Today’s tutorial was inspired by a post I saw on the account @braidsbylia on instagram. I am often asked where I find inspiration for tutorials and instagram and pinterest are my first choices for finding unique and fun hairstyles.

I love the double fishtail french braids in this hairstyle. I think it adds a little something extra to the style.

What other hairstyles would you love to see tutorials for? Let me know in the comments down below! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Double Fishtail French Braid Flower Ponytail Supplies:

Double Fishtail French Braid Flower Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section on the left side and divide it into three sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Start a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Then I’m going to combine the middle and right strand together to switch to a fishtail braid.
  • Step 5 / Take a small piece from the right strand, cross it over to the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Cross a small piece from the left side over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the right side.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps, continuing the fishtail french braid, working down the left side of the head until hair is brought in from above the left ear and the center of the back of the head.
  • Step 8 / Then continue the braid a little further down and tie an elastic over the bottom.
  • Step 9 / Repeat those exact same steps and create a second fishtail french braid with the hair on the right side of the head.
  • Step 10 / Tie the two braids together at the back of the head and remove the elastics from the individual braids.
  • Step 11 / Pick up a section of hair from each side of the head, at the nape of the neck and tie these together over the ends of the braids.
  • Step 12 / Now braid this hair into a regular three strand braid, crossing the side strands over the middle strand, and braiding down to the ends.
  • Step 13 / Pull on one side of the braid to help create the petals of the flower and tie off the bottom of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 14 / Then wrap the braid into a spiral to create a flower, tucking the ends of the braid into the center and placing it where the fishtail french braids meet.
  • Step 15 / Slide some bobby pins underneath the flower to secure it in place and set the style with hairspray.
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I have been so excited to post this hairstyle ever since I filmed it. Updos are my very favorite and I love this combination of both braids and messy bun.

This hairstyle is inspired by @alex_haircraft on instagram. I love following her account because she always posts unique hairstyles. Needless to say I am absolutely obsessed with this look so I hope you enjoy it just as much!

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Twist Braid & Dutch Fishtail Updo Supplies:

Twist Braid & Dutch Fishtail Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the heavy side of the part, from the part line down to the left ear and clip away the forward hair.
  • Step 3 / Now divide out a small section on the right side from the part line down to the right ear and clip away the forward hair.
  • Step 4 / Now divide out a section of hair at the crown and clip this away.
  • Step 5 / Combine the bottom section of hair together and wrap it with an elastic band. Only pull the hair halfway through on the last wrap to create a loop.
  • Step 6 / Take sections of the loop, bring them up to the head, and pin them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Now take the ends left sticking out and tuck them into the hair band to form the bottom portion of the bun.
  • Step 8 / Let down the hair at the crown and gently back comb the hair to create some volume.
  • Step 9 / Then smooth the hair over the bun, twist it together above the bun and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Let down the front section of hair and divide out a section for the dutch fishtail braid, clipping away the forwards section of hair.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 11 / Braid the section into a dutch fishtail braid by dividing the hair into two sections, crossing small sections under to the opposite side while incorporating new pieces into the braid and working down to the temple. Then continue the braid to the bottom and slide a bobby pin over the ends.
  • Step 12 / Then I’m going to take a small section from the left side, cross it under to the right strand, then pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the right strand.
  • Step 13 /Pick up the forward section of hair on the left side and create a rope braid by dividing the hair into two sections, cross the left strand over the right, add in new pieces to both sides and continue crossing the left strand over the right until all of the hair is brought in. Then continue the braid down to the ends and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 14 / Let down the hair clipped away on the right side, drape it over the bun and pin it in place with a bobby pin.
  • Step 15 / Go back over the fishtail braid and pull on the edges to make the braid fuller.
  • Step 16 / Drape the braid over the bun and pin it in place.
  • Step 17 / Then take the rope braid and pin it next to the bun.
  • Step 18 / Pin any hair under the braids next to the bun.
  • Step 19 / Now take the hair from the crown section, twist it over the top of the bun and pin it in place.
  • Step 20 / Then take the ends left sticking out and pin them in random places around the bun to finish the style.
  • Step 21 / Set everything in place with hairspray and smooth down any flyaway.
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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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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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