A trip to the Amalfi coast has been on my bucket list for years! We made this trip last Fall and I was finally able to put together this quick travel diary. We spent a week on the Amalfi coast and three days in Rome. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back again!

Today’s tutorial is a hairstyle that every girl should know how to do. It’s perfect for all year round and never goes out of style. If you have already mastered and love the french braid then the next braid on your list should be the dutch braid.

This is a look I wear all the time but have never shared a stand alone tutorial for it. I love hearing how my tutorials have taught you different styles and techniques so I hope you take that away from this video as well. Try it out and share it with your friends; I’m sure they’ll love it if you do. Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Dutch Side Braid Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Clear elastic band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Dutch Side Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair to frame the face.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section on the left side of the part and divide this into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 4 / Start the dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle strand. Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under and into the middle.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under and into the middle strand.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps, crossing the side strands under the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid, keeping the braid along the left side of the head.
  • Step 8 / Once all of the hair from along the part line is brought into the braid, then start adding in hair from the right side of the part, sweeping it around the back of the head adding it into the braid.
  • Step 9 / Then once the braid reaches the nape of the neck, and all of the hair is brought into the braid, then continue braiding the section a little further down and tie off the end of the braid with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Now go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make the braid wider and more full.
  • Step 11 / Then set the style in place with a medium or firm hold hairspray.
  • *Tip: If little pieces fall out of the braid, at the back of the head, use bobby pins to pin them into the back of the braid.

Today’s tutorial is a hairstyle I’ve been personally trying to master.

Whenever I did it, the braid would always end up a little bit lopsided somehow. I think I finally figured out a trick to help it lay more smoothly against the head though.

It’s such a great hairstyle when you want to wear your hair down but keep the front pieces from falling in your eyes. It’s especially perfect when you’re growing out bangs. I’ve been tempted to cut a fringe lately so it’s something I randomly think about (:

French Lace Headband Braid Supplies:

French Lace Headband Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by dividing out a section of hair above the right ear and clip the back hair out of the way.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section close to the ear and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a french braid crossing the side strands over the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid on both sides.
  • Step 4 / After three or four stitches of a french braid, stop adding in sections to the backside of the braid and only bring in hair from the front along the hairline.
  • Step 5 / Continue braiding the hair into a lace braid working around the top of the forehead and then back down towards the left ear.
  • Step 6 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, braid the section a little further down and then slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 7 / Let down the back hair and pick up a section at the top of the head and gently back comb this hair. This is an optional step but it does help a little extra volume to the hairstyle.
  • Step 8 / Then separate off a section of hair at the top of the head, bring the braid underneath this section and then pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / Then let down the hair at the top of head to hide the end of the braid.
  • Step 10 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.

Today’s tutorial is three, easy hairstyles that include a half up, low bun, and ponytail. The concept behind these styles is one of my favorites because the first one leads into the second and third styles. Basically you have to do the first one to do the second and third so it’s perfect for whatever you’ve got planned for that day. Quick transition from down to up. What do you think?!

3 Twisted Hairstyles Supplies:

3 Twisted Hairstyles Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For the half updo, begin by dividing out a section of hair at the crown. Twist the section slightly and pin it at the back of the head.
  • Step 2 / Now pick up a large section of hair above the right ear, twist this upwards, laying it underneath the crown section and pin it on the left side.
  • Step 3 / Then go back over the twist, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 4 / Then repeat those steps, picking up a large section above the left ear and twisting the hair together.
  • Step 5 / Wrap the twist underneath the right one and pin it on the right side.
  • Step 6 / Then go back over the twist, pulling on the edges to make it fuller.
  • Step 7 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.

Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / For the low bun, begin where the previous hairstyle stopped and gather the rest of the hair at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 2 / Wrap a hair band over the hair but on the last wrap only pull the hair part way through to create a loop.
  • Step 3 / Take the ends sticking out and divide them into two sections, twisting them together on the left and right side of the bun.
  • Step 4 / Bring the sections over the top of the bun, wrapping them around the bun and then pin down the twists with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Set the style with a firm-hold hairspray

Ponytail Instructions

  • Step 1 / For the ponytail, begin where the half updo finished.
  • Step 2 / Gather the rest of the hair placing it underneath the twists and tie it into a ponytail with a hair band.
  • Step 3 / Divide out a small piece of hair, wrap it around the hair band and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
  • Step 4 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.