The Bubble Ponytail Is the Only Hairstyle You Need to Know This Summer

The hairstyle of the summer is surprisingly easy.

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 ponytail trend picking up traction, the mane game is set to change…

The classic ponytail’s younger, more Instagram-savvy sibling, the best thing about the bubble pony is that it’s super simple to DIY, with a million different ways to style it up!

From HIIT-proof gym styles to head-turning evening looks, for inspiration on how to rock the bubble ponytail trend this summer, look no further.


Popstar Griff with a long bubble ponytail
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Winner of the Brits Rising Star Award, up-and-coming popstar Griff is fast becoming our hair inspiration thanks to her signature bubble pony hairstyles. This Rapunzel-esque look, which she wore on Lorraine, is proof that there’s no such thing as “too long” or “too voluminous” when it comes to bubble braids – more is more!

Ribbon Ties

blonde woman with a bubble pony wrapped in ribbon hair ties
Tie it with a bow. Credit:

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

Workout Wear

blonde woman wearing workout clothes with her hair in a bubble ponytail
Work out in style with this practical yet funky bubble pony. Credit:

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


redhead woman in a pink dress with her hair in a bubble ponytail hairstyle
The little touches make the biggest difference. Credit:

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 TRESemmé Day 2 Volumising Dry Shampoo. Not only will this plump up your locks, but it will also add grit to keep your pony in place.

Double Bubble

back view of a woman with long brunette hair in two bubble ponytail pigtails
Pigtail party! Credit:

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

Party Pony

side profile shot of a woman with a slicked back bubble pony hairstyle
Now here’s a party ready pony if ever we’ve seen one! Credit:

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

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray Front

Shine suggestion: Worried about frizz and flyaways taking away from your look? Use the TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to set your style in place and smooth down any stray strands.

Starry Strands

brunette woman with her hair in a bubble ponytail wrapped in starry tinsel
Stars in their eyes (and their hair), Credit:

This star-adorned bubble pony is a perfect fit for any special occasion you have planned, from birthday parties to Christmas get togethers. Credit:

Bubble Braids

brunette woman with her hair in two boxer braids with bubble ponytail ends
Make your usual boxer braids a bit more exciting. Credit:

This style is 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.

Pearly Pony

brunette woman with long hair in a half up half down bubble ponytail style with pearl hair accessories
Pearls are everything this season. Credit:

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!

With a pearl-embellished bubble pony and curled lower layers, this look would be perfect for bridesmaids all year round. Credit: @sarahs_styling



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