A hairstyle we've been seeing a lot of lately is the side ponytail plait. Whether it's on a seasoned hair chameleon, such as Paris Hilton, or up and comers like Heather Morris from Glee and teen-sensation Selena Gomez, this simple hairstyle is soft and feminine - and as these three celebrities show - is also a versatile way to style your hair for any occasion!
The Working Week Side Ponytail Plait
Plaits are not just for school girls anymore! This grown-up version of the side ponytail plait from Paris Hilton is the perfect fit for the office. All you need is a little height through your top section, a stylized knot to secure your plait in place and some fancy fish plaiting through your lengths to take your look from the school yard to the boardroom.
The Party Time Side Ponytail Plait
For a night-time plaited look, this side ponytail from Heather Morris ticks all the right boxes. The teased quiff on top, the soft strands around the face, and the tight plait through the lengths is enough to funk up any outfit and give you a sassy style that'll last the night!
The Weekend Side Ponytail Plait
Even your downtime can benefit from a side ponytail plait! Just add a deep side part like Selena Gomez, pull your hair loosely together, swing all your length to the side and then plait and secure your hair for an effortless style that's big on the wow factor.
Which is your favorite version of the side ponytail plait? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Something else you might like to do is try these great hairstyles on your own photo or a model in our Virtual Hairstyler (just click on the images), or browse our hairstyles for more great looks.