I love doing new things with my hair. Pony’s have always been a favorite of mine, especially in fall when I am wearing scarves or sweaters and want my hair out of the way, but they can get boring. Lately I have been playing around with new ideas for a pony, and came up with these that I will be wearing all fall long, and I hope you will too!


  • Gather two pieces of hair as shown and tie them together. Use two pins (one on top, one on bottom) to secure the knot in place.
  • Do the same thing with two new pieces just below the first knot.
  • Pull all your hair into a low pony, just below the second knot.
  • Grab a small section of hair from the pony and wrap around your elastic, securing with pins as you go (I usually use 3).





  • Part your hair, and start a dutch braid on one side right at your part. Braid toward the back of your head while you incorporate a few pieces into your braid. Stop incorporating extra hair after only a few cross overs.
  • Do the same on the other side.
  • Pull the braids apart at the top only. You only want to do the half of the braid that will be against your head (and not in the ponytail at the end).
  • Pull all your hair into a low pony.
  • Find the two braids in the pony and wrap them around your elastic to hide it (I take one braid over the top and one of the bottom). Secure with pins as you go.

What I love the most about these is that they are fast, easy, and require no prep.

I hope that they both make sense and that you like them! If you try them out, please use the hashtag #tessamariehair so I can see it!

Thanks so much for reading, and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!