Pull-Through Braid Updo

Ok! This hairstyle is so easy and I’m all about easy these days. I’m pretty sure anyone can do it. It only took me minutes to do and it’s so beautiful and elegant. I can just see this style with a nice dress for a wedding or formal event. It even looks good with this white t-shirt. Lol. I think you will be surprised how simple this style is to create.

Let’s start with the supplies that you’ll need: Elastic bands, Teasing Comb, Hairspray and Bobby pins

STEP 1) After teasing the crown for volume, make 2 small ponytails in the back behind your ear.
STEP 2) Take the first ponytail and split it in half.
STEP 3) Take the second ponytail and place it in between the first ponytail and clip it out of the way.
STEP 4) Grab another section of hair and add it to the hair that you previously spilt. Create a new ponytail.
STEP 5) Unclip the ponytail that you have out of the way and split it in half. We are repeating this process several times.
STEP 6) Place the next ponytail in between the split one and clip out of the way.
STEP 7) Keep repeating this process until you reach just behind the opposite ear. Tie off the rest of the hair with one last ponytail.
STEP 8) This is the step that makes the hairstyle great. Pull the edges of the hair to create texture. Don’t be shy.
STEP 9) Take the loose hair, twist it and tuck/hide it under the updo and secure with bobby pins.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy this style as much as I did. It’s a fun one! 



Simple Twisted Updo

What a beautiful style that’s also simple to create. It’s super elegant and perfect for any occasion, especially for weddings. Follow to steps below to create this twisted style! 

Supplies needed: Elastic bands, Bobby pinsHairspray

STEP 1) I started with leftover curled hair and teased the crown for volume. Take the hair at the crown and pin it in place to create as much volume as you want.
STEP 2) Grab a large section of hair from the side and split it in half.
STEP 3) Twist those two sections together.
STEP 4) Pull on the edges of the twist to expand and add texture.
STEP 5) Now, drape that hair over to the opposite side and pin in place.
STEP 6) Do the same on the opposite side. Twist, pull, and pin. **You can stop at this point for a cute half-upstyle!
STEP 7) Take the hair at the nape of the neck and put an elastic band at the base and near the ends just like this picture.
STEP 8) Tuck the end elastic into the elastic at the base to create a bun and secure with extra bobby pins. Why? Because this will create more volume for the steps to come.
STEP 9) Time to repeat the twist steps again. Start on one side with two sections, twist and pull.
STEP 10) Pin that hair in place on the opposite side and continue these steps until to run out of hair. Just remember to use a good amount of hair for the twists.

Wasn’t this easy? I mean, it’s a lot of steps, but very simple steps. If you try this style, I would love to see it. Just tag #hairandmakeupbyemily.



Dutch Braid Updo 

I love a Dutch Braid! A Dutch Braid is just the fancy name for the “inside out” braid or “under braid”. It’s just a standard braid where the strands are braided under instead of over and is perfect for styles where you would expand a braid by pulling the edges. Like this updo!! Continue reading “Dutch Braid Updo “


Half-up Braid Tutorial 

I love half-up styles so much! I feel like there are thousands of ways to style your hair in a half-up style. My favorite styles are the ones with braids so you’ll be seeing lots of braids. I recently wore this style Continue reading “Half-up Braid Tutorial “


Valentine’s Heart Hairstyle (Two Ways)

Braided Heart
Looped Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, so I thought it would be really fun to create these heart themed hair tutorials. Continue reading “Valentine’s Heart Hairstyle (Two Ways)”