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10 Playful French Braided Ponytails for 2024

French braids are that classic hairstyle that every girl should master. They have a beautiful and timeless charm and can be sported in countless ways. This hairstyle can work anytime, anywhere, from elegant weddings to a rough gym day.

A unique spin on the classic French braid is the “french braided ponytail.”

In this article, we’ve curated a list of different and unique ponytails with french braids that are sure to give you some inspiration for your next hairstyle. You’ll find something for all hair textures, colors, and age groups.


Unique French Braided Ponytail Hairstyles

If you want the playfulness of a fun ponytail and the sophistication of an elegant French braid, then these french braided ponytails are the way to go for you. 

1. Side French Braided Ponytail

french braided short ponytail

Styling shorter hair can be a little boring sometimes. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect style for you.

You can braid small sections of your hair into a tiny little french braid and then tie it all together at the back of your head. Thin and tiny side braids with a sleek ponytail look neat, classy, and tidy.


2. Low Pony with Side French Tails

french braided low ponytail

This hairstyle is a slightly different version of the first hairstyle.

If you have longer hair and want a low ponytail, just take some the side of your hair and tie them up low into a french braided ponytail for a timeless and beautiful hairstyle. 


3. Messy French Half-Ponytail

half up french braided ponytail
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If you want to show off your beautiful hair by letting it open yet want a simple, easy french twist, then this hairstyle is just right for you.

All you have to do for this one is to braid a tiny top section of your hair into a French braid and tie it up into a high half ponytail. You can also wrap a strand of your hair around the hair tie for a better look.


4. Low French Ponytail

french braided ponytail for blonde hair
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This hairstyle is easy, breezy, and beautiful. It’s the most similar to an actual French braid you just have to replace the braid with a ponytail.

All you have to do is start braiding your hair into a French braid and when you reach the end at the back of your head, tie your hair up into a pony.


5. Double French Pigtails

french braided pigtails
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French braids are extremely versatile and look amazing however your style them. One such way is to make pigtails out of your french braids.

It’s a no-brainer, just braid two French braids on either side of your head, and tie them with a hair tie at the end. The look is simple yet so edgy.


6. French Tail Hairdo

french braided high ponytail
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Are you looking for a new and unique hairstyle for your kids that will last the entire school day? If yes then we’ve got your back. This hairstyle might look a bit tricky at first glance, but it’s pretty simple.

All you’ve got to do is to braid the upper half of your kids’ hair into a French braid as you’d normally do. Then you have to take the leftover hair and the braid and tie it all together into a neat and tight french braided ponytail. Wasn’t it easy?


7. Fancy French Hairdo

french and fishtail braided ponytail
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A unique and fresh hairstyle, this one is also one of those hairstyles that looks complicated but is pretty easy.

To start, take a very tiny section from the top part of your hair and make start making a tiny braid. Keep adding tiny small sections from the side of your hair to give it a webbed look. Tie it all up into a high ponytail. You can also add a small fishtail to the ponytail for added effect.


8.  Messy Rope Tail

messy french braided ponytail
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For special occasions, we all want that look that is messy yet has a subtle hint of class to it. This hairstyle is perfect for weddings, dates, or even prom.

This is a loosely tied rope tail, braided like a French braid.  You can pull outsides of your hair as per your liking, to achieve this messy hair look.


9. Fish Ponytail

long french braided ponytail
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If you’re bored of the plain old hairstyle then we’ve something new and exciting for you.

What you need to do is twist your ponytail into a thick fishtail and voila! You’ve got the perfect urban chic hairstyle for yourself.


10. Fancy Mermaid French Braid

french braided ponytail
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This one’s definitely for fancier occasions. For this one, you’ve to make a simple french braid with a ponytail. Once you’re done, you have to pull out tiny sections from the side of the braid to achieve this gorgeous and elegant look.


These practical, simplistic yet stylish hairstyles are here to save you from a last-minute rush. All you need is a bit of practice to perfect these braiding techniques to start achieving the picture-perfect hairstyle of your dreams.