Happy Friday everyone! I know we are all excited for the weekend, and I just want to thank everyone in Utah who watched my segment today on Good Thing Utah. It is one of my all time favorite shows, and I love going on the show! The GTU girls are my favorite, ever, so that makes it even better!

Today I talked about doing braids that look a lot more complicated than they actually are. Because seriously, braiding can be SO SIMPLE!

Check out my segment here! And see how to do a great side braid much like this:


c/o: Amber Fillerup Clark (thank you xx)

The biggest thing to remember is that not all braids are going to work on all hair types, or at least they won’t look the same! That’s okay! You can still rock any braid you want or change it up a bit to fit your style better. In the segment, my model had to be at an angle far away from my hands that made it hard to get the braid right along her hairline like this photo.

But that is a really easy fix! Just start your braid at your part and go STRAIGHT down, instead of angling it to the side! Super easy. I hope you guys like it!

You can also check out our Facebook Live video where we talk a little more about braiding and see how I did my hair for the show today, and I also show you how to do a fun braid on Michelle Money that looked amazing!

Thanks so much for following, reading, and sharing! Have a great weekend, you guys!



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Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great Monday morning (I know they can be hard) and a good start to the week. We were up a bit late watching fireworks again, so we are all a little sleepy today. Needless to say, this mama will be enjoying plenty of coffee this morning.

I had a few questions after I posted this hairstyle on how I did it. It is seriously SO easy and pretty fast, too. I didn’t know how I should do my hair for a long and late night baseball game but this was the perfect choice.

  1. Put your hair in a ponytail, wherever you like it to be on your head.
  2. Grab two pieces of hair from UNDER the pony and pull to the front (almost like you are going to create a fishtail braid) tie them together with a clear elastic.
  3. Continue until you are ready to finish and tie the hair together with an elastic.
  4. To pull the braid out, you need to pull harder than usual because there are so many elastics!

*If you over-pull, you can easily correct is by pulling the same piece diagonally down from the piece that was pulled too much.*

I hope that makes sense to everyone! If you have any questions just post below or on Instagram and I will answer them!

Thank you so much for reading and following! If you try this braid out, please post it using the hashtag #tessamariehair so I can see!


p.s. a little announcement for those of you living in Utah, I will be on GTU on channel 4 again this Friday at 9am!


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It has been so hot lately, and I have a five month old who likes to chew on on my hair if I wear it down: the top 2 reasons I find myself wearing it up almost every single day! For awhile, I was doing a top knot WAY too much. Which got really boring.

Don’t get me wrong, I love top knots! But every day? Any style gets old if you are doing it that often. And then I just got sloppy with it. I’ve been doing better trying out different styles to keep my hair up and out of those little baby hands reach!

Here is how to do it:

  1. Start off with a regular pony, at any place of your head you like the best. If you are like me and don’t want it all up, pull some pieced out to frame your face.
  2. Add another clear elastic in your pony, about two inches down, and pull it apart to make the “bubble.”
  3. Continue with the bubbles until you reach the end of your hair. You may want to go through one more time and pull them to make them bigger. Or maybe I am just really addicted to doing that! haha!
  4. Finish with hairspray!

That’s it!

This bubble pony has become one of my favorites, and it is so fast and easy to do. It’s the perfect style for a rushed morning when you have to get out the door to make it to the store, or an appointment, with two kids in tow and your hands full of all their necessities to leave the house.

Let me know if you like this one! If you try it out, use the #tessamariehair on social media so I can see and comment!

Thank you for reading, love you all! Have a wonderful weekend!


P.S. These were taken at the end of a long day, so you can see some of my layers popped on some bubbles, but for the most part it was pretty durable!