This cool style is unlike any we’ve ever done but I totally love it! I did it with her hair totally dry and so the fly-aways and messiness are more prevalent than normal – but that’s what adds to this style. It can be done on shorter hair or long hair which is a plus!
This tutorial isn’t overly complicated, it was just a bit time consuming. I think it took me about 15-17 minutes, so I sped up the video to show you the highlights of the style.
Step 1 – Make a small ponytail off-center near the crown & secure with an elastic
Step 2 – Flip the ponytail, pushing the ponytail up through the bottom
This works great with a Topsy Tail. If you don’t have a Topsy Tail, you can buy one HERE. I didn’t have mine handy, so I created the style without one.
Step 3 – Pull on the hair above the elastic to make a messy bubble of hair
This can be done a little or a lot – it just depends on how messy and big you want things.
Step 4 – Cinch ponytail as needed to keep things tight
Step 5 – Part hair from each temple and draw to the back of the head
Step 6 – Join the hair to create another ponytail right below the one from Step 2.
Be sure NOT to include any hair from the first ponytail. All of these sections you divide out need to be on their own, and not joined with the rest.
Step 7 – Flip this second ponytail & gently pull hair out from above the elastic
Step 8 – Cinch ponytail as needed so this bubbled ponytail sits right below the first one
Step 9 – Continue making ponytails and flipping them, and pulling out hair until you reach the nape of the neck
You can make these sections as small or as big as you’d like. I did about 4-5 because I wanted things a bit looser and flowing than the tail of the style.
Step 10 – With remaining hair, divide in half. Draw hair around each side and bring to the front of the ponytail.
Step 11 – Secure with an elastic on top of the rest of the hair & flip the ponytail as previously done
Step 12 – Pull hair out above the elastic as desired & cinch tight
Step 13 – Continue the same process until you run out of hair
Step 14 – With the very tip of the hair, flip up or bobby pin up into the rest of the ponytail to hide
Step 15 – Adjust hair as needed so it looks symmetrical and messy as you’d like & spray with hairspray
What do you think? Do you like this look? It’s almost like she’s got curls bunched together or something, rather than messed up flipped ponytails! It’s a fun style for any age & we hope you’ll try it! Be sure to pin and share this one!