Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a DIY Crisscross Weave

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a DIY Crisscross Weave(Source: 'The New Braiding Handbook')Although we never tire of a good old-fashioned ponytail, sometimes we crave something a little bit more extravagant. Turns out the solution to spicing up a basic pony might be just as simple as a little criss cross. While exploring Abby Smith's The New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle, we came across a very doable crisscross ponytail that we just can't wait to try out. Check out the steps below to learn how to make over your work-week ponytail.

Tools:
Clear elastic bands

Steps:

1. Gather a small section of hair from the front left side and cross it to the opposite side. 

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
2. Combine it with a thin section of hair from the back opposite side and tie off with a clear elastic band.

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
3. Take a small section of hair from the opposite right side and combine with another thin section of hair from the back. This section should now be over the previous tied-off section.

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
4. Using a clear elastic, combine right section with a thin section from the back.

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
5. Repeat until you have four crisscrosses. Leave out two small sections of hair near the nape of the neck, and tie the rest of the hair into a ponytail.

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
6. Wrap the right section over the ponytail and then wrap the left section over the ponytail. (You'll need to hold these sections tight with your free hand.)

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
7. Secure the sections with a clear elastic band underneath the ponytail. 

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY
See the final look, below!

Spruce Up Your Work-Week Pony with a Cool Crisscross DIY(Source: All photos 'The New Braiding Handbook')Get this look and more in the The New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle, $14, at amazon.com.
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