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Faux-hawk Dutch Braid

This week’s braid is a super-simple Dutch Braid that looks really fancy, but doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. The trick to getting this one right is to have the right tools on hand, and to make sure you have at least second-day hair to keep the frizz at bay. This braid definitely has a bit of nostalgia for me, as it was maybe one of the first ones I was able to repeat successfully, and I’ve worn it to weddings, parties, and for a fancy dinner date or two.   Give yourself a little time to really get the braid pancaked out and sprayed sufficiently, but in general you should be able to get this down to 10-15...

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Braid Inspiration: Lagertha from Vikings

Recently, I’ve been doing some research on new hair products from which to draw inspiration for my own line. This results in a tremendous amount of time playing with my hair to see how the products affect it, and also results in me getting to practice and try out new braids. I also have been doing some “research” on braids by totally binging on a few seasons of Vikings and man, is there a lot of inspiration on there! Yesterday, I woke up with a crazy head of hair, mostly from not blowing it out the day before, and then also from putting 2-3 different products in it, so it seemed like the best day to truly start experimenting with...

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Fishtail Messy Bun and Half Up Fishtail

Hi gals! So, this week I’m choosing to blog about a style that would certainly fall into the category of “Looks Way More Complicated Than It Is.” In order to achieve this look, you have to have an understanding of: Fishtail Braids (I’ll go into this more below) Dutch Braids Messy Buns The updo looks pretty good with shoulder length hair, but with a few adjustments, this is something that would be possible with even slightly shorter hair. Certainly the half up version might be possible. Also, due to the complex look, the braid might show better with highlights, but I’d love to see some of the brunettes go wild with this look! Take a pic and share it with...

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Holiday Wreath Braid

Week 3: Holiday Wreath Braid at the Braid Bar Hi and welcome back!   Braid Bar Week 3 – Holiday Wreath Braid is so much simpler than it looks. As you can see from the picture, this braid is great for a quick updo style, a night out, a holiday party, or just a day when you need to get your hair out of your face…stylishly. This braid is dependent on just a few things: An understanding of a Dutch Braid Enough hair on each side of your head to braid all the way to the nape of your neck Some really good bobby pins (see below for my recommendations). As always, when you are parting your hair as you are...

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An Easy Weekday Braid and Basic Braiding Tips

Hi, and welcome to week 2 at the SunQuist Braid Bar, and to this week’s Braid of the Week. This week, we are doing two simple french braid styles.  We will start with the basic braids and start working our way to more specific and niche hairstyles over time. Included in this article is a half-up side French braid, adding a rocker ponytail, and more importantly a lot of background on how to braid, French Braids vs. Dutch Braids, and lastly, a few of my tips and tricks for braiding I have found on my path to starting a store dedicated to sun care for your hair. Step-by-Step – Half-Up Side French Braid This braid is, for certain, my everyday,...

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