I’ve had heatless hairstyles on the brain a ton lately and this is one of my favorites! I am always throwing my hair into a messy bun and this little french braid makes it feel a little extra fancy. It’s perfect for running errands, heading to the pool, or whatever your plans are for that day. You’re bound to get tons of compliments for this look and I think it’s a lot easier than it looks! xo, Missy

Upside Down French Braid High Bun Supplies:

  • Paddle Brush
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray


Upside Down French Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by flipping the head upside down and brush all of the hair upwards. This makes creating the braid a little easier.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a small section of hair at the nape of the neck and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 3 / To create a french braid first cross the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle and pick up a new section of hair, crossing it over the middle as well bringing it into the braid.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the middle strand as well.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps, continuing the french braid, working up the back of the head until hair is brought in hair at the top of both ears.
  • Step 7 / Now braid the section a little further down and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 8 / Sit back up right and brush all of the hair on top of the head where the bun will be.
  • Step 9 / Wrap a hair band once over the hair and twist it over the right hand.
  • Step 10 / With the hair band tight around the hair, remove the elastic band from the end of the braid.
  • Step 11 / Then to continue the bun, spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Now wrap the hair band twice more over this little bun.
  • Step 13 / Once it’s wrapped, pull on the edges of the bun until it’s nice and big.
  • Step 14 / Then tuck the ends back into the hair band at the front of the bun to create another loop.
  • Step 15 / Pin down any of the edges that are sticking out oddly and set it all in place with hairspray.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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I have seen the infinity braid popping up everywhere! I am so in love with this technique because it looks so difficult but can be so easy to learn. Essentially an infinity braid is created by wrapping hair around two sections of hair in a horizontal figure 8 pattern. This version adds in pieces of hair along the way exactly like a dutch braid so it’s a cool way to amp up your basic dutch braid. I love this as a heatless, summer hairstyle and think this is such a Do you love this style? Let me know in the comments if you plan on trying out this hairstyle. xo, Missy

Dutch Infinity Braid Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Clear elastic bands
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Dutch Infinity Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing all of the hair straight back from the forehead.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section at the hairline and divide it into two equal sections.
  • Step 3 / Divide off a small section of hair from the left side cross it under the left strand and over the right strand.
  • Step 4 / Now pick up a new section of hair and add it into this piece.
  • Step 5 / Then wrap the section under the right strand and over the left strand.
  • Step 6 / Now pick up a new section of hair adding it in and wrap the section under the left strand and over the right strand.
  • Step 7 / Now just repeat those steps continuing the braid working down the back of the head.
  • Step 8 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, continue braiding the section a little further down before tying it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Now pick up a small section of hair and wrap it over all of the hair. Then tie another elastic band over the ponytail making sure to include the ends from the wrapped section and this will hold the hair in place.
  • Step 10 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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