Today’s fun style is one that is great when you want your hair mostly down, but pulled back out of your face. It’s a spin off of our “Bang Pull Back – Puffy Braids on the Side“ that I posted years ago. This cute ponytail and braid hairstyle will work on a toddler just as well as it worked on my 10 year old! If you struggle with 5 strand braids, having the hair secured first in ponytails helps a lot. We know you will love today’s tutorial for Feathered Ponies and 5 Strand Braid hairstyle.
As always, below is our video, and then step-by-step instructions, along with more pictures of the finished hairstyle. If you have issues viewing the video, go HERE to watch it on our YouTube Channel.
1 – Part out hair on top of the head so you have a big rectangular section of hair divided out.
2 – With all remaining hair down in back, temporarily secure it with a clip or elastic so it stays out of the way.
3 – Back on top of the head, near the forehead, make a long rectangular part that goes from left to right across the top of the head.
4 – Create your 1st ponytail with this section of hair and secure it with a colored elastic.
5 – Just behind this section, part out a second long rectangular section of hair.
6 – Divide the ponytail from Step 4 into 2 pieces. Take the back half of the ponytail and draw it back toward the 2nd section of hair you parted out in Step 5.
7 – Combine all the hair from the 2nd rectangular section of hair and half the ponytail from the section in front. Secure with another colored elastic.
8 – Part out a 3rd rectangular section just behind the 2nd one. Divide the 2nd ponytail into 2 pieces. As before, draw the back half of this ponytail backward to combine it to create a 3rd ponytail.
9 – Secure all this hair with another colored elastic.
10 – Repeat the above steps until you have 5 ponytails. Each section should have a “feathered section” that hangs down, and a section that combines into the ponytail behind it. The entire 5th ponytail counts as the “feathered” section.
11 – With the 5 sections of hair that now hang down, create a 5 strand braid.
Starting on the left, pass the far left strand, or strand 1 over strand 2 and under strand 3. Then on the right side, pass the far right strand or strand 5 under strand 4, then over strand 3. Repeat this pattern again starting on the left side. Continue this pattern all the way down until you reach the end of the hair.
12 – Pancake the braid if desired to make it wider and flatter and secure the end of your braid with an elastic.
13 – Optional – Curl the remaining hair down in back.
We used our Pink 25mm NuMe Magic Wand to create some loose waves for added texture in the remaining hair. If you’ve never used a magic wand before, we love ours. To find out more, don’t miss our review on the Pink 25mm NuMe Magic Wand. Click HERE to read our NuMe Magic Wand Review we shared a while ago.
Depending on the type of braid you want for this hairstyle, you can adjust how many feathered sections you make. You could easily do more or less and create a bigger or smaller strand braid! Or if you are working on a toddler that doesn’t have as much hair, you could just do 3 feathered sections and create a regular 3 strand braid. Lots of options for this style, for sure!
Finished Feathered Ponies and 5 Strand Braid!
If you want the basic style to keep your hair out of your eyes without the feathers and braid, check out our Simple Bang Pullback – Puffy Braids on the Side hairstyle. It’s quick and easy and great for any age.
And here’s how my 15 year old’s hair turned out the first time we tried our NuMe Wand. So pretty. Simple Pullback Style & Nume Review.
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