How to Get Rave Hair Using Tinsel

Looking for a festive hairstyle that you can recreate at home? Follow along with me to learn how to get rave hair using tinsel!

Tools and materials:

  • Tail comb
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair loop tool
  • Black faux hair
  • Silver hair tinsel
  • Hair tie
  • Alligator clip
  • Bobby pin
Rave hairstyle materials

1. Make a small ponytail in the front

Start with a middle part. Use a tail comb to separate a small section of hair in the front on 1 side of your part. Make a small ponytail with the hair using a hair elastic.

Making a ponytail

2. Mix the hair

Combine the tinsel with the black faux hair.

Tinsel and faux hair

Poke a hair loop tool with the tinsel and black faux hair through the hair under the hair elastic.

Adding the faux hair and tinsel to natural hair

Pull it through to combine it with your hair.

Adding the faux hair and tinsel to natural hair

3. Braid

Split this section of hair, augmented by the faux hair and tinsel, into 3 equal sections.


Then begin braiding the hair, pulling each portion underneath the middle portion as you braid as well as adding in more hair from the sides.

Adding the faux hair and tinsel to natural hair

When you reach the back of your head, tie off the braid with a hair tie.

Adding the faux hair and tinsel to natural hair

4. Make a twisted bun with ⅔ of the tail

Split the tail in 3 again and pull the strand closest to your face down, clipping it temporarily to your head.

Adding the faux hair and tinsel to natural hair

Twist each of the other 2 strands individually, around your fingers. 

Twisting the hair

Then twist them with each other like a rope braid. 

Twisting the hair

Then twist the rope braid around its base to make a bun.

Twisting the hair

Tuck the end underneath, inside the bun. Use a bobby pin to secure it there. 

Securing the hair

5. Make a small braid

Release the clipped hair and make a tiny, 3-strand braid. Tie off the end with a hair elastic.

Making a small braid

Repeat steps 1-5 on the other side. Here’s the final look for this half-up, braided bun rave hairstyle:

Half-up, braided bun rave hairstyle

Half-up, braided bun rave hairstyle

Let me know in the comments what you think about this rave-inspired hairstyle! If you’re looking for more hairstyle ideas, upgrade your everyday pony easily!


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