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 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!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.. 🙂
    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.. ^_^

  3. 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!:)

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