Accent braids are a great way to work a little bit of polish and flair into your look without a ton of effort. This part line accent braid is one of my new favorite styles and an easy way to update your look for the new Fall season.
Part Line Accent Braid Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
2 Bobby pins
Part Line Accent Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin creating a part on the left side.
Step 2 / Clip down the hair on the right side of the part line.
Step 3 / Now create a second part half an inch to the left and parallel to the first.
Step 4 / Pick up a small piece of hair near the top of the section and divide it into three smaller sections for the braid.
Step 5 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then cross the left strand under the middle.
Step 6 / Now begin incorporating new sections into the braid crossing the right strand under the middle, picking up a new section of hair and crossing it underneath and into the middle strand.
Step 7 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under and into the middle strand as well.
Step 8 / Now repeat those steps continuing the braid until reaches the forehead and all of the hair is brought in.
Step 9 / Then braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular three strand braid.
Step 10 / Criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 11 / Now take the braid and lifting the hair slightly, pin it against the head above the left ear. Then lay the hair over the end of the braid to keep it hidden.
If you’re as obsessed with fishtail braids as I am, then you’ll love this new tutorial! Watch the video to learn how to create this beautiful double fishtail braid updo. Whether you’re heading to work, a school dance, or simply brunch, this style can be achieved in just a few simple steps. Let me know in the comments which hair tutorials you would like to see next!
Double Fishtail Braid Updo Supplies:
Hair sectioning clip
8-10 Bobby pins
Double Fishtail Braid Updo Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Then divide out the front section of hair from the part line down to the left ear and clip away the back hair.
Step 3 / Pick up a 1-2” section of hair near the parting lines and create a fishtail braid. To create a fishtail braid begin by splitting the section into two smaller pieces. Take a small sections from one side and cross it over the opposite side.
Step 4 / Continue the steps braiding the entire section of hair into a fishtail braid.
Step 5 / Once the braid reaches the bottom of the hair, criss cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 6 / Now pick up a new section of hair right in front of the previous fishtail braid and braid this section into a second fishtail braid.
Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ends, secure the bottom by criss crossing two bobby pins.
Step 8 / Next divide out a section of hair from the part down to the right ear and keep this separate from the back section.
Step 9 / Combine all of the back hair together into a low ponytail.
Step 10 / Wrap a hair band over the ponytail and on the last pass only pull the hair halfway through to create a loop.
Step 11 / Take small sections of the bun and bring them up towards the head, pinning them in place with bobby pins.
Step 12 / Repeat the previous step pinning 3 or 4 sections of hair.
Step 13 / Take the ends of the hair left out and roll these under the bun and tuck them into the hair band.
Step 14 / Now take the section of hair on the right side and drape this over the top of the bun and then wrap it around the bottom of the bun, pinning it in place as you go.
Step 15 / Then take the two fishtail braids and the rest of the hair on the left side and wrap this over the bun, pinning it on the right side of the bun.
Step 16 / Then tuck the ends underneath the bun and pinning them with bobby pins.
Can you believe it? Today’s tutorial is a makeup tutorial, gasp! I know, I haven’t posted a proper makeup tutorial in ages. I have had a bunch of requests to share how I do my makeup for my hair tutorials lately. Since it’s usually the same game I thought I’d sit down and film this video for you.
I am a little out of my element with this but it’s fun to do something different every now and then. I’d love to throw in some new types of videos whenever possible so let me know if there are any other specific videos you’d love to see in the future. Thanks so much for reading and watching! xo, Missy
Here is a fun back-to-school hairstyle that is not only easy, but super cute. The side french braid is something of an old favorite of mine. Even though I have a super old tutorial for this style I thought it was time for an updated version. This is not only a great everyday hairstyle but it’ll stay in all day too! I hope you love it and give it try! Good luck for everyone going back to school! xo, Missy
Side French Braid Supplies:
2 Clear elastic bands
Side French Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair to frame the face and tuck it out of the way.
Step 3 / Next take a small section of hair and near the part line and divide it into three smaller pieces.
Step 4 / Begin a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand over the middle then pick up a new section of hair and cross it into the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand over the middle and add a new section into the braid.
Step 7 / Repeat those steps continuing the french braid, adding hair in from along the part line and from along the hairline.
Step 8 / As the braid continues and reaches the top of the head, begin bringing in sections of hair towards the right side so it sweeps around the back of the head, into the braid.
Step 9 / When all of the hair is brought in, continue the braid a little further down and then pull on the edges to make it bigger.
Step 10 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 12 / Divide out a small section of hair and wrap it around the elastic band and then tie another elastic band underneath the wrapped section to secure the wrapped section.
Have you already tried and loved the pull through braid?
Today’s tutorial is a fun new way to wear it and a great hairstyle for back-to-school. If you’re new to the pull through braid, I guarantee you’ll love it because it’s not actually a braid. It’s fairly easy to learn and one of the trendiest styles around.
Step 1 / Start by brushing all of the hair back from the forehead.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair at the top of the head and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 3 / Clip this first ponytail out of the way
Step 4 / Divide out a second section of hair right underneath the first and tie this off with another elastic band.
Step 5 / Let down the first ponytail and divide it into two equal halves.
Step 6 / Bring the second ponytail up through the middle and clip it out of the way.
Step 7 / Divide out a new section of hair underneath the last ponytail and tie it together with the two halves from the first ponytail.
Step 8 / Now let down the clipped section, divide it into two halves and bring the bottom ponytail up through the middle, clipping it out of the way.
Step 9 / Then divide out a new section of hair and tie it together into a new ponytail along with the two split halves from the previous ponytail.
Step 10 / Repeat those steps continuing the pull through braid until all of the hair is included in the braid.
Step 11 / Now go back over the loops and gently pull on the edges to make them larger and more full.
Step 12 / For the bun, take the elastic band from the last ponytail and pull the hair back out about halfway to form a loop.
Step 13 / Gently pull small pieces of the loop in opposite directions to add a bit of texture to the hair.
Step 14 / Take the top section of hair from the pull through braid, twist it together and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
Step 15 / Wrap it underneath the bun and then lay it across the top of the bun, pinning the sides with bobby pins.
Step 16 / Take the remaining hair, twist it together and lay it over the bun in the opposite direction, gently pulling on the twist to make it fuller and then pin it against the head like the previous section.
Step 17 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.