November 04, 2010

Braided-Over Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

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 looksย more amazingย 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!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Rachel

    I did this hairstyle on my sister and it looked amazing! I was very proud (it was the first hairstyle I got right on the first time). Please make more videos!!

  • Marzia

    Hi Mindy..
    This is one of the braids my mom did for me as a lil girl.. I’d completely forgotten about it until today. Thanks for this walk down memory lane.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I came across your website when I was looking for hairstyles to try on my 2nd daughter who has very silky hair. After having a looking at some of your hairstyles (& all your sweet lil girls), I’m so keen to try it on my girls & will be coming back for more. I’ve 4 daughters myself & my youngest 2 are fraternal twins. I’m sure my eldest who is 10 would love to try some of your hairstyles on her sisters, too.
    Thank you for this lovely site.. ^_^

  • Alexis

    This is so pretty! I am 13 and the oldest of my sisters, I am going to try it tommorrow on them, they are so excited! they absolutely love this website, and so do I! My aunt had showed me this, and before all I could do is braid, not even french braid, but i learn all my trickd from you, this is an amzing website! By the way, all of your daughters are gorgeous!:)

  • Lauren Mathews

    I’m a horseback rider and they do this in English shows! I’ve seen people put flowers in it and it looks beautiful!! I can do this when i go to the barn and see if anyone recognizes it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • woww exactly i dont really understand how is that becoming like this but, its OMG.

  • Sasha silva

    I love there eye color very nice

  • Anonymous

    We also do this to our horses’ tails. I LOVE this. It is unique but also easy and keeps hair from tangling.

  • hannah

    We do this on our horses’ tails at English shows!

  • grace

    i did that to myself and went to school with it on and people from school came up t me and lke kep playing with my hair even teachers!

  • ahghgh

    So difficult

  • gotta go to bed

  • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

    good hairstyle

  • Kool

  • Yay this is really easey and fast to do plus it looks cute on me I’m only 11 years old and in 5th grade my friends love it to. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I LOVE IT!! As always great job!

  • Faitheroni

    It looks so cute but it looks so hard!!!

  • S

    Hi Mindy i love all your hairstyles and i think this will be sooooo great for our sports day, but sadly the day had finished. Plz dont forget to checkout my website.

  • S

    Hi Mindy i love all your hairstyles and i think this will be sooooo great for our sports day, but sadly the day had finished. Plz dont forget to checkout my website: “”

  • lol

    just wanted to say thks 4 teaching me how to do my hair nicely, i luv doin hair but i didn’t know how so i just rly wanted 2 say THANK YOU CUTEGIRLSHAIRSTYLES!!!

  • Claire

    When I was in 5th grade I ALWAYS had my hair in a ponytail, then one day I had my hair in a braid and everyone asked why. I wonder what would have happened if I had worn this…Anyway, totally want to do this tomorrow/when I finish my homework.

  • Kiara

    OMG I luv this hair it is very UNIQUE if only i cd do it on my hair but its slightly trickier but it looks so kool on little girls …

  • Erin

    I love this style, and I’ve watched the video and tried it a number of times, but for some reason, I just can’t get it right. Mine comes out cute, but it just looks like a wrap-around regular fishtail braid. The very top has the lattice-y look, but then it loses it. Any suggestions?

  • her

    how do you do that little twisti thing around the rubber band with hair

  • Linda

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Excellent twist on the fishtail braid. I like the unfinished ends poking through.. A great idea for teens.

  • Becca

    Love your site. I’ve got 3 girls and got tired of the same ponytails all the time. Gotten tons of compliments for the hairstles we’ve tried from your site. Thanks for posting these!

  • Jade

    I Love it! It looks Great On Me Thanks

  • shahzoda

    omg this site is amazing i love wat u do i wish my hair was like that and i wish u would do my hair every single morning !!!!!<33333 u should have ur own salon !!! ppl would pay fortune!!!!

  • Madison

    Awesome!! But hard to try to do it by self

  • I Love It! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • theanita

    you are SUPER ZUPER creative!!! way to go, supermom!!! love yr site!!! u really inspire lots of moms in this world, God bless u & yr family for what you’ve done!!

  • yasmin

    I love this hairstyle. I am going to try it out.

  • Ashley Y

    I tried to do this on my daughter yesterday and it didn’t work. Are you pulling the sections tight? I think that may have been my problem, but I can’t tell from the video if you are pulling tight or not. Thanksmuch!

  • schae

    WOW it looks so hard. but its not really ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for another great hair style ๐Ÿ˜€

  • kyla

    Totally inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!

  • Julia

    Hey, I love your site!!! I taught myself to french braid using your videos.Any way, my sister is 8 and a level 4 compeditive gymnast and I was wondering if their was a hairstyle that you would recommend for gymnasts and dancers(i am a dancer myself)

  • Abbie

    That is really fun! Gives a whole new look to a regular ponytail. I can’t wait to try this one.

  • Hey! This hairdo is awesome! I tried it the other day and it held up all day, not to mention was beautiful! I thought I’d drop by and tell you I’m having a give away at my hair blog:

  • Elise (12)

    I have a sister and I want to do her hair, but her hair is very thick and has a lot of layers. I was wondering if you could do a hairstyle that would work. Thanks. I love all your cute hairstyles.

    • Ashley

      Try a messy 5 strand braid

  • wots ur girls name???? im tryin 2 think of a name she looks like ans i just cant

  • Kayli

    By any chance do you think you can do a tutorial on micro- braiding? Anyway i love how you can do all those hairstyles!!! =)

  • kendall

    Wow I lllooovvee this one!!!!!! I will def try this tonight!

  • Mary

    I practiced this one last night so I could send my 8 yo to school with this ‘do today. It was very easy and really took very little time. I did not start with the hair-wrapped pony because I was afraid I would run out of hair for the braid. I need to make a note to use smaller strands from the back though. Thanks for a quick and cute style!

    • Ashley

      Try a messy 5 strand braid

      • RACHEL

        This is sooooo cool I can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brandi

    My aunt does this and uses all of the hair I can send you a better pic of one.

  • Micki

    It’s fantastic! My older daughter is going to love this one. Thank you so much!

  • Sarah

    Awesome! I know what I’m doing tomorrow on my daughter! Yay! Thanks as always your styles are wonderful!

  • Shawn

    WAY cool! I have to try that tomorrow.

  • Jill

    So pretty! I’m going to have to try this one tomorrow.

  • Leia

    That’s really beautiful and so unique! Great job Mindy!

  • tracy gifford

    your amazing at hairstyles x can’t wait to do this just wish i was quicker at braiding so i had more time in the mornings xx

  • Kristen

    I love this, what a fun idea! I’m going to try it out too!

  • Angela

    Very pretty thanks for sharing!

  • Jeannette

    I love this one!! Can’t wait to try it.