Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed Top image: Cosmo 1. Stack two ponytails to give the illusion of a longer, fuller ponytail. promisetangemanblog.com This trick works great on curly hair, too. youtube.com Time to throw out those extensions ASAP. 2. Do a topsy tail (inverted ponytail) and tuck the ends in to make an easy chignon. yetanotherbeautysite.com 3. For when you just want to get your hair off your neck, do an inverted ponytail on the side. beautyandbedlam.com 4. Or just twist it on over. dailymakeover.com 5. The double knotted pony is an even more interesting variation. hairromance.com 6. Knot two strands of hair for a variation on the ponytail wrap. thebeautydepartment.com Full tutorial here. 7. And speaking of wrapping your pony, there's a trick for that. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF makeup.com The secret is using a CURLING IRON for that tiny strand. 8. Here's a cool trick to get the wrapped pony look, even if you don't have any bobby pins lying around. youtube.com Watch the tutorial here. 9. Get some much needed ponytail height with a little butterfly hair clip. ellepottsie.com 10. Or prop it up with two bobby pins. cosmopolitan.com 11. A tiered ponytail is the most secure way to pull your hair back while exercising. buzzfeed.com It's the perfect hairstyle if you have long bangs or wispy layers that always seem to escape from the grip of your ponytail's elastic. 12. If you have shorter hair, keep the back pieces from falling out by double braiding it. refinery29.com It'll also look awesome, like a cute li'l pineapple. 13. If you have side pieces that frequently fall out, braid the sides. girlslife.com 14. If you have thick hair, this chunky twist is a romantic variation on the side pony. blog.hairandmakeupbysteph.com Get the tutorial here. 15. Give your ponytail that effortlessly messy look by texturizing it with dry shampoo. makeup.com 16. Get Ariana Grande-level ponytail fullness with a ponytail extension. thebeautydepartment.com Get the full directions here. 17. Get a little height on top, no hairspray required, by doing a half-up hairstyle first. xoangelina.com 18. Put a big floppy bow on it. hairromance.com Full directions here. 19. Curl your hair in, like, one minute by putting your hair into a ponytail and dividing and conquering two or three sections. prettygossip.com 20. You don't have to miss out on Brigitte Bardot-esque crown height if you have short hair. keikolynn.com Follow this tutorial to get the look. 21. And if you really don't have enough hair for a ponytail? Stick it in a ponytail cuff. beautyhigh.com 22. Here's a cool technique for getting all those stray baby hairs to stay in your ponytail. divinecaroline.com 23. If you've never quite mastered ponytail dent-free hair, there's a product for that. hairromance.com It's called the InvisiBobble and looks like a vintage phone cord. 24. If you've got thick hair, just separate the bangs out to get more height at the crown. loxabeauty.com See how she did this here. 25. Use a comb to fluff up the middle and back layers before pulling your hair into the ponytail. targetstyle.tumblr.com 26. Get a little help from eyeshadow to fake thicker hair. cosmopolitan.com 27. And finally, if you're frugal, long-haired, and extra adventurous, you can use a ponytail as an easy way to cut layers. howtohairgirl.com diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com Try at your own risk. Get the directions here and more ponytail cutting techniques here.