Have you already tried and loved the pull through braid?
Today’s tutorial is a fun new way to wear it and a great hairstyle for back-to-school. If you’re new to the pull through braid, I guarantee you’ll love it because it’s not actually a braid. It’s fairly easy to learn and one of the trendiest styles around.
Step 1 / Start by brushing all of the hair back from the forehead.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair at the top of the head and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 3 / Clip this first ponytail out of the way
Step 4 / Divide out a second section of hair right underneath the first and tie this off with another elastic band.
Step 5 / Let down the first ponytail and divide it into two equal halves.
Step 6 / Bring the second ponytail up through the middle and clip it out of the way.
Step 7 / Divide out a new section of hair underneath the last ponytail and tie it together with the two halves from the first ponytail.
Step 8 / Now let down the clipped section, divide it into two halves and bring the bottom ponytail up through the middle, clipping it out of the way.
Step 9 / Then divide out a new section of hair and tie it together into a new ponytail along with the two split halves from the previous ponytail.
Step 10 / Repeat those steps continuing the pull through braid until all of the hair is included in the braid.
Step 11 / Now go back over the loops and gently pull on the edges to make them larger and more full.
Step 12 / For the bun, take the elastic band from the last ponytail and pull the hair back out about halfway to form a loop.
Step 13 / Gently pull small pieces of the loop in opposite directions to add a bit of texture to the hair.
Step 14 / Take the top section of hair from the pull through braid, twist it together and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
Step 15 / Wrap it underneath the bun and then lay it across the top of the bun, pinning the sides with bobby pins.
Step 16 / Take the remaining hair, twist it together and lay it over the bun in the opposite direction, gently pulling on the twist to make it fuller and then pin it against the head like the previous section.
Step 17 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
If you’re looking for that perfect, head-turning hairstyle, then this is the braid for you! This is definitely not your everyday braid but I couldn’t resist sharing it because these types of styles remind me of how much I love doing hair.
It definitely takes a lot of practice and patience to master a complicated style like this one. Hopefully you find this tutorial easy to follow however and learn something new. Whether you give it a try or not, I hope you enjoy it. On another note, thank you so much for watching and supporting me throughout the years. I couldn’t do it without you so from the bottom of my heart, thank you very, very much. xo, Missy
Four Strand Looped Braid Supplies:
1 1/4″ curling iron
2 bobby pins
Four Strand Looped Braid Instructions:
To prep my hair for this hairstyle I curled small sections away from my face using a 1 1/4″ curling iron.
Step 1 / Start by creating a part on the right side.
Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and split it into four pieces. The second piece should be the largest since it doesn’t have hair added into it.
Step 3 / Begin by crossing the fourth strand under the third, then over the second, and under the first.
Step 4 / Then cross the third strand over the second strand to complete the first set.
Step 5 / Now begin again crossing the fourth strand under the third and pick up a new section of hair adding it into that fourth strand after it’s crossed under the third.
Step 6 / Then cross it over the second strand and under the first strand.
Step 7 / Pick up a new section and cross it over, adding it into the previous first strand.
Step 8 / Finish the set by crossing the third strand over the second strand.
Step 9 / Now begin a new set, crossing the fourth strand under the third and bringing a new section into the braid.
Step 10 / Then cross it over the second and now instead of crossing it under the first, drop down the first strand and pick up a new section in it’s place. This will create the first waterfall piece.
Step 11 / Now cross the third strand over the second to finish the set.
Step 12 / Now repeat those steps continuing the four strand waterfall braid until 4 strands of hair are dropped down.
Step 13 / Once four waterfall strands are hanging down, begin incorporating them back into the braid as the new first strand.
Step 14 / So cross the first waterfall strand over the second strand and then under the third strand to finish the set.
Step 15 / To repeat the steps once more, cross the fourth strand under the third and stop adding new sections in from the top of the head.
Step 16 / Then cross the fourth strand over the second and cross the next waterfall strand over the top and then under the third strand to finish the set.
Step 17 / Now repeat those steps continuing the braid, adding the waterfall strands into the braid as the new first strand until they’ve all been brought into the braid.
Step 18 / Then go back over the braid and gently pull on the loops so they’re easier to see.
Step 19 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
Step 20 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
If the ponytail is your go-to hairstyle of choice then you’ll love this triple wrapped ponytail. It might seem complicated but is so much easier than it looks. Ponytails never go out of style and this one is both quick and easy to do – perfect for school mornings or simply when you are hurrying out the door! Check out the tutorial below and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Triple Wrapped Ponytail Supplies:
5 Elastic bands
Triple Wrapped Ponytail Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by dividing off a section of hair at the temples and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 2 / Then pick up a small section above both ears. Bring them together towards the right side of the head and tie them together with a second elastic band.
Step 3 / Next pick up two new sections underneath the previous and bring them together towards the left side of the head. Then tie them off with a third elastic band.
Step 4 / Then pick up two new sections on each side of the head, tie them together towards the right side underneath the previous section.
Step 5 / Pick up the last two sections from the nape of the neck and tie them together towards the left side of the head.
Step 6 / Take the last section and flip the ends around the elastic band to create little twists on the sides.
Step 7 / Now go back over each section and make sure the elastics are hidden underneath the hair.
Step 8 / Then set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
Another fun half up style! I love these looks that have a bohemian feel and you guys have been requesting more half up, half down looks so let me know what you think of this one. I am also sharing how I prep my hair for these types of styles since that’s something else that’s been requested a lot recently. I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Be sure to leave me a comment below of any future tutorials that you’d love to see this Summer! xo, Missy
It’s officially summer and scorching hot here in Arizona! For today’s tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to share a hairstyle that is both heatless and great for second or third day hair. I don’t know about you but my hair seems to get more oily during the summer months and it’s way too hot to be using a curling iron or blow dryer often. I love this look because it’s great for both and would even work well on wet hair when you’re hanging out at the pool. Let me know your thoughts and I’d also love to hear of any other hairstyles or videos that you’d love to see! xo, Missy
Mohawk Dutch Braid Low Bun Supplies:
3 Clear elastic bands
Mohawk Dutch Braid Low Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by creating a part on the left side towards the back of the head and then down to the nape of the neck.
Step 2 / Tie the bottom hair off to work with later.
Step 3 / Create a second part on the right side down to the nape of the neck and tie off the bottom hair.
Step 4 / Next pick up a section near the forehead and divide it into three pieces. I like to have the section in the front be one piece and then the other two right behind the front piece.
Step 5 / Start the braid by crossing the right strand under the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
Step 7 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under and into the middle strand as well.
Step 8 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section crossing it under the middle bringing it into the braid.
Step 9 / Continue braiding the hair along this top section into a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid and working all the way down the back of my head to the nape of my neck.
Step 10 / When all of the hair is brought in, braid a little further down and tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 11 / Let down the rest of the hair, combining it together at the nape of the neck.
Step 12 / Remove the elastic from the end of the braid and unravel it.
Step 13 / For the bun, take a hair band and wrap it halfway over the hair.
Step 14 / Grip the middle of the hair with the thumb and forefinger and place the other three gripping the hair band.
Step 15 / Then twist the hand outwards. Let go of the hair with the thumb and pop it into the hair band.
Step 16 / Grab the base of the ponytail with the left hand and use the right hand to slide the hair band over the hair and off of the left hand.
Step 17 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger.
Step 18 / Tuck the ends back into the hairband to form another loop of the bun.
Step 19 / Pull on the edges of the braid to make it fuller.
Step 20 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down the sides.