If you’ve been stuck in a hairstyle rut then you are going to love this triple bubble ponytail. It’s simple and stylish and works even better on second or third day hair. This can definitely be done in under 10 minutes so even if you’ve got a super busy day you can still have cute hair! My favorite thing is that it would work so great as a workout/gym hairstyle too! Keep it in and run right out afterwards to get your errands done, double win!
Triple Bubble Ponytail Supplies:
8 Hair elastics
1″ Curling iron
Triple Bubble Ponytail Instructions:
Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles. Divide off a section of hair at the crown and tie it off with a clear elastic band. Cover the elastic band with a section of hair and secure it with another band.
Step 2 / Pick up a new section of hair and tie it to the first ponytail.
Step 3 / Gently pull on the hair between the two elastic bands to create the first bubble of the ponytail. Take a small section from the ponytail, covering the elastic band, and tying it with a second elastic.
Step 4 / Pick up the remaining hair and combine it with the previous ponytail. Tie it all together with another elastic.
Step 5 / Now carefully pull on the edges to make the second bubble bigger so it’s easier to see. Then wrap a small section of hair around the elastic band and tie a second elastic over it.
Step 6 / Tie another elastic band over the ponytail a few inches down to create the last bubble. Pull on the edges to make the bubble a little bigger. Then wrap a section of hair around the elastic and tie a second elastic over the top.
I always love creating these themed tutorials and todays features 3 fishtail braid hairstyles. These hairstyles are all casual enough for wearing everyday which is the type of style that gets requested the most. With a combination of a low bun, high bun, and half up style I hope these will give you some great ideas for styling your hair over the weekend and into next week. If you do decide to recreate any of these styles then be sure to let me know in the comments below!
Double Fishtail Braids Low Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Starting with a part on the left side, create a zig zag part down the back of the head. Then tie off the right half.
Step 2 / Create a dutch fishtail braid with the hair on the left. Begin by picking up a small section near the hairline and splitting it into three sections. Cross the side strands under the middle to begin a regular braid and then combine the back and middle strand so there are only two pieces for the fishtail braid.
Step 3 / Begin crossing small pieces from the right strand underneath to the left strand. Pick up a new section of hair, crossing it underneath to the left strand.
Step 4 / Take a small piece from the left strand, crossing it under to the right and bringing in a new section of hair.
Step 5 / Continue braiding the hair until hair is brought in at the top of the left ear.
Step 6 / Then braid a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends to work with later.
Step 7 / Next create a second dutch fishtail braid on the right side of the head, adding in hair until the braid reaches the top of the ear. Then braid a little further down and sliding two bobby pins over the ends.
Step 8 / Next combine all the hair together and remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
Step 9 / Wrap a hair band once over the ponytail, twist it again with the right hand and spread the ponytail up and around the hair band. Then wrap the hair band twice more over the bun.
Step 10 / Take the ends and tuck them back into the hair band at the top of the bun to finish the style.
Fishtail Braid High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by flipping the head upside down and picking up a small slice near the hairline.
Step 2 / Divide it into the three pieces and cross the side strands under the middle.
Step 3 / Combine the middle and left strand so there are two for the fishtail braid.
Step 4 / Take a small section from the left side, and pick up a new section, crossing both underneath to the right side.
Step 5 / Then take a small section from the right side, picking up a new section, crossing both underneath to the left side.
Step 6 / Continue the braid up the back of the head until hair is brought in at the top of the ears.
Step 7 / Then braid a little further down and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 8 / Combine all the hair together for the bun and do the same bun as described in the previous hairstyle.
Half Up Ponytail Flip and Fishtail Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by dividing off a section of hair at the crown and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 2 / Next create a gap right above the elastic band and pull the ponytail through the gap and back down again to create a flip.
Step 3 / Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic band and secure it with another elastic band.
Step 4 / Now braid the ponytail into a fishtail braid by dividing it into two halves and crossing small pieces from one side over to the opposite side.
Step 5 / Continue the braid until it’s about halfway down the section and then go back and pull on the edges to make it wider.
Step 6 / Tie it off with an elastic band. Cover the elastic by wrapping a section of hair around it and securing it with another elastic band.
I’ve been seeing this stacked fishtail and mini braid combo everywhere! Since it’s always in the back of my mind I thought it’d be fun to share how I would style it. Headband braids are such a great way to add a little something extra to your favorite curls or waves. For this look I decided to flat iron mine and really love how easily it dressed up my straight locks. This type of braid would also transition easily into a handful of other hairstyles. If there’s another version that you’d love to see in a tutorial then be sure to let me know in the comments section below!
Combination braids will forever be a favorite of mine. I recently did this style and posted a snap on instagram with enough requests for a tutorial that I thought I’d quickly throw one together for you. This combination of French braid and lace braid can be simple to recreate once you see how they’re broken down into steps. If you love tutorials like this one then be sure to let me know in the comment section!
Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side. Then divide off a 1-2″ section of hair on the left side, near the hairline, and clip away the back hair.
Step 2 / Braid this section in a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand and then bringing in new sections of hair.
Step 3 / Continue the french braid down the left side until it reaches the top of the ear. Then braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends to keep the braid from unraveling.
Step 4 / Next create a second braid behind this first one but only add in new sections to the left side of the braid creating a lace braid.
Step 5 / Continue the braid keeping it close to the first one, braiding down towards the left ear and securing the end by criss-crossing two more bobby pins.
Step 6 / Now create a third braid on the right side of the head. I started it like a french braid and then switched to a lace braid after two cross-overs.
Step 7 / Next bring all the hair together at the nape of the neck.
Step 8 / Wrap a hair band once over all of the hair. Then twist the band once more over the right hand and use the left to spread the ponytail upwards around the hair band. Then pull the hair band over the hair, twist it with the left hand and wrap it a third time to create the base of the bun.
Step 9 / Combine the ends sticking out and tuck them back into the hair band to form another loop.
Step 10 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
The pull-through braid is about to be your new favorite braid. It’s so easy because get this, it’s not actually a braid. I know, it completely changes the braiding game because you can master it faster than any “braid” you’ve ever seen. If you love this style then you won’t want to miss the French braid version and the Half Up version or even the 3 Strand version! Happy January, anybody else ready to hibernate until Spring? xo, Missy