Prom is coming up and I’ve had so many requests for hair tutorials! I always post updos so I wanted to change things up and post something new. Last week I shared a simple half up style that I think would be so pretty for prom and today’s tutorial is this sideswept style! What other hairstyles would you love to see? I feel like I ask that a lot but I get so many good ideas whenever I do! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Braided Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Supplies:

Braided Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side though you could part it on the left if you prefer that more.
  • Step 2 / Now divide off a section of hair at the middle of the back of the head and clip down the hair on both sides. We’re creating three braids so you just want to make sure to keep the hair separated.
  • Step 3 / At this point I went ahead and clipped in two hair extension wefts to add a bit of extra length and thickness to this hairstyle. You can still achieve this style without them so you can skip this step if you prefer.
  • Step 4 / Now divide off a section of hair at the crown and split this piece into three sections.
  • Step 5 / Begin a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand while adding in hair on both sides.
  • Step 6 / Continue the french braid down the back of the head and stop bringing in new hair when it lines up with the ears.
  • Step 7 / Then braid a few more stitches of the braid and slide a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t come loose.
  • Step 8 / Now create another french braid with the left section of hair. Add in new hair until it reaches the ear. Then braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 9 / Now create a third french braid down the right side of the head. Curve the braid around the nape of the neck, following under the middle braid.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 10 / Once hair is brought in from the left side, stop adding in new hair and just braid a few more stitches of the braid. Then slide a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 11 / Now take the right braid and lay it over the middle braid.
  • Step 12 / Pin it in place with several bobby pins. You can use as many as you need for this because it’s important to make sure it feels nice and tight so it doesn’t fall loose.
  • Step 13 / Then take the left braid and lay it over the middle braid. Create a gap in the right braid and pull the left braid through the gap.
  • Step 14 / Then slide in a bobby pin so the braid stays in place.
  • Step 15 / Next take a small section of hair and wrap it around all of the hair.
  • Step 16 / Wrap a clear elastic band over all of the hair, including the ends of the wrapped piece. This is what will hold the wrapped piece in place as well as the rest of the hair so the braids don’t unravel.
  • Step 17 / Then gently loosen the wrapped piece so it’s softer and less obvious where it’s been tied.
  • Step 18 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.


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Ponytails are such a great go-to hairstyle. They’re quick, easy, and get all of your hair up and out of the way. I really, really love them. In fact, I find myself wearing them way more often than I’d like to admit.

A few weeks back I posted a picture of this hairstyle on instagram and received so many requests for a tutorial. I thought I’d quickly throw one together and while I recreating it, realized I was feeling a lot more pressure to make it cleaner than I had for the instagram pic. I always feel like I can make an instagram pic more breezy and loose but that’s what’s so great about hair! It’s so easy to slightly alter a look to make it fit your own personal style. Whether it’s smooth and sleek or casual and carefree, it can be tweaked to fit whatever vibe you’re going for that day.

Everyday Flip Twist Ponytail Supplies:



Everyday Flip Twist Ponytail Instructions:

Prep: I curled all of my hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron before starting and added in 4 single clip extensions.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where your normally prefer; mine is slightly off-center towards the left. Next divide off a triangle shape section from the part about an inch above the left ear. Twist this section together towards the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Now divide off a similar size section on the right side of the head. Twist the section together and bring it towards the back of the head. This can be kind of tricky but it’s doable with concentration.
  • Step 3 / Tie the two twists together with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Now flip the tail up and around the elastic band to tighten the twists. Then go back over them, gently pulling on the twists to make them a little fuller. You can go nuts and make them more big and loose if you’d like.
  • Step 5 / Combine the rest of the hair together and tie it into a ponytail with a hair band, directly underneath the flipped section.
  • Step 6 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band. Pin it in place with a bobby pin.
  • Step 7 / Extra step: I back combed the base of my ponytail to make it fuller and set everything with hairspray.


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Pulling on a dress is one of the easiest 10 second outfit. I love wearing them in the Spring when the weather starts to warm up. They are so easy to throw on and go and I can’t help but always be on the lookout for cute new silhouettes. I love the color of this one and love that it cinches at the waist. It’s comfortable but also casual enough to wear during the day. Pairing it with some cute booties is such an easy way to dress it up a bit. I already know this dress will be on repeat this coming season.

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Prom is coming up soon and a few of you have already started asking for tutorials. I usually always post updo hairstyles so this year I thought it’d be fun to change things up and do a half up style! This is definitely an easier hairstyle but prom hairstyles can be super intimidating so I wanted to feature something that you could do on your own at home. Of course, I think this would also be great as an everyday hairstyle which is how I wore it since I’m not going to prom any time soon. I’d love to hear what you think and whether you’d wear this style to prom or as an everyday hairstyle instead. xo, M

Half Up Braid Wrapped Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail Comb
  • 9-10 bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • 1 1/4″ curling iron

HU Braid Wrapped Mini Bun Instructions:

Prep: For this hairstyle I curled all of my hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron. I curled each section away from my face and added in 3 wefts of Luxy Hair extensions for added volume and length.

  • Step 1 / Start by creating a center part and then divide out any hair to frame the face.
  • Step 2 / Next pick up a small slice of hair on the left side of the part. Split this into three sections for the braid and then cross the right strand over the middle and then the left strand.
  • Step 3 / Then do one more crossover on each side and bring in new sections of hair.
  • Step 4 / Now continue the braid only adding in hair from along the hairline until it reaches the temple.
  • Step 5 / Then braid the section to the bottom and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 6 / Now I’m going to repeat the exact same steps creating a second braid on the right side of my head, only adding in hair from along the hairline until it reaches my temple. Then I’m going to braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 7 / Next divide off a small section of hair at the crown and twist the section together.
  • Step 8 / Wrap the section clock-wise, creating a small gap and then pulling the ends through the gap to create a knot.
  • Step 9 / Then continue wrapping the ends around the edge of the bun and pin the edges with bobby pins.I slide them in towards the center until it feels snug against my head.
  • Step 10 / Now take the braid on the left side and wrap it over the bun. Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braid and continue wrapping the braid clock-wise around the bun.
  • Step 11 / Then pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 12 / Next take the braid on the right side, bring it back to the bun and pin it against the head.
  • Step 13 / Then remove the bobby pins from the end of the braid and wrap it underneath the bun.
  • Step 14 / Continue wrapping the braid  clock-wise over the top and pin the end so it doesn’t come loose.

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There’s nothing worse than waking up late to discover there isn’t enough time to wash your hair before work or school. When a messy bun or ponytail simply won’t cut it, this hairstyle will be your new favorite for saving the day. With a dash of dry shampoo and the right styling products, you can have your hair perfectly styled for whatever the day holds and without anyone knowing you’re overdue for a hair wash.


Twisted Buns Updo Supplies:

  • L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo
  • TRESeme Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Spray
  • Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist
  • Rattail Comb
  • 9-10 Bobby pins

Step 1 / Begin by spraying the roots with the L’Oreal dry shampoo. This helps refresh the hair and soak up any extra oil when your hair is due to be washed. Even if the hair is clean it’s perfect for adding a bit of texture and grip to the hair. 

Step 2 / Next, pick up sections of hair at the crown and backcomb the hair, brushing the hair near the root downwards, to add a bit of extra volume and volume. Then spray the roots underneath with a volume spray to set the backcombing so it doesn’t fall flat throughout the day.

Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair at the crown and twist it together at the back of the head. Then twist the hair together and wrap it clock-wise into a bun pinning the twist as you go. 

Step 4 / Continue wrapping and pinning the section until the hair forms a bun. Then pick up a new section on the right side and combine it with the ends from the bun.

Step 5 / Wrap this second section into another bun under the first, slightly towards the left, and pin it against the head. Then combine the remaining hair together and twist it all together. 

Step 6 / Wrap the twist into a third bun, under the previous two and pin it with several more bobby pins. Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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