Another ponytail tutorial! I saw a picture of this style and loved how it looked like the first braid almost wrapped around the entire head twice to create the second braid. Luckily, this tutorial is much easier than that.

It’s perfect for school or work or just hanging out. Where would you wear it? Let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Lace and Dutch Braid Ponytail Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair sectioning clip
  • Elastic bands
  • Hair band
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Lace and Dutch Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 /On the heavy side of the part, divide out a 3″ section a hair at the hairline and clip away the back hair.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a small section near the part and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 4 / Begin a lace braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Crossing the right strand over the middle and bring a new section into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Then I’m crossing the left strand over the middle, picking up a new section and crossing it into the braid.
  • Step 7 / Now stop adding in new section to the back side of the braid and only bring in hair to the front side of the braid and just continue the braid down to the left ear.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 9 / Then tie off the bottom of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Divide out a new section of hair behind the first braid and begin a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 11 / Once the braid reaches the left temple, braid the rest of the section to the bottom.
  • Step 12 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it fuller and then tie off the bottom with an elastic band.
  • Step 13 / Combine the rest of the hair together and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 14 / Wrap the dutch braid over the ponytail and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
  • Step 15 / Now wrap the lace braid over the ponytail and pin it underneath a bobby pin.
  • Step 16 / Set everything in place with hairspray.
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It’s that time of year again, back to school!

For this years back to school tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to share 12 easy hairstyles using a hair scarf! I’m not going to lie, this tutorial was kind of a big deal to film and edit. I have never shared a tutorial with this many hairstyles before, but I wanted to make sure you had plenty of hairstyles to choose from for your first day of school or wherever you plan to wear these styles!

I really hope you enjoy this tutorial and be sure to let me know which hairstyle is your favorite in the comments below! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

12 Back to School, Hair Scarf Hairstyles Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastics
  • Hair bands
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • Hair scarf \  one \ two \ three \ four

12 Back to School, Hair Scarf Hairstyles Instructions:

Side Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Tie two small sections, from above both ears, together at the back of the head with a clear elastic.
  • Step 2 / Flip the tail around the elastic and lay a hair scarf over the elastic band.
  • Step 3 / Begin the hair over the left shoulder and braid it into a three strand braid with the scarf ends in the two outer sections.
  • Step 4 / Tie off the end of the braid with an elastic band.

High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Bring all of the hair into a high ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf under the hair band so the center of the scarf is under the band.
  • Step 3 / Divide the ponytail into two halves adding one side of the hair scarf into each half.
  • Step 4 / Twist each section of hair around the hair scarf to create a rope braid and then tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Take both braids and wrap them in opposite directions around the base of the ponytail and pin them in place with bobby pins.

Half Up Rolled Tuck Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Tie a scarf around the head, sliding a bobby pin over the scar at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Take a section of hair on the left side of the head and wrap it around the scarf.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a new section of hair and wrap it around the scarf a second time.
  • Step 4 / Continue wrapping sections of hair around the scarf.
  • Step 5 / Then repeat the same steps with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 6 / Slide bobby pins into each piece to hold them in place.

Dutch Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Create a dutch braid on the left side of the head by picking up a section near the part, dividing it into three sections and crossing the side strands under the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid until it reaches the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Stop adding new sections into the braid and braid the section down to the ends and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 3 / Go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 4 / Combine all of the hair together into a low ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 5 / Remove the bobby pin from the end of the braid and tie a hair scarf around the hair band.

Half Up French Braid Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Pick up a section at the forehead and begin a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand, while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 2 / After 4 stitches of the braid, stop adding in new sections and continue the braid a little further down.
  • Step 3 / Tie off the bottom of the braid with an elastic band but on the last wrap only pull the hair halfway through to create a loop.
  • Step 4 / Tie a hair scarf over the elastic band, below the braid and above the bun.

Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Part the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then lay the scarf across the top of the head, about 3 inches back from the hairline and slide a bobby pin over the scarf on the right side of the part.
  • Step 3 / Create a dutch braid by picking up a section near the part, with the scarf being the back section, and cross the side strands under the middle while incorporating new hair into the braid.
  • Step 4 / Continue the braid down the left side of the head, around the back of the head near the nape of the neck and then up towards the right ear.
  • Step 5 / Once all of the hair is combined, braid the rest of the section in a regular three strand braid and tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Lay the end of the braid over the top of head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Tie the ends of the scarf together and tuck the ends of the scarf along the backside of the braids.

Topsy Tail Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Take a large section of hair on both sides of the head, bring them towards the back and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Flip the tail up and around the elastic then gently pull on the bottom of each twist to make them bigger.
  • Step 3 / Repeat those steps creating more twisted sections, working down the length of the hair.
  • Step 4 / Tie a hair scarf over the very last elastic band.

Braided Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide the hair into two sections and tie them into a low ponytail near the nape of theneck.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf through the elastic band of the right ponytail.
  • Step 3 / Braid each ponytail into a three strand braid and tie off the bottom with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Wrap the two braids in opposite directions around the head and pin them in place with bobby pins.

Half Up Dutch Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin a dutch braid by taking a section at the forehead, dividing it into three sections, and crossing the side strands under the middle strand.
  • Step 2 / Incorporate new sections into the braid for four stitches.
  • Step 3 / Then stop adding in new sections and do three more stitches of a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 4 / Go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 5 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Pull the hair scarf through the elastic band and tie it into a knot.

Rolled Bun Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Combine all of the hair together and tie an elastic band near the very ends of the hair.
  • Step 2 / Take a hair scarf and slide it through the elastic band so the center of the scarf is under the elastic.
  • Step 3 / Roll the hair upwards toward the head, leaving the ends of the scarf sticking out on each side.
  • Step 4 / Pin the roll to the back of the head with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Tie the ends of the hair scarf over the top of the head.
  • Step 6 / Tuck in any loose hair on the sides and pin down any loose pieces with bobby pins.

Bubble Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Combine all of the hair into a high ponytail and tie it off with hair band.
  • Step 2 / Tie an elastic band about 3 inches down from the hair band and pull on the hair between the hair bands to make it bigger.
  • Step 3 / Wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and pin it underneath with a bobby pin to hide it.
  • Step 4 / Repeat those steps twice more to create two more bubbles in the ponytail.
  • Step 5 / Tie a hair scarf around the hair band at the top of the ponytail.

Mohawk Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide the hair into three sections along the back of the head and tie each section into a ponytail.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf through the top elastic so the center of the scarf sits over the elastic.
  • Step 3 / Leaving out the hair scarf, take the top ponytail, twist it together and tie it into a knot, making a loop and pulling the end of the ponytail through the center.
  • Step 4 / Pin down the edges with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Repeat those steps with the remaining two ponytails.
  • Step 6 / Loop the hair scarf through and around the buns and then tie the ends together at the nape of the neck.
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Today’s tutorial is a hairstyle from my book, DIY Updos, Knots & Twists. I’ve never shared a hairstyle from this book but this one is my very favorite. In the book, I did the style on my sister and have been wanting to try it on myself ever since.

This is such a pretty style for a formal event or school dance. It looks so tricky but is easy to do once you break it down into steps. I hope you love it as much as I do and give it a try for your next special occasion! xo, Missy

Half Wrapped Bun Supplies:

Half Wrapped Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair at the crown, from the part down to the left ear, and clip this away.
  • Step 3 / Combine the bottom hair together and tie it into a ponytail near the nape of my neck.
  • Step 4 / Take a clear elastic band and slide two bobby pins on opposite ends of the elastic.
  • Step 5 / Bring the ponytail up and slide one bobby pin into the hair under the ponytail, lay the elastic band over ponytail hair, and then slide the other bobby pin into the hair on the opposite side, underneath the ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Take a hair cushion and place this over elastic band of the ponytail.
  • Step 7 / Slide bobby pins around the edges to hold it in place.
  • Step 8 / Smooth the tail of the ponytail over the cushion and tuck the ends underneath.
  • Step 9 / Slide a bobby pin underneath the cushion to pin the ends in place.
  • Step 10 / Let down the top section of hair and brush it over the right side of the bun.
  • Step 11 / Starting on the left side, roll the hair upwards, creating a twist over the top of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Continue the twist until all of the hair is combined and then wrap the twist around the right side of the bun, underneath, and up the left side.
  • Step 13 / Pin down the end of the twist before sliding bobby pins around the rest of the twist to hold it in place.
  • Step 14 / Once it’s all pinned, go back over the twist and gently pull on the edges to make it a little fuller.
  • Step 15 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down flyaways.
  • Step 16 / Finish the style by adding an accessory on the left side of the bun.
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I love wearing half up fishtail french braids so I thought it’d be fun to try out with two braids on one side.

There were two things I struggled with when creating this style. The first was deciding how large to make each section for the two braids on the left side. It’s important they are similar in size but not too far back on the head that you get a bump at the top when pinning them in place. The other struggle was making sure the braids didn’t look too messy once they were pinned next to each other. For that, I made sure to spray them with hairspray and smooth down any fly-aways before and after pinning them in place.

I am always seeing requests for more half up hairstyles so I really hope you enjoy checking out this tutorial. It could easily be dressed up or down depending on what your plans are that day. If you have a ton of hair, try it out with two braids on each side. Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Half Up Double Fishtail French Braids Supplies:

Half Up Double Fishtail French Braids Instructions:

To prep my hair for this style, I curled small sections away from my face with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the left side, about 3 inches back from the hairline and clip away the forward hair.
  • Step 3 / Take a small slice of hair near the part and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 4 / Begin a regular braid by crossing the right strand over the middle, then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Combine the middle and right strand together so there are two sections.
  • Step 6 / Take a small piece from the right side and cross it over to the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side.
  • Step 7 / Then take a small piece from the left side, cross it over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the right side.
  • Step 8 / Repeat steps 6 and 7, crossing small sections from one side over to the opposite side while adding in new sections until the braid reaches the left temple.
  • Step 9 / Now stop adding in hair to the bottom side of the braid and only bring in hair to the top of the braid until it reaches the back of the head.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 10 / Braid the section a little further down and cross a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 11 / Let down the front section of hair that was previously clipped away and repeat steps 6-10.
  • Step 12 / Now create a third fishtail french braid with the hair on the right side of the head, adding in hair until the braid reaches a little above the right ear and then continue the braid a little further down before sliding a bobby pin over the ends.
  • Step 13 / Take the right braid and create a gap about halfway down the braid.
  • Step 14 / Pull the back, left braid through the gap.
  • Step 15 / Pin both braids against the head with bobby pins.
  • Step 16 / Gently pull on the edges of the braids to make them a little bit fuller.
  • Step 17 / Then remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and brush through them.
  • Step 18 / Take the forward, left braid and gently pull on the edges to make it a little fuller.
  • Step 19 / Lay it underneath the previous two braids and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 20 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
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We recently moved! I thought it would be fun to sit down and film a little “Get Ready With Me” video and share what’s new with me and my family. I also asked on instagram to share any questions you have so I could incorporate them into this video as well.

Thank you to everyone who left a question for me to answer. I wasn’t able to answer all of them so I’ll plan to post another video similar to this one if you all enjoy it. Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

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Get Ready With Me | Q&A

1 / Where we moved? (1:03)

2 / Why we moved? (1:22)

3 / How many minutes does it take to do a hairstyle? (2:58)

4 / How can I have more volume in my hair? (3:04)

5 / Who taught you to do hair? (4:54)

6 / What is your favorite hairstyle? (5:07)

7 / Where do you get the inspiration to film all of your videos? (5:28)

8 / What are your favorite products for the summer heat to help with frizz and dry hair? (6:00)

9 / How often do you film/take hair pictures? (6:55)

10 / Do you have any tips/products you use to get the hair in your braids to lie smoothly? (7:29)

11 / If you could only apply makeup to two areas of your face, what would you choose? (9:18)

12 / If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? (10:19)

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