Ponytails and braids are two of the most popular hairstyles for almost all women with medium-length to long hair. What if we combined these two staples and created a brand new hairstyle that looked both unique and chic?
In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll tell you how to make a simple yet pretty hairstyle that combines a ponytail and a braided half-crown.
Pss... it also has a subtle feel of the gorgeous Game of Thrones braided hairstyles that you've always wanted to replicate!
Are you ready? Let's get started!
- Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray
- A tail comb
- Hair elastics
- Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray
Get the Look
Spritz your hair generously with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray and brush it thoroughly to detangle knots and lend a subtle shine to the strands.
Using a tail comb, create an accurate middle part and section off about half an inch of hair on both sides of the part.
Make two thin, regular braids using the sectioned-off hair pieces. Once they're plaited all the way till the end, pull them to the back of your head and secure with bobby pins. This completes your braided half-crown.
Optional Style Tip: Trade your regular high ponytail for a looped half-pony. To create a loop, do not pull all your hair through the elastic while securing the pony. Let about 40% of the hair length remain in a loop and pull the remaining 60% out to make a long pony. (Please refer to the image above to get an idea of a looped ponytail)
Spritz your hair generously with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray to set every strand in place. You can also use the back of your comb to smooth out flyways and cowlicks and give your hairstyle a smooth finish.
What do you think of this hairstyle? Simple and sweet, isn't it? Try it out!