Recreating The Most Popular Hairstyles From Instagram’s @BarbieStyle (Tutorial)

Alright, who’s guilty of leaving their doll’s hair the exact same way they bought it? *raises hand sheepishly*

Today I’m going to be showing you how to recreate a couple of the most popular hairstyles from @BarbieStyle -these ones are super easy, I promise!

TIP: Having trouble with flyaways? Wet the doll’s hair first, then style. When the hair dries, the style will stay perfectly in place! This works especially well with braiding.

(I, regrettably, did not follow this tip myself. Although I really should have -the flyaways are annoying me just as much as they annoy you, I promise!)

If you look through the @BarbieStyle Instagram account, you’ll see the same hairstyles being used over and over, so it’s likely they just have a bunch of different dolls with different hairstyles and swap them around.

The top-knot in the picture is parted in the centre, but I find it much easier to part on the side.

To begin, take a section of hair from the front.

Twist the hair around and around with your fingers. This will make it easier to shape into the bun and the end result will be much neater.

Swirl the hair into a bun shape, as tight as you can, and clip the leftover hair at the back.

And there you have it!


This hairstyle also looks cute on dolls with multicoloured hair.

Ah, Barbie’s signature look! The classic ponytail!

Start by putting your doll’s hair in a ponytail, but leave a small section at the front out.

If your doll’s hair pokes all the way out to the back, slide the hair tie down a bit further.

Wrap the front piece around the hair tie to hide it and secure with a clip.

This hairstyle is effortlessly cool, and perfect for adding a little flair to any outfit.

Take a small section from the front of the doll’s hair.

Plait the hair as you would normally.

Pull the plait back over the doll’s head and secure with a clip or hair tie. Finished! ❤

This cute half up / half down look is super easy to do! You can alter this hairstyle by plaiting the hair, if you like.

Take two small sections of hair from each side.

Twirl the hair through your fingers until it is tight, and repeat on the other side.

Secure the hair with a clip or small hair tie at the back.

What a darling look! This one reminds me of medieval times.

What is your favourite hairstyle? Mine is the knot -I love how it’s so simple, but so stylish!

8 thoughts on “Recreating The Most Popular Hairstyles From Instagram’s @BarbieStyle (Tutorial)

      1. Thank you 🙂 The hairstyles didn’t seem to work. I’ve tried them on a few different dolls, with hair wet and dry and sticky and not. But it ended up becoming a fluffy or sticky mess. Any tips? I tried putting small (and big) amounts of water on the hair, but nothing happened different.


      2. Man, that sucks! Was the hair nice beforehand? I like to soak my dolls hair in a mug of boiling water, and then wash it with liquid dishwashing soap. Then I brush it until it’s knot-free. And then I style, and let it dry in the sun.

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      3. Yes, the hair was completely smooth before I soaked it in a basin full of hot water, then washed it with laundry detergent. I brushed it, and then it went wrong. It would never go right! Just everything fell out. And if it did go well, then when it dried and I picked her up, it fell off!


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