The ladder braid is a great hairstyle because it is simple to do but can fancy up a ponytail so you are set for prom, wedding, or (if you can do it on yourself) any day! Follow this tutorial to find out how to do it yourself!

Hair style was done by Sharelle Loudd at Beautique Salon in San Jose, CA. She was awesome enough to demonstrate this technique while we documented the process. Any mistakes are ours.

Beautiful photography by audreyobscura!

ladder braid gif

Step 1: Starting the Braid

Start with a ponytail. We are going to make a fishtail braid going down the body of the ponytail.

Start a small braid just off center. Hold the strand that is on the right, let the middle one hang, and then reach under the pony tail and grab a strand of hair from the right side and bring it under and around the pony tail. This strand becomes your left braid strand.

*The braid done in this Instructable is underhand (like a cornrow is done) rather than overhand. You can do this braid with either method.
<p>nice i would to do this on my manikan</p>
I love the way this looks! thanks for sharing! <br>sunshiine
Thanks for looking!
Thank you :)
That's so cool! I've never seen that before, I'm definitely gonna try it on my hair
It is a pretty nice way to fancy up a pony tail :)
Very pretty!
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