This fun and easy style is courtesy of my sister and her cute little girl Miss L. She sent me a few pictures a couple months back on my cell and I finally got around to recreating it. This would be an awesome style for swimming or camping, because it keeps all the hair back & contained. And the waves created after you pull the style out are fabulous as well!
Step 1 – Part the hair & make a ponytail
Make a part right down the middle of the head – but not too far back. Then section the hair out down to each ear. With each section on the right and left side, make a small ponytail.
Step 2 – Braid the ponytail
On each side, after you’ve secured the ponytails, braid them down as far as you can and secure at the end with a rubber band. This whole hairstyle could be done with other things besides braids – like rope braids/twists, or uneven 3 strand braids, or whatever your preference is! It would look awesome with any of them.
Step 3 – Make a half pony and a braid
With half of the hair in back, part out a half ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Then braid the ponytail all the way down to then end secure with another rubber band.
Step 4 – Add braids to ponytail
Take the 2 small braids from up front & secure to the base of the half pony with another rubber band.
Step 5 – Make another ponytail
With the remaining hair in back, combine all the braids and the hair hanging down in back into one big ponytail. We used our favorite Scünci No-Slip Grip rubber band that we posted about last time.
Step 6 – Braid the ponytail
With all the “straight” hair hanging down in the ponytail, make as many little braids as you want to and secure them at the bottom with rubber bands. At this step, I almost wish I had undone the big thicker braid that was right in the middle & split it up into a few other small braids.
In the end I think I had 6 or 7 little braids hanging as part of the ponytail.
Here are the pictures my sister sent of my niece Miss L. She’s got the most gorgeous color of hair – the pictures don’t do it justice! Sorry these pix are a bit grainy since they are from her cell phone! Her pretty flower is courtesy of All Things Ribbon!
As I mentioned, this would be a great style when camping or swimming or a fun day of play at school. Or if your dd is growing out her bangs, this would help keep all those little hairs tied back.
BUT — the fabulous waves that are created from this style only added to it being so cute! Can’t believe how long her hair is getting …. but a disclaimer here … she’s got her head tipped back a bit, so her hair isn’t quite that long! Sadly she was headed to the shower so these waves didn’t last overly long the day I did this!
Bee looked like a “wild woman” running around with her big poofy wavy hair! It was gorgeous!
Be sure to share this with your friends & if you try it, post pictures on our Facebook Page! We love seeing all the styles you create!