Yet, to take it to another level of boldness, go for a shaved sides ponytail.

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Half Ponytail Man

With a half ponytail men kill two birds with one stone – on the one hand, they keep the hair away from the face so that it does not obstruct the view. On the other hand, it still shows off your stately long locks.

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Short Ponytail Man

Male ponytails come in all shapes and sizes. So, if your hair is not particularly long, it does not mean that mens updos for long hair will not work for you. What is more, a short male ponytail is a neat and polished hairstyle that looks appropriate for any occasion.

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Long Men Ponytail

If you have managed to grow your tresses long, may we just say well done first? This is quite an accomplishment. Yet, you may also get tired of them, which we totally understand. So that you would not want to chop your hair off, just style it in a long men ponytail, which also appears very impactful.

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Mens Ponytail For Wavy Hair

You can sport a mens ponytail regardless of your hair texture. On the contrary, with wavy hair men, it seems more intricate and striking. So, feel free to enhance your waves with a texturizing spray and tie it in a pony.

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Low Tail For Straight Hair

A straight hair ponytail looks elegant and sophisticated. So, when you need to look your best, you can never go wrong with this hairstyle. What is more, you can wear it equally successfully to a formal meeting and a dinner with friends.

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Pony Tail For Boys

There is no such a thing as age limits for a ponytail. That said, if your kid wants to try on this trendy boys long haircurs, nothing should stop him. A boys ponytail may be a little less edgy, though it requires much less maintenance too.

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High Ponytail Men

It is actually up to you to decide where to wear your male pony – near your neck or on the crown. A high pony is an unusual hairstyle that will not let you go unnoticed. So, if you like to be in the spotlight, this is your way to go.

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Men’s Ponytail With Bang

Although men with ponytail are already in the center of attention, you can make it even more striking by complementing with a bang. While not everyone will be able to pull off this look, those who have enough fashion bravery will rake in admiring gazes.

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Bubble Ponytail

A bubble pony has become incredibly popular lately and no wonder. It is pretty easy to get whereas the result cannot be overlooked. To nail the style, you just need to tie the pony with elastic bands all the way down its length. As simple as that.

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Asian Undercut #manponytail #ponytail

Short Half Up Curly #manponytail #ponytailformen #longhairmen #menslonghairstyles #longhairstylesformen

Black Silver Pony #manponytail #ponytail

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Man Bun Blonde #manponytail #ponytail

Asian Undercut Ponytail #manponytail #ponytailformen #longhairmen #menslonghairstyles #longhairstylesformen

Half Up Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Low Wavy Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Half Up Straight Pony #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Low Long Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen


High Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Half Up Ponytail With Undercut #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Short Undercut Bleached Pony #manponytail #ponytail

Shaved Head And Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Black Half Up Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Half Up Ponytail And Undercut #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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Braids Into Ponytail #manponytail #hairstylesformen

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What is a male ponytail called?

When male hair is gathered in the back and tied together, it is simply a men ponytail or a male pony. However, if you leave the hair half way through the loop or twist around the base, it is referred to as a men bun.

Do Ponytails look good on guys?

It comes as no surprise that not all men with ponytails look equally good. However, if you find a suitable guy ponytail style for your facial features and hair type, then it may actually flatter you.

How do you style a man’s ponytail?

There is a myriad of ways to style ponytails men can choose from. The most popular include a statement pony, a messy loose ponytail, a braided pony, a top knot ponytail, a half up half down pony, a horsetail and others. Here is the easiest way to get ponytail hairstyles for men:
1. Push all of your locks back and gather them in one place with your hands. You can use a hair brush or comb for a neater appearance of your man ponytail or rake the strands with your fingers only to give the hairstyle a messy finish.
2. Pull your hair through an elastic band or a hair tie of your choice, twist it and pull the hair through it once more.
3. Tighten the pony or leave it a bit loose depending on your preferences.

How long should a man’s ponytail be?

Roughly speaking, your hair should be long enough to be tied behind your head. So, once it is around 6-8 in., you can try to tie it in a high pony men hairstyle. Though, for a decent low pony, you should have at least eleven inch long hair.

Why do guys wear ponytails?

Guys with ponytails have plenty of reasons for their choice of a hairstyle, such as:
– A pony allows you to take your hair away from your face.
– It gives off a formal and stylish vibe.
– When it is hot outside, wearing a pony will make you feel cooler both literally and figuratively.
– Tied in a pony hair does not get in your way when you work, especially with machinery.
– Some mens ponytails styles have an ethical or religious basis.
– Your hair air dries faster and gets tangled less when in a pony.
– A guy with ponytail looks trendy, unusual and eye catching.


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