4. Add Braids

Braided Ponytail

Source: Style.com

Regardless of where you part your hair, taking a small piece and braiding it before putting your hair in a ponytail adds a little sophistication to it. You can create a French braid or a simple braid for this technique. You don’t even need a small hair elastic to tie the braid off at the end. Simply tuck it in with the rest of your hair when you finally pull it back to make your ponytail.