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
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:
Last weekend, I flew to San Antonio with my friend Emma for the One Shot Hair Awards. We spent the weekend exploring the area, shopping, and eating the local cuisine. Check out a flew clips from the show and what we did on our trip!
If you love seeing these vlogs and would like to see more of them, be sure to let me know in the comments sections! Thanks so much for watching! xo, Missy
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!
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.
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.
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!