Beauty Hair 7 New Braided Ponytails to Try Right Now Why pick one style when you can do both? By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 4, 2023 @ 01:58PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Can't decide between a ponytail or a braid? Then how about a braided ponytail? This hybrid style is trendy and versatile, not to mention, a breeze to pull off. No matter your hair texture or length, you're bound to find a version that works for you. In fact, we turned to some of our favorite celebrities to bring you a serious dose of braided ponytail inspiration. From Issa Rae's crown braid ponytail to Blake Lively's bejeweled messy braid, we've rounded up seven of our favorite updos that combine ponytails and braids in one. Getty Images/InStyle Ahead, the best braided ponytail hairstyle ideas for every hair type, texture, and length. 6 Updos That Are Actually Easy to Do 01 of 07 Tia Mowry's Thigh-Length Braided Ponytail Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Lifetime As far as long-braided ponytails go, the limit does not exist for Tia Mowry. The star styled her high ponytail into a thigh-length braid. What's more, her single braid ends at her waist, with the remaining hair braided into a handful of smaller plaits. 02 of 07 Blake Lively's Chain-linked Messy Braid Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Dress up the Pinterest-popular braided messy ponytail with some hair jewelry as Blake Lively did on the red carpet. We're fans of Lelet NY's Chain Chain Crystal Comb because it can be easily placed in the base of the ponytail and wrapped into the braid however you choose. 03 of 07 Issa Rae's Crown Braided Curly Ponytail Prince Williams/Wireimage Issa Rae never fails to deliver ponytail inspiration, and this style is no exception. Here, the Insecure star tied her natural curls into a high pony at the crown of her head and added a tiny crown braid at the base. 04 of 07 Camila Cabello's Curtain Bangs and Fishtail Braid Craig Barritt/Getty Images For TIME Curtain bangs are like a pair of jeans: the haircut goes with everything, including a fishtail-braided high ponytail. 10 Ways to Style Curtain Bangs, According to Celebrities 05 of 07 Amandla Stenberg's Box Braids & High Ponytail amandlastenberg/Instagram A braided ponytail is a breeze when you already have box braids installed like Amandla Stenberg. Here, celebrity hairstylist Vernon François wrapped a single plait around the base of the ponytail for an effortless vibe. 13 Box Braid Styles That Will Make You Stand Out This Summer 06 of 07 Keke Palmer's Cornrows and Curls Dia Dipasupil/Getty Image This elegant and protective style is great for when you want to switch things up. Keke Palmer's cornrows look gorgeous paired with a curly high ponytail. Here's How To Cornrow Your Own Hair 07 of 07 Ariana Grande's Micro-Braided High Ponytail Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage The singer's ponytail wardrobe includes this style with mini French braids going from the hairline to the base of the pony. It's a great option for anyone who's new to braids or looking to add simple flair to their go-to high ponytail.