Who’s ready for a 3-in-1 tutorial?! I really love these because they give you a bunch of different hairstyle ideas for a bunch of different days. I actually posted a picture of this double dutch braided headband on instagram over a year ago, gasp! It’s literally taken me forever to film and post a tutorial for it. I really love it though and would definitely say all three versions of this style are my favorite. Which one do you like best? Do you love these 3-in-1 tutorials as much as I do? xo, Missy
P.s. I’m currently listening to “We can hurt together” by Sia and totally loving it (:
Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Then create another part about 2” back from the hairline down to the left ear and clip off the back section.
Step 3 / Pick up a small section of hair near the part and split this into three small pieces for the braid.
Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the side strands under the middle strand.
Step 5 / Continue the braid down to the temple incorporating new sections into the braid.
Step 6 / Once the braid reaches the temple, stop adding in new sections and just continue the braid down to the ends.
Step 7 / Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 8 / Let down the hair previously clipped up and divide out a similar sized section for the second braid.
Step 9 / This braid is identical to the first so repeat the previous steps creating a second dutch braid, incorporating hair into the braid, until it reaches the temple.
Step 10 / Then stop adding in new sections and braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular three-strand braid.
Step 11 / Once both braids are done go back over them and pull on the edges to make them wider.
Step 12 / Then bring the braids together and pin them against the head right above the left ear. I made sure to lay them underneath the hair from the crown which will help hide the ends of the braids where they’re pinned.
Step 13 / Now remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel the ends.
Step 14 / Now go back over them again, making them even wider to better help hide the gap in between them.
Double Dutch Braids Ponytail Instructions:
Step 1 / After finishing both braids combine the rest of the hair together where you’d like your ponytail to sit.
Step 2 / Then add the braids into the ponytail so they don’t get buried under other hair
Step 3 / Now tie it all together with a hair band.
Step 4 / Then remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
Step 5 / To finish this style, wrap a small section of hair around the hair band and secure it underneath with a bobby pin. You can also use a small elastic band which works just as well.
Double Dutch Braids Low Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Once both braids are done, combine all of the hair together at the nape of the neck.
Step 2 / Then remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
Step 3 / With the hair band over the right hand, wrap it once over the ponytail.
Step 4 / Then twist it over the right hand again.
Step 5 / Now spread the ponytail around the hair band, basically finding the center of the ponytail.
Step 6 / Then wrap the hair band over this base, twist it again and wrap it a second time.
Step 7 / Now pull on the edges of this base making it bigger until you like the size.
Step 8 / Pick up the ends that are left sticking out and split it into two sections.
Step 9 / Loop each section back towards the top of the bun and tuck it into the elastic band.
Step 10 / Loosen the hair at the crown to add volume and then play around with the bun until you like the way it looks.
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Easter is coming up soon and I love getting a new Spring dress for the occasion. I love the hi-low cut of this one and the cute flutter sleeves. This dress also comes in a pretty red color but of course I had to snatch up the purple because you know I can’t resist anything pastel.
I love wearing pastel shades and especially love wearing them during the Spring. I couldn’t resist the embroidered detailing on this top and think it could be styled so many different ways. I went with white jeans because I felt like it complimented the light color of these wedges. I have seen these in so many different places and have been wearing them nonstop since I got them. They have such a fun summer vibe and add such a fun element to any casual outfit.
One of my favorite things about Spring is all the pretty floral prints that start popping up. After being layered in sweaters during the winter months, it’s so refreshing to throw on a light and flowy dress. I love that this one comes in petite sizes so it’s the perfect length for my small frame. I always go a little crazy at the beginning of Spring and fill my closet with feminine statement pieces. I really love the little tiny lizards printed all over this dress and decided to add a bit of military contrast with this cool tan vest.
The half up pull thru braid; the braid that’s not really a braid, le faux braid. If you have a hard time with a regular three strand braid I highly recommend giving this a try. It’s such a cool concept and something that can transition into so many different looks and hairstyles. I have a bunch of different tutorials with this braid including a half up pictorial, french braid style, side braid, 3-strand version, and pull-thru bun updo. If you’ve already tried and loved this braid then what’s your favorite way to wear it? I’d love to know which version is your go-to!
5-7 clear elastic bands
1 1/4″ Curling iron
Half Up Pull Thru Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Then divide off a small section on the left side and lay it over my head and clip it out of the way for later.
Step 3 / Pick up a new section of hair behind the first and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 4 / Let down the first section clipped away and split it into two equal halves.
Step 5 / Wrap these two sections around the second section and then clip the second section out of the way.
Step 6 / Combine the two split sections back together again. Divide off a new section of hair from the top of the head and tie it all together with another elastic band.
Step 7 / Let down the first section, split it in half, wrap it around the second section and clip the second section up and out of the way.
Step 8 / Combine the two split pieces and add in a new section of hair. Then tie it all together with another elastic band.
Step 9 / Now repeat the same steps working towards the right side of the head.
Step 10 / Once hair is brought in from the right side of the head then stop creating new sections and go back over the braid pulling on the edges to make them wider and more full.
Step 11 / Then smooth down any flyaways with hairspray.