7 Ways to Wear a Bubble Ponytail
The trending '90s style is actually easy to do.
Thanks to TikTok, the bubble ponytail is the latest '90s hairstyle to make a comeback. Unlike other beauty trends born on the app, this look is actually pretty easy to create, whether you have straight or coily hair.
And while Gen Z is just discovering this throwback trend in 2021 (among other staple beauty looks), #hairtok isn't the only source of inspiration for anyone who is into the bubble ponytail. Celebrities have not only been wearing the look this summer too, it's been a mainstay on the red carpet for years.
So before you pick up the boar bristle brush, bobby pins, hair elastics, and hair spray, we've gathered some of the best celebrity takes on the trending hairstyle.
Two is better than one, in the case of Gigi Hadid's tiny face-framing bubble ponytails with clear mini elastics. If you're into this Y2K take on the bubble ponytail and want to recreate the style, try Goodie's Ouchless Elastics.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas brought the sleek bubble ponytail to the 2021 BAFTA Awards in London. Here, she wrapped a strand of hair around the base of the pony and left her wavy curtain bangs out. These small details give the look a '60s vibe. When creating the bubble, gently tug on them to make the sections more voluminous. Try blasting each section with dry shampoo for extra grip and hold. May we suggest the one from Chopra Jonas's Anomaly line?
Yara Shahidi has worn a number of bubble ponytails on Grown-Ish, including this one, which features a sleek finish and hair rings.
At the 2017 InStyle Golden Globes party, the star pulled her curls into a low braid and then sectioned the plait into a bubble ponytail.
Here, Tessa Thompson's bubble pony is all wrapped up, thanks to celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway. The actress' ponytail was sectioned off using black ribbon.
Of course, Ariana Grande's massive bubble ponytail goes down to her knees. The singer's hairstylist Josh Liu accessorized the gigantic updo with a black bow.
Back in 2017, Vernon François gave Serena Williams a bubble ponytail that's worthy of the GOAT. The updo is high, sleek, and accessorized with gold clips and wire to tie into the Grecian theme of her dress. For extra shine, finish off a high bubble pony like the tennis star's with a shine-boosting spray like the one from François's namesake haircare line.