As much as we love a good ponytail (it’s saved our manes more times than we can count), we have to admit that they’re not always the most exciting styles in the world. But with the bubble pony coming into play, the mane game is set to change…
Favoured by A-listers like Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner, this style is the classic pony’s younger, more Instagram-savvy sibling. But the best part? It’s super simple to DIY, with a million different ways to style it up!
Glow up your ponytail: 8 bubble pony styles you have to try
1. Ribbon ties
If you’ve never tried a bubble pony before, start with something simple like this minimal low pony style. To spruce it up a bit, simply trade your regular hair ties for cuter bow ties, to nod to this season’s ribbon hair trend – and ta-da: you’ve got the perfect everyday look! Credit: @sarah.nourse
2. Workout wear
Heading to the gym? Then you’ll need a durable hairstyle that won’t fall out mid-lunge. Ponytails are an easy go-to for gym bunnies, but this bubble pony variation is a more stylish alternative.
It’s practical as it keeps your hair back off of your face, but also radiates major fashion vibes, so it’ll take you from body pump to brunch in one! Credit: @aglassofice
3. Wrap it up
Find yourself lusting over gorgeous hairstyles on Insta but know you’d never come close to recreating them yourself?
Well, now you can make your hair dreams a reality with this intricate wrapped bubble pony. With wrap details around the base of each bubble, it gives the look a care-free boho air that we just love. Credit: @ashpettyhair
Texture tips: This look actually works best on second day hair, so if yours is freshly washed or lacking in volume, add texture using the TONI&GUY Perfect Tease Dry Shampoo. Not only will this plump up your locks, but it will also add grit to keep your pony in place.
4. Double bubble
Looking for a laid back weekend style to wear with your mom jeans? These cutesy double bubble ponytails have definite ’90s vibes about them, with the braided bangs adding a little extra something to the top off the style. Talk about your great hair combos! Credit: @akankshabeniwal
5. Party pony
Out to impress? Add a glam, sophisticated edge to your bubble pony with a slicked-back bouffant detail. Adding height at the roots gives a retro vibe while the glossy sheen gives a neat and polished finish. Credit: @sosheargenius
Shine suggestion: Not sure how to get that shiny finish without your strands looking greasy? Use the VO5 Sleek Creation Hairspray to set your style in place and instead of just locking your look in place, it will also smooth down any stray strands and provide a gorgeous glossy sheen.
6. Starry strands
Christmas is getting closer and with the party invites flooding our inbox, the occasion calls for a look that’ll have you covered throughout the festive season!
This star-adorned bubble pony is a perfect fit for any holiday fun you have planned and has been combining with the star hair trend. It’s a more toned-down take on the classic crimbo hairstyles, but still has plenty of pizzazz. Credit: @blu.kw
7. Bubble braids
What is the bubble braid, we hear you ask? Well, as you can see, it’s essentially a half boxer braid and half bubble pony, with 2 Dutch braids flowing down to the nape of the neck and the lengths tied into fluffy bubbles. How cute! Credit: @hair_byjlowe
Plait prep: Whenever we’re doing braids, we like to prep our hair beforehand by spraying it with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This is because sea salt sprays are great for adding texture into the hair, which in turn makes it easier for you to braid.
8. Pearly pony
Love the look of bubble ponytails but prefer to wear your hair down? Then experience the best of both worlds with this adorable half-up, half-down style!