Topsy Tail Ponytail Tutorial – The no-braid side braid hairstyle

by Hair Romance on March 6, 2013 · 17 comments

in Hair Style Advice,Long Hair,Tutorials

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The Topsy Tail is back!

I loved this simple topsy turvy flipped ponytail tutorial and this side ponytail hairstyle tutorial is perfect for long hair. I like to call it the no-braid side braid. By repeating the topsy tail technique down your hair, it gives the illusion of a braided hairstyle. is so easy to do.

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Topsy Tail Side Ponytail Tutorial

Hair Romance - Topsy Tail Ponytail tutorial - the no-braid side braid

What you need:

Topsy Tail
Clear hair elastics


  1. Brush your hair and make a side part. Take the top of your hair on the opposite side and secure with a small clear elastic.
  2. Take your Topsy Tail and insert it loop side up behind the elastic and thread your hair through the loop.
  3. Use the end of the Topsy Tail to pull your ponytail down through the loop and behind your elastic band.
  4. Combine another section of hair with your first topsy tail piece and secure it with a clear elastic. Repeat this topsy tail technique, flipping this section.
  5. Repeat, combining this section with more hair and flip it through.
  6. Continue this topsy tail technique down your ponytail. Add an elastic to your ponytail, and using the topsy tail to flip your hair through.
  7. Adjust your ponytail to make sure the elastics and hidden and to emphasise the twists.

Hair Romance - Topsy tail side ponytail hairstyle tutorial

I used the Scunci Topsy Tail pack for this hairstyle. The pack contains the Topsy Tail tool, a smaller Topsy Tail Junior which is great for the smaller top sections and three elastics. I prefer to use clear elastics as they are easier to hide with this hairstyle.

You can just flip your hair through to do this style but I find the tool makes it much easier and you get a neater finish. You can find the Topsy Tail on Amazon, Boots, i-glamour or Priceline.

Do you remember the Topsy Tail when it was first popular? Did you ever think it would come back?

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Megan March 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

This brings back memories! I remember having a Topsy Tail in primary school and my mum would use it on me all the time. I love the hairstyle you’ve created!
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Hair Romance March 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Megan! Glad you remember it too! I’m thinking up lots of new ways to use it now x


Sara-May March 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

Oh wow, I remember the topsy tail too! Haha, brings back memories of school… I’ tempted to pick up the pack, because if there’s a smaller one in there, I can probably do something with my short hair!
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Hair Romance March 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Gald I’m not the only one that remembers it! I’m actually enjoying it more this time around, and there’s so many styles you can create

Reply March 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Too funny! This product just arrived at the i-glamour warehouse. The Topsy Tail Pack from Scunci should be up for sale online by mid-next week. Great minds! Thanks for the awesome inspiration.


Hair Romance March 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Fab! I’ll update with a link to you once it’s in your store x


Catherine April 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm
Hair Romance April 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Thanks Catherine! Xx


Marisa Anderson March 7, 2013 at 4:10 am

Love this topsy hairstyle. It looks like sooo much fun to try out sometime. Thanks for the tutorial.
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Katie March 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Thanks Christina, I am going to go get me a topsy turby tomorrow and experiment with this – i think i can do it!!


Hair Romance March 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Thank Katie! Let me know how you go xx


Alicat2911 April 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

One of my favourite fast-and-easy hairstyles at the moment is to do flipped pigtails. They last all day and are perfect for school. I can’t wait to try this though!! I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be one of my favourites!! :D P.S. I don’t use a Topsy Tail, my fingers work just as well and are free!!


Hair Romance April 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Flipped pigtails would be so cute! Great idea xx


Kimberly March 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

Oh, I can do this one!!! Now, to find where I put my topsy-tail thingy!!!


Hair Romance March 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Time to dust off the Topsy Tail Kimberly! It makes a great faux-braid x


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