The Best Ponytail for Your Face Shape

From: L'Oréal Paris

The ponytail is a hairstyle that simply never goes out of style. Whether you’re going to the gym or a fancy gala, there’s a ponytail fit for every occasion. But with so many options when it comes to this hairstyle, how do you decide on the best ‘do for your face shape?

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best ponytail hairstyle for every face shape.

There are four face shapes to consider: round, square, heart, and oval. Let’s get down to business and determine which ponytail you should be rocking for your next event!


If you have a round-shaped face, a high ponytail is the ponytail hairstyle for you. Having a ponytail that’s placed high on your head will give the illusion of a more elongated face. To take the look up a notch, add some volume to your crown and wear a side part with a few loose strands to lengthen your face even more. Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Tease your roots

The first step of this hairstyle involves adding some volume to your roots. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray on your roots and gently backcomb to tease your hair.

Step 2: Choose your part

Use a comb to part your hair to the side, making sure not to brush out the volume you just created. How deep you part your hair is totally up to you and your preference! Smooth out your part to your liking.

Step 3: Create your ponytail

Pull your hair up into a high ponytail, making sure to leave a few strands loose to frame your face. Create your ponytail high on your head. Feel free to accessorize with a hair scrunchie or wrap your hair around your hair tie.


For those with a square-shaped face, your ideal ponytail is centered around softening your features. A romantic, wispy ponytail hairstyle is perfect for you. Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Curl your hair

To create this romantic ponytail look, you’ll want to curl your locks. Make sure to use a heat protectant to keep your strands from getting damaged. If you would rather skip the heat, opt for a heat free wave spray to add soft waves to your mane. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. Spritz it onto towel-dried hair to define your natural hair shape and texture.

Step 2: Put your hair up

Put your hair into a ponytail. Whether you choose to have a high, mid-height, or low ponytail is up to you!

Step 3: Add some wispies

To finish the look, pull some curls loose from the front of your hair to create a soft, face-framing look. Make sure to finish your ponytail with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray so your curls and pony stay in place throughout the day.


If you have a heart-shaped face, the goal of your ponytail is to balance out the largeness of your forehead compared to the tapered bottom of your face, A messy ponytail will do just that. Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Use a hair texturizer

To give your strands the messy, piece-y, textured style you’re going for, use a hair texturizing product. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to dry hair, tousling to create your messy style.

Step 2: Add some volume

To even-out your face shape, backcomb the roots of your hair to add some volume to this messy ponytail.

Step 3: Create your ponytail

Wear a mid-height ponytail to balance your face shape. Make sure not to stress about smoothing out your strands or creating the perfect ponytail as stray strands and errant bumps are all part of the look!


If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re lucky! Your symmetrical face shape can pull off virtually any ponytail hairstyle. A side ponytail is a timeless ‘do to switch things up. Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Create your part

As you may have guessed—you’ll want to part your hair to the side for this ponytail.

Step 2: Make your ponytail

Create your side ponytail by bringing all your hair to the side of your choice. You can either choose to keep your hair in a traditional ponytail or add some texture by adding a few small braids throughout. Make sure you use clear elastic hair bands if you do this!

Step 3: Seal the deal

Spray your hair with your hair spray of choice, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray.

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Women's Magazine: The Best Ponytail for Your Face Shape
The Best Ponytail for Your Face Shape
A ponytail is a classic hairstyle fit for any ocassion. Learn how to create the best ponytail for your face shape.
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