Today’s hairstyle tutorial is a twist braid that’s really not a braid at all. If you can do a ponytail, you can do this style. You just need a few extra hair elastics and you’re good to go.
This tutorial is shown in my straight hair, but this style looks fantastic in dark hair and curly hair as well. I think it actually looks better when you pull it out and mess up your hair a little more so you can’t see all the little ponytails as you go.
When I was shooting this style, I just started playing around and I wasn’t sure where it would go. I don’t know about you, but the start of 2017 has been a bit like that for me.
Even worse, I got everything set up all ready to go and then got hit with a killer flu. Being sick in summer is never that much fun and I’ve just got my voice back. I swear I’m the worse patient as well. I hate being sick and I complain all the time. It was probably worse for my husband having to look after me, but now I’m back with the first tutorial for this year! There will be lots more videos and tutorials coming up.
Let’s get in to the how-to for this style!
The twist braid hairstyle tutorial that isn’t really a braid at all
What you need:
- Around 6-8 hair elastics
(it’s a good idea to use small clear hair elastics as they’ll blend in to your hair better, but you can also use big elastics to make it more colourful)
- Gather the top section of your hair from around your temples into a half ponytail at the top of your head.
- Make a little hole above the hair elastic to flip your ponytail up and over, topsy-tail style. This is going to create your first twist.
- Next take a section from either side of your head and join them with a hair elastic at the back of your head, just under the first twist. Flip this pony up and over, topsy-tail style, to create your second twist.
- Repeat with the third twist just behind your ears. You can actually finish this style at this point just leaving the three twists. This is a pretty half-up look that’s great in long hair or short hair too.
If you want, you can continue adding more twists to make this look like one long braid.
- Finish combining all your hair into the twist by adding in one more section of hair from either side. Join them in a ponytail over the other twists and flip it over as in previous steps.
- Twist out your ponytail by placing a hair elastic about two inches down below the last twist. Create a little space above your elastic and flip your ponytail up and through. This creates a twist that looks just like a fishtail braid section.
- Repeat this twist down your ponytail, about every two inches, until all your hair is combined into the twists.
- Use small elastics to blend in to your hair. Alternatively, make them stand out with a bright band.
- Don’t forget to go back and stretch out the twists and pull your hair a little to make your twists seem thicker.
How’s the start of your 2017 been? Did you have some twists like I did? Or is it been all smooth sailing? Leave me a comment to know what you are looking forward to this year and what you’d like to see more of on Hair Romance xx
What I like about this style, when my arms get tired, I can drop them for a moment and resume working on it without the style falling apart.
Hair Romance says
that is such a great point – thanks Kimberly! x
I love innovative hairstyles! That’s what’s so wonderful about hair, there’s always a new way to cut it or plait it or do it up in some other way. Colourful hairbands would look so cute, good suggestion. As someone who fiddles with my hair a lot, getting it out of my face with a style like this seems like a good plan to be used in the next week. Although, I’m slightly worried that taking out all the bands will damage my hair if I’m not careful enough – maybe I should just be less impatient!