Another fun half up style! I love these looks that have a bohemian feel and you guys have been requesting more half up, half down looks so let me know what you think of this one. I am also sharing how I prep my hair for these types of styles since that’s something else that’s been requested a lot recently. I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Be sure to leave me a comment below of any future tutorials that you’d love to see this Summer! xo, Missy
It’s officially summer and scorching hot here in Arizona! For today’s tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to share a hairstyle that is both heatless and great for second or third day hair. I don’t know about you but my hair seems to get more oily during the summer months and it’s way too hot to be using a curling iron or blow dryer often. I love this look because it’s great for both and would even work well on wet hair when you’re hanging out at the pool. Let me know your thoughts and I’d also love to hear of any other hairstyles or videos that you’d love to see! xo, Missy
Mohawk Dutch Braid Low Bun Supplies:
3 Clear elastic bands
Mohawk Dutch Braid Low Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by creating a part on the left side towards the back of the head and then down to the nape of the neck.
Step 2 / Tie the bottom hair off to work with later.
Step 3 / Create a second part on the right side down to the nape of the neck and tie off the bottom hair.
Step 4 / Next pick up a section near the forehead and divide it into three pieces. I like to have the section in the front be one piece and then the other two right behind the front piece.
Step 5 / Start the braid by crossing the right strand under the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
Step 7 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under and into the middle strand as well.
Step 8 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section crossing it under the middle bringing it into the braid.
Step 9 / Continue braiding the hair along this top section into a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid and working all the way down the back of my head to the nape of my neck.
Step 10 / When all of the hair is brought in, braid a little further down and tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 11 / Let down the rest of the hair, combining it together at the nape of the neck.
Step 12 / Remove the elastic from the end of the braid and unravel it.
Step 13 / For the bun, take a hair band and wrap it halfway over the hair.
Step 14 / Grip the middle of the hair with the thumb and forefinger and place the other three gripping the hair band.
Step 15 / Then twist the hand outwards. Let go of the hair with the thumb and pop it into the hair band.
Step 16 / Grab the base of the ponytail with the left hand and use the right hand to slide the hair band over the hair and off of the left hand.
Step 17 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger.
Step 18 / Tuck the ends back into the hairband to form another loop of the bun.
Step 19 / Pull on the edges of the braid to make it fuller.
Step 20 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down the sides.
If you’ve been wanting to test out your braiding skills, I’ve got a fun new hairstyle for you to try!
Heatless, intricate, messy bun action, this one’s got it all. I am way beyond excited to be sharing the tutorial for this double waterfall high bun hairstyle. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a hairstyle since the Triple French Braid Double Waterfall that happened back in 2014. I really hope you love it and give it a try! Let me know what you think in the comments below! xo, Missy
Double Waterfall Braid High Bun Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
4 Bobby pins
1 Hair band
Double Waterfall Braid High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Then divide out a large section of hair on the heavy side of the part and clip the back hair out of the way.
Step 3 / Next divide the section into two smaller sections, and clip the back half out of the way.
Step 4 / Pick up a small section near the part and divide it into three smaller pieces for the braid.
Step 5 / Begin by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
Step 6 / Now cross the right strand over the middle, take the new right strand and bring it over the head, and clip it out of the way.
Step 7 / Then pick up a new section of hair in place of the section clipped away and cross this new section over the middle strand.
Step 8 / Next cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section, and cross it over the middle strand as well.
Step 9 / Now just repeat those steps, continuing the braid down the front section of hair until hair is brought in at the top of the left ear.
Step 10 / Then braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular 3 strand braid and secure the bottom with two criss-crossed bobby pins.
Step 11 / Next let down the waterfall pieces that are clipped away and let down the second section of hair as well.
Step 12 / For the second braid simply repeat the same steps as the first braid while incorporating the waterfall sections into the braid.
Step 13 / When both braids are done, take the remaining hair and brush it into a high ponytail, adding the braids in last so they aren’t buried under other hair.
Step 14 / Holding the ponytail in the right hand, wrap a hand band once over all of the hair.
Step 15 / Then twist the band over the right hand and remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
Step 16 / Now spread the hair around the hair band to form the base of the bun and wrap the hair band twice more over this base.
Step 17 / Pull on the edges of the bun until it’s big and full.
Step 18 / Then take the ends left sticking out and tuck them back into the hairband at the front of the bun.
Step 19 / Gently pull on the hair at the top of the head to create extra volume.
Step 20 / Pin down any loose pieces with bobby pins and set the style with hairspray.
Today I’m excited to share the tutorial for this double fishtail french braids. I love this hairstyle for summer and think it’s such a great way to dress up your hair for a day out. You can also wear it heatless with your natural texture if you’d like. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments! Thank you so much for reading! xo, Missy
Double Fishtail French Braids Supplies:
4 Clear elastic bands
1 1/4″ curling iron
Double Fishtail French Braids Instructions:
To prep my hair for this hairstyle I curled clean hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.
Step 1 / Begin by creating a part on the right side though you can put it where ever you’d like.
Step 2 / Next create a zigzag part down the back of the head, dividing the hair into a left and right side.
Step 3 / Tie off the right section with a clear elastic band.
Step 4 / Pick up a section on the left side of the part and split it into three sections.
Step 5 / Begin one stitch of a regular braid and then combine the middle and right strands together for the fishtail braid.
Step 6 / For the fishtail braid, take a small section from the right and cross it over to the left.
Step 7 / Pick up a small section of hair and cross it over to the left as well.
Step 8 / Now cross a small section from the left side over to the right, and pick up a new section of hair crossing it over to the right side.
Step 9 / These are the steps to creating a fishtail french braid so just repeat those steps continuing the braid down the left side of the head until all of the hair from the left side is brought in.
Step 10 / Now tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 11 / Let down the hair on the right side and repeat the same steps creating a second fishtail french braid with the right section.
Step 12 / Once the second braid reaches the nape of the neck and all of the hair is brought in, tie it off and then wrap a small section of hair around the elastic band. Tie a second elastic over the hair making sure to include the ends from the wrapped section. This second elastic will hold the wrapped hair in place while also staying hidden underneath it.
Step 13 / Then repeat the same step with the left braid, wrapping the elastic with a piece of hair and tying a second elastic band over the ends.
Step 14 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
Another day in Okinawa! In this vlog, we’re shopping at the local San-a, taking a tour through Shuri Castle, and eating dinner at a local Sushi-go-Round. I hope you’ve been enjoying these travel vlogs of Okinawa, Japan! Be sure to let me know in the comments section.
In case you missed the two previous vlogs, you can find them below!