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Dutch Braid Fishtail Combo


Items you will need: hair brush and comb, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a few bobby pins. Optional:(hairspray)

  1. begin by dutch braiding the top section of the hair..
  2. continue braiding until you reach the back of the head..
  3.  and secure with a hair tie..
  4. once secured in a ponytail, begin fishtail briading..
  5. when you reach the end of your fishtail braid secure with an elastic..
  6. and finish with hairspray as desired..

For a different look put the fishtail braid up into a bun.

As always, feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think. 😉

How to create a waterfall braid


 

By Clare

Today I will show you how to create the waterfall braid. It is a braid that can look very complicated but, in fact, its fairly simple once you know how to do a French braid. I have even done it on myself (in picture no. 3). So be sure to try it out!

 

Items Needed: Brush or comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: medium

  1. Begin by picking up a small section of hair where you want to start the braid {I started on the front, above the right eye}…
  2. Divide this small section into three strands…
  3. Begin a normal French braid.
  4. Do one complete stitch by taking the outside strands over the middle strand once…
  5. You now drop the right hand piece and let it fall out of the way.
  6. This is where it gets a little tricky… now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the right hand piece. You have basically just dropped the right hand strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  7. Now take that right hand strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  8. You then add hair to the top strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid) and cross it over the middle strand…
  9. You have now just finished your second stitch of the braid at this point.
  10. Repeat steps 4-8 over and over again until you get to a point where you want to finish off the braid.
  11. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid down the remainder of the hair and secure with an elastic, or pin the ends underneath some hair to hide them.

Please leave a comment telling us what you think of this braid, if your not sure how to, click here.

Hairstyles for Easter


By Clare

If you are like me I am always looking for new hairstyles for special occasions. So in the next week or so, I will post some hairstyles for Easter!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 2-3 small hair elastics.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair in the middle…
  2. Grab a medium-sized section of hair starting at the part line …
  3. Begin a simple 3-strand plait, only make one of the strands a lot thinner than the other two, {as you braid, you’ll notice a different look to the braid, which is fine}…
  4. Continue braiding the hair, until you reach the ends……
  5.  Secure with an elastic …
  6. Now, go back and gently pull a little bit the on the of the larger strands to loosen up the braid…
  7. Next, go to the other side of the head and repeat steps 2-6…
  8. Secure both braids at the back of the head with a small elastic…
  9. And your done!

If I get up to 5 comments on this post I will possibly film a video tutorial on the next hairstyle, so please leave a comment below letting me know what you think of this hairstyle.

How to do a French braid


By Clare

I got a comment asking what a French braid was, so today I will show you.

I like how there is so many different ways to wear a French braid with a side part, middle part, diagonally braided, or just straight down the head (shown in the pictures)

Items Needed: Brush,comb, spray bottle, 1 hair tie, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 2-8 minutes

Skill Level: easy

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Divide a small section of hair where you want the braid to start (usually at the crown of the head) into three even sections.
2. Cross the right hand section over the middle section. (The original right hand section is now the middle section).
3. Cross the left hand section over the middle section. (The original left hand section is now the middle section).
4. Grab a small section of hair from the right and add the new section of hair to the existing section on the right and then cross it over the middle section
5. Again grab a small section of hair on the left  add this hair to the existing section on the left and then cross it over the middle section.
6. continue steps 4-5 until you run out of hair to add in, finish the braid off with a normal 3 strand plait, secure the ends with an elastic.

And there you have the French braid!

How to create a wrap around Dutch braid


by Clare

Items Needed: Brush or comb, spray bottle, one hair tie, hairspray {if desired}, (optional) a few bobby pins

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

 Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Part the hair, using the comb, from ear to ear across the top of the head…
  2. Secure the back half of the hair with a hair tie to keep it out of the way for now…
  3. Now begin a Dutch braid near the left ear (essentially a reverse French braid) .
  4. As you go along, try to keep the braid as close to the hair line as possible, towards the front of the face…
  5. Continue braiding, in this same way, until you get to just before the right ear and release the remaining hair and continue adding hair into the braid down and around the back of the head until you run out of hair at the other ear…
  6. At this point, you can continue on by finishing a simple braid down the remaining hair, and secure with an elastic
  7. I prefer to pancake the braid, by tugging on the elbows of the braid, to flatten it and help the braid look bigger and looser.  {You do not have to do this, but I love how it looks!}

If you would like more posts like this, leave a comment below telling me what kind of hairstyles you would like to see.

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