View Full Version : October 2012: Topsy Tail

October 13th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Happy October! :D

We've had some server hiccups recently and that's delayed our style of the month. This month?

Topsy tails!

Let's see how you incorporate the topsy tail, or the flipped ponytail to some, into your 'dos. That can be simply the style itself, or used as an addition to whatever your amazing minds can come up with.

Have fun!

Peggy E.
October 13th, 2012, 09:15 AM
I wear TTs every day, but rather than let them hang down, I always style them up in some way.

The following is my biggest "go to" TT. Do the topsy pull-through and then braid; pull a short end of that braid through the elastic at base of TT. Then I twist the rest of the braid around and form these braided buns. Never fails!

Also do Gibson braids with the TT. Greatest styling tool ever!!!


October 13th, 2012, 10:09 AM
Peggy E, that is an amazing hair tool. :D And the style is lovely too, of course.
The topsy tail (I've always called it a flip-through, though, and don't use any tool for it, just my fingers) has been one of my favorite styles for years, ever since I was a child. And I've already posted this picture on here (back in August, I think), but this is my favorite spin-off of it (flip the ponytail through, braid the hair in sections, and pull through the "hole" again and again until you run out of hair):
I'll probably be back during the month with more pictures :) I like the flip-through.

October 16th, 2012, 11:56 PM
is a topsy tail just a flipped braid/pony? could i get a little clarification? from what i see, its easy and simple, but very cute. :)

October 17th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Funny, I was playing with these earlier in the month and just got the pics up on my blog here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=105663) and here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=105765).
Here is my favorite:

October 18th, 2012, 08:29 AM
Peggy E. thank you for mentioning Gibson Braids! (Now I need to try your bun.)

October 18th, 2012, 09:11 AM
This was done on second day hair and so the underside that was exposed when it went topsy was matted and fuzzy.

All in all it is an okay look and one that contains my hair a bit without bunning or braiding.


November 20th, 2012, 06:53 AM
Havn't done this since APL/BSL

May 25th, 2013, 08:00 AM
I'm in I have a topsy tail.