Tutorial: How to Create a Fun Under Braids Style You’ll Want to Show Off

Serena Norr | 12 August 2016

Why wear one hairstyle when you can rock two? Learn how to create this under braids and pony hairstyle.

Two-in-one hairstyles are everything. Why just try out one hairstyle when you can rock two (and in some cases, more)? Take the under braids look for example, which is a chic hidden braided hairstyle that features a trendy three-braid combo and a vintage-inspired ’80s ponytail. Yup, the under braid look is back and better than ever!

A simple hairstyle that you can try on medium-to-long hair, you really just need some clips, a hair tie and a simple braiding technique to nail this look. Read on to discover how to make the coolest under braids hairstyle with a ponytail today. Party in the front and in the back, for sure:

The Coolest Under Braids Style… Ever!


Start with clean hair.

Before you create your underneath braid, you’ll need to have clean and conditioned hair. Try out Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Moisturizing Shampoo with Macadamia Oil and Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Moisturizing Conditioner with Macadamia Oil. This system helps provide hair with moisture and helps make it smooth and manageable. Then, spritz some heat protectant onto your hair like TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray,  then blow-dry your hair until it’s at least 90 percent dry.


Separate your hair.

Brush your hair to get any knots out. Plus, this simple technique will ensure that you have smooth and manageable locks. Then, use a comb to separate your hair into three even sections. At the mid-point, twist your hair, then clip each section in place with a large duckbill clip.


Create your braid.

Work section by section as you create your braids from the bottom of your hair towards the top. Make sure that you are creating a snug braid as you tug, working your way up.


Hold your under braid together at your crown.

Work your way to the top of your braid and hold the style together with your duckbill clip. When you are done, go on to the next section.


Hold all of the braids together.

Once you have completed your three even braids, release your clips. Gather your braids together into one ponytail.


Form a ponytail.

Form a ponytail with your underneath braid by using a hair tie. You can opt for a retro ’80s side ponytail or a classic high ponytail for this look.


Add oil for shine.

To up the shine factor while taming frizz, add some oil to your ponytail, like Nexxus New York Salon Care Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil (not pictured). Infused with a blend of six oils, this product helps make hair soft and manageable.



You’re totally ready to rock this look! Show off that fun ponytail that quickly turns into an underneath braid from behind. Welcome to the ultimate trendy, two-in-one combo. Love!

Looking for more cool hairstyle tutorials? Check out our upside down French braid look similar to this under braid tutorial.

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