How To: Barbie Hair

Barbie is likely to be a popular Halloween look and Ellen Devine of the Sam Villa ArTeam has the “how-to hair” answer right here. Devine, who is also a master stylist at Lunatic Fringe (@Ellendevinehair) shares a quick Barbie look any stylist can teach a guest for an everyday style or Halloween costume.  “I suggest coating your rubber elastics in a lightweight hair oil, it makes them really easy to remove,” says Devine.


Take a small circle section at the back of the crown and secure into a low ponytail. Gather the rest of the hair in front from right behind the ear, drawing a diagonal line to the bottom of the previous ponytail.  Use a finishing brush to smooth and secure the ponytail. 

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Curl the hair left out, including the ponytails, using a Sam Villa Artist Series 2-in-1 Marcel Iron and Wand. If hair has trouble holding curl, wrap it around the iron to create a nice bounce to the hair. Once curls are fully cooled, brush to smooth using a paddle brush. 

For a little extra Barbie volume, use a Sam Villa Signature Series Texture Professional Texturizing Iron on the first two inches of hair at the base. This makes the hair pump up bigger and also holds backcombing better. 

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Starting with the bottom ponytail, place two fingers under the base, grab the tail and flip it up through the hair and pull to tighten. Use a tail comb to lightly backcomb the ponytail and smooth. Flip the ponytail up and secure the hair above the elastic with bobby pins to help avoid splitting. Repeat on top ponytail. Set with hairspray to control flyaways. 

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In the movie. Barbie has fringe, add clip-ons if needed. Then, smooth bangs with a Sam Villa Signature Series SleekrÒ Professional Straightening Iron in a “C” motion to get a little bounce and bevel. 
Add pink accessories, polish, dress…and voilà, Barbie!

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