This Hairstyle is Easier Than French Braiding and Just as Cute

2 Materials
10 Minutes

Try out this alternative hairstyle that’s easier than French braiding and super cute! Just follow along with this step-by-step tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Comb with a pointed end
  • Clear hair elastics
Making a zigzag part

1. Make a zigzag part

Start off this hairstyle with a center, zigzag part, using the pointed end of a comb or teasing brush.

2. Make a small topsy tail

Next, grab a small section of hair from one side of the part and use a clear elastic to secure a ponytail.

Make a hole with your fingers above the elastic.

Making a topsy tail

Then, flip the ends of the ponytail upward and into the hole to make the topsy tail.

Making a topsy tail

3. Add hair and make more topsy tails

Grab more hair from underneath your first topsy tail, adding it to the ends.

Secure another clear hair elastic a few inches below that first topsy tail. 

Making a topsy tail

Then, make a hole above the second elastic and pull the ends through to make your second topsy tail.

Making a topsy tail

Collect the rest of your hair with another clear hair elastic. Repeat the same steps to make 1-2 more topsy tails (depending on the thickness of your hair).

Then, pull gently at each section to add volume.

Making a topsy tail

4. Repeat everything on the other side

Repeat the same process on the other side, making sure the distances between the topsy tails are fairly equal to those on the other side.

Cute braid hairstyle

Cute braid hairstyle

Cute braid hairstyle

This faux French braid hack is a must-try for anyone who is looking for a new hairstyle or an easier alternative to the classic French braid.

For more hairstyle content, check out this Rubber Band Look that is SO CUTE and Simple to Follow.

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Suggested materials:
  • Comb with a pointed end
  • Clear hair elastics

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