Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Faux Crown Braid

   If you've been on any website that's hair related, you've probably seen crown braids. They're beautiful styles, though they are a bit complicated. I can crown braid several different ways, and today's braid is the easiest of them all and works with various hair lengths. Do it slightly messy. Then no one will know that you faked it.
   The picture I've used is originally from Hair Romance, a great site. Christina is a curly-haired Aussie who does amazing tutorials for all skill levels. I've been using her site for a looonnngg time now and absolutely love her curly hairstyles.

The Faux Crown Braid

1- Brush hair thoroughly.
2- Roughly part hair in the middle. Start at the forehead & go all the way to your neck.
3- Starting at one ear, go up & over to part hair roughly all the way to the other ear.
4- Ponytail each of the four sections. Don't ponytail too tightly, and keep the placement even.
5- Braid each ponytail. To braid: divide hair into three even pieces, cross the right over the middle, then the left over the new middle, and repeat.
6- Secure the braids with small holders that match your hair color or is clear.
7- S-T-R-E-T-C-H out the braids by pulling on them.
8- Wrap the 1st braid around to the next braid & pin in place. Be sure to hide the end.
9- Repeat with the remaining braids.

   What do y'all think? Is it easy enough for y'all? Will you try it? If you do, be sure to tell me.If you need help or have a hair style suggestion, just leave me a comment, Okay?
Happy Hairstyling!
(P.S. What if you fishtail braided the braids? Don't y'all think that would be AWESOME!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Perfect Messy Braid

   Seriously, is it just me, or are messy braids everywhere these days? And it's no wonder! They're comfortable to wear, easy to do, and go with anything. (Though I wouldn't suggest pairing one with a prom dress.)  I wear it at least once a week, using my natural curls as a base. If you don't have curly hair, just curl your hair the day before, sleep on 'em, and then do this braid.
   I don't have a picture this time around 'cause messy braids look a little different each time. If y'all must have one, go google it.

The Perfect Messy Braid

1- Make a deep side part.
2- Gather all you hair onto the opposite shoulder from your new part.
3- Behind that shoulder begin to do a reserve braid, slightly off center. To reserve braid simply divide hair into three pieces, cross the right piece under the middle one, cross the right piece under the new middle one, and repeat.
4- Reserve braid about four time, then pull braid over your shoulder .
5- Finish with a normal braid, and secure with a holder.
6- Starting at the top, STRETCH OUT the length of the braid. The more you stretch, the better

Variations- Start with a normal braid & end with a reverse braid. Start with a reverse fishtail braid & end with a normal fishtail braid, or vice versa. OR braid it however you want, secure with a small ponytail, &  twist it up to make a Messy Braided Bun.

   As always, leave a comment if you need help, and Happy Hairstyling!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Quick & Easy Rope Braid, 5 Ways

     I am soooo sorry about not posting last week. Really, I am! I've been looking forward to Braid Month all summer, and when it's finally time, I don't post. How lame am I? 
  Today's braid is from Twist Me Pretty, a website where y'all will find cute hairstyles, sweet decorating ideas, and modest clothing inspiration. (She doesn't even wear short shorts or low-cut tops!) If you use Pinterest for hair ideas, you've probably seen Abby from . The braid is shown five different ways. How's that for a hair-raising bonus? Am I forgiven now? 

Rope Braid, Five Ways

1- Brush hair & make a deep side-part. From beside the part-line, pick up 2 pieces of hair. twist each piece clockwise for about 2 inches. Wrap the pieces around each other counter-clockwise one time. Add a little hair to the piece closest to the face, then twist each piece clockwise again. Wrap the pieces counter-clockwise again. Continue to add hair, twist, and wrap until you've added as much hair as you want to. Then just twist and wrap. Once that's done, secure with a small ponytail holder.
2- Style way 1. Pull the rope braid back, and hid the end under some hair. Pin in place.
3- Style way 1. Pull the braid and rest of hair into a ponytail. For a more polished look, wrap a piece of hair around the holder, hiding it, and pin in place.
4- Style way 1. Pull braid and rest of hair into a loose messy bun.
5-  Style way 1, but this time use a middle-part & make two. Pull both braids back, and secure with one ponytail holder.
  If you need any help, just leave a comment. Happy Hairstyling!