Summer is coming up and I am excited to be sharing one of my favorite styles to wear this season. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s heatless and a fun, unique way to get the hair up and out of the way. This style has been around for the longest time and done by tons of other fabulous hair gurus but I wanted to share my own version of it. I really hope you enjoy the tutorial and try out this style soon! xo, Missy

Dutch Fishtail Summer Side Braid Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2-4 Bobby pins
  • Clear elastic band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Dutch Fishtail Summer Side Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 3 / Start with a stitch of a regular braid by crossing the side strands once under the middle strand
  • Step 4 / Combine the middle and back strand together so there are two sections for the braid.
  • Step 5 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small section from the right side under to the opposite side and then bring in a new section of hair crossing it to the left side as well.
  • Step 6 / Now cross a small section from the left side under to the right and bring in a new section of hair.
  • Step 7 / Repeat these steps continuing the dutch fishtail braid until it reaches the left temple.
  • Step 8 / When the braid reaches the temple braid the rest of the section in a fishtail braid working down to the ends.
  • Step 9 / Go back over the whole braid, pulling on the edges to make it really wide and full.
  • Step 10 / Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 11 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with several bobby pins. You could also tie the braid to a small section of hair with a clear elastic band to ensure it stays put all day long.
  • Step 12 / Bring the remaining hair over the left shoulder and braid it into a fishtail braid.
  • Step 13 / Once the braid reaches near the bottom go back over the braid pulling on the edges, making it bigger and more full.
  • Step 14 / Take a small section of hair and wrap it around the bottom of the braid before tying a clear elastic band over the bottom making sure to include the ends from the little wrapped piece.
  • Step 15 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.

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I have seen the infinity braid popping up everywhere! I am so in love with this technique because it looks so difficult but can be so easy to learn. Essentially an infinity braid is created by wrapping hair around two sections of hair in a horizontal figure 8 pattern. This version adds in pieces of hair along the way exactly like a dutch braid so it’s a cool way to amp up your basic dutch braid. I love this as a heatless, summer hairstyle and think this is such a Do you love this style? Let me know in the comments if you plan on trying out this hairstyle. xo, Missy

Dutch Infinity Braid Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Clear elastic bands
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Dutch Infinity Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing all of the hair straight back from the forehead.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section at the hairline and divide it into two equal sections.
  • Step 3 / Divide off a small section of hair from the left side cross it under the left strand and over the right strand.
  • Step 4 / Now pick up a new section of hair and add it into this piece.
  • Step 5 / Then wrap the section under the right strand and over the left strand.
  • Step 6 / Now pick up a new section of hair adding it in and wrap the section under the left strand and over the right strand.
  • Step 7 / Now just repeat those steps continuing the braid working down the back of the head.
  • Step 8 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, continue braiding the section a little further down before tying it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Now pick up a small section of hair and wrap it over all of the hair. Then tie another elastic band over the ponytail making sure to include the ends from the wrapped section and this will hold the hair in place.
  • Step 10 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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The weather is heating up and I’ve found myself wearing a messy bun far too often!

For today’s tutorial I wanted to share a fun way to dress up your favorite high bun. I am obsessed with this look and know it’s going to be my new favorite this Summer! If you loved the Double Lace Braid High Bun from last year then you’re bound to love this one as well!

Let me know what you think and whether you’d rock this hairstyle this season. xo, Missy


Four Strand Braid High Bun Supplies:

Four Strand Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side
  • Step 2 / Then divide off a section of hair on the heavy side of the part for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section near the part and divide it into four pieces. I always make the second section the largest since this one never has hair added into it.
  • Step 4 / Numbering the strands 1 through 4 start by crossing strand 4 under strand 3.
  • Step 5 / Then cross strand 3 over strand 2.
  • Step 6 / Cross strand 1 over strand 2.
  • Step 7 / Then cross strand 2 under strand 3.
  • Step 8 / Now repeat the pattern adding hair into the two outside strands, strand 1 and strand 4.
  • Step 9 / After 2 more sets of the braid stop adding in hair to strand 4. This will help the braid curve into the messy bun at the end.
  • Step 10 / Now only adding hair into strand 1 continue the braid until it reaches the left ear.
  • Step 11 / Now braid the rest of the section to the ends in a four strand braid without adding in any additional hair.
  • Step 12 / Criss cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel. I like doing this because it’s easier to remove than an elastic band.
  • Step 13 / Next brush all of the hair into a high ponytail, leaving out the braid.
  • Step 14 / For the bun wrap a hair band once over the ponytail. Then twist the hair band around the dominant hand and with the other hand spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun.
  • Step 15 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over the bun.
  • Step 16 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger.
  • Step 17 / Take the hair that is left sticking out and roll this towards the top of the bun, tucking it into the hairband to form another loop. Continue rolling and tucking the hair into the hair band until aren’t any ends sticking out.
  • Step 18 / Now pick up a the braid and gently pull on the edges until it’s really wide. This will help the braid show up a lot better and help hide any part lines created by the braid.
  • Step 19 / Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and pin it underneath with bobby pins.
  • Step 20 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.

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If you follow me on Snap (missysueblog) then you already know AJ’s parents were visiting over the weekend. It was so great having them here. Cohen really, really loves spending time with people so he was always talking nonstop, telling them about everything which was the cutest thing. AJ and his dad were out in the hot tub with Cohen and it was so fun to listen to them all just chatting away.  It’s always so great to spend time with family. My family means the world to me so I really cherish the times we can spend together.  I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by! xo, Missy

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Who’s ready for something new?!? After a ton of regular braided hairstyles I thought it’d be fun to change things up! These three hairstyles would be so fun for summer and are so super easy to do once you get down the twisting technique. I love all three of these so much and am excited to wear them more once the weather really heats up!

3 Easy Rope Braid Hairstyles Supplies:

Half Up Rope Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start with a part on the right side and then pick up a section on the left side and divide it into equal sections.
  • Step 2 / Now cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 3 / Now add in new sections to both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 4 / After each cross over add in new sections to both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand, continuing the twists down to the left ear.
  • Step 5 / Now angle the braid towards the back of the head and only add in hair to the right strand.
  • Step 6 / When the twist reaches the middle of the back of the head, stop adding in new sections and continue the twist down to the ends. Then secure the bottom with two criss crossed bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Now repeat the same steps and create a second rope braid on the right side of the head.
  • Step 8 / When both braids are done, create a gap in the right braid and pull the left braid through the gap.
  • Step 9 / Then pin the two twists against the head with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and then go back over the twists pulling on the edges to make them a little bit bigger.

Rope Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by parting your hair where you normally prefer. I put mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then pick up a section on the left side of the part and split it into two sections.
  • Step 3 / Begin by crossing the front strand over the back strand.
  • Step 4 / Next add a new section of hair to both sections and cross the front strand over the back strand.
  • Step 5 / So now repeat the same steps adding new sections to each side, crossing the front strand over the back strand until the braid reaches the ear.
  • Step 6 / Then continue the rope braid until it reaches the end of the section and then cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / Next combine the braid with the remaining hair and wrap it once with a hair band.
  • Step 8 / Then wrap the hair band once over the dominant hand and spread the ponytail up and around the hair band.
  • Step 9 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over the hair to create the base of the bun.
  • Step 10 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to make it fuller.
  • Step 11 / Then take the ends left sticking out and tuck them into the hair band to form loops at the top of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Then set the style with hairspray.

Rope Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by dividing off a triangle shaped section of hair at the crown.
  • Step 2 / Clip up the top section and tie the bottom section out of the way.
  • Step 3/ Let down the top section and pick up a section at the crown to begin the braid.
  • Step 4 / Divide the section into two parts and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 5 / Then add in hair to both sides and twist each section towards the left.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the left strand over the right strand. Twisting to two halves before wrapping them over each other will help keep the rope braid tight so it doesn’t come loose.
  • Step 7 / Continue the rope braid twisting the left strand over the right strand, bringing in new sections of hair until the hair from this top section is brought in.
  • Step 8 / Then continue twisting the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 9 / Now combine all of the hair together into a ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 10 / Remove the bobby pins from the twist and unravel the end of the rope braid.
  • Step 11 / Then go back over the top of the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 12 / To finish the style, wrap a small section of hair around the hair band and secure it underneath with a bobby pin.
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