As an admittedly lazy natural, ponytails and puffs are one of my favorite everyday styles. Whether I’m trying to rectify a failed hairstyle or I’m putting off detangling for another day, a puff is guaranteed to be cute, quick, and easy. There’s nothing better than a fluffy, voluminous, curly or coily ponytail. And because it’s an “everyday” style, it’s easy to fall into the habit of consistently styling it the same way.

One of the advantages to a ponytail is that while it is simple and easy to wear, it is simultaneously a versatile and flexible style. It can be as wild or tame as you want it. A little creativity goes a long way, and the possibilities are endless!

Interested in spicing up your ponytail or need inspiration? Here are 10 different style ideas to try.

1. Side Braid and Low Puff

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This cute and delightfully simple hairstyle is a perfect alternative to a simple low puff on natural hair.The curved braid spices things up and catches the eye.

2. Feed-in Ponytail

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Rocking braids? I live for a braided ponytail. They feed-in braided are a look on their own, and if you’re feeling inspired, add some accessories.

3. Afro Ponytail

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Serve princess jasmine vibes with this show stopping style that is unique and timeless to show off your texture.

4. Voluminous Ponytail

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Pump up the volume with with teezed out curly ponytail with a thick braid down the center finished with gold accessories.

5. Double Braid with Puff

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Spice up your everyday puff by adding two braids in the front with gold cuffs to show off your curls.

6. Braided Up Wavy Ponytail

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This braided up ponytail is stunning and will be sure to turn heads no matter the occasion.

7. Feed in Braids Ponytail Puff

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This feed-in braided style ponytail is sleek and can be done by adding four braids in the front and hair extension for some added length.

8. Bejeweled Ponytail Braid

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This thick, braided ponytail is chic and simple enough to pull off last minute. Add a few gold cuffs to elevate this look instantly.

9. Curly Ponytail with Double Braids

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This is a perfect example of how extensions can be used to add a little drama to your ponytail. The double braids and gold coil are a perfect touch.

10. Afro Warrior Ponytail

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Although it may not be an everyday look, this fun warrior ponytail style is anything but boring. Achieve this look with some long extensions and gold string.

What are your favorite ways to spice up a ponytail? Are you inspired by any of these? Let us know in the comments.