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Easy Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial

bubble ponytail hairstyle

Well, this bubble ponytail hairstyle tutorial can definitely be done with shorter hair, but I think it’s more fun when your hair is longer because you get more “bubbles”! Okay, let’s start to create it!

bubble ponytail hairstyle

Step 1

Pull up half of your hair and secure it with a clear elastic. I also tug on some pieces that are pulled back to give the top section of my hair some volume instead of having it completely slicked back.

Pull up half of your hair and secure it with a clear elastic.

Step 2

Take a section of the hair in the half-up ponytail and wrap it around the clear elastic until you get to the end of your hair (don’t wrap it super duper tight though!). Then, you’re going to find the clear elastic underneath the ponytail (where it isn’t visible) and pull the small section of hair through the elastic so it stays in place. The only way you’ll have enough “give” to find the elastic is if you don’t wrap the hair super tight at first. Once the hair is threaded through the elastic, you can pull downwards to tighten the hair wrapped around the pony.

Take a section of the hair in the half-up ponytail and wrap it around the clear elastic until you get to the end of your hair

The goal is to completely cover up the elastic and to not see the end of the hair section that’s wrapped around the elastic (it should be hidden under the pony).

cover up the elastic

Step 3

Tease the ponytail. This ponytail is going to be your first “bubble” and you want it to have plenty of volume!

Tease the ponytail

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1-3 until you get to the end of your hair!

Repeat Steps 1-3 until you get to the end of your hair

Pro tip: Because there’s not much of a “bubble” yet, you’ll have to tug a little at this section. Remember, you teased this part of your hair for volume, so it’ll be easy to create a fuller effect!

teased this part of your hair for volume

teased this part of your hair for volume

Don’t forget the repeat of Step 3 – teasing the ponytail!

teasing the ponytail

Repeat all the same steps until you reach the end of the ponytail!

teasing the ponytail  Repeat all the same steps until you reach the end of the ponytail!

teasing the ponytail  Repeat all the same steps until you reach the end of the ponytail!

Don’t forget to tug and loosen the bubble to give it more volume!

Don’t forget to tug and loosen the bubble to give it more volume!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Step 5

Tug at all of the bubbles to loosen them up a bit and to give them a little personality. You want all of the bubbles to be about the same size (vertically & horizontally), and you want the overall look to be messy. If the hairstyle looks a little too polished for your taste, continue tugging and teasing until you like the overall look! And I always hairspray everything down to keep all of my hard work in place.

Tug at all of the bubbles to loosen them up a bit and to give them a little personality.

And there you have it – A fun twist on the normal, boring ponytail! Here’s a pictorial if you’d like to pin it for later:

Tug at all of the bubbles to loosen them up a bit and to give them a little personality.