Braided-Over Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

November 04, 2010

About a month ago, a loyal follower emailed me a photo of a braided hairstyle , asking if I could replicate it and possibly do a tutorial. Never having seen it before, I was fascinated with how it looked and spent an hour or so trying to recreate it.

I did figure it out although the braid did take some practice to get the stranding correct, but here is what the hair style looks like…

Side View
Braided-Over Ponytail

Back View
Braided-Over Ponytail

When I first posted the video on YouTube, a viewer commented that he had seen this braid style used on horse tails in horse competitions, etc. I can only describe this style as a Fishtail Braid that uses three strands (as in a typical braid) rather than two.

I think that this is a beautiful braid… good enough to not only be worn on horse tails! I coupled the style with the Hair-Wrapped Ponytail as a starting point. You could even opposing-curl strands of the remaining ponytail hair to add additional flair to the style! My #2 daugther was stopped time and time again in the hall at church this past Sunday by moms trying to figure out exactly how this hairstyle was done.

Personally, I think that the braid looks more amazing by using even smaller strands from the back.

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, water bottle, and 2 ponytail holders.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

If you like this braided hairstyle, be sure to let us know! Happy Hairdoing!

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4th of July Hairstyle: Star Twists

July 03, 2010

I had promised a few 4th of July hairstyles, but I just have not had as much time as I need to get them filmed. I did get this one on today.

Star Twists Back

Star Twist Front

Many of you will recognize the base hairstyle as one featured on Good Things Utah in June. The base hairstyle is called Holiday Twists, but the variation I demonstrate below uses about 1/3 of each ponytail to draw the lines of a star on top of the head.

4th of July Hairstyles

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 10 hairbands, pomade, ribbon or pipe cleaners (if desired as accents).

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

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Braid Combo into Messy Bun | Hairstyle Videos

June 08, 2010

Here is one of a few hairstyles that we filmed awhile ago, but have not yet posted here. It uses a cornrow on the top with two standard braids on each side. Then you combine the braids on the back of the head, braid them down a bit, and form a messy bun. (On the video tutorial below, I used a low messy bun… but it would look even better if you bring it higher on the head by not braiding down so far.) The best thing about a combo hairstyle, is that you can use any combination of braids to make the style your own!

Braid Combo into Bun

Items Needed: Spray bottle (to dampen hair), rat-tail comb, 2 large hairbands.

Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

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Hairstyle Video: Triple Twists into Twisty Buns

May 04, 2010

This fun hairstyle is one of the very first that I ever posted on this website, back in October of 2008. Since then, I have received quite a few requests to provide a video on how to do it. (It has just taken me awhile to get to it… sorry!) 

You can check this link to review the step-by step photos of the Triple Twists into Twisty Buns as a reference before viewing the video.  It will help you to know what I did in creating this ‘do!

Items Needed:  Spray bottle, rat-tail comb, 4 large hairbands
Time Requirement: 10 minutes

If you found this video tutorial helpful, be sure to let me know!  Enjoy!

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Front French Braids into Side Ponies

February 08, 2010

**Note from Mindy:  Get ready for an amazing hairstyle from a fantastic single dad!  Lance is the perfect “Little Girl’s” Daddy, and has a cute little girl at that!  Congratulations to Lance for being our February’s Hairdoer of the Month!  Here is Lance’s hairdo and a quick bio…

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My name is Lance, and I am a single working dad. My adventure began when I moved to Singapore six and a half years ago to teach at an American school there. Living in S.E. Asia provided me many opportunities to travel all over that part of the world–Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia. I was amazed at the beauty of these places, but at the same time, I was heartbroken at the great number of orphaned children I encountered. Precious little ones in need of loving homes.

After spending a great deal of time in prayer, I began the process of adoption. Not an easy task being a single dad, but nonetheless a burden that God had placed on my heart. I was quite surprised when the adoption officials in Vietnam sent me a referral of a six-month-old baby girl! But I took one look at that picture, and she completely stole my heart. I completed all the final paperwork, and traveled to Vietnam to bring my daughter home when she was nine months old.

Now my little one is a happy, chatty, and precocious three and a half year old—my, how time flies! After six years in Singapore, I felt it was time to move on. I do yearly mission work in Central America and have a heart for that part of the world, so we are currently living in Guatemala, where I teach at an international school and where my daughter and I are active in a local church. Although we are not the “traditional” family, we are just as happy as can be, and I know that my daughter and I have both been blessed through the miracle and gift of adoption.

Front French Braids into Side Ponies

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, 2 small rubber bands, 2 large ponytail holders.

Time Requirement:  About 15 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:  I like to start by wetting my daughter’s hair. Then part the hair equally down the middle…

Next section off a bit of hair just in front of the ear. Repeat this step on the opposite side…
Now have your daughter hold each of these front sections while you brush the remaining hair back into a ponytail (or clip) to keep it out of the way…
French braid each front section all the way down into regular braids…
Here’s what your daughter’s hair should look like from the front after this step– with french braids on both sides…
Now have your daughter hold the braids up out of the way and let down the hair in the back…
Part the back section equally down the middle and pull each of these sections, along with the braid on that side, into a side ponytail. Spray with a bit of hairspray for flyaway hairs and you’re good to go!
See back, side, and front views for finished hairdo…

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