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.
I love wearing fun, girly dresses once the weather is a little warmer. Nothing says spring more than a white eyelet dress and cute sandals. Am I right? Of course I had to throw on a denim jacket because I am always cold and it’s still pretty chilly in the morning and later in the day too. What’s also great is this dress is actually on sale and comes in 2 other colors. What’s your favorite thing to wearing in the Spring? Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy
Summer is coming up quick and I’ve been compiling some great ideas for heatless hairstyles. I recently posted a bunch of pictures on Snapchat asking which ones you guys would like to see as a tutorial. This one got a bunch of votes and I was so glad because it was one of my favorites.
I feel like this style has such a boho vibe and I love how intricate it looks. Of course, once it’s broken down into steps it’s definitely doable and perfect for Coachella season which is happening right now! Even if you’re not going it’s always a good idea to wear a cute hairstyle even if it’s just for fun! I hope you enjoy my recreation of the hairstyle! Be sure to let me know if you recreate this look or create your own variation of it!
Step 1 / For this hairstyle start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Now divide out a small section of hair on the heavy side of the part, near the middle, and braid this into a regular three strand braid. Then criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom and clip it out of the way.
Step 3 / Next create a dutch fishtail braid, under the previous braid, bringing in sections and continuing it down the left side of the head until it reaches the left ear.
Step 4 / Then braid the section a little further down before going back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. Criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 5 / Now let down the 3-strand braid and lay this down the center of the fishtail braid.
Step 6 / Then tuck the braid through the fishtail braid so the ends come out underneath it.
Step 7 / Now wrap the braid around the back of the head, pin it in place with bobby pins, and remove the criss-crossed ones.
Step 8 / Next divide off a small section of hair from the right side of the head. Twist this together and lay it over the ends of the fishtail braid, pinning it in place.
Step 9 / Now create a series of topsy tails so divide off a small section of hair from the right and left side of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band.
Step 10 / Then flip the tail around the elastic band so the sides become twisted. Then tighten it underneath the braid and gently loosen the edges of the twist so it shows up a little better.
Step 11 / Now create one more topsy tail with the hair at the nape of the neck. Tying it off with an elastic band, flipping the ends around the elastic and then pulling on the edges to make the twists fuller.
Step 12 / Then create two or three more topsy tails working down the remaining hair. You can create as many or as few topsy tails as you’d like. I like to leave a bit of hair at the ends but you can going all the way to the bottom if you prefer.
When I saw this little restaurant I immediately asked AJ if we could stop for pictures. He thought it was the strangest place to do outfit photos but I loved the different textures of the building and even thought the little shrubs were so cute. Everywhere you look here in Arizona, it’s dry, dead desert; literally miles and miles of it. This cute little building was so rustic and different it had so much character and I couldn’t help but love it right away.
Because of AJ’s dream to be a professional pilot I know we won’t be staying here in Arizona for too long. It makes me wonder all the time where we’ll end up next. Sometimes I’ll secretly hope it’s one specific place but I know we’ll go wherever we’re supposed to. Either way it’s been a complete dream living here in Arizona.
I have honestly worn this cardigan so many times since I got it, it’s completely ridiculous. It’s always freezing in our house and I love having lightweight sweaters I can easily throw on. Pairing it with an all white outfit gave it such a Springy vibe and there is something about white denim that just takes any outfit up a notch. I always feel so put together when I put on white jeans instead of regular blues. Also, I’m a tad embarrassed to be wearing these sandals again. I told you they go with everything! They’re easily my favorite shoes right now (: xo, Missy