How to Recreate Margot Robbie's Barbie Movie Iconic Hairstyles

The Diane Team | July 24, 2023
How to Recreate Margot Robbie's Barbie Movie Iconic Hairstyles

With all the buzz surrounding the Barbie movie and the effortless way Margot Robbie rocked the iconic hairstyles, it is no wonder that #barbiehairstyles is a trending topic with 12.3M views on Tiktok. Let us show you how you can bring Barbie to the real world by recreating 3 of our favorite hairstyles from the movie. We will also share some tips on how to slay your Barbiecore hair even in Singapore’s hot and humid weather.

Barbie Hairstyle 1: High Ponytail with Curly Micro-Bangs

Barbie Hairstyle 1: High Ponytail with Curly Micro-Bangs Barbie Hairstyle 1: High Ponytail with Curly Micro-Bangs
Credits: @barbiethemovie/Instagram

One word: cute! The viral Tiktok Barbie high ponytail is well-loved for a good reason! It looks even more adorable when paired with the corkscrew curled micro-bangs worn by Margot Robbie, reminiscent of the first-ever Barbie launched in 1959. The best thing about this look is that it is highly wearable and can be easily recreated on most people while still looking cute and put together.

To recreate the high ponytail, section out and clip your fringe out of the way, then comb the rest of the hair towards the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie.

Take a small section of hair from the ponytail to wrap around the hair tie and pin it in place. Tame any flyaways with hair spray, pomade, or wax. To give extra volume to the ponytail, add clip-on extensions or keep it au naturale by adding some loose curls to the ends to give it a more Barbie-esque look.

For the fringe, if you wish to create the look in its glorious curled entirety, curl it in sections using a small wand barrel. Pin, hairspray it into place, and voila – you are now rocking classic 60s Barbie hair in the modern day! Otherwise, you can style your fringe in your preferred fashion. To complete the entire look, pair it with white sunglasses!

TIP: If you try out the curled bangs, consider using a thin hairnet to keep them in place throughout the day.

Barbie Hairstyle 2: Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail

Barbie Hairstyle 2: Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail
Credits: @barbiethemovie/Instagram

Up next is the super easy but cute bouncy half-up, half-down ponytail. Spotted on Barbie in the movie as she drives down the streets, it is the perfect hairstyle to beat the hot weather for those who want some volume at their crown while having most of their hair down.

Start with adding volume to your hair with dry shampoo. Section your fringe and face-framing pieces. Add volume to the crown by blowing out the roots with a round brush.

Part the top portion of your hair and tie it with a rubber band into a high ponytail tightly towards the crown for more volume. Wrap a strand of hair around the rubber band to hide it. Add curls and a cute ribbon to finish the perfect Barbiecore hair look.

Barbie Hairstyle 2: Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail Credits: @barbiethemovie/Instagram
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TIP: For Barbie hair that is always voluminous and bouncy, opt for hair products that give your hair volume and shine.

We recommend the Diane Bonheur Night Dream Tea Shampoo and Treatment.

The light texture does not weigh hair down, while organic craft oils such as Baobab Oil and Cupuacu Butter deeply repair damaged hair and restore hair elasticity, leaving it soft, luminous, and voluminous.

Barbie Hairstyle 3: Loose Side Braid with Side Swept Bangs

Barbie Hairstyle 3: Loose Side Braid with Side Swept Bangs
Credits: @barbiethemovie/Instagram

Hey Barbie, we feel the same way! But if there is a camera-on meeting, we will definitely attend looking cute. The loose side braid is the perfect hairstyle for this! It helps to keep hair off the nape of your neck while remaining practical and comfortable throughout the day.

Pull hair to your preferred side and plait it. Lightly pull apart the braids for more volume. Secure with a rubber band and add a hair accessory. Curl the ends and pop on a beret to add a cute finishing touch. Wearing this look out and about, and want it to be more dramatic? Consider adding clip-in extensions for extra volume before braiding the hair.

Add a spritz of dry shampoo to absorb any unwanted oil to keep your bangs looking breezy and fresh throughout the day. If you have darker hair, opt for a dry shampoo with no white residue to keep your hair looking its best without worrying about white flakes.

TIP: Avoid getting dry shampoo on your face or forehead by lifting your bangs and spraying on the underside!

Barbie Hairstyle 3: Loose Side Braid with Side Swept Bangs Credits: @barbiethemovie/Instagram

Tips on Achieving the Barbie Hair of Your Dreams

Barbie is well known for her shiny, bouncy hair that looks great 24/7. Considering that she is a doll, is achieving her gorgeous locks unrealistic? We think not! Below are three tips to achieve beautiful tresses like hers.

Tip 1: Identify a haircare routine that addresses your hair needs

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Identify your hair needs, and find products that target them. For people with thin, flat hair, achieve Barbie’s voluminous locks by opting for volumizing hair products such as Diane’s Volume & Scalp Shampoo and Treatment. For those with thick or normal hair, maintain your luscious locks by choosing products that help to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. The goal is to work towards healthy hair that will always look great no matter what hairstyle you choose!

Tip 2: Keep a bottle of dry shampoo handy

Dry Shampoo

With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, even hairstyles that start cute can end up greasy and flat by midday. Bring a bottle of travel-sized dry shampoo when you head out for quick and easy touch-ups on the go! The result? Fresh, bouncy-looking hair 24/7!

Tip 3: Finish your hairstyle with a leave in treatment

Diane Perfect Mist Leave In Product

For ultimate shine, add a leave-in product to your hair ends! They can come in many textures, such as oil, mist, and essence. Choose one that suits your hair type and add it to your vanity table!


Barbie Movie Margot Robbie Hair

We hope you enjoyed learning how to recreate Barbie’s iconic hairstyles with us. Whether or not you choose to wear them, we hope you find the haircare tips we shared helpful in your journey towards more beautiful hair!