I’ve got to be honest, sometimes coming up with a name for a hairstyle is almost harder than coming up with an actual hairstyle! This is one of those styles that is really simple, but looks so pretty in the end. Those are my favorites! You could probably do this with braids instead of twists for a really great look too!
Step 1 – Make 2 rope braids/twists
Feel free to watch our rope twist/braid video if you don’t know how to make them or need to brush up on your skills!
Make a side part on the right side of the head back to the crown, and then down to the left ear. Divide that section into two different sections, and then proceed to make 2 separate rope braids/twists. Temporarily secure them at the end with clips.
Step 2 – Make a side ponytail behind the right ear
Step 3 – Add rope twists/braids to the ponytail with another elastic
Depending on where you started your twists (high or low), when you draw them back to the ponytail, they may lay differently or the front one could cross over the back twist. Place them however you think looks best.
Step 4a- (optional) Wrap the ponytail base with hair
Watch our video on how to cover the elastic with hair here.
Step 4b – Make a small rope twist/braid on the right side of the ponytail & secure the end
Step 5 – Make another rope twist/braid with the remaining ponytail and secure the end
Step 6 – Wrap the small rope braid/twist around the thicker one
I didn’t combine these two twists as if I was making another rope braid, I simply wrapped it gently around the thicker rope braid. You could always twist them like a rope twist which would create a Hawser braid. Check our Hawser braid/twist video to see what they look like.
Step 7 – Secure small rope twist at the bottom with an elastic
If you opted not to wrap the base of the ponytail with hair for Step 4a, top the ponytail off with a fun accessory. This cute flower is from Gimme Clips. See what I mean? So simple but so cute. Perfect for a fun day at the park, school, or really just about any activity. And like I mentioned before, you could substitute regular braids instead of twists and have a really pretty style too. We’ll have to try it and share pictures when we do.
If you like rope braids, be sure to check out all our other rope braid hairstyles here.