DIY: Updated Topsy Turvy Ponytail


This is one of my favorite go to looks for summer.  While topsy turvy may be from the 1980s, it's easy to give it a modern twist by styling it off to the side. 

I originally included this tutorial as a part of this post, but decided that a classic such as the topsy turvy needed it's own well deserved air time here on the blog as well. 

Ready for an '80s flashback? Here's a refresher on how to create this updated iconic style.

HERE'S THE HOW TO:


Put your hair into a side ponytail. Use an elastic in a color that will blend in with your hair.



Part your hair above the ponytail to create a space to pull your hair through.



Lift your ponytail up and pull it down and through the part you created.



Pull your ponytail all the way through.  I like to keep it loose and a little messy for a more natural look.  It should now look like this: 



That is all there is to it, unless you'd like to add an embellishment
like the floral hair clip...




P.S. I love the tips and tricks in this post by my bloggy friend Erica.  Apparently, styling your hair to the side is perfect for traveling too!

Do you guys have any go to hairstyles or summer hair tips you'd like to share?

49 comments:

  1. That hair flower is so pretty! I love this hairstyle, I'm forever wearing my hair like this and I wasn't even born in the 80's :). Such a cute and easy idea for hair :) Thanks for posting this!

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Love this style, very pretty and feminine. My oldest did this style just this weekend:)

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  3. LOVE the natural, messy look! such a great way to spice up a regular ole pony tail :)

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  4. so cute!! I'm going to have to give this a go tomorrow.
    thanks for the mention!

    sorry I haven't been around the internets much lately. I've been on the road and soaking in some sun :) Hope you're having a good summer so far!

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    1. No need to apologize... soak up some sun rays for me :)

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  5. I love doing this hairstyle. It adds glam to an otherwise boring pony. Cute blog!

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  6. i am at work, and my hair is currently in a messy knot at the top of my head.... not even a bun! clearly, i need to adopt some of your strategies....

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    1. Nothin' wrong with a messy not.

      As for me, the topsy turvy is about as fancy as a get... lol!

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  7. you are so cute with this hairstyle and i love that flower you added nice touch

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  8. Oooh it looks really pretty, might try it out myself! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Sooooo cute! I'm totally going to try this out.

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    1. I'd love to see how you style it when you give it a try! :)

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  10. I love this, this has decided my hairstyle tomorrow! Thanks!
    Beautiful blog too!

    perhaps if you would like to you could stop by my blog?
    Emmaknitted.blogspot.com

    Its new and I'm learning but its coming together.
    Im also following you on my rss feed as your blog is stunning, Thankyou

    Emma
    xx

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    1. I hope you like the style when you give it a try. It is so simple to do and yet so pretty :)

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    1. And simple too! I know you love bold flowers also! :)

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  12. So cute and simple! I need to try this!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  13. I wear my hair in side pony tails often. This is an old favorite that I'd forgotten. Thanks for the cute reminder. I love how you dressed it up with the pretty flower.

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    1. It is so fun to wear your hair to the side. Something a little different than your standard ponytail.

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  14. I've often wondered how you achieve that side-twisty-ponytail-look. Now I know, and it sounds really easy too. Thank-you for sharing!
    Sarah xx

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  15. I LOVE this hairstyle, it is so classy & so simple! Def one of my staples (along with the fishtail plait!)

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  16. what a fun modern 'twist' to the 80's hairstyle! haha, I'm corny. You are so great at doing hair! And the flower you added is so lovely. great job! I may try this sometime!


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    1. It is a great 'twist'... lol. Corny works for me ;)

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  17. this was my go to hair style growing up, I still love it. I've awarded you with the Liebster award check out Peony
    for details!

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  18. Seriously, I can't get over your DIYs. Love your hair style!

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    1. Thanks Allison!

      I'm heading over to check out the big news you mentioned earlier this week... :)

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  19. So cute!! One of many reasons why I'm growing my hair out! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  20. This is great! You have so many good ideas!

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  21. I think topsy turvys (turvies?) are great! This is so, so pretty. And completely unrelated, but I went to Chicago and used a lot of your tips so THANK YOU!!!

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  22. I love how you added the big flower. Looks great

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  23. ok wow! you've got a serious talent. i can barely get my wavy hair straight. i think this is so chic & simple...it screams jcrew to me. : )

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    1. This would look so lovely with wavy hair. I always wished my hair had more texture to it. We always want what we can't have, huh?

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  24. I must remember how to do this - it looks wonderful.

    Nina x

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  25. You are such a clever trevor - beautiful!

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  26. I need tons of hair tutorials now that I'm working... Great idea!

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  27. I have actually tried this before! But mine doesn't look as pretty as yours.

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  28. wow, so simple! all you have to do is pull your hair through a gap haha. thanks for sharing!

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  29. Beautiful :) I have also tried this, it looks amazing xx

    Sneak peek into my life

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  30. Beautiful and simple hair-do! My friend showed me this one, little after I bought this sort of a little plastic ring+spike thing that makes that "knot". :D Good thing it was really cheap haha.

    Thanks for the comment some time ago! ^^ Have a lovely weekend.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Whoohooo! Another topsy turvy girl! :)

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  31. Great tutorial- I had missed this one. Bookmarking so I don't forget :)

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    1. Oh, I hope you give it a try! It will look great with your wavy hair!

      P.S. Love the tea commandments... tea forever!!!

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  32. This is a perfect hairstyle for anytime. I love it. I am definitely trying this out and maybe curling the front framing bangs a little.

    Wren

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  33. Hey Erica!
    This is really easy and gorgeous side pony! Seems like you're a bit like me, NOT a lot of work on the hair in the morning. This seems like something I would actually do.
    I think I'll try it out tomorrow.
    YAY!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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