Vintage Barbie Bubble Cut Dolls were issued from 1961 - 1967 Barbie's new look in 1961 is said to be influenced by the 1st lady Jackie Kennedy, the fashion icon of the time. The short hair style became know as the Bubblecut. Bubblecut Barbie dolls were sold from 1961 to 1967. Although collectors do not often distinguish the different faces like they do with the ponytail, the Bubblecut's face underwent the same transformation as the ponytail. The first Bubblecut had a small tight hairstyle. As the years progressed her hair got fuller and fuller.