Cute and Easy Barbie Ponytail Tutorial

by Laineymariebeauty
7 Materials
15 Minutes

In this tutorial, we’re doing a Barbie ponytail hairstyle inspired by the new movie release!

This high Barbie ponytail is so cute and reminiscent of the iconic Barbie look. Let’s get into it.

Tools and materials:

  • Detangling brush
  • Smoothing cream
  • Hair clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair elastic
Detangling hair

1. Detangle

Detangle your hair with a detangling brush straight out of the shower while your hair is still wet.

Start at the end of your hair and work your way up to your roots.

Applying smoothing cream

2. Apply smoothing cream

Apply smoothing cream with your hands to smooth down the hair against your head. Don’t apply it to your ends.

Brushing hair

3. Brush it back

Brush back only one side of the hair.

Sectioning hair

4. Section off the front

Section off some hair on the front of the unbrushed side.

Sectioning hair

Clip it away. 

Smoothing hair

5. Smooth the hair in the back

Use a brush in combination with the smoothing cream to smooth away any flyaways in the back.

Tying hair

6. Combine the back and side sections into a ponytail

Combine the back and side sections of the hair and brush them back into a high ponytail.

The hair in the front should still be hanging out. Tighten.

Wrapping hair

7. Wrap the front section around the ponytail

Use more cream to smoothly brush the hair in front towards the back, and wrap it around your ponytail. 

Wrapping hair

This will help hide the ponytail. Wrap it tight and it will lift the ponytail to give it the Barbie look.

Pinning ends

8. Pin the ends

Once you get to the ends, stick a bobby pin up into your ponytail to secure them.

Adding hairspray

9. Spray hairspray

Spray hairspray all around to ensure the hair stays in place.


10. Brush

Brush out your ponytail to get rid of any stubborn tangles.

Flipping ends

11. Flip the ends

Use a hair straightener and flip the ends.

Go down your hair as if you’re straightening it, and then flip the ends towards the sky. Do this for several small sections. 

Flipping ends

The higher up you do this, the bigger the flip you’ll get.

Brushing it out

12. Brush it out

Brush out the flips and you’ll get the perfect Barbie high ponytail.

Barbie ponytail

Barbie ponytail 

Here’s the finished Barbie doll ponytail! This look is so adorable and definitely gives off a Barbie vibe.

Let me know what you think about this look down below!

Next, learn How to Create a Glamorous Bridesmaid Ponytail.

Suggested materials:
  • Detangling brush
  • Smoothing cream
  • Hair clips
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation