Watch this “How to Braid” tutorial if you are new to braiding and want to watch a detailed tutorial.
Growing up, my mom would always braid my hair. I was too young for curling irons and if we didn’t put in sponge curlers the night before then it was always a braid. I love braids as a result and they are my favorite way to style my hair when I am foregoing any hot tools.
This is a beautiful way to fancy up the traditional french braid. It features a lovely twist at the top and pretty pink ribbons added throughout to add a bit of dimension and definitely gives it a breath of fresh (h)air.
Follow these steps to achieve this fancy french braid:
Step 1 / Brush back the top portion of the hair to create a smooth look.
Step 2 / Separate the hair form the top of the ears to the back of the head.
Step 3 / Divide this section into two halves; left and right.
Step 4 / Next, cross the left strand over the right strand.
Step 5 / Now cross them one more time to create a twist.
Step 6 / Take a hair pin and slide it over the right strand to secure it to the back of the head.
Step 7 / Now take a section of hair right below the twist at the back of the head.
Step 8 / Create one stitch of a braid then begin pulling in hair from the sides to create a french braid.
Step 9 / Once the braid reaches the nape of the neck, tie off the hair with a clear elastic band.
Step 10 / Now complete two more stitches of a braid and tie off the hair again with an elastic.
Step 11 / Take your favorite ribbon and tie a bow over each clear elastic.
Step 12 / Finish with hairspray and you are all set for whatever the day holds.
Remember, today always has the potential to be better than yesterday.
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