Is prom already over? I wore this hairstyle the other day and couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be for Prom. It’s honestly such an easy style but looks so much more complicated. I love the criss crossing at the top above the fishtail braid. I think that technique always makes a hairstyle look extra fancy. I also think it’d be so pretty with a fishtail braid on both sides. What do you think of this look? Are you going to prom or do you know of anyone who will be? xo, Missy
To prep my hair for this hairstyle, I began with clean hair and curled all of it away from my face with a 1 1/4″ curling iron. Then I brushed through it with a paddle brush to remove any tangles. Then I added in two wefts of Luxy hair extensions to add a bit of extra length and thickness to my hair.
Step 1 / For this hairstyle, begin by parting the hair wherever you normally prefer. I’ve put mine on the left side.
Step 2 / Next divide out a section of hair at the crown and combine it together at the back.
Step 3 / Slide a few bobby pins over the section to keep it in place.
Step 4 / Now divide out a section of hair from the right side of the head. I picked up all of the hair from the ear up to the section that was previously pinned away.
Step 5 / Wrap this section over the bobby pins from the crown section. Twist it upwards and pin it in place with 1 or 2 bobby pins.
Step 6 / With the hair on the left side, braid this section into a dutch fishtail braid. As a quick reminder, pick up a small section near the part and divide it into two sections. Cross small pieces from the outer edges under to the opposite side while also incorporating new sections into the braid. Continue the braid, adding in hair, until you’ve brought in hair from above the left ear.
Step 7 / Continue braiding the section down to the ends in a regular fishtail braid, without adding in new pieces. Then go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. I also like to spray the braid with hairspray and slide my hand over the sides to smooth down any hair sticking out.
Step 8 / Wrap the braid underneath the top pinned section and flip the ends underneath itself. Then secure it in place with several bobby pins. I slide one bobby pin into the braid and two at the ends where it’s tucked under itself. You’ll want to make sure the bobby pins slide under the braid so they don’t show or peek through.
Step 9 / Set the whole style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is left sticking out.
I’ve got to tell you, this hairstyle turned out completely different than I originally planned. Sometimes I have an idea in my mind but once I start braiding I forget what I’m doing and just end up with something new. Ponytails are one of my favorite hairstyles during the summer months and I love the extra embellishment of the fishtail braids. It’s so hot here already, I’m excited to have a new hairstyle to add to my list of summer hairstyles!
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This easy style takes no more than 5 minutes. It’s so simple to create, a couple of twists, a few elastic bands, and you’re set! I love wearing my hair down with curls but sometimes it’s fun to add a little something extra! I’ve seen similar styles floating around everywhere and couldn’t resist sharing my own version. If you decide to recreate this style please share it with me using the hashtag, #missysuehair on instagram and twitter! xo, Missy
I have been all about the heatless hairstyles lately and wore this one a few days ago. I randomly remembered this old looped braid tutorial and decided to throw the rest of my hair up into a messy bun. Of course, I loved the hairstyle so much I thought it’d be fun to share as a tutorial. After finishing filming I saw that I already had a similar tutorial, this Looped Braid Updo. The older version is from a few years ago and is way more intricate than this style so I thought it’d be fun to share an updated version.
I’m not sure if prom season is already past but this style or the more intricate version would be so perfect for the occasion. What do you think though? Would you wear this as an everyday hairstyle or save it for a special occasion?
Step 1 / Begin by creating a part on the right side.
Step 2 / Then pick up a section of hair on the left side and divide it into three smaller pieces.
Step 3 / Begin a regular braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
Step 4 / Create one more cross over bringing in a new section of hair on both sides.
Step 5 / Then cross the right strand over the middle and add in a new section of hair.
Step 6 / Now begin creating the sections for the loops so split the left strand in half and cross one half over the middle strand into the braid while leaving down the other half.
Step 7 / Then add in a new section of hair from under the braid.
Step 8 / Repeat steps 5-7 until there are four strands hanging down.
Step 9 / Once there are four strands hanging down begin bringing them into the braid, one at a time, instead of adding in hair from underneath like before.
Step 10 / So bring the first strand into the braid and repeating the previous steps, cross the right strand over the middle, and bring in a new section of hair.
Step 11 / Now s the left strand into two sections, crossing one over the middle into the braid, leaving the other half hanging down. Then pick up the next hanging section and cross it into the braid as well.
Step 12 / Then repeat these steps continuing the braid, adding in the hanging pieces to create loops until the braid reaches around the head.
Step 13 / Now braid the section a little further down and cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel. Then clip the braid out of the way.
Step 14 / Next combine the remaining hair together at the nape of the neck and wrap a hair band once over the hair.
Step 15 / Then twist the hair band over your dominant hand and spread the ponytail around the hair band to form a donut shape.
Step 16 / Wrap the hair band twice more over the donut to create the base of the bun.
Step 17 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it a little bigger and this will also tighten it against the head.
Step 18 / Now take the ends, loop them back towards the top of the bun, and tuck them into the hair band.
Step 19 / Let down the braid and wrap it around the bun, clock-wise, pinning it in place with bobby pins so it doesn’t come loose.
Step 20 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.