If you’re a fan of the woven braid, then you’re going to love today’s tutorial. I used the same technique for this half updo and it makes creating these braids so much easier to do than other tutorials I’ve seen.

I’ve always been too afraid to try out any braid that has more than 4 sections but with this technique you’re basically focusing on three strands at the beginning instead of 5 so it’s a lot easier to see and control what you’re doing.

I hope the tutorial is easy to understand and that you give it a try. As always, be sure to let me know what you think! xo, Missy

Half Up Five Strand Braids Supplies:

Half Up Five Strand Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally prefer. I put mine slightly off center.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section on the left side of the part and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Cross the right strand over the middle, then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now take the right strand and lay this out of the way.
  • Step 5 / Then pick up a new section on the right side, cross it over the middle strand in its place.
  • Step 6 / Drop down the left strand, pick up a new section behind it, and cross it over the middle strand.
  • Step 7 / Now drop the right strand, let down the piece set aside and bring it under the right strand, crossing it over the middle strand.
  • Step 8 / Then pick up a new piece, crossing it into the middle strand as well.
  • Step 9 / Now drop down the left strand, take the previous strand that was left out, cross it under the left strand, and then over the middle strand into the braid.
  • Step 10 / Then pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the middle strand.
  • Step 11 / Repeat those steps continuing the braid until hair is brought in above the left ear.
  • Step 12 / Then stop adding new sections into the braid and continue braiding the section down to the ends in a five strand braid.
  • Step 13 / Now slide a bobby pin over the end of the braid and then go back over the braid pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 14 / Repeat those same steps and create a second 5 strand braid with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 15 / Now bring the right braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 16 / Then wrap the left braid under the right braid pinning it at the back of the head.
  • Step 17 / Then set everything in place with hairspray.

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Today’s tutorial is a style I’ve worn before but never considered filming a tutorial for it. It’s an easy way to dress up a simple ponytail and works great as a heatless hairstyle too.

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Dutch Fishtail Pony Supplies:

Dutch Fishtail Pony Instructions:

Prep: For today’s tutorial, I’m using my hair extensions from Yelloww. They’re made from Keratin fiber but they feel and act just like real hair and you can curl and straighten them too. Each set includes 10 wefts of hair and are multi-tonal so they blend in better with your natural hair.

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  • Step 1 / To start this hairstyle, pick up a section of hair at the top of the head and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 2 / Cross the left strand under the middle, then cross the right strand under the middle.
  • Step 3 / Now combine the middle and left strand together.
  • Step 4 / Take a small piece from the left side and cross it under to the right side. Pick up a new section and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 5 / Then take a small piece from the right side, cross it under the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps continuing the dutch fishtail braid until all of the hair is brought into the braid and it reaches the nape of the neck.
  • Step 7 / Now tie off the end of the braid with a hair band at the nape of my neck.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.
  • Step 9 / Then take a section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band, and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
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Hello! Thank you so much for being here! Today’s tutorial is an old favorite that somehow never got a video tutorial. If you struggle with braids then this is definitely a style you need to try. It looks like a braid but, surprise! it’s not and is done with elastic bands instead. It looks super cool and I guarantee you’ll get a lot of compliments whenever you wear this hairstyle. Let me know what you think and be sure to give it a shot!

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Pull Through Braid Supplie

Pull Through Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by picking up a section of hair at the top of the head and tie it with an elastic band at the crown.
  • Step 2 / Now clip this ponytail out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a new section of hair underneath the first one, from above the ears, and tie it with a second elastic.
  • Step 4 / Let down the first ponytail, divide it into two sections and bring the second ponytail up through the middle of the two sections, clipping it out of the way.
  • Step 5 / Now pick up a new section of hair and combine it with the two sections from the first ponytail, tying it all together with an elastic.
  • Step 6 / Then let down the top ponytail, divide it into two sections and bring the bottom ponytail through the middle, clipping it out of the way.
  • Step 7 / Pick up a new section of hair and combine it with the two sections from the top ponytail, tying it all together with an elastic.
  • Step 8 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, continue dividing the top ponytail, wrapping it around the bottom ponytail and tying the hair together with an elastic, creating three more sections of the braid.
  • Step 9 / Now go back over each section, pulling on the sections making the braid fuller.
  • Step 10 / Smooth down any flyaways with a firm-hold hairspray.
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We celebrated Cohen’s birthday this week. I still can’t believe my baby’s growing up. It’s so fun to sit and talk to him and listen to the nonsense he comes up everyday. He’s always so curious about everything and asks why a nail file is called a nail file or why he can’t put shoes on the bed. It’s so cute. I love his inquisitive nature and wish I could bottle it all up so I can go back and do it all over again.

Double Dutch Braids Updo Supplies:

Double Dutch Braids Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section on the right side of the part and divide it into three pieces for the dutch braid.
  • Step 3 / Cross the left strand under the middle, then cross the right strand under the middle.
  • Step 4 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair under or close to the braid and cross it under the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under to the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands under the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid. *When bringing in hair to the left side of the braid, take sections that are under or close to the braid so the hair at the crown is left out.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the right ear, stop adding in new sections and braid the hair a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Repeat those same steps creating a second dutch braid with the hair on the left side, keeping the hair on the right side of the braid close to the braid so as to leave out the hair from the crown of the head.
  • Step 9 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, stop adding new sections into the braid and continue braiding the section a little further down before sliding a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 10 / Now combine the rest of the hair and tie it into a bun.
  • Step 11 / Wrap a hair elastic half way over the hair then twist the hand, twisting the hair at the same time and then wrap the elastic once more over the hair to create a bun.
  • Step 12 / Then take the ends left sticking out and tuck them back into the elastic to create a loop.
  • Step 13 / Now take the right braid and create a gap in the braid above the bun and then pull the left braid through the gap.
  • Step 14 / Then pin the braids in place and remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
  • Step 15 / Take the ends on the left side and drape them over the bun, pinning the hair on the right side.
  • Step 16 / Then take the ends on the right, drape them over the bun and pin them on the left side.
  • Step 17 / Now pin any extra pieces on the sides of the bun.
  • Step 18 / Then go back over the braids, pulling on the edges to make them wider.
  • Step 19 / Then pull on the hair at the crown to add volume.
  • Step 20 / Set the style in place with a firm-hold hairspray.
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It’s a new year and I’m not ready for the holidays to be over yet. I’ve had such a blast the last few weeks spending time with family and taking time off from this blog. It’s been so great to disconnect and spend time in the real world. Sometimes it’s easy to let all those little apps on our phones take over all of our free time. I’ve been trying to focus on friends and family and it’s made everyday so much more exciting.

Today’s tutorial is a hairstyle I recently shared on instagram. It’s a quick way to add a little something extra special to your everyday curls. I love wearing my hair down but always want my hair out of my face. Dutch fishtail braids add an extra pop so I hope you give this braid a try.

Half Up Dutch Fishtail Braid Supplies:

Half Up Dutch Fishtail Baid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section near the hairline and divide it into three sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Cross the right strand under the middle, then cross the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 4 / Combine the middle and right strand together and take a small piece from the right side and cross it under to the left.
  • Step 5 / Then pick up a new section and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Take a small section from the left, cross it under to the right. Pick up a new section and cross it under to the right side.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps continuing the braid until you’ve brought in hair from above the left ear.
  • Step 8 / Now only add in new sections to the right side of the braid from along the part line.
  • Step 9 / Once hair is brought in from the right side of the hairline, stop adding in new hair and just continue braiding the section a little further down.
  • Step 10 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make the braid wider and more full.
  • Step 11 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 12 / Set the style with hairspray.

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