How To: Braid-Wrapped Pony

Hey you! So how busy have you been lately? It's my busiest time of the year. I haven't had a lot of time to get ready, so quick hairstyles have been my fave. Today I'm sharing one with you that is easy and is only three steps. It's a fresh change on a regular pony and it can be dressed up, making it perfect for a holiday party. Plus, it uses some amazing and affordable products from Suave.

I'm going for some volume here, so I started by washing and conditioning my hair with the Natural Infusion Seaweed All Day Body Shampoo & Conditioner. They feature seaweed and lotus blossom and smell SO good.

While my hair is wet, I added some Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse. I make sure to focus this mousse in the roots before using a hair dryer. This combo of the shampoo/conditioner and the mousse really give my pony that volume and fullness.

Once my hair is dry, I gathered it into a high ponytail, leaving a half-inch section out near the top. I generally use a hair elastic in a color closer to my hair color, but it doesn't matter since I'm going to hide with hair.

Next, I'll take that section that I didn't put in the pony and braid it. I did a traditional braid here but also love this with a fishtail braid.

I'll use the Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to quickly spritz on the braid to give it some texture and hold after I braid it. I'll also use this hairspray to spray on my bobby pin before using to give it extra hold.

Simply wrap the braid around your hair elastic--it will cover it. Then use the bobby pin (I like small ones) to pin the braid into place.

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  1. Obsessed with this braid! Such a cute look, and Suave is an awesome brand!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  2. Great tutorial! This is such a great way to dress up a ponytail!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. What a cute idea! It makes your pony look polished!

  4. I sooo wish my hair was long enough and thick enough to do cute pony tails like this!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  5. Great way to spice up a ponytail!

  6. Such a cute way to jazz up a ponytail! Love it!

    <3, Pamela

  7. CUTE! and now i wish my hair was longer! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  8. Oh, how I wish my hair was long enough for a ponytail! I love this.

  9. Loving this cute and easy style!! Have a great weekend!

  10. How cute! Way to elevate a simple ponytail!

  11. Such a cute yet simple hair style!

  12. Oh that ponytail is super darling Elle! I am so gonna recreate this! xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  13. What a cute simple touch to add to a hair style :)

  14. What a pretty way to style a pony! Love it!

  15. Such a cute look and a fun way to mix up a regular pony.

  16. Awesome tips! I always have trouble getting the wrapped hair to stay put, the braid is a brilliant remedy! Ahhhh makes me miss my long locks...

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  17. I have done this to my hair a few time. I love Suave products.

  18. Love this and just tried it, such a simple and sophisticated look! Thanks Elle! xx

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  19. Oh this is cute! It even looks simple enough for me to master!

    Heather x

  20. Great tutorial! When I had long hair, I used to love doing this :)

  21. Wow, such a pretty hair style. *__*
    Wish you a wonderful weekend...

  22. i do this often when i need a haircut!!

  23. Love that this is cute and easy!


  24. Such a simple and pretty look - great relaxed style for the holidays! :-)


  25. Awesome post! I love the style. Happy Monday! :)

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  26. What a great idea! Will give this a try, Elle! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  27. Such a cute look. I love how it hide the ponytail holder.

  28. Great tutorial! I haven't used Suave much, but they seem to have upped their game from back in the day.

  29. i was looking for these tips for some time. i like the way it looks....

  30. Great tutorial! I'll be trying this for work, since I have to wear my hair up and out of my face.


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