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All these years of doing hair and I’ve done it without a “Topsy Tail.” We’ve made our own Topsy Tail for when I really needed one, but I’d really not seen the need to have one. Well last winter I ended out picking one up while I was out Christmas shopping & this is one of the fun styles we did a while back using it. If you don’t have one, you certainly could “cheat” like we did in this old post, but you will probably need something similar for this style to work.
Step 1 – Make a half ponytail on the right side
Step 2 – Braid the side pony and secure the end.
Step 3 – Part out small section of hair
Just below the hair from your half pony, section out a small section of hair and pull it toward the right side.
Step 4 – Combine with hair on the right side
Grab a small amount of hair on the right side just below your half pony part. Combine it with the hair you parted out in step 3 and make a small ponytail that sits on top of the braid. (Use clear rubber bands to hide these better in the upcoming steps!)
Step 5 – Insert Topsy Tail above small ponytail
Stick the end of your Topsy Tail through the braid – not just down behind the ponytail.
Step 6 – Pull ponytail through braid
Using your Topsy Tail, pull the end of the little ponytail through the “eye” of the Topsy Tail and pull it through the back of the braid. The entire “tail” of the ponytail should flip through the braid and be hanging down underneath the braid.
Step 7 – Make another small ponytail
Repeating steps 3 & 4 – section out one more area of hair just below the ones you just did. Secure the ponytail on top of the braid again.
Step 8 – Pull ponytail through braid
Using your Topsy Tail – repeat step 6. Depending on how small you make these sections and the size of the head you’re doing this on, you could do more than just 2 of these.
Step 8 – Curl the ends (optional)
I tried this on Bee the first time I did this & did it on the right side. Either way works. I realized this reminds me a bit of one of our favorite styles we did ages ago – A Fancy Row of Ponytails. The overlying ponytails use the same technique in that style.
Pulling the ponytails through gives the hair a little twist & looks really pretty I think!
Let me know if you have any questions – this one shouldn’t be too hard!