Sleek And Chic: 11 Best Celeb High Ponytails To Recreate This Holiday Season

These slick-back hairstyles are perfect for any weather.

Don't be confused; the high pony is more than just an ordinary hairstyle. In Black and Brown communities, it's a rite of passage and the heartbeat of our community.

From once being worn for work purposes only to rocking on blockbuster red carpets and beyond, the high ponytail has evolved, and with every iteration, it remains a staple in salons from coast to coast.

With stellar creativity deeply rooted within our identity, our culture has elevated this popular hairstyle, branding it iconic.

Here is a list of some of our queens who made a statement while wearing the classic style.

  • Lori Harvey

    Sheesh, don't hurt 'em! Lori Harvey rocked this braided pony with her signature baby hairs and a sultry pose for the win.

  • Ashanti

    Ashanti is stealing hearts this season, and we're here for it. The singer went for a sleek and sexy pony, and this style has never been better.

  • Keke Palmer

    Big Bawse Energy! Keke Palmer was jeweled out with a smokey eye and an ultra-high style for her performance at Broccoli City.

  • Marsai Martin

    Marsai Martin is a rising mogul who knows how to stunt on the girls every time! Baby hairs and tight curls, need we say more?

  • Gabrielle Union

    This is her world, and we're just living in it. Gabrielle Union was preppy and posh in Prada from head to toe during Milan Fashion Week. Her best accessory? A winning strut.

  • Issa Rae

    Issa Rae attends the World Premiere of "Barbie" at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on July 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
    Issa Rae a the World Premiere of "Barbie" at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall.

    Issa Rae is that Barbie! With a trophy smile and a million-dollar wave, this beauty is unstoppable.

  • Lisa Raye

    LisaRaye McCoy attends Peacock's "The Best Man: The Final Chapters" Premiere Event at Hollywood Athletic Club on December 07, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
    LisaRaye McCoy at Peacock's "The Best Man: The Final Chapters" Premiere Event.

    Now we know this bombshell is all about white! Lisa Raye wore a knockout dress with a braided pony with touches of green. OK, Lisa!

  • Cynthia Bailey

    If you didn't know, Cynthia Bailey is the main character. Now you know, and oh, this slick back look is A1.

  • Kandi Burruss

     Kandi Burruss attends Ladies Of The A - Breaking Bread & Ceilings Dinner on August 10, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Kandi Burruss at Ladies Of The A - Breaking Bread & Ceilings Dinner.

    It's like Kandi! She amplified this style with volume on top of volume. Get it, girl!

  • Brandee Evans

    Brace yourself because Brandee Evans is coming for our necks! This showstopper took the classic pony up a notch with a set of cornrows.

  • Tems

    Tems attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
    Tems at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

    We can count on Tems not to follow trends but to make them. At this year's Vanity Fair party, she donned a medium-length pony with a blunt cut.

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