The Braided Pony

This is a great way to get your hair off your neck on hot summer days.

What I like most about this braid is the subtleness to it. If you want more of an obvious braid, just leave out less hair around your face before you begin AND take smaller sections as you braid.

Refer to this post to see what’s in my hair. 
 
Refer to this post to see how my hair is curled. 
 

 
braided pony post
White top: TJ Maxx; Jeans: J.Crew Classic Flare , Shoes: Alfani , Jewelry: Elisabeth Ashlie (sold out)
 
 
 
 
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Comments

  1. says

    Love, love, love your blog. I have a few questions. I saw where you said before the KMS quick blow dry stuff you hadn’t decided if it was a must. Would you consider it a must now? Also is there a more inexpensive straightener you recommend? Do you ever wear your hair straight in a ponytail? I love mine curled in a ponytail but a lot of the times the only reason I’m doing a ponytail is because I don’t have time to do anything else to it.

  2. says

    Love this!!! For Color Guard my first year we had all kinda of braids and the French braided pony was like my style!! So cute and easy!! Thanks so much for you blog!!

  3. says

    Love this!!! For Color Guard my first year we had all kinda of braids and the French braided pony was like my style!! So cute and easy!! Thanks so much for you blog!!

  4. Anonymous says

    I am trying to let my bangs grow out and they are nearly chin length now. For this style would you suggest pinning them back with the hair you leave out initially?

  5. says

    Hi Kate,
    I Love your blog! I am 23 and starting cosmetology school next Tuesday! (yay!) But I have very fine blond hair which “clumps” and knots together after about an hour of not being brushed. I use Aveda shampoo/ conditioner but am looking for a product to give me volume and or maybe something that prevents my hair from ‘clumping’ together… Any advice!?
    Amy

  6. says

    I think you are adorable, and I love your tutorials. But, as a mom of little kids, they don’t give me the time to blow dry, curl, and style most days. Do you have any hair tutorials for those of us on a time crunch?

    • Anonymous says

      Yes I agree! I love your blog and style and have been inspired by many posts….. But…. I would love to see some hair tutorials on other hair types. Other lengths and consistency etc would be awesome. I understand it is your blog and your hair but some variety would be awesome and helpful :)

  7. Anonymous says

    Kate,
    When using aquage do you have to blow dry your hair? I have naturally curly hair that I can’t blow dry but I’m still interested in using aquage! Thanks

  8. Kellie says

    Hi Kate! I love your blog! I noticed your hair is getting longer. I have about the same length of hair and was going to go get layers put in like yours. I was wondering if you would mind taking updated hair pics for those of us who long to copy your hair! Don’t worry, I live in Nebraska so we won’t accidentally run into each other with the same hair cut and have an akward moment! ha ha Thanks!

  9. says

    Kate- after years of wearing my hair the same way EVERY day, mostly for lack of inspiration, you have created the “want” to play with my hair again. Thank you! Just got done watching the braided pony video…I think I can actually do it…great for camping in the crazy Michigan weather later this summer. Thanks for all you share with us!

  10. says

    KATE! Hi again. I just love your blog. As thirtysomething said above, you have made me WANT to play with my hair again! I get compliments on it all the time. I style my hair before doing my makeup, and I look AWFUL without makeup. But this morning I actually did my hair and then almost forgot to put makeup on because I looked pretty good with just my hair styled! You are an inspiration and I’m just so happy that you decided to start this blog!

  11. says

    Hi Kate, I can’t believe I just found your blog a few weeks ago, your tutorials are so inspiring :) I have not had a haircut in about 6 years and I am finally taking the plunge tomorrow 3/30 at 10am.
    Also, when I took the photos to the salon, the stylist said “What is up with this girl, she is showing up everywhere? You wouldn’t believe how many client’s have brought in these photos???” So I guess you have gone “viral” so to speak :0
    Thanks for your inspiration,
    Chrissy

  12. Kristin says

    I am sooo bad at doing my own hair, especially braids but I can’t wait to try this braid. It will be perfect to keep my hair away from my 7 month old son who keeps pulling my hair out! lol

  13. Kristin says

    Ok, so I just tried it, and as I said in my comment above, I am horrible at braiding (mostly french braiding). Any tips on how to manage all of my hair once I start to add in pieces?? I have A LOT of THICK hair and I feel like I need like 6 more arms to hold and maneuver my hair in to a braid. I eventually sectioned the bottom layer of my hair into 3 parts and tied them with ponytail holders, to keep them out of the way and ready for when I need them, but I still flounder once trying to add the sections in. I know I need to just keep practicing, but any advice would be appreciated! :)

  14. Stephanie says

    Hey Kate,
    I just Discovered your blog today and I absolutely LOVE it! Your hair is so gorgous and I am definitely going to try all your styles that you have in the tutorials! Keep up the good work! =)

  15. Stephanie says

    Hey Kate,
    I just Discovered your blog today and I absolutely LOVE it! Your hair is so gorgous and I am definitely going to try all your styles that you have in the tutorials! Keep up the good work! =)

  16. says

    I love your blog! I tried this hairstyle for work today and it was awesome! I received no less than 6 compliments from coworkers! Thank you!!

  17. Anonymous says

    Well I would like to do a lot of these hair styles, I just not sure I can pull them off because I have big ears. What do you think some with big ears can do? Can you show a few styles for someone wh has big ears and they stick out.

    Thank you,
    Maria

  18. Lisa F. says

    I just discovered your blog! I LOVE it! I have been looking for different up-do’s to do in my hair and cannot wait to try this!

  19. says

    I just came across your stuff via Pinterest and have just pinned about 10 dos! Thank you. I’m almost 40 and its never occurred to me to do more than 2 hair styles and now with kids I need some diversity and ease. Can’t wait to try these! :D

  20. says

    I just came across your stuff via Pinterest and have just pinned about 10 dos! Thank you. I’m almost 40 and its never occurred to me to do more than 2 hair styles and now with kids I need some diversity and ease. Can’t wait to try these! :D

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