For today’s tutorial I’m excited to be sharing this French & Lace Fishtail High Bun

I recently posted a picture of this hairstyle on instagram and so many of you asked for a tutorial! If you don’t get it right the first time, don’t give up! This one takes a bit of practice! It even took me a few different tries to get it just right.

I hope you enjoy the video and thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

French & Lace Fishtail High Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Mesh donut
  • Medium-hold hairspray

French & Lace Fishtail High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a section of hair at the top of the head. Create two parallel part lines at the corners of the forehead and clip down the bottom hair.
  • Step 2 / Now pick up a section of hair near the hairline and divide it into three smaller pieces for the french braid.
  • Step 3 / Braid this top section of hair into a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand while incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 4 / Once the braid reaches the crown, stop adding in new hair and braid the section to the end in a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 5 / Slide two bobby pins over the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 6 / Take the rest of the hair, tie it up into a high ponytail, and unravel the end of the braid.
  • Step 7 / Now divide out a small section of hair from the ponytail and then take a mesh donut and pull the rest of the ponytail through the center.
  • Step 8 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and with the bottom section left out, begin a fishtail braid.
  • Step 9 / Take a small section from the top section and crossing it over and into the bottom section.
  • Step 10 / Then take a small piece from the bottom section, cross it up to the top section and add it in.
  • Step 11 / Now take a small piece from the top, cross it over to the bottom, then pick up a new section of hair from the ponytail and cross it over and into the bottom section.
  • Step 12 / Then cross a small section from the bottom over and into the top section.
  • Step 13 / Now just repeat those steps creating a fishtail braid around the mesh donut until all of the hair from the ponytail is incorporated into the braid.
  • Step 14 / Once all of the hair from the ponytail is brought into the braid simply braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular fishtail braid.
  • Step 15 / Now wrap the braid around the bun, tucking it underneath, and then secure it in place with bobby pins.

Extra tips:

  • A few tips to keep in mind when creating this bun is to bring in sections that are a medium-thickness. If they’re too small then you’ll see the mesh donut through the sections and if they’re too large then you won’t have enough hair to braid all the way around the bun.
  • Another tip is to keep the braid fairly tight when working around the bun because this will help the bun maintain it’s share and it’s always easier to loosen the braid rather than try and tighten it up after it’s finished.
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The holidays are here so I wanted to quickly share one more holiday inspired hairstyle. This dutch braided bun is a lot easier to do than it looks and would be such a fun hairstyle to wear for a new years party! Dress it up or down and wear it as an everyday style. It’s a great heatless hairstyle too and could be done with one braid instead of two.

Let me know what you think and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Dutch Braided Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 6 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray
Dutch Braided Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section of hair on the right side of the part and divide it into three small pieces for the dutch braid.
  • Step 3 / Cross the right strand under the middle and then cross the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 4 / Then cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand as well.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Then just repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid, angling it towards the back of the head until hair is brought in from underneath the right ear.
  • Step 7 / Then braid the section a little further down and slide two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Now repeat those steps and create a second dutch braid on the left side of the head crossing the side strands under the middle strand and angling the braid towards the back of the head.
  • Step 9 / Once the braid reaches the other braid remove the bobby pins from the first braid and combine it with the second braid.
  • Step 10 / Then continue crossing the side strands under the middle while bringing new sections in the braid until all of the hair is combined into one braid.
  • Step 11 / Now braid the section to the ends and wrap it into a spiral towards the left side at the nape of the neck, tucking the ends into the center.
  • Step 12 / Then slide bobby pins around the outside of the bun and in the middle as well until it feels nice and tight against the head.
  • Step 13 / Then go back over the braids and gently pull on the edges to make them a little fuller.
  • Step 14 / Set the style with a medium-hold or firm-hold hairspray.
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I have been on such a ponytail kick lately and just can’t get enough of them. I wore this lace braid ponytail recently and posted a picture on the gram. Many of you had asked for a tutorial so I thought it’d be fun to share it as today’s tutorial. Adding a simple, lace braid is such a great way to take your basic pony to the next level so I really hope you enjoy it!

Lace Braid Ponytail Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Bobby pins
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Lace Braid Ponytail Instructions:

  • Start 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair to frame the face along with a small section of hair to add into the ponytail at the end.
  • Step 3 / Then divide out a 3″ section of hair for the braid and brush the rest of the hair back to keep it out of the way.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a section near the part for the braid and divide it into three smaller pieces.
  • Step 5 / Cross the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 6 / Now cross the right strand over the middle and pick up a new section crossing it over and into the middle.
  • Step 7 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, picking up a new section and crossing it into the middle as well.
  • Step 8 / Now I’m going to cross the right strand over the middle but stop adding in new sections on this side of the braid.
  • Step 9 / So then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it over and into the middle strand.
  • Step 10 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands over the middle strand while only bringing in new pieces to the left side of the braid;  working down the left side of the head.
  • Step 11 / When the braid reaches almost to the top of the ear, stop adding in new sections and just braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a three strand braid.
  • Step 12 / Then cross two bobby pins over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 13 / Now go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.
  • Step 14 / Take the rest of the hair and combine it into a low ponytail near the nape of the neck.
  • Step 15 / Add the braid into the ponytail along with a small section of hair in front of the braid.
  • Step 16 / Now tie it all together with a hair band and remove the bobby pins from the end of the braid.
  • Step 17 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.

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Recently, I’ve been getting a lot questions about how I curl my hair.

For today’s tutorial I’m happy to be letting you in on my most basic of secrets and sharing the super simple way that I curl my hair. I am using a 1 1/2″ curling iron in this tutorial and also love to use a 1″ and 1 1/4″ curling iron as well. The technique is always the same and I’ve been doing it this way for years.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Be sure to let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Easy, Everyday Curls Supplies:

Easy, Everyday Curls Instructions:

Prep: To prep my hair, I always wash my hair at night and let it air dry. After towel drying it, I apply a pea size amount of the Kerastase Leave-in treatment. My hair is super dry so this helps keep it from getting tangled up and makes it really soft after it’s dried.

  • Step 1 / Before I start curling my hair I always divide it into sections. I split it in half at my ears and use a little claw clip to pin up the top hair.
  • Step 2 / Then as a heat protectant I spray the hair with the Kenra Hot Spray.
  • Step 3 / Next I pick up a small 1″ section of hair and clamp the curling iron near the top. Then slide it down to the middle of the section and roll it back up to the root. I do this to smooth the hair at the root and then just wait a few seconds before dropping the iron down near the ends and then roll it up a second time.
  • Step 4  / After a few seconds I’ll drop out the top half and pull the curl out a bit to keep the wave soft and more loose. I also make sure to leave the very ends out of the iron so they stay more straight. Sometimes I’ll drag the iron over them to make sure they’re not too curled.
  • Step 5 / Then I just repeat those same steps with the rest of my hair on this bottom section.
  • Step 6 / Once all of the hair from the first layer is curled, then I’ll let down the next layer and repeat the same steps curling all of my hair away from the face. Sometimes I’ll alternate the direction of the curls so they don’t stick together. Or sometimes I’ll curl just one or two pieces on each side of my head so that I can get more of a carefree, undone vibe.
  • Step 7 / Then with the hair right around my face I like to make sure the bend of the curls lines up with my chin. This is the perfect spot for my face shape but it can also work to line it up with the cheekbone. You just have to try it out and see what works best for you.
  • Step 8 / Then to set my curls I will lightly mist them with the Kenra 13 hairspray. This is a medium hold hairspray so it gives my hair a tiny bit of texture without feeling sticky or stiff.

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It’s officially the Christmas season so I’m excited to be sharing a pretty updo that would be fun to wear to any holiday party.

Last year I posted a similar style with a lace braid and you all seemed to love it so much that I thought it’d be fun to share a similar style but with a new type of braid and bun.

Of course, this hairstyle would be lovely to wear all year round for whatever occasion you choose so if you do decide to recreate this look, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@MissySueBlog) so I can see it!

Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Fishtail French Braid High Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Bobby pins
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Fishtail French Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now pick up a small section of hair near the part and divide it into two sections for the fishtail braid.
  • Step 3 / Start by crossing a small section from the right side over to the left side.
  • Step 4 / Then cross a small section from the left over to the right.
  • Step 5 / Now cross a small section from the right side over to the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side as well.
  • Step 6 / Then cross a small section from the left side over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross both over to the right side.
  • Step 7 / Then just repeat these steps continuing the fishtail french braid, making sure to keep the braid high up along the side of the head and angling it back towards the crown.
  • Step 8 / Once hair is brought in above the left ear, stop adding in new hair and just braid the rest of the section to the ends.
  • Step 9 / Then cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 10 / Now brush the rest of the hair up into a high ponytail adding the braid in last.
  • Step 11 / Then take a hair band and wrap it once over the ponytail.
  • Step 12 / Then twist it over the dominant hand, remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braid and unravel it.
  • Step 13 / Now spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun and then wrap the hair band twice more over this bun.
  • Step 14 / Now gently pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger and tighten it against the head.
  • Step 15 / Then take the ends that are left sticking out and bring these around to the front of the bun.
  • Step 16 / Create a rope braid with this section by diving it into two sections and twist them around each other until it reaches the bottom of the hair.
  • Step 17 / Then gently pull on the edges of the twist to make them bigger.
  • Step 18 / Now wrap the braid around the base of the bun and pin the ends down with bobby pins, hiding them underneath.
  • Step 19 / Set the style with a medium or strong hold hairspray
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