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The bubble pony is a hairstyle that easily translates from day to night. It can add a spark to your go-to ponytail during the day or be a highlight of your evening look. In addition to being a no-heat-necessary style, it has the ability to shape your ponytail with a variety of finishes and embellishments to make your hair stand out. Keep reading to learn our top tips for creating this Y2K-inspired look.

Our Favorite Ways To Enhance Your Bubble Ponytail

While we love a low-key bubble pony, there are always ways to spice up the look.

  • Add colored hair ties
  • Add peek-a-boo tendrils or micro braids
  • Embrace your natural texture
  • Add hair extensions for a fuller or longer look
  • Affix crystals or add bows or barrettes when possible

How To Create The Look:

Whether starting on freshly styled hair or working with a second-day style, the key to creating the perfect bubble ponytail comes down to the products used to get the look. Stylist @madeandtaylored swears by the following Redken products.

Max Sculpting Gel

This gel is ideal to not only get a high-shine look, but can also be used to add embellishments like this glitter hair tutorial. It gives you maximum control for any and all sleek hairstyles.


Brushable Hairspray

Flexible and fierce, this spray keeps your style in place with 24-hour humidity resistance, so you don’t have to worry about missing a beat.

Spray Wax

Define your look and create dimension with this finishing spray that adds invisible texture and just the right amount of hold.


The Steps:



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