A step-by-step guide to creating a bubble ponytail

Your hair can make or break your look, and with warmer temps approaching, what better time to try out a new 'do? Once you've got your spring outfit all planned out, (tie-dye, anyone?) try your hand at making the trendiest take on a classic: the bubble pony. 

Step 1: Prep hair 

az Haircare, $46
Use az Haircare's soothing serum to give your hair tons of extra shine and hold when you style it.

Step 2: Pull hair into a ponytail and smooth

Amazon, $9 
Pull your hair into whatever ponytail style you want (high & tight, pigtails, etc—the possibilities are endless) and run John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme through your hair to minimize frizz.  

Step 3: Use ultra-glam hairties to section your hair

Ulta, $6
Not only will these add an adorable amount of shimmer to your insta photos, they'll totally elevate your hair from your boring black bands.

Step 4: Create the "bubble effect" 

Ulta, $4
Once your hair is all sectioned, use a fine tooth comb (we love this one from The Hair Edit) to tease out your hair.

Step 5: Guarantee an all-day hold

Amazon, $9
Now that you've got a super cute hairdo, you wouldn't want it to come apart in an hour, right? Use a super-strong hairspray like John Frieda's Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to keep your style in check all day long. 

If you want a TikTok tutorial, check out this one by @leilali.n!


Cute summer hairstyle 🌞 #foryou

♬ Line Without a Hook - Ricky Montgomery

Tried this tutorial? Post a selfie of you rockin' it on Instagram, and tag us @girlslifemag!

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by Serena Sherwood | 4/5/2021