Monday, June 29, 2009

Hair-style tutorial

I have had a few requests for instructions to create my hairstyle from this post.  Since I was going to post a picture of my change to red anyway, I thought it was an opportune time.

1) Divide your hair into 5 sections. 4 of these sections are going to be braided, the fifth (in the far back) just needs to be pulled up out of the way.
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I usually leave my part in the normal place, but changing your part will change the whole look of the hairstyle, so try it any way you'd like!
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2) French braid the 4 sections. This video is sort of quiet, but I hope you can understand what I am saying. You can use a regular french-braid, but I usually change my braiding pattern a little bit. Check out the video for how I do it.

Character in the braids is what gives it the best look! Don't freak out if they aren't perfect. I honestly think they look better a little messy.
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3) Divide the left-over hair down the center (or near center) and pull the braids on the sides into two pony tails.
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4) Remove any extra hair-ties and create a messy-bun on each side.
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5) To give it a more finished look, follow what I do in the video. I don't really know what to call it, but I am just tucking the buns into my hair. 


6) Pin it anyway you'd like in the back with bobby pins. I love the "I just threw it up and it was fabulous" look, and the best way to get that is to mess with it as little as possible.
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Every time I try it it comes out different. It is always the cutest when my hair is super oily and disgusting. I also like to wear a head-band over the top. Have fun experimenting! 

6 comments:

timewilltell said...

Thank you SO MUCH for doing this!! :)

Glo said...

I can't beleive how long your hair is getting.

Photography By Jo said...

Super cute!

Schows said...

So glad you did this! I keep meaning to ask you how. When I was home I was playing with my five year old niece Stella and I found myself trying to do that braid in her hair... never found a groove, haha. Thank you for the tutorial! The Thumbelina pictures are beautiful and soft, I love them.

Jessica Bjorn said...

So cool. I am going to try it (doubt I have enough hair though). It would be awesome to see more hair tutorials; you always have the cutest hairs styles!!!!
- Jess

the mama monster said...

yeah! thanks for doing this. summer hair = braids.