Cute and Easy Fake Braid Ponytail Tutorial

1 Material
5 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do a fake braid ponytail!

This easier and faster alternative to braids is perfect when you’re going on a coffee date and want something quick and simple, but still cute. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
Tying pigtails

1. Put your hair in pigtails

Part your hair down the middle and style it in low pigtails just below your ears.

Use a clear hair tie to secure it. I also left out some face-framing pieces.

Adding second hair tie

2. Add a second hair tie

Add a second clear hair tie a little bit below the first one. 

Creating a hole

3. Create a hole

Split the hair between the two hair ties to create a hole.

Flipping hair through hole

4. Flip your hair through the hole

 and flip the end of your pigtail through the hole. Tighten.

Fake braid

5. Repeat until the braid is finished

Continue doing steps 2-3 two more times (or until your desired length).

Make sure to leave a bit of hair at the bottom for that braided look.

Fake braid

6. Repeat on the other side

Repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve finished the braids.

Fake braid ponytails

Fake braid ponytails

All done! Here’s the finished fake braid hairstyle. Leave a comment down below if you try this out!

And if you’re looking for more hair inspiration, check out my  Tutorial to My Most Viral Hairstyle.

Follow me on Instagram     @poppy_hairstyles

Follow me on TikTok     @poppy_hairstyle

Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation
  • Jan E Jan E on Feb 14, 2023

    It seems like this would get the hair all tangled and knotted up…..? Is there a trick to undoing it?

  • Vallaree Spires Vallaree Spires on Feb 14, 2023

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I definitely will. I suck at braiding my own hair!