Princess Jasmine Ponytail | Bubble Braid

You may recognize this as the ponytail that Princess Jasmine wears in Disney’s Aladdin, which makes for a super cute hairstyle for Halloween!

For many of you moms, Bubble Braids will not be new to you as they were popular back in the mid to late 1980’s. Interestingly, I have been seeing them around lately! Fans on YouTube have been saying that some female characters in today’s video games have been sporting this ‘do.

Back view of the Bubble Ponytail

This style is really easy to to do, as all you need is to secure a low ponytail in the hair.  Then, simply rat each section a little {to add volume} before securing the next band.

After placing that next band, you can gently tug the hair up into the secure section from the remaining hair to create the bubble/poof effect around the ratted hair.  Then do the same for the remaining sections.

Side view of the Bubble PonytailThe hair bubbles can be as little or big as you wish, by the amount of hair that you tug in, and if you secure the bands closer together… you can get some incredibly flat bubbles for an even more dramatic effect!  You may also choose to do two ponytials, or use this in a fun combo for Crazy Hair Day!  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 4 clear rubber bands, hairspray, accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

* Note from Mindy: I apologize for the camera angle, as my hubby was out of the country on business when we filmed this. One of my 11-year old twins volunteered, and she actually did a fantastic job… don’t you think???

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. Hi I love that hair style and with my hair the coolness is that every bubble just gets smaller!!! 🙂 🙂 😉 😉

  2. I luv this pony tale it is soo cute and I really like the little bubbles! And by the way Your daughter did a great job filming

  3. Cute! I want to see Aladin now. And your daughter did great filming! Kinda funny, one twin filming the other. 🙂

  4. Hey, that’s cool! I do something similar with my daughter’s hair, minus the ratting and “bubbly” sections, when we’re in a hurry and I need her hair up (like when we’re running late to swimming lessons). I call it a biker ponytail, because I learned it from biker guys with long hair. I think she’ll be much more receptive to a Jasmine ponytail with bubbles! LOL

  5. Hey I was wondering if you knew any good ‘do’s for someone with long hair? Mine is past my butt and since I seem to be creative in just about anything BUT hair (haha) I would really like some ideas! All of these cute hairstyles are great, I would just like to know some good ones for longer hair? Thanks so much!

  6. Haha this is hilarious because, ever since I was little my Mom always did this on me and said it was the Jasmine hairdo. We just made it up off of watching Aladdin. We decided to try it one day, because we needed new ideas for hairdos. It’s great to see that people are starting to use it, just like we do!

  7. Your kids have such thick hair. My daughter’s hair is so thin and she moves way too much for me to do any styles (she just turned four). But I love watching these videos…

  8. Love it!! I just saw something like this in a magazine. (Star or Us Weekly, something like that) I can’t wait to try it. By the way, your daughter did a great job filming!!

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