The weather is heating up and I’ve found myself wearing a messy bun far too often!
For today’s tutorial I wanted to share a fun way to dress up your favorite high bun. I am obsessed with this look and know it’s going to be my new favorite this Summer! If you loved the Double Lace Braid High Bun from last year then you’re bound to love this one as well!
Let me know what you think and whether you’d rock this hairstyle this season. xo, Missy
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side
Step 2 / Then divide off a section of hair on the heavy side of the part for the braid.
Step 3 / Pick up a section near the part and divide it into four pieces. I always make the second section the largest since this one never has hair added into it.
Step 4 / Numbering the strands 1 through 4 start by crossing strand 4 under strand 3.
Step 5 / Then cross strand 3 over strand 2.
Step 6 / Cross strand 1 over strand 2.
Step 7 / Then cross strand 2 under strand 3.
Step 8 / Now repeat the pattern adding hair into the two outside strands, strand 1 and strand 4.
Step 9 / After 2 more sets of the braid stop adding in hair to strand 4. This will help the braid curve into the messy bun at the end.
Step 10 / Now only adding hair into strand 1 continue the braid until it reaches the left ear.
Step 11 / Now braid the rest of the section to the ends in a four strand braid without adding in any additional hair.
Step 12 / Criss cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel. I like doing this because it’s easier to remove than an elastic band.
Step 13 / Next brush all of the hair into a high ponytail, leaving out the braid.
Step 14 / For the bun wrap a hair band once over the ponytail. Then twist the hair band around the dominant hand and with the other hand spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun.
Step 15 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over the bun.
Step 16 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger.
Step 17 / Take the hair that is left sticking out and roll this towards the top of the bun, tucking it into the hairband to form another loop. Continue rolling and tucking the hair into the hair band until aren’t any ends sticking out.
Step 18 / Now pick up a the braid and gently pull on the edges until it’s really wide. This will help the braid show up a lot better and help hide any part lines created by the braid.
Step 19 / Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and pin it underneath with bobby pins.
Step 20 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.
If you follow me on Snap (missysueblog) then you already know AJ’s parents were visiting over the weekend. It was so great having them here. Cohen really, really loves spending time with people so he was always talking nonstop, telling them about everything which was the cutest thing. AJ and his dad were out in the hot tub with Cohen and it was so fun to listen to them all just chatting away. It’s always so great to spend time with family. My family means the world to me so I really cherish the times we can spend together. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by! xo, Missy
Who’s ready for something new?!? After a ton of regular braided hairstyles I thought it’d be fun to change things up! These three hairstyles would be so fun for summer and are so super easy to do once you get down the twisting technique. I love all three of these so much and am excited to wear them more once the weather really heats up!
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.
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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!