The spider web hair style, which creates the appearance of a spider web through a series of criss-crossed miniature ponytails, is perhaps a bit too complicated to wear on a daily basis. The hairstyle is, however, great for a young girl who needs to keep her hair out of her face for a gymnastics meet, a soccer tournament or just a style to have in your arsenal for a special occasion.

Things You'll Need

Brush damp hair so that it is smooth and free of tangles. Use the comb to separate the hair into a top section and a bottom section — the separation should take place about halfway between the forehead and the ears. Secure the bottom half of the hair with a large elastic.

Separate the top half of the hair into four sections and secure each with a mini hair elastic. You should now have four small ponytails sprouting from the top half of the head.

Remove the bottom half of hair from the large elastic and use the comb to make a part down the left side of the head, beginning about 1 1/2 inches in from the ear. Pull the hair to the right of part into the large elastic.

Separate the hair to the left of the part into three sections and secure each with a mini hair elastic. Gather the hair sprouting from these three sections together into a large ponytail, securing with the second large elastic. Repeat with the hair along the right side of the head.

Remove the hair to the right of the part from the first large elastic and brush the hair smooth. Create a part that runs down the length of the head between the first and second section along the top of the head.

Twist the hair that sprouts from the miniature ponytail so it stands out as you gather the loose hair to the left of the part, along with the hair in the miniature ponytail together. Tie the two sections of hair together in a low ponytail at the nap of the neck, using a mini elastic to secure them. Repeat this process thrice more, following the patterns of the sectioned hair at the top of the head.

Remove the hair from large elastic holding the three sections of hair to the left of the head, then do the same with the sections along the right of the head. Take the top section of hair on the left and twist it to the tip. Now, pull the section of hair to the right, and weave the length of hair under the twist of the first top section, over the twist of the section section, under the twist of the third section and over the twist of the fourth section. This is called a basket weave.

Still holding the twisted length of hair in your left hand, remove the mini elastic from the top section on the right side of the head, and join the two lengths of hair together into a miniature ponytail.

Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the second section of hair on the left side of the head, only this time, begin your basket weave by pulling the length of hair over the first twist, under the second, and so on.

Repeat Steps 7 and 8 exactly with the third section of hair on the left side.

Twist the three miniature ponytails that should be dangling on the right side of the head together, and join them into the nearest low ponytail.

View your work. Your collection of sectioned hair and basket-weaving should have created a spider web of hair, with four small ponytails hanging at the nape of the neck. You can choose to leave these hanging as such or pull them all together into one larger ponytail.