There are so many styles of braided updo and this one is my favorite one for outdoor events like music concerts or day-at-the-park. The best part of this tutorial is it'll take you less than 10 minutes to create this edgy and chic shoelace braid. Tools: Volumizing mousse Hair elastics Bobby pins 1. Prep you hair with mousse to give your hair grip to work with. 2. Middle part your hair, then grab two pieces of hair on either side of your part at the point of your hairline. Tie them in a loose knot as if you're tying your shoes. 3. Add small pieces of hair to the sections you're tying. 4. Hold the braid in place by crisscrossing two bobby pins. Repeat steps one through four on the other side of your head. 5. Gather all your hair in a ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. 6. Fishtail braid the ponytail. 7. Wrap the fishtail braid around the base of the ponytail and then pin it down with a bobby pin. You're done!