A charming yet romantic braided ponytail style you have to try! 1. Grab the section of hair above your ear and french braid about 4 inches of it, then finish braiding the remainder in a three strand braid. 2. Braid the hair and leave a good 3 inches and secure it with a hair elastic. Start pulling out the braid to give it a fuller look. 3. Take the rest of your hair (and braid) and pull it into a ponytail.