Today’s tutorial was inspired by the Half Wrapped Bun that I recently shared. I wanted to try the same type of style but with a more textured bun and love how this one turned out.

The key for this style is to make the twists big enough to cover the hair padding underneath. If you have thinner hair you can try using a smaller hair cushion or clip in some extensions for extra volume. I think this would be so pretty with a smaller bun and would even work with any type of braid – french braid, dutch braid, whichever type is your favorite!

Let me know what you think of this style in the comments below and whether or not you plan to try it out! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Twist Braid and Twisted Bun Supplies:

Twist Braid and Twisted Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the left side, from the part down to the left ear and clip away the forward hair.
  • Step 3 / Combine the remaining hair and tie it into a low ponytail above the nape of the neck.
  • Step 4 / Take two bobby pins and slide them over an elastic band so there’s one on each side of the elastic.
  • Step 5 / Flip the ponytail up towards the top of the head and slide one bobby pin underneath the ponytail on the right side about an inch above the base of the ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Wrap the elastic over the top of the ponytail hair, and then slide the other bobby pin underneath the ponytail on the left side.
  • Step 7 / Grab a hair cushion and place this over the two elastic bands, near the nape of the neck and slide some bobby pins around the edges to hold it in place.
  • Step 8 / Lay the ends of the ponytail over the hair cushion and divide it into four sections.
  • Step 9 / Take the left most section from the ponytail, twist it together towards the right side, and then lay it over the hair cushion on the left side.
  • Step 10 / Pin the twist against the cushion with a bobby pin at the center and then go back over the twist, pulling on the edges to make it really big and full.
  • Step 11 / Then pin the twist again at the base of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Pick up a new section of hair from the ponytail, next to the previous section. Twist this section together towards the left, pull on the edges to make it bigger and more full and then pin it next to the first twist, at the base of the bun.
  • Step 13 / Repeat those same steps with the two remaining sections of hair, creating two more twisted sections, pinning them over the hair cushion on the right side.
    • Tip: Make sure to pull the twists large enough that they hide any gaps between the twists. You want to hide as much of the hair cushion as you can with the hair.
  • Step 14 / Now take the hair that’s sticking out the bottom of the bun and divide this into two sections.
  • Step 15 / Taking the left section, twist this together, pull on the edges to make it bigger and lay it along the left side of the bun, pinning it in place at the top.
  • Step 16 / Then do the same thing with the hair on the right side, wrapping it up the right side of the bun and pinning it at the top.
  • Step 17 / Now let down the hair that was clipped away at the beginning and divide out a small section near the part for the twist braid.
  • Step 18 / Split this section into two pieces and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 19 / Add a new section of hair into bother sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 20 / Repeat those steps adding new sections into each side, twisting each section towards the face and crossing the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 21 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid then continue the twist down to the ends.
  • Step 22 / Go back over the twist and pull on the edges to make it bigger and more full.
  • Step 23 / Lay the braid over the top of the bun and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 24 / Set everything in place with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

Today’s tutorial is this pretty half up hairstyle inspired by @svglamour on instagram. I love looking through pictures of hairstyles and always feel so inspired by the different hairstylists I follow on instagram and pinterest. It’s so amazing to see everyone’s unique styles and perspectives on hair. It has always been so fun for me to share my passion for hair and I love seeing it from so many other people as well.

On another note, Halloween is coming up soon and I’m planning a few tutorials. Let me know in the comments below if there’s a specific Halloween tutorial you’d love to see! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Half Up Dutch Fishtail and Twist Braid Supplies:


Half Up Dutch Fishtail and Twist Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a 3″ section of hair on the left side near the hair line and clip this out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a small section behind the section clipped away and divide this into three pieces.
  • Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then cross the left under the middle.
  • Step 5 / Combine the middle and right strand together, take a small piece from the right side and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 7 / Then cross a small section from the left side under to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the right.
  • Step 8 / Repeat those steps continuing the dutch fishtail braid until it reaches the left temple.
  • Step 9 / Stop adding new sections into the braid and just continue the fishtail braid down to the ends.
  • Step 10 / Then slide a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 11 / Let down the front hair that was clipped away and pick up a section near the part and divide it into two sections.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 12 / Cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 13 / Add a new section of hair into both pieces, twist each section towards the face and then cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 14 / Repeat those steps until all of the hair from this section is brought into the braid.
  • Step 15 / Then continue the braid down to the bottom of the section and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 16 / Now pick up a section of hair on the right side of the head, above the ear and create a second twist braid, adding in hair from the top of the head.
  • Step 17 / Take the fishtail braid and pull on the edges to make the braid wider and more full.
  • Step 18 / Bring the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 19 / Take the braid on the right side of the head, lay it underneath the fishtail braid and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 20 / Pull on the bottom of the twist to make it look bigger.
  • Step 21 / Then take the twist braid on the left side, lay it underneath the fishtail braid and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 22 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the bottom to make the twist bigger.

For Labor Day weekend, we headed down to St. George to visit my brother and his cute family. We spent the weekend eating at Waffle Love, cliff jumping at Sand Hollow, and learning how to play poker. I also decided to share a few clips of my recent hair appointment since I often get asked about my hair color.

I hope you enjoy seeing these highlights from our trip! Let me know if you’d love to see more vlogs in the future by commenting down below!

Thanks so much for watching! xo, Missy

Truth: It’s 1:30 AM and I’m rushing to put this post together. I put it off all week and now I’m paying the price so I’ll keep this short. This is one of my favorite hairstyles for Summer.

Of course, even though it’s now Fall, I’ll still wear this look all year round. I’ve always loved this time of year, Autumn. With the close of another Summer, it always feels like I’m leaving a small piece of myself behind. There’s something so solemn about the end of Summer; as if life starts new again with the Fall, a time to reinvent yourself and begin again. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia.

I’ve never done tutorials for some of the more “basic” styles so when someone requested a tutorial for this look I was more than happy to create one. I hope you love it, like always, thanks so much for reading. xo, Miss

Double Dutch Fishtail Braids Supplies:

Double Dutch Fishtail Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally part it.
  • Step 2 / Create a zigzag part down the back of the head and tie away the hair on the right side.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair near the part, on the left side, and divide it into three section.
  • Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then crossing the left strand.
  • Step 5 / Now combine the middle and right strand together and begin a dutch fishtail braid.
  • Step 6 / Cross a small section from the right under to the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the left.
  • Step 7 / Now cross a small section from the left under to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the right.
  • Step 8 / Repeat those steps, continuing the dutch fishtail braid until all of the hair from the left side of the head is brought into the braid.
  • Step 9 / Tie off the end of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Now repeat the exact same steps and create a second dutch fishtail braid with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 11 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then tie off the end of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 12 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make the braid wider and more full.
  • Step 13 / Wrap a small section of hair around each elastic and secure it underneath with a bobby pin.
  • Step 14 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray