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How to create a Braided Headband: Tutorial

Hey gals! Today’s blog post was inspired by a lot of the styles I’ve seen out there where there is a braid in the front going almost over the head.   I’ve played around with starting on either side of the head but for this style I chose to start on the side with less hair. To be honest, because you are essentially doing a Dutch braid, I didn’t find that it mattered much as you will just have extra hair when you are done either way. If you have really long hair, you can take the braid and wrap it all the way around your head, pinning the bottom underneath where you started instead of pinning it underneath the bun...

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Braids for Little Girls

Special Edition – Braids for Little Girls – Tips and Tricks Over the New Year, I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with two 5-year-old girls, both of whom are children of good friends of mine. Braids are populate with little girls as well as big girls, so naturally the braid bar was requested after New Years Eve’ Eve dinner.   Naturally, I had an advantage over their parents as I had the “cool aunt” card, and each of them was encouraging the other, but there were still several challenges in execution, including: The girls wanted the same style, but had completely different lengths, textures, and thicknesses of hair. Both of them had been skiing, playing, and generally rolling around...

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Side Up Side Down Braids

As promised, this week I have diverged from my warrior faux-hawk obsession to share a fun, everyday look which is great to do when you want to get the hair somewhat out of your face, but still want to show off those pretty locks. The key is to keep things tight with this braid, and as always I find this is better done with second-day hair.   This style is somewhat hard to portray as from the front of the face it just looks like you’ve pulled your hair over to one side, but with this look, the hair will stay in place. Braid Bar Box As with most of my posts, you will be able to execute this look with...

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Pull-through Ponytail Hawk

I seem to really be getting into the faux-hawk looks as of late, so note that next week I will be sure to do something a bit different just to change it up a bit. The key to getting this braid nice and fluffy is, as usual, having second or third day hair which will hold the style but still be clean enough to product lots of volume in the braid. The other star tool of this style is to have numerous clear, small plastic elastics on hand as this “braid” is actually a series of ponytails done in a French style. The really great thing about this particular style is you can play around with it even if you...

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Fishtail-Hawk Ponytail

This style is a new braid for me, but I have to admit, I’m hooked on this one! After trying it out and then shooting the look for this blog post, I wore the style pretty much all weekend. You’ll need to have mastered a Dutch Fishtail, but as long as you have that covered, the rest is fairly simple. To get a really successful styling here, be sure that your hair is decently dirty so that you don’t get a ton of flyaways, and so that you can really smooth down the ponytail to accentuate the top braid. The second part of this style that really makes the ponytail full and rockin is a trick I just learned recently:...

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