Summer is coming up quick and I’ve been compiling some great ideas for heatless hairstyles. I recently posted a bunch of pictures on Snapchat asking which ones you guys would like to see as a tutorial. This one got a bunch of votes and I was so glad because it was one of my favorites.
I feel like this style has such a boho vibe and I love how intricate it looks. Of course, once it’s broken down into steps it’s definitely doable and perfect for Coachella season which is happening right now! Even if you’re not going it’s always a good idea to wear a cute hairstyle even if it’s just for fun! I hope you enjoy my recreation of the hairstyle! Be sure to let me know if you recreate this look or create your own variation of it!
Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Now divide out a small section of hair on the heavy side of the part, near the middle, and braid this into a regular three strand braid. Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom and clip it out of the way.
Step 3 / Next create a dutch fishtail braid, under the previous braid, bringing in sections and continuing it down the left side of the head until it reaches the left ear.
Step 4 / Then braid the section a little further down before going back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. Criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 5 / Now let down the 3-strand braid and lay this down the center of the fishtail braid.
Step 6 / Then tuck the braid through the fishtail braid so the ends come out underneath it.
Step 7 / Now wrap the braid around the back of the head, pin it in place with bobby pins, and remove the criss-crossed ones.
Step 8 / Next divide off a small section of hair from the right side of the head. Twist this together and lay it over the ends of the fishtail braid, pinning it in place.
Step 9 / Now create a series of topsy tails so divide off a small section of hair from the right and left side of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band.
Step 10 / Then flip the tail around the elastic band so the sides become twisted. Then tighten it underneath the braid and gently loosen the edges of the twist so it shows up a little better.
Step 11 / Now create one more topsy tail with the hair at the nape of the neck. Tying it off with an elastic band, flipping the ends around the elastic and then pulling on the edges to make the twists fuller.
Step 12 / Then create two or three more topsy tails working down the remaining hair. You can create as many or as few topsy tails as you’d like. I like to leave a bit of hair at the ends but you can going all the way to the bottom if you prefer.
When I saw this little restaurant I immediately asked AJ if we could stop for pictures. He thought it was the strangest place to do outfit photos but I loved the different textures of the building and even thought the little shrubs were so cute. Everywhere you look here in Arizona, it’s dry, dead desert; literally miles and miles of it. This cute little building was so rustic and different it had so much character and I couldn’t help but love it right away.
Because of AJ’s dream to be a professional pilot I know we won’t be staying here in Arizona for too long. It makes me wonder all the time where we’ll end up next. Sometimes I’ll secretly hope it’s one specific place but I know we’ll go wherever we’re supposed to. Either way it’s been a complete dream living here in Arizona.
I have honestly worn this cardigan so many times since I got it, it’s completely ridiculous. It’s always freezing in our house and I love having lightweight sweaters I can easily throw on. Pairing it with an all white outfit gave it such a Springy vibe and there is something about white denim that just takes any outfit up a notch. I always feel so put together when I put on white jeans instead of regular blues. Also, I’m a tad embarrassed to be wearing these sandals again. I told you they go with everything! They’re easily my favorite shoes right now (: xo, Missy
How does that saying go? “There’s never been a white top that I didn’t like…” (: I tried pairing this top with blue denim jeans and just fell in love with the white ones instead. White on white feels so fresh for Spring as well as pairing it with neutral accessories. Seriously, this bag and these shoes go with literally every outfit. I have to stop myself from wearing them with everything. Perfect for Spring and Summer (: I’m even contemplating buying this bag in pink, I love it so much.
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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