Waterfall Ponytail/Sport Hairstyle

I realised it was about time for another sports hairstyle tutorial, so today I’m going to show you how to create this cool waterfall braid ponytail! If you can waterfall braid, you’ll have this hairstyle down pretty quick. For those of you who can’t waterfall braid yet, see my tutorial here. I sort of just came up with this hairstyle yesterday, but I’m sure it’s been done before. 😀

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The thing that’s a bit different in this hairstyle to a normal waterfall braid in this tutorial is that the actually drop the top strand instead of the bottom one. {Watch the short video down below to see what I mean 😉 }

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Items needed: one hair tie, 4 bobby pins, hairspray.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin with take a small section from one side of the hair in the front and separate the hair into 3 sections..
  2. Do the first stitch of a normal waterfall braid, only drop the top strand out of the way {instead of the bottom one}.
  3. Now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the top piece. You have basically just dropped the top strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  4. Now take that top  strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  5. You then add hair to the bottom strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid}and cross it over the middle strand…
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 over and over again until you get to just past your ear..
  7. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid and secure the ends with an elastic or clip for now..
  8. Essentially you’re just doing a french braid the whole time, only you drop the top strand each time over and pick up some more hair from just behind the strand you’ve dropped and continue…
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 on the other side, {trust me it’s really not as complicated as it all sounds 😉 }
  10. When you have both braids secured, gather up all your hair {except the two braids} and pull up into a ponytail, just before you secure it, grab the two braids and add them into the rest of the hair…
  11. Once you have the ponytail secured pick up a small piece of hair from the back of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, and secure with a bobby pin or two.
  12. Finish with hairspray if desired. And you’re done!

A bonus to this hairstyle is that is you have any natural highlights in your hair {like me ;)}, or otherwise, they show up really well through the strands going into the ponytail! 😉

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I hope you enjoyed this waterfall sports hairstyle! What other sports hairstyles would you like to see? And remember you can leave any other hairstyle requests here.

Lace Braided Headband

Hi everyone! My name’s Hannah and I absolutely love doing hairstyles. I’m still learning but I want to share hairstyles I have learnt to anyone who is starting out, because if I can do it, you can do it!

In this hairstyle, I’m showing a simple type of head band braid that’s suitable for almost any hair lengths, is super quick and cute and gets the hair out of your face! Have fun 🙂

Items needed: 4 bobby pins, 1-2 hair ties, and hairspray (if desired)

Skill level: easy-medium

Time: 5-10 minutes (depending on your hair length ect.)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Part your hair to one side.
  2. Grab a small section of hair on one side of the parted line.
  3. Begin lace braiding the hair, only picking up strands on one side (closest to forehead).
  4. Continue braiding until you reach your ear, then continue with a plait.
  5. Secure the ends with a hair tie for now..
  6. Repeat this process with a section of hair on the other side of the part line.
  7. Then bobby pin both plaits under a section of hair on the back of your head.
  8. And you’re done! Feel free to add hairspray and tug on the braid to make it look bigger if you want to.