Paris Fashion Week has been full of hairstyle surprises, not least the sophisticated bubble ponytails seen on the runway at the Valentino Fall-Winter 2014 shows. Yes, that's right, bubble ponies can be sophisticated. This is hardly breaking news. L'Oréal Paris spokesmodel Blake Lively attended the annual Met Ball with her hair pulled back into a loose bubble ponytail last year with some ultra-glamorous results.
The question is: can a hairstyle like this work in the real world?
In a word, yes!
There are loads of different ponies out there to try; it's all about putting a fresh spin on this, the original (and easiest) updo! The bubble pony is no different, it just all depends on how you style it.
Because this hairstyle is quite playful, it looks great when contrasted against more formal, "grown-up" attire. Similarly, any makeup worn with this ponytail should be kept simple and elegant in order to avoid any potential Barbie comparisons.
Get the look
If you're thinking about trying a bubble pony anytime soon, you might be happy to know that it's a super easy hairstyle to recreate! Or not, it is a ponytail, after all... you just need plenty of hair elastics!
Step one: After blow-drying your hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for instantly smooth tresses.
Step two: Brush it through and gather into a low pony at the nape of your neck.
Step three: Create the bubbles by tying hair elastics at regular intervals all the way down the lengths of the pony. Then, pull them out slightly for a more volumized bubble.
Step four: For long lasting hold, mist with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.
That's it! Feeling inspired?