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Side Dutch Braid

Side Dutch Braid

1. Start with a deep side part. 2. Divide a section of hair near your part into three sections and begin a Dutch French Braid. 3. Continue braiding, making sure to keep the braid tight and close to your hairline. 4. This is what the other side should look like. 5. Bring in those new sections from the opposite side of your head. 6. When you run out of hair to add in, just continue a regular three-strand braid all the way down. 7. Pancake the braid and s...

Dutch Braided Headband - Step by Step A

Dutch Braided Headband

I love this hairstyle because the asymmetrical braid is soft and has such a gorgeous shape! It’s best to start this style with leftover or brushed out 1-inch wand curls. 1. Make a deep side part and begin a regular Dutch French Braid. As you’re braiding, keep the braid close to your head and angle it toward where you want to tie it off. 2. When you hit your ear, angle the braid back and secure it with a couple of bobby pins. You can use the technique behind the Simple Half-Up. a...

Lace Braid - Step by Step H

Lace Braid

Basic Steps : Make a one-sided Dutch French Braid and wrap it around to above your ear. Tie it off with clear elastic band and secure the braid to your head with a bobby pin. 1. Start with a deep part. Gather a section of hair from the back of your part and divide it into three sections. 2. Begin a Dutch French Braid. Keep the braid tight and angle it forward, toward your face. Notice that the Dutch French Braid is only an inch or so thick. 3–4. Once you reach your forehead,...

Dutch French Braid

Dutch French Braid

If you mastered the French Braid this hairstyle will be a cinch! 1. Separate the hair into three sections. Hold the left section in the left hand, the right section in the right hand and the middle section in between your right hands index finger and thumb. 2. Using your left hand, place the left section UNDER the middle section and grab with your right hands index finger and thumb. You’ll need to hold that left piece in your hand and not in your index finger and thumb like in the ...

Milkmaid Braids

Milkmaid Braids

This is a great way to style your hair when it’s getting a bit dirty and you can’t save any of the curls or texture. 1. Divide the hair into two sections and braid each with just your basic braided piggies. 2. After securing with a clear elastic band, spread the braids. 3. Pull one of the braids up and over the top of your head, securing it with bobby pins. Repeat on the other side. 4. If there is a bubble near your ear from where the braid began, just tuck it in pl...

Double Braids - Step by Step F

Double Braids

Start this hairstyle with leftover 1-inch wand curls. The basic steps are to make a Waterfall Braid on the top section of hair. Then make another Waterfall Braid directly underneath. Secure with bobby pins. 1. An inch or so from the front of your hairline, begin a Waterfall Braid. 2. Drop the bottom piece. 3. Add in new hair and continue braiding. 4. Once you waterfall back and around as far as you’d like to go, finish by doing a three-strand braid with the ends. Secu...

Waterfall Braid

Waterfall Braid

Basic steps : Braid, transfer left and middle sections into your top hand, and drop the bottom piece. Replace the bottom piece with a new section. Braid the new bottom piece over the middle and repeat. 1. Start with a simple three-strand braid near your part: bottom section over middle and top section over middle. 2. Transfer the top and middle sections into your top hand and let that bottom section fall. 3. Next to the section you just dropped and right under the two sect...

French Braided Topknot

French Braided Topknot

Braiding upside down is always a little bit tricky. It took me good while to really nail it. I suggest going very slow and saying the steps out loud. It’ll help you remember what you’re doing and what step you’re on while calming down those confused little fingers! You can do it. Practice, practice, practice!! 1. Pull half the hair up in a high topknot. I used the Fast Messy Bun. 2. Flip the hair upside down. If you have a ton of flyaways, now would be a good time to give them a ...

Chinese Staircase Stitch - Step by Step G

Chinese Staircase Stitch

I was obsessed with boondoggle as a kid. Do you remember the stuff? I spent hours making key chains and bracelets and trading them with my friends. Turns out boondoggle uses the Chinese Staircase Stitch. It’s a really fun and easy knot that also works in your hair! 1. Gather the hair to one side. This is going to be the center section. 2. Take a small section of hair from the back of the center section. 3. Bring it over the center section making sure to leave a nice hole. ...

Braided Ponytail A

Braided Ponytail

Follow the steps 1–6 on the Braided Crown hairstyle. 1. Tie the braids together using a clear elastic band. 2. Remove the clear elastic bands holding the braids secure. 3. Use another clear elastic band to tie the rest of the hair up into a ponytail. Tip : To finish off this look tease the ponytail and spray it with some texturizing beach spray. The New Braiding Handbook 60 Modern Twists on The Classic Hairstyles Abby Smith ...