Ponytail Braid is my go-to hairstyle for summer.
It requires zero heat, aka no curling irons or flat irons needed. It also is perfect for wet hair after a dip in the pool or running around the beach. Plus you can do it within minutes! I added a fun braid around my top ponytail to jazz up the style a little bit but it’s cute even without it.
Follow these steps to get your own version of this look:
Step 1 / Begin by brushing all the hair back into a high ponytail.
Step 2 / Grab an elastic band, one without metal is the best for minimizing snags, and wrap it around the hair to create a ponytail. Not sure how to get a perfect high ponytail? Check out this tutorial, Master the High Ponytail.
Step 4 / Tie off the end with a clear elastic band. For an extra gold star, wrap a piece of hair around the band to hide it.
Step 5 / For this step, I grabbed a piece of hair extensions and braided it down into a single braid, then clipped it under the ponytail band. If you are one of the lucky ones with extra thick hair, take a strand from the ponytail and braid it first before completing step 4 above.
Step 6 / Wrap the braid around the top ponytail and secure it in place with a hair pin.
Finish with your favorite hairspray or hair wax, or nothing at all, letting those baby hairs fly to create a softer, more natural look as the day goes by; personally my favorite!