Recently, I cut off a few inches of my hair and am excited to be posting a tutorial that is perfect for medium-length hair. I am also not wearing any extensions in this video (yay!) so that’s a bonus too!

There are tons of school dances coming up soon and I think this hairstyle would be so perfect for homecoming or the Christmas dance. Speaking of Christmas it’d also work well for a holiday office party or evening out.

The inspiration behind this look is from Lena @lenabogucharskaya on instagram. She does beautiful work and you should really check out her page if you love to browse hair accounts like I do.

I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section down below! Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Tucked Fishtail Braid Updo Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Tucked Fishtail Braid Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now take a small section from the crown and pin it with a bobby pin at the back of the head.
  • Step 3 / Then take another section from the right side of the head, underneath the previous one, and pin it against the back of the head.
  • Step 4 / Continue pinning sections of hair until all of the hair from the right side of the head is pinned at the back of the head.
  • Step 5 / Now take a small section from the left side of the crown, twist this towards the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 6 / Next begin the fishtail braid by picking up a small section from the part line and dividing it into two sections.
  • Step 7 / Cross a small section from the right side over to the left and then cross a small section from the left over to the right side.
  • Step 8 / Now cross a small section from the right side over to the left side and then pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side as well.
  • Step 9 / Then do the same thing on the left side, crossing a small section over and then pick up a new section and cross it over to the right side as well.
  • Step 10 / Now just repeat those steps, continuing the braid down the left side of the head and then curve  the braid towards the back of the head.
  • Step 11 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid then just braid the section to the ends and cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 12 / Now go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it a little bit bigger.
  • Step 13 / Then I’m going to lay the braid back over itself and pin it with bobby pins.
  • Step 14 / Then tuck the ends of the braid underneath the hair at the crown and pin it in place with bobby pins.
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I’m back with another Halloween tutorial! In today’s video, I’m sharing how I created this intricate hairstyle for a woodland fairy. I found this floral crown online and knew I had to use it for a Halloween tutorial this year. Fairy’s are such cute, little creatures and I think it would be so fun to fly around a forest with little fairy wings. I found a few different pictures for inspiration and ended up combining them all together for today’s tutorial. I hope you enjoy it!

What are you planning to be for Halloween???

Fairy Halloween Hairstyle Supplies:

Fairy Halloween Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then divide the hair on the left into two sections, a top and bottom section and then clip away the bottom hair.
  • Step 3 / With the top create a waterfall braid by picking up a section near the part and dividing it into three pieces. Cross the side strands over the middle and begin adding in hair to the top portion of the braid. Then drop down the bottom strand and bring a new section into the braid in its place.
  • Step 4 / Continue the waterfall braid down the left side of the head until it reaches the back of the head.
  • Step 5 / Then braid the section a little further down and cross a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 6 / Now create a french braid underneath the waterfall braid bringing the waterfall sections into the braid. Once all of the sections are brought in then braid the hair a little further down and secure the bottom with a bobby pin.
  • Step 7 / Now create another french braid starting from the right side of the head and curving the braid around the back of the head.
  • Step 8 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the looped pieces until the braid is really big and full.
  • Step 9 / Now  create another french braid underneath it, adding in hair until the braid reaches the back of the right ear.
  • Step 10 / Then braid it a little further down and go back over the braid pulling on the looped sections to make it twice as big before sliding a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 11 / Now pin the braids from the right side to the back of the head with bobby pins so they stay in place.
  • Step 12 / Then take the two braids from the left side and lay them over the top, pinning them in place at the back of the head.
  • Step 13 / With the remaining hair create a regular three strand but to make it look more intricate wrap one of the side sections around the entire braid before crossing it over the middle.
  • Step 14 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it extra big and messy looking.
  • Step 15 / Tie off the braid with an elastic band and tighten the bottom of the braid so it slides up and hides underneath the wrapped sections.
  • Step 16 / Then to finish off the costume add flower crown to the front of head with bobby pins.
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This year, I thought it’d be fun to share some last minute costume ideas so you don’t have to worry about what to wear on Halloween. I’ve put together 12 super easy costumes from items I already owned or picked up at my local thrift/craft store. These all take seconds to put together and can be worn for years to come! Be sure to share in the comments which costume is your favorite or what you plan to be for Halloween!

12 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume supplies:

  1. BabyOnsie, blanket, teddy bear, binky, double buns hairstyle
  2. Jazzercise Instructor – Exercise tank, white shirt, leggings, leg warmers, tennis shoes, sweatband, high ponytail
  3. Tourist – White tee, flannel shirt, khaki pants, tennis shoes, visor, sunglasses, camera, fanny pack.
  4. Nerd – White button up shirt, black suspenders, cropped jeans converse, textbooks, glasses, pens/pencils, pigtails
  5. Burglar – Black shirt, black pants, black shoes, black hat, black mask, black bag
  6. Bride – White lace shirt, white lace skirt, nude heels, white veil, faux flowers
  7. Hogwarts Student – Black cape, white button up shirt, striped tie, gray sweater, black jeans, tennis shoes, textbooks, wand
  8. Crazy Cat Lady – Cat pajamas, white shawl, slippers, hair rollers, small stuffed cats, safety pins
  9. Cat – Black shirt, black jeans, black shoes, black cat ears, black bow tie, black tail, black eyeliner
  10. Scarecrow – Straw hat, flannel shirt, jeans, brown boots, fall leave decor, black eyeliner
  11. Baseball Player – Gray/white tee, gray leggings, red hat, red knee-high socks, converse, baseball mitt, baseball, black eyeliner
  12. Queen BeeYellow/white striped shirt, black jeans, black shoes, crown headband, black pipe cleaner, yellow pom poms
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Since it’s finally October I’m excited to be sharing my first Halloween tutorial for the year. I am excited about this Viking warrior costume because I really wanted to focus on the hairstyles for my tutorials. I love how many braids are included in this one and especially love how different it is for me. It’s always fun for me to step out of my comfort zone and stretch myself a little bit so I really hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Thanks for watching! xoxo, Missy

Viking Warrior Halloween Hairstyle Supplies:

Viking Warrior Halloween Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing the hair straight back from the forehead and creating two part lines at the corners of the forehead.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a section of hair at the hairline and split it into two sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small sections from one side over to the opposite side while adding in new sections of hair.
  • Step 4 / Continue the braid until all of the hair from this top section is brought in.
  • Step 5 / When the braid reaches the crown of the head, stop adding in new hair and braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular fishtail braid.
  • Step 6 / Back comb the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / On the left side of the head, divide the hair into two horizontal sections.
  • Step 8 / Braid each section into a dutch braid, following under the top fishtail braid and backcombing the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 9 / Create a third dutch braid on the right side of the head and pin it underneath the fishtail braid with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Add some feathers and metal rings to the braids to add extra detailing to the costume.
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The french braid, pulled loose so it stands out combined with a low bun is a great style to have in your beauty routine. I love it for everyday but it’s also a great style for work at the office or out for a special event. Pretty hair accessories are one of my weaknesses and I added a pretty gold wire hair comb to dress this one up a little bit. Let me know what you think in the comments down below!

French Braid Low Bun Supplies:

French Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section for the braid and divide it into three pieces.
  • Step 3 / Begin a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle along with a new section of hair.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle as well as a new section of hair.
  • Step 6 / Continue the braid, crossing the side strands over the middle while bringing new sections into the braid and working down towards the ear.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ear, continue the braid a little further down and slide two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Next combine the remaining hair into a low ponytail and then add the braid in.
  • Step 9 / Now go back over the braid and pull on the looped sections to make it wider.
  • Step 10 / Then tie the hair into a ponytail with a hair band.
  • Step 11 / Take the ponytail, twist it together, and wrap it around the hair band, pulling the ends through the middle and laying them around the inside of the bun.
  • Step 12 / To secure the bun in place slide bobby pins around the outside of the bun until it feels nice and tight.
  • Step 13 / Pull on small sections around the bun and spray them with hairspray to add texture.
  • Step 14 / To finish off the style, slide a gold wire hair comb on the right side of the bun.

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