Today’s tutorial features a peek-a-boo ladder braid. I love the undercut effect and how it gives this style an edgy vibe. The ladder braid is a waterfall braid and dutch braid but by keeping the two braids spaced apart it creates a cool effect that looks really unique! I think this is a cute braid for wearing out and about any day of the week. Once you get the hang of the waterfall part, you will have this style mastered in no time!

Sideswept Ladder Braid Supplies:

Sideswept Ladder Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair in a deep side part on the left side.
  • Step 2 / Continue the part line down towards the nape of the neck and clip away the hair on the right side.
  • Step 3 / Divide the left section into two halves a top and a bottom and clip away the bottom hair.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a section near the hairline and divide it into three smaller sections.
  • Step 5 / Begin a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle, then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 6 / Cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over and into the middle strand.
  • Step 7 / Now drop down the left strand, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the middle, in place of the dropped strand.
  • Step 8 / Then cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over and into the middle strand.
  • Step 9 / Then drop down the left strand and pick up a new section, and cross it over and into the middle strand in its place.
  • Step 10 / Repeat those steps continuing the waterfall braid until it reaches the back of the head.
  • Step 11 / Then braid the rest of the section a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 12 / Now clip the braid out of the way and let down the bottom half of hair.
  • Step 13 /Pick up a new section of hair near the hair line and divide it into three smaller pieces.
  • Step 14 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle, then cross the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 15 / Cross the right strand under the middle, pick up the first waterfall piece and cross it under and into the middle strand.
  • Step 16 / Repeat those steps until all of the waterfall sections are brought into the braid.
  • Step 17 / Add in the braid from the first section last and then braid the rest of the section a little further down and tie off the bottom with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 18 / Unclip the rest of the hair.
  • Step 19 / Backcomb a few sections near the partline.
  • Step 20 / Set everything in place with hairspray.
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Take a peek into my life in this weeks vlog. My sister comes home from Argentina and I spend time with Cohen while AJ’s out of town. See what PR packages are opened this week and a little behind the scenes of all of those hair tutorials.

I’ve decided to give vlogging a try and share more behind the scenes of my daily life. So far, it’s been a lot of fun to film and edit these video blogs so I hope they’re something you enjoy watching as well.

Let me know in the comments section below if you like watching these vlogs or whether you’d prefer to see something else like more hair tutorials instead.

Thanks so much for reading and following along! xo, Missy

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Who’s ready to take their messy bun up a notch?

I love wearing my hair up during the hot, summer months and this is a great way to keep all those little baby hairs out of the way too. If you’ve tried this style with one braid then you’ll love the look of three. Get ready for the compliments! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Three Dutch Braids High Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair band
  • Hair sectioning clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Three Dutch Braids High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide out a section of hair from the ears up to the crown of the head and tie the forward hair out of the way.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a 1″ section of hair down the back of the head and clip away the side hair.
  • Step 3 / fPick up a small section near the nape of the neck and divide it into three sections for the braid.
  • Step 4 / Create a dutch braid, adding in hair until the braid reaches the top of the head.
  • Step 5 / Then braid the section a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the ends.
  • Step 6 / Let down the hair on the left side and repeat the same steps creating a second dutch braid.
  • Step 7 / Then repeat the same steps a third time creating another dutch braid with the hair on the right side of the head.
  • Step 8 / Combine all of tje hair together at the top of the head.
  • Step 9 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
  • Step 10 / Wrap a hair band over the hair, then spread the ponytail around the hair band and wrap it twice more over the hair to form the base of the bun.
  • Step 11 / Tuck the hair left sticking out back into the hair band at the front of the bun
  • Step 12 / Pin down any sections of the bun that are sticking out and set it all with hairspray.
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Another ponytail tutorial! I saw a picture of this style and loved how it looked like the first braid almost wrapped around the entire head twice to create the second braid. Luckily, this tutorial is much easier than that.

It’s perfect for school or work or just hanging out. Where would you wear it? Let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Lace and Dutch Braid Ponytail Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair sectioning clip
  • Elastic bands
  • Hair band
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Lace and Dutch Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 /On the heavy side of the part, divide out a 3″ section a hair at the hairline and clip away the back hair.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a small section near the part and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 4 / Begin a lace braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Crossing the right strand over the middle and bring a new section into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Then I’m crossing the left strand over the middle, picking up a new section and crossing it into the braid.
  • Step 7 / Now stop adding in new section to the back side of the braid and only bring in hair to the front side of the braid and just continue the braid down to the left ear.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 9 / Then tie off the bottom of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Divide out a new section of hair behind the first braid and begin a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 11 / Once the braid reaches the left temple, braid the rest of the section to the bottom.
  • Step 12 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it fuller and then tie off the bottom with an elastic band.
  • Step 13 / Combine the rest of the hair together and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 14 / Wrap the dutch braid over the ponytail and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
  • Step 15 / Now wrap the lace braid over the ponytail and pin it underneath a bobby pin.
  • Step 16 / Set everything in place with hairspray.
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It’s that time of year again, back to school!

For this years back to school tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to share 12 easy hairstyles using a hair scarf! I’m not going to lie, this tutorial was kind of a big deal to film and edit. I have never shared a tutorial with this many hairstyles before, but I wanted to make sure you had plenty of hairstyles to choose from for your first day of school or wherever you plan to wear these styles!

I really hope you enjoy this tutorial and be sure to let me know which hairstyle is your favorite in the comments below! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

12 Back to School, Hair Scarf Hairstyles Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastics
  • Hair bands
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • Hair scarf \  one \ two \ three \ four

12 Back to School, Hair Scarf Hairstyles Instructions:

Side Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Tie two small sections, from above both ears, together at the back of the head with a clear elastic.
  • Step 2 / Flip the tail around the elastic and lay a hair scarf over the elastic band.
  • Step 3 / Begin the hair over the left shoulder and braid it into a three strand braid with the scarf ends in the two outer sections.
  • Step 4 / Tie off the end of the braid with an elastic band.

High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Bring all of the hair into a high ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf under the hair band so the center of the scarf is under the band.
  • Step 3 / Divide the ponytail into two halves adding one side of the hair scarf into each half.
  • Step 4 / Twist each section of hair around the hair scarf to create a rope braid and then tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Take both braids and wrap them in opposite directions around the base of the ponytail and pin them in place with bobby pins.

Half Up Rolled Tuck Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Tie a scarf around the head, sliding a bobby pin over the scar at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Take a section of hair on the left side of the head and wrap it around the scarf.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a new section of hair and wrap it around the scarf a second time.
  • Step 4 / Continue wrapping sections of hair around the scarf.
  • Step 5 / Then repeat the same steps with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 6 / Slide bobby pins into each piece to hold them in place.

Dutch Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Create a dutch braid on the left side of the head by picking up a section near the part, dividing it into three sections and crossing the side strands under the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid until it reaches the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Stop adding new sections into the braid and braid the section down to the ends and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 3 / Go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 4 / Combine all of the hair together into a low ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 5 / Remove the bobby pin from the end of the braid and tie a hair scarf around the hair band.

Half Up French Braid Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Pick up a section at the forehead and begin a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand, while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 2 / After 4 stitches of the braid, stop adding in new sections and continue the braid a little further down.
  • Step 3 / Tie off the bottom of the braid with an elastic band but on the last wrap only pull the hair halfway through to create a loop.
  • Step 4 / Tie a hair scarf over the elastic band, below the braid and above the bun.

Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Part the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then lay the scarf across the top of the head, about 3 inches back from the hairline and slide a bobby pin over the scarf on the right side of the part.
  • Step 3 / Create a dutch braid by picking up a section near the part, with the scarf being the back section, and cross the side strands under the middle while incorporating new hair into the braid.
  • Step 4 / Continue the braid down the left side of the head, around the back of the head near the nape of the neck and then up towards the right ear.
  • Step 5 / Once all of the hair is combined, braid the rest of the section in a regular three strand braid and tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Lay the end of the braid over the top of head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Tie the ends of the scarf together and tuck the ends of the scarf along the backside of the braids.

Topsy Tail Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Take a large section of hair on both sides of the head, bring them towards the back and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Flip the tail up and around the elastic then gently pull on the bottom of each twist to make them bigger.
  • Step 3 / Repeat those steps creating more twisted sections, working down the length of the hair.
  • Step 4 / Tie a hair scarf over the very last elastic band.

Braided Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide the hair into two sections and tie them into a low ponytail near the nape of theneck.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf through the elastic band of the right ponytail.
  • Step 3 / Braid each ponytail into a three strand braid and tie off the bottom with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Wrap the two braids in opposite directions around the head and pin them in place with bobby pins.

Half Up Dutch Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin a dutch braid by taking a section at the forehead, dividing it into three sections, and crossing the side strands under the middle strand.
  • Step 2 / Incorporate new sections into the braid for four stitches.
  • Step 3 / Then stop adding in new sections and do three more stitches of a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 4 / Go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 5 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Pull the hair scarf through the elastic band and tie it into a knot.

Rolled Bun Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Combine all of the hair together and tie an elastic band near the very ends of the hair.
  • Step 2 / Take a hair scarf and slide it through the elastic band so the center of the scarf is under the elastic.
  • Step 3 / Roll the hair upwards toward the head, leaving the ends of the scarf sticking out on each side.
  • Step 4 / Pin the roll to the back of the head with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Tie the ends of the hair scarf over the top of the head.
  • Step 6 / Tuck in any loose hair on the sides and pin down any loose pieces with bobby pins.

Bubble Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Combine all of the hair into a high ponytail and tie it off with hair band.
  • Step 2 / Tie an elastic band about 3 inches down from the hair band and pull on the hair between the hair bands to make it bigger.
  • Step 3 / Wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and pin it underneath with a bobby pin to hide it.
  • Step 4 / Repeat those steps twice more to create two more bubbles in the ponytail.
  • Step 5 / Tie a hair scarf around the hair band at the top of the ponytail.

Mohawk Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Divide the hair into three sections along the back of the head and tie each section into a ponytail.
  • Step 2 / Pull the hair scarf through the top elastic so the center of the scarf sits over the elastic.
  • Step 3 / Leaving out the hair scarf, take the top ponytail, twist it together and tie it into a knot, making a loop and pulling the end of the ponytail through the center.
  • Step 4 / Pin down the edges with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Repeat those steps with the remaining two ponytails.
  • Step 6 / Loop the hair scarf through and around the buns and then tie the ends together at the nape of the neck.
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