Have you seen the latest hair trend to hit social media? If not, prepare to be amazed as you take a look at bubble ponytails. This unique style features bubble-shaped sections along the ponytail length.
A bubble ponytail is a bouncy and voluminous ponytail that looks gorgeous on any hair type. It’s fun, flirty, and youthful, making it one of the most popular trends for hairstyles this season. If you’re looking to go big with your summer hairstyles, there’s no better way than with an over-the-top hairdo. Consider trying one of these bubble ponytail styles this season, and you’ll be the talk of the town! All you need is some hairstyling product and creative hands– because it’s not enough to just have great hair if you can’t show it off!
Awesome Styles Of Bubble Ponytails
If you have been on Instagram lately, you have probably seen all kinds of creative ponytail styles. A bubble ponytail is a great way to switch things up if your usual hairstyle gets boring or you want something different but don’t know what to do with your hair.
We have compiled some examples of bubble ponytails to see what they look like. You’ll notice that there are many ways to wear them; they aren’t just one specific type of style. They can be worn in various ways, depending on your personal preference.
1. Party Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails have been around for a while, but only recently have they started to take off as a popular trend. With many women sporting these cute dos out at parties and clubs, it’s easy to see why they’re so appealing. Stylish and easy to wear, bubble ponytails make a fun look that looks especially good with youthful summer outfits! Want to try one? Try adding some accessories like these white roses in this picture!
2. Reddish And Sleek Bubble Ponytail
It is a very trendy look, thanks to its bright shade of red. If you don’t mind standing out from all those other girls with blonde or brown hair, we highly recommend you try adding a streak of red for an edgy look! Oh, and if it’s not enough to make heads turn everywhere you go, did we mention that these hairstyles are also very easy to achieve?
3. Twist And Simple Bubble Ponytail
This version is for beginners and will have you looking like a star in no time. Begin by brushing your hair from roots to ends. Use a comb to create tension at the crown, so your hair gets a puffed-up look at the front. Create a traditional ponytail and twist and secure small sections for a bubble effect.
4. Golden Hair Ties Bubble Ponytail
Some dry shampoo, a few elastic hair bands and bobby pins, a little tease, and some golden ties can do wonders for your bubble ponytail. Finish this look with spray wax, and you got a hairstyle that will get everyone talking about it. We recommend these fun hair ties to make your regular ponytail stand out.
5. Wrapped Bubble Ponytail
Honestly, we don’t like to see naked hairbands on show on otherwise super sophisticated bubble ponytails. Hair strands wrapped around the ugly-looking elastic bands give a neat and thoughtful vibe, and we are all on the same page on this. So, once you have secured all your hair, take a thin strand from underneath and wrap it over the top to hide any exposed elastic bands or ties.
6. Layer Poofy Bubble Ponytail
If you’re looking for a head full of volume, then try a layered poofy bubble ponytail. Gather some hair from the hairline at the top and tie a ponytail to achieve this look. Then, add more hair to this ponytail from underneath in a horizontal section and tie a new ponytail at least 2 inches below the first ponytail. It will give you your first bubble. Now keep repeating this process until you reach the nape of your neck.
7. Hearty With Extreme Bubble Ponytail
A heart-shaped swoop bang accompanied by an extreme bubble ponytail gives this hairdo a flirty vibe that makes it an ideal hairstyle for valentine or weddings. You’ll need a hot comb or straightener to straighten out the bang for a sleek heart swoop bubble ponytail. Plus, use a styling product (according to your hair type) to keep the swoop in place and add shine to the heart. Once the swoop is done, proceed with a bubble ponytail.
8. Classy And Fun Bubble Ponytail
There’s a reason that bubble ponytails are all over Instagram. As summer rolls in, you can see them everywhere—in malls, local cafes, and near your beach. You can wear the simple, classy, and fun bubble ponytail like the one in this picture anywhere from work to party, shopping, or luncheon, and it will look ravishing. The wavy look of this bubble ponytail has our heart!
9. Vogue With Sunnies Bubble Ponytail
Just when you thought ponytails couldn’t get any trendier, it has! You can wear a bubble ponytail for a trendy summer look with a little practice. No wonder there is so much hype about them. We are sold as soon as we start seeing pictures on social media like this gorgeously textured bubble ponytail with chic sunnies and vogue copy in hand! So, we suggest that you try one yourself, as soon as possible!
10. Knotted Bubble ponytail
In a knotted bubble ponytail, your hair is pulled back into a traditional ponytail using a texturizing product to get a sleek and shiny appearance. Take a big section of hair and wrap it around the hairband like a massive knot, giving this hairstyle an edgy twist. Create the bubbles on the ponytail and puff them up by pulling out the section with your thumbs and index fingers. Depending on your hair length, you can do as many bubbles as possible.
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11. Special Occasion Bubble Ponytail
Don’t let go of your bubble ponytail just yet if you want to look sophisticated! Try out a bubble ponytail for a special occasion, such as weddings or galas, where you need to look extra-stylish. To get this look, section your hair into two parts—Like when you do a half updo. Tie the upper half in a ponytail. Then gather all hair, including the half updo ponytail, and tie it up in a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Now create more sections for the bubble effect as your hair length permits.
12. Silky Wave Bubble Ponytail
Giving an illusion of a silky wave, the diminishing bubbles in this half updo hairstyle have caught our attention! It is one of those hairstyles that are high on style and low on maintenance. If you want to create an awesome look for your hair without spending a lot of time in front of your mirror in an awkward position, then a silky wave bubble ponytail is what you should choose. It’s a perfect style for medium-length silky straight hair.
13. Long Knotted bubble Ponytail
The long knotted bubble ponytail is a relatively new hairstyle that has become popularized by celebrities. The introduction of long and thick extensions gives this Afro-inspired bubble ponytail a beautiful thick look that isn’t possible with thick hair. Start by creating a knotted ponytail high up on your head. Then attach extensions and create bubbles with teased hair. Make a style statement with a long knotted bubble ponytail the next time you attend an event!
14. Funky Bubble Ponytail
If you and your school-going girl are bold enough to try something hip, you’ll love this hairstyle. Red hair ties and red bows add a funky touch to your bubble ponytail, which is a traditional look with more style. You can even try some glittery accessories if you like. Borrow this idea to create a playful hairdo for your girl and make her school event memorable. All you need is red hair ties and a ribbon for a day full of compliments!
15. Triple Momos Bubble Ponytail
If you ask us, the momos bubble ponytail is a pretty hot look to try. Three perfectly positioned bubbles add just the right edge to an otherwise prim ponytail style. And if the look gives more party-worthy vibes than a workday staple, keep in mind that you can save this look for special occasions. It’s worth a shot if you ask us!
16. Red Winey Bubble Ponytail
It is a gorgeous two-in-one hairdo if you want to keep your natural hair in a protective style with a bit of flair. Inspired by cornrows, this bubble ponytail hairstyle is created for natural hair enthusiasts. Wine red extensions transformed into a bubble ponytail look so realistic you’ll forget they’re not your real gorgeous strands! Use them to add oomph to your protective hairstyle.
17. Dark Cool Blonde Bubble Ponytail
If you are a fan of styling your hair in trendy dos and prefer something new for summer, then a bubble ponytail is a trend that may be just for you. A dark, cool blonde bubble ponytail looks extremely stylish in such a hair color, but you will be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to obtain one. It’s only necessary to straighten your locks in small sections and spray them lightly with some sea salt spray if you want to achieve a longer-lasting effect and save time for styling.
18. X-Mas Tree Bubble Ponytail
Few things scream Christmas as loud as an X-mas tree, so if you’re looking for a way to stand out at your holiday party, consider taking inspiration from one. Get a bubble ponytail in a cool shade of blonde and pull it off with a side swoop. The result is fresh and festive: No one will have seen anything like it before! Wear a beautiful glittery dress, and you are all set for family X-mas dinner!
19. Front Bangs Bubble Ponytail
Before you start working on your hairstyle, you’ll want to be sure your hair is cut and styled to allow such an edgy look. A traditional bob haircut with long bangs will do just fine, though bangs can be an acquired taste for some women. If you’re not ready to commit to full-on bangs, consider adding side-swept bangs or a side part instead. Either one will make it easier for you to achieve bubble ponytail perfection!
20. Silky Vintage Bubble Ponytail
It is a very loose and silky vintage bubble ponytail that is great for everyday wear. See how this picture is giving vintage vibes?! Depending on your accessories and dress choice, you can easily create this look. Remember that you will have to tease your hair first to get a nice textured bubble ponytail if you want to look like a celebrity-style starlet!
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21. Scrunchie Delight Bubble Ponytail
Getting a ponytail to look just right can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re rushing. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to achieve an elegant look quickly and easily, such as using scrunchies and other accessories. However, if you look closely, this bubble ponytail isn’t using any such styling aids, and double knotted hair strands are used to hide the hair elastics. You can also opt for this technique or use scrunchies if you are short on time!
22. Braided Bubble Ponytail
For those who want to go crazy with their bubble ponytail, try braiding it and using a rubber band to secure it. Then, create bubble sections in the low ponytail. While doing that, don’t forget to hide those elastics by wrapping hair strands on them all. This lady has beautiful layered hair, and we are obsessed with how the bubbles show those natural curls add so much texture and personality to the overall look.
23. High And Mighty Bubble Ponytail
If we could choose only one favorite style among all that we share, we’ll choose this high and mighty bubble ponytail! The long front bangs and high-up ponytail add so much glamour to this hairdo without being too in your face. Use a styling product to keep all those little curly hair in its place. And since you can wear it almost anywhere, you’ll never be bored with your hairstyle again!
24. Chic Low Bubble Ponytail
One of the hottest hair trends for spring and summer is a bubble ponytail. And you don’t need fancy products or tools to achieve it. Start by making a low ponytail and tie rubber bands dividing the ponytail into small sections, then poofing out the sections into bubbles. It’s such a simple and gorgeous hairdo that even the visible rubber bands add to its beauty instead of being a turn-off!
25. Weavers Nest Bubble Ponytail
This ponytail gets this name because the bubbles look exactly like a weaver’s bird nest. These bubbles are slightly elongated, which gives a nest-like feel. The nest bubbles are created using shiny black plastic-like hair ties, giving the ponytail a uniquely fashionable look. The first high-up bubble adds an edgy and fun factor to this beautiful bubble ponytail. If you like looking different from the normal crowd, the weavers’ nest bubble ponytail is the style to try.
26. Glossy Pistil Bubble Ponytail
This glossy pistil bubble ponytail is going to be adored by many. It will be a great hairstyle for ladies with naturally thick and straight hair. However, even with your wavy hair, you can achieve this look if you have a straightening iron. For those with somewhat dull hair, a gloss spray at the end will work wonders for adding shine. So, leave your doubts and get this look now!
27. Garlic Smoked Bubble Ponytail
This bubble ponytail style can be mistaken for a rope of garlic bulbs, and rightly so! The shape of these bubbles in the ponytail looks exactly like garlic heads, and when done on black hair, it does look like a garlic smoked bubble ponytail. And we certainly have nothing against garlic! It’s an exotic flavor that many like, so go for this ponytail style if you like and get people talking.
28. Pearly Strands Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails are no-brainer kinds of updos that can work for anyone. As for the style under discussion, long and wavy hair will be ideal. A twisted updo with some loose strands on the sides gives it a very laid-back yet sophisticated air. At the same time, the wavy hair texture is solely responsible for the desired volume of this bubble ponytail. Use pearl-decorated headbands if you are styling your hair for any special occasion.
29. Textured Bubble Ponytail
Try this look on unwashed hair and see the magic! Your hair will be transformed from dirty to textured instantly! Some dry shampoo will help you handle your hair more easily if you have freshly washed hair. Bubble ponytails are easy to style and create a look that is anything but boring. Also, instead of creating bubbles in a long ponytail, try to create bubbles in layers for a better-textured effect to get the same look as the one in the picture.
30. Twist Braided Bubble Ponytail
We are always in awe of the hairstyles that incorporate more than one technique to create a unique and customized look. It is a fabulous hairstyle that is perfect for long wavy hair. Start by creating double twist crown braids as half up, half down hair. Then, tie a ponytail by gathering all the hair at the back of the neck. Finally, tie massive bubble sections in the ponytail. The result is a stunning hairdo that is relaxed but elegant and can be worn to any occasion with confidence.
31. Looped Balls Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails aren’t your average hairstyle when you add a signature touch that is unique to you only. This style features massive bubble sections that are taking our breath away! If you have long hair, consider this looped ball bubble ponytail for a fun new look that will set you apart from all other ladies. Start with the first small bubble section and proceed to big ball-like sections. The use of long extensions is necessary to create this bubble ponytail. We are going to save this look for our next fashion gala!
32. Slightly Messy Bubble Ponytail
Messy hair never goes out of style. Try out this look if you have unwashed thick hair for one or two days. Wavy hair will give the best results if you aim for a chaotic vibe. Don’t lose heart if you have dead straight hair, as you can still get it right by using a curling iron to create some soft waves and then creating a bubble ponytail to add volume to your crown area. It’s an easy and stylish look that you can wear for work or fun!
33. Dark Lotus Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails are all about getting a look that appears effortless, and going for all black feels very classy and fashionable. Dark lotus has your best shot if you’re trying to achieve a trendy bubble ponytail at home. This girl with natural hair has opted for dark extensions for a voluminous ponytail that looks super pretty, sleek, and lustrous. Also, if you have natural hair, don’t forget to style your baby hair for that ultimate party look.
34. Side Braided Bubble Ponytail
Have you ever seen a hairstyle that oozes sheer awesomeness? We have! And we are certain that anyone who sees this one-sided Dutch braid incorporated into a bubble ponytail will agree with us. This side braided bubble ponytail is a simple hairstyle that many girls can do themselves. It’s a good everyday style, and it’s so cute! All you need to create a side braided bubble ponytail is long hair, a styling product to keep the hair from falling out, and some creativity!
35. Cream Dip Choco Knots Bubble Ponytail
Get ready to get a lot of attention with this cream dip choco knots super cute Bubble Ponytail! It is a great style for summer. And what makes it so cute is light brown hair tied into a bubble ponytail that reminds us of chocolate knots! We can’t stress enough to use dry shampoo when creating voluminous hairstyles while protecting your hair from frizzing.
36. Half Braided Bubble Ponytail
Braided half ponytail hairstyles are a hot trend for girls with thin hair as they add instant texture and body to dull and thin hair. Whether you have fine, curly, or wavy locks, you can always pull off these trendy braided styles. The hairdo features a beautifully curled side bang and a knotted high ponytail. The second section of the bubble ponytail is braided instead of giving a bubble effect, while a normal bubble ponytail follows after this. So, if you want to give your favorite thin, straight hair a boost, try a bubble ponytail.
37. Colorful Ties Bubble Ponytail
If you have been tired of the usual hairstyles for your little girl with beautiful hair, why not try something completely different? We are sure you will agree that the Bubble ponytail is unique. It offers a playful version of the grown-up’s hairstyle. Use colorful elastic hair ties and matching bow pins to add a wow factor if you dress her up for a family outing or a birthday party. This hairstyle is proof that you don’t need much effort to create something fabulous. You’ll also love how easy they are to create and maintain!
38. Double Layer Bubble Ponytail
Here is an awesome twist to the common bubble ponytail, and we love the playfulness and fun factor this style exhibits! Start by parting your hair in two sections as you would when creating two pigtails. Secure one side with a hair catcher and start working on the other side. Use dry shampoo to hold your hair better and create a layered bubble ponytail at one side. Then repeat the same procedure with the other half. When all is done, spray your new hairdo with hairspray for extra hold and shine!
39. Swoop Bubble Ponytail
If you struggle to choose a bubble ponytail style that will look good on you, we have got you covered! With so many different styles available for inspiration, finding one that suits your personality becomes overwhelming. However, a swoop bubble ponytail is an excellent option if you have natural hair. This hairdo keeps your hair in place while giving you an elegant hairstyle to flaunt your femininity. Plus, bubble ponytails are a great way to try out many different looks without investing lots of time or money—and you can try as many styles as you like without committing!
40. Pearl Ties Bubble Ponytail
If there were a perfect hairstyle for weddings, it would be this! These pearl ties are a unique twist on the standard elastic ponytail ties that gives a gorgeous look to this hairdo. It is a simple hairstyle, but the use of pearls enhances its beauty to the next level. It’s a match made in heaven when the bubble ponytails are adorned with white pearls to go with the white color of the bride’s wedding gown. Pearls are a somewhat formal accessory, so these pearly ties are perfect for special occasions or when you want to dress up your hair for an engagement or wedding.
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41. Golden Ties Bubble ponytail
Are you stuck finding the right character and hairstyle for Halloween or a costume party? Here is a perfect solution to end the dilemma! This extra-long bubble ponytail with golden ties will make you a perfect Jasmine from Aladdin if you can find the perfect Jasmine dress to complement the look! The mile-long, beautifully textured bubble ponytail with golden ties is a dream hairstyle for many girls, which can come true if you are daring enough to try it!
42. Dark Custard Bubble Ponytail
Hey! You girls with naturally curly hair can also enjoy a sleek bubble ponytail if you use the right product for your hair. Curling custard for dark curly hair will smooth out the curls for a sleek-looking ponytail that will make others envious! Use it generously when you tie up your ponytail. It will make your curls more manageable but without compromising the natural kinkiness, which will be still there in the bubble ponytail, adding a beautiful texture and personality that is unique to you!
43. Spider Web Bubble Ponytail
Now, this is a hairstyle for bringing out your fun and adventurous side for a special occasion such as Halloween. Use white elastic hair ties and styling products to create a web-like design before tying a high ponytail. Make the bubble ponytail as usual, and add one or two decorative spiders to your ponytail for an added touch. Apply some purple and silver glitter for effect, and you got a hit hairdo for the occasion!
44. Half-up Ploofy Bubble Ponytail
This hairstyle is very much like double-half-up French braids. But instead of braiding, you tie a ponytail after taking the next layer of hair into your continuous layered bubble ponytail. It’s not a difficult style to recreate and works so well with medium hair lengths. The layers add puffiness to this bubble ponytail style, which is welcoming in a sea of ordinary-looking ponytails!
45. Unmatched Wavlings Bubble Ponytail
Perfect is not always attractive! The unmatched items or the roughness adds individuality to everything, and the unmatched wavy bubbles in the bubble ponytail are the perfect example. Each bubble in this ponytail is of a different shape, making people look at it repeatedly! It should be on your list of hairstyles to try this season!
What Is A Bubble Ponytail?
As the name suggests, a bubble ponytail is essentially a ponytail that involves creating an illusion of bubbles in the entire length of the ponytail. You pull up your hair into a ponytail and tie it with an elastic band. Then you tie elastic bands at equal intervals on your ponytail, dividing it into small round sections. These round sections of the ponytail look like bubbles, giving it the name bubble ponytail.
When Was The Bubble Ponytail Invented?
Bubble ponytails have been around since the 90s or maybe earlier. Still, many people took notice of these voluminous beauties when they appeared on Fashion Week back in 2014 at the Valentino show. However, it has recently enjoyed more limelight after being popularized by TikTok videos and other social media.
More and more bubble ponytails are now seen on runway models, celebrities, and fashion magazines, showing their hair in enviable bouncy ponytails. Celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, and many more have been spotted with these chic ponytails.
How Do You Do A Bubble Ponytail Step By Step?
The bubble ponytail is the hottest hairstyle trend right now, and everyone’s doing it! If you don’t know how to do this hairstyle, don’t worry – we have you covered with this easy guide to creating the perfect bubble ponytail. It’s not as hard as it looks; just follow these steps, and you’ll be well on your way to rocking this trend like everyone else!
- For curly or wavy hair, use a hair straightener to prepare your hair for this hairstyle. Straightening out your hair will give you a sleek-looking ponytail.
- Pull all your hair up in a ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. If you want to conceal the elastic, wrap a thin hair strand around it and use a bobby pin to secure it.
- Now tie elastic bands at about two-inch intervals from each other. You’ll end up with three or more sections depending upon the hair length.
- Pull out these hair sections using your index fingers and thumbs to give them a bouffant effect or bubble shape.
- Lastly, you may want to use hair spray to finish your look.
If you are finding it hard to understand these steps, watch this short video on creating the easiest bubble ponytail on your own!
How Do You Add Volume To Your Bubble Ponytail?
Voluminous bubble ponytails look exceptionally gorgeous compared with droopy ponytails. If you have thin or straight hair, try these tips to add more body and fullness to your bubble ponytail:
- Create a bubble ponytail on hair that hasn’t been washed for two or three days. Teasing and creating a puffed-up bubble ponytail is easier with unwashed hair than with freshly washed hair.
- Generously spray your ponytail with dry shampoo for much-needed fullness and texture. The good thing about dry shampoo is that it doesn’t stiff your hair.
- You can also use a texturizing spray to add volume to your bubble ponytail.
- If your hair is very thin, try adding some hair extensions to give yourself a thick ponytail that everyone will admire!
Bubble ponytails are an awesome and easy way to add volume to your hair. They look great, and they’re simple to create and don’t require many materials. Best of all, bubble ponytails add tons of volume with little effort.
You can create many different hairstyles with a bubble ponytail. As long as you have an idea, it is easy to create your bubble ponytail and play around with different styles to find your favorite. It’s fun to experiment with new looks!
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