I’ve had heatless hairstyles on the brain a ton lately and this is one of my favorites! I am always throwing my hair into a messy bun and this little french braid makes it feel a little extra fancy. It’s perfect for running errands, heading to the pool, or whatever your plans are for that day. You’re bound to get tons of compliments for this look and I think it’s a lot easier than it looks! xo, Missy
Upside Down French Braid High Bun Supplies:
Clear elastic band
Upside Down French Braid High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by flipping the head upside down and brush all of the hair upwards. This makes creating the braid a little easier.
Step 2 / Divide off a small section of hair at the nape of the neck and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
Step 3 / To create a french braid first cross the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle and pick up a new section of hair, crossing it over the middle as well bringing it into the braid.
Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Repeat those steps, continuing the french braid, working up the back of the head until hair is brought in hair at the top of both ears.
Step 7 / Now braid the section a little further down and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 8 / Sit back up right and brush all of the hair on top of the head where the bun will be.
Step 9 / Wrap a hair band once over the hair and twist it over the right hand.
Step 10 / With the hair band tight around the hair, remove the elastic band from the end of the braid.
Step 11 / Then to continue the bun, spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun.
Step 12 / Now wrap the hair band twice more over this little bun.
Step 13 / Once it’s wrapped, pull on the edges of the bun until it’s nice and big.
Step 14 / Then tuck the ends back into the hair band at the front of the bun to create another loop.
Step 15 / Pin down any of the edges that are sticking out oddly and set it all in place with hairspray.
If you missed the first vlog, we’re visiting my parents in Okinawa Japan! In this second vlog, we’re hanging out at Maeda Point, playing in the sand and snorkeling, eating tonkatsu, and shopping at the Japanese farmer market. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel so you never miss a video! xo, Missy
We’re visiting my parents in Okinawa, Japan! I asked on snapchat if I should vlog our trip and many of you said yes! This first vlog shows our three flights to Okinawa and what we did on our first full day in Japan. Let me know your thoughts and whether you’d love to see more vlogs! I hope you enjoy it! xo, Missy
You have been asking for some great heatless hairstyles and I’m excited to share the tutorial for this Dutch Crown Braid. My only tutorial featuring this braid is a few years old and included a flower crown so I thought it was time for an updated version. This is one of my very favorite heatless hairstyles and I always wear this throughout the entire summer. It’s great for beach days, camping, boating, travel, whatever your summer plans entail! Let me know what you think in the comments below and whether you plan to wear this look this summer! xo, Missy
Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:
4-6 bobby pins
Dutch Crown Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
Step 2 / Then create a deep part on the right side.
Step 3 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
Step 4 / To create a dutch braid, begin by crossing the right strand under the middle strand. Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle strand and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and bringing a new section into the braid.
Step 7 / Now repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid down to the left ear.
Step 8 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, switch hands and continue the braid around the back of the head. Again you’re bringing in hair from both the top of the head and the nape of the neck and working towards the right side of the head.
Step 9 / Before the braid reaches the right ear, make sure to bring all of the hair into the braid. This will help minimize the bumps that pop up on one side of the head.
Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then switch the hands again and braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular 3 strand braid.
Step 11 / Then lay the braid across the top of the head, behind the beginning of the braid, and pin it down with bobby pins. I like to slide mine into the center of the braid, in line with the braid so it stays hidden.
Step 12 / Now go back over the entire braid and pull on the edges to make it a lot wider and more full.
Step 13 / Then spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is sticking out from the braid.
I haven’t done a Q&A in a long time so I thought it’d be fun to share a few quick facts about me! This video answers all of the personal questions you asked on my instagram @MissySueBlog. I will post a separate video to answer all of your questions regarding hair. Feel free to ask any other questions down in the comments below. If there are any other types of videos you’d love to see from me please let me know! xo, Missy
Get to Know Me Q&A Questions:
1. What’s your favorite food
2. Do you like horses?
3. Do you like traveling?
4. Where is your favorite place to visit?
5. Which clothing brands are most of your clothes from?
6. What’s your favorite color?
7. Do you have any siblings?
8. What is your dream vacation spot?
9. If you could be a book character, who would you be?
10. When do you film all of your videos?
11. What editing software do you use?
12. What camera do you use?
13. What do you use for lighting?
14. Do you receive lots of hate? If so, how do you deal with it?
15. What did you want to be growing up as a child?
16. Which choices do you regret making? What do you want to do differently?
17. Who is your favorite singer?
18. Where is your bedding from? http://bit.ly/2qXHoDa
19. Do you practice a sport?
20. What is one thing about yourself that you don’t portray on YouTube/social media?
21. Would you rather watch a movie or read a book? What is your favorite book/movie?
22. What course did you do in college?
23. What did you do before blogging and youtube?
24. Is being a youtube and blogger your only job? Are you happy?
25. How did you and your husband meet?
26. Where did you and your husband get married?
27. What does your husband do for a living?
28. Do you guys want anymore kids?
29. If you were to have more kids, would you prefer a boy or girl?