Messy Bubble Ponytail

Messy bubble pony (click-throughf or the full tutorial) I’ve been playing around with different wet-set techniques to give myself some curls overnight. They’re great in theory, but some are a little trickier than others and can lead to some crazy morning hair. Which is annoying since part of the point of wet-sets are to save time in the morning!

On this particular day, my hair curled in the front, but the back was almost completely straight. Ugh. But there’s nothing like a bad hair day to motivate you to try a new up-do. So I decided to work the weird texture of my hair into a messy bubble ponytail. It’s seriously so easy but can look really cool.Bubble ponytail (click-through for the full tutorial)Step One: Using a clear elastic, make a small ponytail on top of your head.

Step Two: Take a small section of hair on either side of your head and add it to your first ponytail and tie off with an elastic.

Step Three: Continue adding small sections of hair and tying them off. You want to add to the section before so that all of the ponytails are tied together.

Step Four: Stop when you reach the nape of your neck.

Step Five: Pull on each little section to make a bubble. It’s best to watch this step in a mirror to keep your bubbles even and avoid missing a section.

Messy bubble ponytail (click-through for the tutorial)How’s that for making lemonade? I highly recommend trying out this style if your hair is curly, or messy, or just being annoying one morning because it’s super easy, doesn’t take long, and I think the more texture your hair has the better it looks.

You can play with this style and make it your own as well—maybe make a few less ponytails or smaller ones for a different look, or pull it apart more and pull out more pieces for an even messier look. It’s a good save for a bad hair day! Cheers, Rebecca.

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Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice. 

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  • Thanks for your sharing! The information your share is very useful to me and many people are looking for them just like me!

  • cute and easy are my favorite things! Definitely trying this

  • The knowledge you share really changes me in life, I sincerely thank you for the things you have done, sure your blog will help more people. Sincerely thanks

  • Rebecca do you model for your own hair tutorials? If so, I love your hair! 🙂

  • Rebecca, I love the hair tutorials, but you rarely ever show the styles from the front. Also, I think video tutorials would be a great help with the pictures! Thanks again for the inspiration!

  • I love this so much! I cant wait to try it on my hair or my daughters!

  • I so love your hair colour! The tutorials are always nice but unfortunately, my hair doesn’t work the way yours do. I wonder if ABM could find someone with the same crappy combination as me (thin, fine, ultra straight hair plus a very lazy personality 😉 Maybe then I can find inspiration for my hair.

  • Super cute! I haven’t heard the term bubble ponytail but now I see how easy that can be done!

  • Same question! Parent Trap is my favorite movie and you make this to look so adorable — I may need one lol

  • This looks like artwork, I love this style!

  • So cool! I would really love to see your take on a hair style that goes well with a flower crown, as I love your way of styling!

  • So cute! This is a great alternative to a braid, but not as boring as just a ponytail!

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  • Is this your natural colour? It’s beautiful and so glossy! I’m completely envious 🙂

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