It’s Tuesday tutorial time! This easy twisted ponytail hairstyle tutorial is a fun twist on the side ponytail. It could also pass as a side braid – it’s somewhere between the two.
It’s a simple style that keeps your hair out of the way without too much fuss.
I don’t need any fuss this week. I just moved house and it has been a little emotional. There’s the excitement of a new (awesome) place but I’m also a little sad to leave our old apartment. It’s been our home for 7 years and I love living in the city. We’ve swapped it for a beautiful view of the city though and we’re only a ferry ride away now.
The worst thing for a blogger when you move is getting your internet installed. I have no idea how or why it takes so long! I’ve already been rescheduled twice and still waiting. For now, you’ll find me anywhere there’s free wifi as I try and catch up after days of packing and unpacking.
This hairstyle has been perfect for me. Simple and fast, and keeps my hair out of my face. Note, I don’t wear false eyelashes when I’m moving house, but lipstick always.
Easy Twisted Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial
What you need:
- Small clear hair elastic
- Brush your hair and part it to the side.
- Take a small section of hair at the start of your part. Split it into two equal sections.
- Twist the front section back and over the other section.
- Pick up some hair at your hairline and combine it with the underneath section of hair. Then twist it back and over the other section.
- Continue twisting down your hairline, adding in hair to both sections of hair as you twist down.
- Once you reach level with your ear, stop adding in hair.
- Now combine all your hair into the final twist. Even up the sections so you have two equal sections of hair. Twist the two sections tightly forward and then wrap them together away from your face.
- Keep twisting the sections forward but wrap them away from your face.
- Secure the end with a small hair elastic. Then go back and adjust any sections so that your hair looks thicker.
- Stretch it out – To emphasise the twist, and make your hair look thicker, stretch out the sides of your twist. I like to hold the end of my twist and then gently pull at the sides with my other hand like in the picture above.
- Pin it up – If like me, you have layers in your hair, you might need a bobby pin to pin up any short layers at the back of your head.
- Embrace messy hair – this style isn’t perfect and there are a few loose pieces but that’s fine by me. I prefer to keep it looking more relaxed.
Hope you like this hairstyle tutorial! I’d love to see a photo of your hair if you try it. Tag me #hairromance on Instagram.
Also, let me know if you have any tips for moving or how to get on to your neighbours’ wifi… 😉