Hello! Today’s tutorial is a favorite of mine because… headband braids! I love this type of style and decided to switch things up with two french braids instead of one. Of course, this would also look great with dutch braids or fishtail braids so if you’d love to see a tutorial for one of those, be sure to let me know! On another note, make sure to follow me on instagram to see which hairstyles I wear while we’re in Italy! xo, Missy
Today’s tutorial is a requested hairstyle from you guys!
I posted a picture of this look on instagram a few months back and so many of you asked for a tutorial I thought I’d go ahead and film it. I’ve never filmed tutorials for some of the more basic hairstyles so I’m excited to catch up on them. I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Thanks for watching! xo, Missy
4 Strand Braid Ponytail Supplies:
1″ Curling iron
4 Strand Braid Ponytail Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair to frame this face and tuck this behind the ear.
Step 3 / Pick up a section near the part on the heavy side and divide it into four pieces for the braid.
Step 4 / With the far right strand, to cross this under the strand next to it, then over the next strand, and under the far left strand.
Step 5 / Now with the two middle strands, cross the right strand over the left strand.
Step 6 / Repeat those steps while adding new sections into the outer most sections.
Step 7 / Cross the far right strand under the strand next to it.
Step 8 / Pick up a new section and add it into that piece being crossed under.
Step 9 / Then continue crossing the strand over the next strand and under the far left strand.
Step 10 / Then add a new section into the far left strand that was crossed over.
Step 11 / Then with the two middle strands, cross the right strand over the left strand.
Step 12 / Now repeat those steps, continuing the four strand braid until hair is brought in from above the left ear.
Step 13 / Then continue the braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
Step 14 / Now combine all of the hair together and tie it into a ponytail with a hair band.
Step 15 / Go back over the looped pieces, pulling on the edges to make the braid wider.
Step 16 / Then take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the heavy side of the part from the part line down to an inch behind the left ear and clip the forward hair out of the way.
Step 3 / Now pick up a small section, behind the forward section, for the first braid and divide it into three sections.
Step 4 / Begin a French braid crossing the right strand over the middle then the left strand over the middle.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it into the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it into the middle strand.
Step 7 / Repeat those steps continuing the french braid, crossing the side strands over the middle strand while adding in hair to both sides. *On the right side of the braid, bring in all of the hair from the right side of the head, sweeping it around the back of the head. and continue down towards the nape of the neck.
Step 8 / Once all of the hair from this section is brought into the braid, continue braiding the hair a little further down and tie off the end with an elastic band.
Step 9 / Let down the front section of hair, along the hair line, and begin a second french braid.
Step 10 / Begin the french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle then crossing the left strand over t he middle.
Step 11 / Then create two stitches of a french braid, adding in new sections on both sides of the braid.
Step 12 / Now continue the french braid but stop adding in sections on the right side of the braid and only bring in hair to the left side of the braid, from along the hairline.
Step 13 / Continue the braid down the left side of the head until all of the hair is brought into the braid.
Step 14 / Now braid the section a little further down and tie off the end with an elastic band.
Step 15 / Slide in bobby pins along the front braid to pin it against the head.
Step 16 / Then go back over the braid pulling on the edges, as well as the looped pieces in the braids, to make them wider.
Step 17 / Take the end of the first braid, wrap it around the bottom of the back braid and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
Step 18 / Then go back over the bottom of the back braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full. Then set everything in place with hairspray.
If you recently saw my Lioness Halloween Hairstyle then today I’m excited to be sharing the makeup from that video.
I used a bunch of different shades to achieve this makeup look so if you’re new to makeup you could easily use one eyeshadow and finish with the liner. I think the real effect is bringing the black liner in towards the nose on the lower lash line along with the detailing around the nose and mouth.
Even if you don’t plan to dress up for Halloween, I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy