Draped French Braid Pony Seen on Pinterest: The How-To

By Alison Alhamed | 02/10/2012 11:07:00 AM


If you happen to be one of MODERN SALON's nearly 300,000 Facebook fans, no doubt you've witnessed our addiction to Pinterest.

We love using the site to "repin" hair styles, nail designs, fashion, salon decor ideas, and all things beauty. Recently, we came across this braid on Pinterest—which was originally pinned from weheartit.com.

The braid that created all the buzz! Repinned from weheartit.com.    MODERNs Braids We Adore pinboard created on Pinterest. Follow us by searching for Modern Salon.  

When we repinned it, and shared it on Facebook, our fans went WILD! This look was one of our top "talked about" posts ever. It reached thousands of "likes," hundreds of shares and tons of comments in about an HOUR. AN HOUR!

Marci from 1033 Main Salon and Spa in Mumford, New York, recreated the draped french braid ponytail seen on pinterest.com/modernsalon and facebook.com/modernsalon. Though we were able to see how the braid was constructed, we didn't feel confident enough to explain how to do it. So, we turned to you, the experts, with a challenge to recreate the look. Marci, from 1033 Main Salon and Spa in Mumford, New York, not only did so, but provided a step-by-step video on how to achieve it. Watch her video below to see her in action.







ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.


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cocoa, fl  |  February, 16, 2012 at 12:13 AM

This is really cool, even if it does look like a sea creature, or a brain sucking alien that has attached itself to her head!

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san pablo ca 94806  |  February, 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM

All the braids are beautiful do you sell de dvd's

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Marysville, MI  |  April, 24, 2012 at 07:56 AM

At the Paul Mitchell Caper 2012 Event this year in Las Vegas, NV, we were taught that draped braid and let me just say, its quite amaziNg!!!

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Mumford, NY  |  April, 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I've been calling it a lobster tail braid because that's what it reminds me of! Thanks for the opportunity to share my work, Modern Salon, and for reposting my video!

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