We’re visiting my parents in Okinawa, Japan! I asked on snapchat if I should vlog our trip and many of you said yes! This first vlog shows our three flights to Okinawa and what we did on our first full day in Japan. Let me know your thoughts and whether you’d love to see more vlogs! I hope you enjoy it! xo, Missy
You have been asking for some great heatless hairstyles and I’m excited to share the tutorial for this Dutch Crown Braid. My only tutorial featuring this braid is a few years old and included a flower crown so I thought it was time for an updated version. This is one of my very favorite heatless hairstyles and I always wear this throughout the entire summer. It’s great for beach days, camping, boating, travel, whatever your summer plans entail! Let me know what you think in the comments below and whether you plan to wear this look this summer! xo, Missy
Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:
- Paddle brush
- Rattail comb
- 4-6 bobby pins
- Medium-hold hairspray
Dutch Crown Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
- Step 2 / Then create a deep part on the right side.
- Step 3 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
- Step 4 / To create a dutch braid, begin by crossing the right strand under the middle strand. Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
- Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle strand and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand as well.
- Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and bringing a new section into the braid.
- Step 7 / Now repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid down to the left ear.
- Step 8 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, switch hands and continue the braid around the back of the head. Again you’re bringing in hair from both the top of the head and the nape of the neck and working towards the right side of the head.
- Step 9 / Before the braid reaches the right ear, make sure to bring all of the hair into the braid. This will help minimize the bumps that pop up on one side of the head.
- Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then switch the hands again and braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular 3 strand braid.
- Step 11 / Then lay the braid across the top of the head, behind the beginning of the braid, and pin it down with bobby pins. I like to slide mine into the center of the braid, in line with the braid so it stays hidden.
- Step 12 / Now go back over the entire braid and pull on the edges to make it a lot wider and more full.
- Step 13 / Then spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is sticking out from the braid.
I haven’t done a Q&A in a long time so I thought it’d be fun to share a few quick facts about me! This video answers all of the personal questions you asked on my instagram @MissySueBlog. I will post a separate video to answer all of your questions regarding hair. Feel free to ask any other questions down in the comments below. If there are any other types of videos you’d love to see from me please let me know! xo, Missy
Get to Know Me Q&A Questions:
1. What’s your favorite food
2. Do you like horses?
3. Do you like traveling?
4. Where is your favorite place to visit?
5. Which clothing brands are most of your clothes from?
6. What’s your favorite color?
7. Do you have any siblings?
8. What is your dream vacation spot?
9. If you could be a book character, who would you be?
10. When do you film all of your videos?
11. What editing software do you use?
12. What camera do you use?
13. What do you use for lighting?
14. Do you receive lots of hate? If so, how do you deal with it?
15. What did you want to be growing up as a child?
16. Which choices do you regret making? What do you want to do differently?
17. Who is your favorite singer?
18. Where is your bedding from? http://bit.ly/2qXHoDa
19. Do you practice a sport?
20. What is one thing about yourself that you don’t portray on YouTube/social media?
21. Would you rather watch a movie or read a book? What is your favorite book/movie?
22. What course did you do in college?
23. What did you do before blogging and youtube?
24. Is being a youtube and blogger your only job? Are you happy?
25. How did you and your husband meet?
26. Where did you and your husband get married?
27. What does your husband do for a living?
28. Do you guys want anymore kids?
29. If you were to have more kids, would you prefer a boy or girl?
Summer is coming so I thought it’d be fun to share a bunch of different hairstyles that are easy to do and wear while you’re traveling. I always want my hair out of my face so I’ve compiled a few of my favorites that are simple and basic so you can have a few ideas for what to do with your hair the next time you’re jetting off on a flight or packing up for a road trip. Let me know what your favorite hairstyle is to wear when you’re traveling and which one of these you liked best! xo, Missy
9 Easy Travel Hairstyles Supplies:
- Paddle brush
- Rattail comb
- Clear elastic bands
- Hair bands
- Bobby pins
- 1 1/4″ Curling iron
- Medium-hold hairspray
Messy Bun Instructions:
- Step 1 / Start by brushing all of the hair into a high ponytail.
- Step 2 / Take a hair band and wrap it once over the ponytail.
- Step 3 / Twist the band over your dominant hand and then use the other hand to spread the hair around the ponytail base.
- Step 4 / Wrap the hair band twice more over this base. You can wrap it more or less depending on the thickness of your hair.
- Step 5 / Pull on the edges of the bun until it’s as big as you want. T
- Step 6 / Take the hair left sticking out and wrap it around to the front of the head, tucking it into the hair band to form another loop at the front of the bun.
Half Up Bun Instructions:
- Step 1 / Start by gathering a section of hair at the top of the head.
- Step 2 / Twist the section together and wrap it clock-wise into spiral then pull the end through the middle and continue wrapping the ends around the bun.
- Step 3 / Wrap a clear elastic band around the bun and then pin down any edges so it’s flush with the head.
Topsy Tail Side Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / For this style, bring all of the hair over one shoulder and tie it together with an elastic band.
- Step 2 / Now tie a second elastic band about 3 inches down from the first elastic.
- Step 3 / Create a gap in the hair between the elastic bands and flip the ends through the gap to create a twist.
- Step 4 / Then you can pull on the edges to make the twists a little bit bigger so they’re easier to see.
- Step 5 / Next tie a third elastic band another 3 inches down and then create a gap above the band and clip the ends through the gap.
- Step 6 / Then pull on the edges of the twists to make them a little bigger.
I love this style with a baseball cap as well and it only takes a few minutes to do.
Side Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / For this style start by bringing all of the hair over the left shoulder.
- Step 2 / Then divide the hair into three smaller sections and cross the side strands under the middle strand.
- Step 3 / Continue the braid down the section and then once the braid reaches the bottom you can go back over it, pulling on the edges to make the braid wider.
- Step 4 / Tie off the end with an elastic band.
- Step 5 / Then take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic band and tie a second elastic over the bottom of the wrapped piece making sure to include the ends and this will hold the wrapped piece in place.
Two Fishtail Braids Instructions:
- Step 1 / Begin by dividing the hair into two equal halves, a left and right side.
- Step 2 / Take one side and divide it into three sections.
- Step 3 / Begin a regular braid crossing the side strands over the middle strand.
- Step 4 / Then combine two sections together and braid the rest of the section into a fishtail braid.
- Step 5 / Half way down the hair go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make the braid fuller.
- Step 6 / Then just continue the braid down to the ends, pull on the edges to make the braid bigger, and tie it off with an elastic band.
- Step 7 / Then repeat the same steps braiding the other half into a second fishtail braid.
Two Dutch Braids Instructions:
- Step 1 / Start by dividing the hair into two equal halves and tie off one side.
- Step 2 / Then simply braid each half into a dutch braid. As a reminder, when creating a dutch braid, the side strands are crossed under the middle strand and small sections of hair are brought into the braid as you work your way from the forehead down to the nape of the neck.
- Step 3 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid continue braiding the section down to the ends.
- Step 4 / Tie off the bottom of the braid with a little clear elastic band.
- Step 5 / Then repeat the same steps with the hair on the opposite side.
Tip: You can go back over both braids, pulling on the sides to make them fuller or leave them tight against the head, it just depends on your own personal style.
Half Up Fishtail Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / First, divide off a section of hair on both sides of the head right above the ears and tie it together at the back of the head.
- Step 2 / Then with this tied off section, create a fishtail braid by splitting it into two sections and crossing small pieces of hair from one half over to the opposite side.
- Step 3 / Continue the braid as far down the section as you prefer and I like to pull on the sides of the braid as I go to make it fuller and more casual and then just tie off the end of the braid with a clear baby elastic.
Low Bun Instructions:
- Step 1 / For this style, start by combining all of the hair together at the nape of the neck.
- Step 2 / Take a hair band and wrap it over the hair only pulling the ponytail half way through.
- Step 3 / Then twist the left hand which will twist the hair and the hair band at the same time and then grip the base of the ponytail with the left hand.
- Step 4 / With the right hand, pull the hair band over the hair. This will create the base of the messy bun.
- Step 5 / Then take any hair left sticking out and tuck it back into the hair band.
Dutch Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / Begin by gathering a section of hair at the top of the head and split it into three sections.
- Step 2 / Cross the side strands under the middle strand while bringing in new sections of hair and working down the back of the head until the braids reaches the nape of the neck.
- Step 3 / Then continue the braid down the section of hair without bringing in any new hair.
- Step 4 / Then tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Bonus Sleep Bun Instructions:
This next style really isn’t a wearable hairstyle but it;s great if you got a blow out or curled your hair before the trip and want to take a nap without getting any kinks in your hair.
- Step 1 / Simply combine all of your hair together at the top of your head.
- Step 2 / Twist it together and wrap it into a spiral or bun on the top of your head.
- Step 3 / Then secure the ends with a claw clip.
- Step 4 / Once you’ve arrived at your destination simply let down your hair and it’s still maintained a bit of the curl or volume you had put into it before the trip.
Summer is coming up and I am excited to be sharing one of my favorite styles to wear this season. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s heatless and a fun, unique way to get the hair up and out of the way. This style has been around for the longest time and done by tons of other fabulous hair gurus but I wanted to share my own version of it. I really hope you enjoy the tutorial and try out this style soon! xo, Missy
Dutch Fishtail Summer Side Braid Supplies:
- Rattail comb
- 2-4 Bobby pins
- Clear elastic band
- Medium-hold hairspray
Dutch Fishtail Summer Side Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side
- Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections.
- Step 3 / Start with a stitch of a regular braid by crossing the side strands once under the middle strand
- Step 4 / Combine the middle and back strand together so there are two sections for the braid.
- Step 5 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small section from the right side under to the opposite side and then bring in a new section of hair crossing it to the left side as well.
- Step 6 / Now cross a small section from the left side under to the right and bring in a new section of hair.
- Step 7 / Repeat these steps continuing the dutch fishtail braid until it reaches the left temple.
- Step 8 / When the braid reaches the temple braid the rest of the section in a fishtail braid working down to the ends.
- Step 9 / Go back over the whole braid, pulling on the edges to make it really wide and full.
- Step 10 / Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom.
- Step 11 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with several bobby pins. You could also tie the braid to a small section of hair with a clear elastic band to ensure it stays put all day long.
- Step 12 / Bring the remaining hair over the left shoulder and braid it into a fishtail braid.
- Step 13 / Once the braid reaches near the bottom go back over the braid pulling on the edges, making it bigger and more full.
- Step 14 / Take a small section of hair and wrap it around the bottom of the braid before tying a clear elastic band over the bottom making sure to include the ends from the little wrapped piece.
- Step 15 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.