Throwing your hair into a ponytail has always been a popular go-to style because it’s super quick and easy. A fun way to elevate your everyday pony is by adding a cute french braid into the mix.

For today’s tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to recreate this older tutorial so you could see an updated version. I love this style for everyday and it literally takes me minutes to do.

Have you already mastered the french braid? If not, be sure to check out my basic french braiding tutorial! xo, Missy

French Braid Ponytail Supplies:

  • Paddle brush
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair band
  • 1 1/4″ curling iron

French Braid Ponytail Instructions:

To prep my hair for this hairstyle, I curled small sections with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally part it; you can also do this style without a part.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair at the crown and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Cross the left strand over the middle and then cross the right strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the middle strand as well.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the right strand over the middle, picking up a new section of hair and cross it over and into the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands over the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid until it reaches the nape of the neck.
  • Step 7 / Then braid the hair a little further down and tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 8 / Now combine all of the hair together and tie it into a low ponytail.
  • Step 9 / Once it’s tied off, remove the elastic band from the end of the braid and unravel it.
  • Step 10 / Then take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and secure the wrapped piece with a clear elastic band.
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I am such a fan of fishtail french braids because they always look so beautiful and intricate. For today’s tutorial, I decided to recreate this older tutorial and swap out the french braid for a fishtail french braid instead. I also decided to make a few other tweaks so I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!

Fishtail French Braid Double Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 10-12 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Fishtail French Braid Double Bun Instructions:

  • 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 and divide it into two pieces for the fishtail french braid.
  • Step 3 / Start by crossing a small piece from the right side over to the left side and a small piece from the left over to the right.
  • Step 4 / Now cross a small piece from the right over to the left, then pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side.
  • Step 5 / Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the right side.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps continuing the fishtail french braid, crossing small pieces from one side over to the opposite side while adding new sections into the braid until it reaches the ear.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ear, stop adding new sections into the braid and just continue the fishtail a little further down before crossing a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Next slide some bobby pins along the back of the head that line up with the braid to help create an anchor for the bun.
  • Step 9 / Now pin up the braid right over these bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Pick up a section of hair behind the left ear, create a loop over the braid and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Then pick up a new section, create a loop, and pin it next to the first one.
  • Step 12 / Now take a section of hair from the right side of the head, twist it slightly and pin it next to the loops.
  • Step 13 / Take the ends and create a third loop, pinning it in place with more bobby pins next to the first two loops.
  • Step 14 / Combine the remaining hair, twist it all together and wrap it clock-wise into a bun underneath the loops.
  • Step 15 / Slide bobby pins around the base of the bun until it feels nice and secure.
  • Step 16 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.

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I have been seeing styles similar to this all over Instagram so of course I couldn’t resist creating my own version of it. I love how edgy it looks and think it’s such a fun style for everyday. Once you master this look you can easily switch it up with french braids or a combination of different braids. If you love this look be sure to check out the Mohawk Braid Top Knot and this double braid version as well!

Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • 6 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • 1 1/4″ Curling Iron

Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Instructions:

To prep the hair for this style, I curled small sections away from the face using a 1″ curling iron.

  • Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a 1″ section of hair at the top of head.
  • Step 2 / Clip down the bottom hair on both sides.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three smaller pieces for the braid.
  • Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under the middle strand as well.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands under the middle strand and bringing new sections into the braid until it reaches the crown.
  • Step 8 / Then continue the braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 9 / Next divide out a new section of hair on the right side of the head by creating a slight arc shape and clip down the bottom hair.
  • Step 10 / With this new section, repeat the same steps creating a second dutch braid towards the back of the head and slide a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 11 / Now create a third dutch braid on the left side of the head, dividing out a section of hair, and braiding the section towards the crown before sliding a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 12 / Next pin down the braids at the crown so they’re overlapping each other.
  • Step 13 / Remove the other bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
  • Step 13 / Now pick up a section of hair at the crown and twist it together.
  • Step 14 / Wrap the hair clockwise into a bun and pull the ends through the center to create a knot.
  • Step 15 / Then continue wrapping the ends of the hair around the bun.
  • Step 16 / Slide a few bobby pins around the base of the bun to secure it in place.
  • Step 17 / Spritz the hair with hairspray to smooth down any flyaways.

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Bridal season is coming up so I thought it’d be fun to share a fancy high bun hairstyle. This was inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest and love how it turned out. The bun can be a little intimidating but it’s definitely doable with a bunch of mirrors so you can see every angle of the style as you go. I hope you give it a try and love it as much as I do! xo, Missy

Mini Braid Wrapped High Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair band
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Mini Braid Wrapped High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / First divide out a circular section of hair at the crown and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 2 / Now take a section of hair from the ponytail and braid it into a regular three strand braid down to the ends and cross a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 3 / Next take a small section from the ponytail, twist it slightly and then pin it against the head around the hair band.
  • Step 4 / Repeat those steps until all of the ponytail is pinned into little twists around the hair band.
    • Some tips to keep in mind for this portion is to take small enough sections that they’ll pin down easily. Keep the sections close together and focus on creating some symmetry with each section.
  • Step 5 / Now begin pinning the hair left down around the ponytail. So separate out small sections, bring them up to the top of the head and pin them in place.
  • Step 6 / Then create little loops with the ends of each section and secure them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps, working around the head until all of the hair is pinned up.
  • Step 8 / Now take the braid that was created at the start and wrap this around the left side of the bun and secure it in place with a bobby pin.
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Do I even need to tell you how much I adore this style? (:

It’s giving me all the Spring and Summer vibes now that March is right around the corner. It only takes a few minutes to recreate this style and it’s such a fun way to wear your hair when you don’t feel like washing it. So when only a bun (or two!) will do, I hope you give this one a try!

Double Twist Low Buns Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Elastic bands
  • 10-12 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Double Twist Low Buns Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by  parting the hair slightly off center towards the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then continue the part down the back of the head in a zig zag pattern.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair on the left side and divide it into two smaller pieces.
  • Step 4 / Cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 5 / Now add a new section of hair into both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 6 / Now add a new section of hair into both sides again and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps adding new sections into the braid, crossing the left strand over the right strand, until all of the hair is brought in all of the hair from the left side.
  • Step 8 / Then continue twisting the hair to the bottom and tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Now wrap the braid into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin it in place with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second rope braid with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 11 / Then wrap the braid into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 12 / Now slide bobby pins into the twist to help secure them in place.
  • Step 13 / Then go back over the twists and pull on the edges to make them fuller.
  • Step 14 / Now set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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