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!

Outfit details: CREAM RUFFLE TOP | Inspo picture

Stacked Fishtail Elastic Braid Supplies:

Stacked Fishtail Elastic Braid Instructions:

  • 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.

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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 (:

Outfit details: BLUE TOP (6 colors + on sale!) | PINK TOP (5 colors!)| PRINTED TOP (old) | LIP LINER (dervish) | LIPSTICK (peach blossom)

Double Dutch Braids 3 Ways Supplies:

Double Dutch Braided Headband Instructions:

  • 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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The half up pull thru braid; the braid that’s not really a braid, le faux braid. If you have a hard time with a regular three strand braid I highly recommend giving this a try. It’s such a cool concept and something that can transition into so many different looks and hairstyles. I have a bunch of different tutorials with this braid including a half up pictorial, french braid style, side braid, 3-strand version, and pull-thru bun updo. If you’ve already tried and loved this braid then what’s your favorite way to wear it? I’d love to know which version is your go-to!

Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 5-7 clear elastic bands
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • 1 1/4″ Curling iron

Half Up Pull Thru Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then divide off a small section on the left side and lay it over my head and clip it out of the way for later.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a new section of hair behind the first and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Let down the first section clipped away and split it into two equal halves.
  • Step 5 / Wrap these two sections around the second section and then clip the second section out of the way.
  • Step 6 / Combine the two split sections back together again. Divide off a new section of hair from the top of the head and tie it all together with another elastic band.
  • Step 7 / Let down the first section, split it in half, wrap it around the second section and clip the second section up and out of the way.
  • Step 8 / Combine the two split pieces and add in a new section of hair. Then tie it all together with another elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Now repeat the same steps working towards the right side of the head.
  • Step 10 / Once hair is brought in from the right side of the head then stop creating new sections and go back over the braid pulling on the edges to make them wider and more full.
  • Step 11 / Then smooth down any flyaways with hairspray.

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Summer is around the corner and I’ve been rounding up some great heatless hairstyles! I am planning to give up hot tools when the weather really heats up and this would be a great hairstyle to try. I love braiding my hair on day two or three because the texture is easier to work with after a little dusting of dry shampoo. This style takes less than 10 minutes to do and you can even switch out the fishtail braid for a regular one if you’re in a super rush. If you recreate this look I’d love to know in comments below!

Topsy Tail Fishtail Braid Instruction:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally prefer. Section off a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a similar sized section on the right side of the head.
  • Step 3 / Bring the two sections to the back of the head and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Flip the ends up and around the elastic to create a topsy tail.
  • Step 5 / Gently pull on the edges of the twists to make them fuller.
  • Step 6 / Pick up two new sections of hair and tie them together underneath the first.
  • Step 7 / Flip the ends up and around the elastic band to create a second topsy tail. Split the tail into two halves and pull in opposite directions to tighten the twist underneath the previous one.
  • Step 8 / Take the remaining hair and braid it into a fishtail braid.
  • Step 9 / Braid the hair to the bottom in a fishtail braid and tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Pull on the sides of the fishtail braid to make it wider and more full. Then set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.

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Now that summer is right around the corner I’ve been thinking of some new heatless hairstyles to feature. I recently wore my hair in this style and realized I didn’t have a tutorial for it. The one I do have that is slightly similar is a really elaborate hairstyle with a 4 strand waterfall braid and big elegant bun. I figured it’d be fun to show you a more “basic” everyday version of the style. I honestly feel like this hairstyle isn’t too exciting but hopefully you learned a few new techniques from it. Let me know what you think; I love to hear from you!


What I’m wearing: Open Stitch Sweater

Four Strand Braid Low Bun Supplies:


Four Strand Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by creating a part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Divide this section into 4 pieces.
  • Step 4 / I’m going to number the strands 1-4 starting with the strand closest to the hairline as number one.
  • Step 5 / Take strand 4 and cross it under 3.
  • Step 6 / Then cross 3 over 2.
  • Step 7 / Cross 2 under 1.
  • Step 8 / Now take strand 3 and cross it over 2. Those are the steps so now just repeat them while adding in new hair to the outside strands.
  • Step 9 / So add in hair to strand four then cross it under 3.
  • Step 10 / Cross 3 over 2 and 2 under 1.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 11 / Add a new section into the new 2 strand, or add in hair to 1 before crossing it over 2.
  • Step 12 / Now continue the braid until it’s about an inch above the ear. Then braid the section to the ends without adding in new hair.
  • Step 13 / Criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 14 / Next divide  off a small section on the right side of the head to add in later.
  • Step 15 / Now combine the rest of the hair together in a low ponytail.
  • Step 16 / Wrap a hair band over the hair and on the last wrap only pull the ponytail half way through to create a loop.
  • Step 17 / Take small sections of hair from the loop, bring them up to the head, and pin them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 18 / Then combine the ends left sticking out, wrap them towards the hair band and tuck them in to form the bottom part of the bun.
  • Step 19 / Next pick up the section on the right side that was left out. Twist it together, pull on the top a little bit to make it bigger and then lay it over the top of the bun. Wrap the ends around the side and pinning it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 20 / Now take the braid and gently pull on the sides to make it really wide and a lot bigger.
  • Step 21 / Then lay it over the bun, wrapping it around the side and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 22 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.


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