Retro Barbie Hair

Jan 8

 Last week, I showed you some Barbie makeup and this week, I’m here to show you Barbie hair! If you’re anything like me, when you think of Barbie hair, you think of the signature ponytail (seen above). It’s all about height in the crown, a high pony, and that cute little flip in the ends. Now I’ll show you how to do it in a more modern, funky way!


Start out by using Wella Velvet Amplifier c/o It’s great for adding some texture to start working with the hair. 


Next, use the Spornette Little Wonder (best $8 I’ve spent, by the way) to tease your roots.  It may look a little crazy, but make it as big as you can.  Once you put it in a pony, you’ll lose a lot of the volume, as seen below.


 Now tease the ponytail to add some height. It’s all about the curves with this look! You may also wrap a piece of hair around the ponytail holder, if you’d like.



And voila! You have edgy, modern Barbie hair. For a more classic, polished look, use a curling iron to flip out the ends of the ponytail. The great thing about this look is that you can keep the essentials (high crown, teased pony), but change the look up entirely. It can go polished, modern, retro, etc. all with just a few extra steps!

What’s your favorite Barbie look?



  • Elissa

    I have so much trouble teasing my hair :(

    • blackblondeone

      Really? Are you using the proper brush? What particular is the trouble?

      • Elissa

        My hair is really thin so if it’s clean it won’t work at all and if it’s dirty it can just look kind of sparse and messy. I can never get it smooth and sleek. I always end up with weird lumps and bumps.

        • blackblondeone

          My hair is fine too, so that can be difficult sometimes. Have you tried dry shampoo as a base? Rita Hazan has colored base ones, so it makes the hair look more full.

  • Catherine Harper

    That looks so great! And down here, your hair can never be too high. “The higher the hair, the closer to God!” :P

    • blackblondeone

      Hehe. I do love that saying!

  • rachelssymbioticlife

    Hey it’s my favorite hairstyle! lol. I usually wear my bangs on a deep side part.

    • blackblondeone

      If I had bangs, I would totally do that!

  • Iris

    Love this look, it’s a classy hair bump :)

    • blackblondeone

      Hehe. Thank you!

  • Kim A.

    so cute!

    • blackblondeone

      Thanks, Kim!