Five-Minute Hairstyle for the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

This double twist ponytail is perfect to keep in your every day hairstyle repertoire. It looks pretty and effortless, and best of all, it’s done in six easy steps—which is perfect for days when you want to have a cute hairstyle, but you don’t have a lot of time to spend getting ready. Wear it with jeans, a t-shirt, and a blazer for a nice workday look or, with a dress and a chunky cardigan for a cool, casual look. This hairstlye works on many different hair textures, but definitely works best with long hair. Follow the steps below to get the look:

1. Comb through your hair, then take the top half of your hair and put in a half-updo with a small elastic.

2. Now make a hole just above the elastic.

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

3. Flip the half-up ponytail through the hole.

4. Now combine the top and bottom sections of hair and secure your hair into another ponytail at the nape of your neck.

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

5. Now take the new ponytail you just made, make a hole above the first half up ponytail just like you did before and flip also the new ponytail through the same hole like the first time. Pull it the whole way through so it comes out underneath the two elastics.

6. Pull on the ponytail a bit to tighten it and then take some bobby pins to pull the twist together in the middle and secure it in place.

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

And you have a beautiful, easy update on the classic pony!

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID TUTORIAL

This is my go-to when I want a braid that isn’t going to slowly fall apart throughout the day.  It’s easy to do and looks so full!

Here is everything I use when doing this hairstyle:

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID1

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID1

1. Wet or Dry Brush (I swear by these brushes, I love them!)

2. Small Clear Hair Bands or what I call “braces binders”

3. Hair Spray

4. Bobby Pins (if you want your bangs or a twist in the front)

5. Dry Shampoo (If you want your hair to have a little more texture to it!)

6. Curling Iron (I love my Bio Ionic!)

Place the pony tail where you want the braid to fall, I placed mine low, but I also do it higher up as well! Higher up is a great option for a busy day or working out! This is also where I out any bang or front pieces you want to be out of the braid, I also put a slight wave in my front pieces using my Bio Ionic curling iron.

This is the step you’re going to be repeating over and over again. Divide your pony tail into two parts and then split one of those parts in half (just like above.) The two sections are always going to go around the single section and then put a hair tie around it, rotating which section of hair becomes “two” sections.

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

Continue sectioning and tying your hair until the end of your ponytail (leave about an inch at the bottom.)

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

When my braid is an inch from the bottom I like to stop and put a little hair spray on the whole braid to prepare for the next step.

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

Starting at the top pull the braid apart.  This makes the braid appear thicker more full.  All the hair ties placed throughout the braid keep it “pulled apart” nicely!  And thats it, your braid is complete!  Once you get the steps down it honestly only takes about 5 minutes!

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

EASY PULL THROUGH BRAID

You can do this style with shorter hair too!  This is my sisters hair with the same style with a few twists back to the braid.  Her hair down is shoulder length.