A fun genie ponytail and DIY headpiece
Now that October is here, we are super excited to kick off our Halloween Hairstyles tutorial series today with a cute genie hairstyle and DIY veil / headpiece! Anyone planning on being a Genie for Halloween?
Did you watch "I dream of Jeannie" back in the day? I sure did! You may remember that Jeannie wore her hair like this, but with a thick braid wrapped around the base of the ponytail (in front of the fabric ponytail holder.) You could easily add a braid to this style if you want more of an "I dream of Jeannie" look! If your hair is not long enough or thick enough to do that, I have also seen synthetic braided ponytail holders which would slip right over the top of the ponytail and save you some stress.
This costume accessory and hairstyle could work for a "generic genie" as well as a Jasmine inspired Disney Princess costume. Of course, you can use any color of fabric you like. I would recommend finding fabric which is sheer and quite thin, as it will look more authentic and will lay nicer. ;) If you want to get creative, you can embellish this look by adding beads, glitter, sequins, or other fancy décor to your finished design!
This high ponytail hairstyle and "genie ponytail holder" are both super easy to make. No sewing is involved here, and the ponytail of course is nothing extravagant. Now all you need is a cute Genie costume to go with your hairstyle!
- 1 strip of fabric, approximately 2 inches wide by 5 ft long
- 1 rectangle piece of fabric, approximately 2ft x 3ft
- 1 empty toilet paper (or paper towel) tube
- 2 small safety pins (or a hot glue gun)
- 1 hair elastic for the ponytail
- curling iron or wand (optional)
Genie Hairstyle and DIY Headpiece Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
Still looking for Halloween costume and hairstyle ideas? Click here to browse our Halloween Hairstyles playlist on YouTube which includes several Disney Princess hairstyles from Frozen (Elsa and Anna,) Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and more!