How to Create a Cute Low Braided Ponytail Hairstyle Using a Lip Gloss

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
10 Minutes

Holiday hair needs to look beautiful but who has the time? Here’s a ponytail updo hack that uses lip gloss! Yes seriously - lip gloss! The tube is closed (don’t worry) but it helps you make the perfect low ponytail braid hairstyle without actually braiding your hair! Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Clear elastics
  • Lip gloss
  • Curling iron
Sectioning hair at the back

1. Section hair

Starting with clean, dry hair that's curled a little bit, section off your hair by having a decent amount of hair on either side of your head toward the front. If you had to measure it, it would be the hair from the back of the ears going forward. 

Tying hair into a low ponytail at the back

2. Make a low pony

Gather all the hair at the back and tie it into a low ponytail. Use a clear elastic and wrap the pony twice. Pull and tug the elastic to tighten the pony.

Placing a lip gloss into the low ponytail

Using a lip gloss to create a ponytail updo

3. Add the lip gloss

Place a closed tube of lip gloss into the center of your hair in the pony, with about half the tube sticking out. Tug on the elastic to make sure it is tight around the lip gloss tube. 

Braiding hair over the lip gloss

4. Make the faux braid

Pull a section of hair from the front on one side and pull it over the lip gloss. Tuck the ends of the hair under the ponytail.

Pulling hair over the lip gloss

Then, take a section from the other side and pull it over the lip gloss. Use similar size sections to pull over and start from the top front. Keep doing this technique until you’re done with all the sections of hair.

Pulling the lip gloss out of the hair

How to create an cute low ponytail hairstyle

5. Take the lip gloss out

Grab all the sections you placed under the big pony with your non-dominant hand. Take the lip gloss out of your hair.

Tying the braided hair ends under the pony

Move your big pony out of the way. Place another elastic around the shorter pony of your braided hair ends.

Pulling the hair to tighten the ponytail

Flip your big pony back over and pull to tighten.

Curling sections of hair around the face

6. Final touches

Take some hair out in the front on both sides. Pinch and pull on the back braid to deconstruct the look a bit for that tousled chic look. Use a curling iron to curl the front hairs that frame your face.

Low twisted ponytail hairstyle


Easy low ponytail with a braided look

Low ponytail hairstyle tutorial

What a perfect look for the holidays! This low braided ponytail is perfect for any event you have planned for the holidays from casual to ultra-glamorous! Wishing you a joyous holiday!

Suggested materials:
  • Clear elastics
  • Lip gloss
  • Curling iron

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