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!

3 Easy Rope Braid Hairstyles Supplies:

Half Up Rope Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start with a part on the right side and then pick up a section on the left side and divide it into equal sections.
  • Step 2 / Now cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 3 / Now add in new sections to both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 4 / After each cross over add in new sections to both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand, continuing the twists down to the left ear.
  • Step 5 / Now angle the braid towards the back of the head and only add in hair to the right strand.
  • Step 6 / When the twist reaches the middle of the back of the head, stop adding in new sections and continue the twist down to the ends. Then secure the bottom with two criss crossed bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Now repeat the same steps and create a second rope braid on the right side of the head.
  • Step 8 / When both braids are done, create a gap in the right braid and pull the left braid through the gap.
  • Step 9 / Then pin the two twists against the head with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and then go back over the twists pulling on the edges to make them a little bit bigger.

Rope Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by parting your hair where you normally prefer. I put mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then pick up a section on the left side of the part and split it into two sections.
  • Step 3 / Begin by crossing the front strand over the back strand.
  • Step 4 / Next add a new section of hair to both sections and cross the front strand over the back strand.
  • Step 5 / So now repeat the same steps adding new sections to each side, crossing the front strand over the back strand until the braid reaches the ear.
  • Step 6 / Then continue the rope braid until it reaches the end of the section and then cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / Next combine the braid with the remaining hair and wrap it once with a hair band.
  • Step 8 / Then wrap the hair band once over the dominant hand and spread the ponytail up and around the hair band.
  • Step 9 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over the hair to create the base of the bun.
  • Step 10 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to make it fuller.
  • Step 11 / Then take the ends left sticking out and tuck them into the hair band to form loops at the top of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Then set the style with hairspray.

Rope Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by dividing off a triangle shaped section of hair at the crown.
  • Step 2 / Clip up the top section and tie the bottom section out of the way.
  • Step 3/ Let down the top section and pick up a section at the crown to begin the braid.
  • Step 4 / Divide the section into two parts and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 5 / Then add in hair to both sides and twist each section towards the left.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the left strand over the right strand. Twisting to two halves before wrapping them over each other will help keep the rope braid tight so it doesn’t come loose.
  • Step 7 / Continue the rope braid twisting the left strand over the right strand, bringing in new sections of hair until the hair from this top section is brought in.
  • Step 8 / Then continue twisting the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 9 / Now combine all of the hair together into a ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 10 / Remove the bobby pins from the twist and unravel the end of the rope braid.
  • Step 11 / Then go back over the top of the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 12 / To finish the style, wrap a small section of hair around the hair band and secure it underneath with a bobby pin.
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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

Easy Half Up Prom Hair Supplies:

Easy Half Up Prom Hair Instructions:

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.


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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!

Double Fishtail Wrapped Ponytail Supplies:

Double Fishtail Wrapped Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For this hairstyle you can part your hair wherever you prefer. I’m parting mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now divide out any hair to frame the face and pick up a section for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a regular braid crossing the side strands once over the middle strand.
  • Step 4 / Now combine the middle and right strand together so there are two sections for the fishtail braid.
  • Step 5 / Begin a fishtail french braid crossing small sections from one side over to the other while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Once the braid reaches the temple only add in hair from the crown without bringing in hair to the bottom of the braid.
  • Step 7 / When the braid reaches the middle of the back of the head stop bringing in sections and braid the rest of the section a little further down.
  • Step 8 / Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 9 / Now repeat the same steps and create a second fishtail french braid on the right side.
  • Step 10 / Once the right braids meets the other, braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 11 / Now take the remaining hair and tie it into a ponytail right underneath the braids.
  • Step 12 / Next criss-cross the two braids over the ponytail and pin them with bobby pins so they don’t come loose.
  • Step 13 / Then wrap the ends around the hair band and tie an elastic band over the ends. This will hold the ends in place and hide the hair band from the ponytail.
  • Step 14 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.

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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

Twists and Topsy Tail Flips Supplies:

Twists and Topsy Tail Flips Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide off a section of hair on the left and right side, above the ears. Twist the two sections and tie them together at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Flip the tail up and around the elastic to tighten the twists. Then gently pull on the edges of each twist to make them fuller.
  • Step 3 / Pick up the tail and add a little extra hair to it. Then tie it off with a second elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Create a gap above the elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Flip the tail up and through the gap, twisting the sides, creating the first topsy tail.
  • Step 6 / Gently pull on the edges to make the twists a little bigger.
  • Step 7 / Tie the section with a second elastic band. Create another gap, flipping the tail through it to make a second topsy tail.
  • Step 8 / Pull on the edges of the twists to make them bigger so it shows up a little bit better.
  • Step 9 / Now tie a third section with an elastic band and create a third topsy tail.
  • Step 10 / Then make the twists bigger by carefully pulling on the edges and set the style with hairspray.

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