Who’s ready for something new?!? After a ton of regular braided hairstyles I thought it’d be fun to change things up! These three hairstyles would be so fun for summer and are so super easy to do once you get down the twisting technique. I love all three of these so much and am excited to wear them more once the weather really heats up!
Is prom already over? I wore this hairstyle the other day and couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be for Prom. It’s honestly such an easy style but looks so much more complicated. I love the criss crossing at the top above the fishtail braid. I think that technique always makes a hairstyle look extra fancy. I also think it’d be so pretty with a fishtail braid on both sides. What do you think of this look? Are you going to prom or do you know of anyone who will be? xo, Missy
To prep my hair for this hairstyle, I began with clean hair and curled all of it away from my face with a 1 1/4″ curling iron. Then I brushed through it with a paddle brush to remove any tangles. Then I added in two wefts of Luxy hair extensions to add a bit of extra length and thickness to my hair.
Step 1 / For this hairstyle, begin by parting the hair wherever you normally prefer. I’ve put mine on the left side.
Step 2 / Next divide out a section of hair at the crown and combine it together at the back.
Step 3 / Slide a few bobby pins over the section to keep it in place.
Step 4 / Now divide out a section of hair from the right side of the head. I picked up all of the hair from the ear up to the section that was previously pinned away.
Step 5 / Wrap this section over the bobby pins from the crown section. Twist it upwards and pin it in place with 1 or 2 bobby pins.
Step 6 / With the hair on the left side, braid this section into a dutch fishtail braid. As a quick reminder, pick up a small section near the part and divide it into two sections. Cross small pieces from the outer edges under to the opposite side while also incorporating new sections into the braid. Continue the braid, adding in hair, until you’ve brought in hair from above the left ear.
Step 7 / Continue braiding the section down to the ends in a regular fishtail braid, without adding in new pieces. Then go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. I also like to spray the braid with hairspray and slide my hand over the sides to smooth down any hair sticking out.
Step 8 / Wrap the braid underneath the top pinned section and flip the ends underneath itself. Then secure it in place with several bobby pins. I slide one bobby pin into the braid and two at the ends where it’s tucked under itself. You’ll want to make sure the bobby pins slide under the braid so they don’t show or peek through.
Step 9 / Set the whole style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is left sticking out.
I’ve got to tell you, this hairstyle turned out completely different than I originally planned. Sometimes I have an idea in my mind but once I start braiding I forget what I’m doing and just end up with something new. Ponytails are one of my favorite hairstyles during the summer months and I love the extra embellishment of the fishtail braids. It’s so hot here already, I’m excited to have a new hairstyle to add to my list of summer hairstyles!
I have been on the hunt for cute boyfriend jeans for years! I am obsessed with the rinse on these and love how comfortably they fit. They run a little big so I ordered a full size down; just thinking about them makes me want to wear them again tomorrow! I’ve also seen mule sandals everywhere and these ones are easy to walk in and match with everything!
This easy style takes no more than 5 minutes. It’s so simple to create, a couple of twists, a few elastic bands, and you’re set! I love wearing my hair down with curls but sometimes it’s fun to add a little something extra! I’ve seen similar styles floating around everywhere and couldn’t resist sharing my own version. If you decide to recreate this style please share it with me using the hashtag, #missysuehair on instagram and twitter! xo, Missy