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Braided Crown

Braided Crown

Start this style out by curling the hair with a 1-inch wand and teasing the roots. 1. Gather a small section of hair, and divide the hair into three sections. 2. Braid these sections of hair. 3. While holding the end of the braid with one hand, flatten out the braid. Tug and pull up on the braid to make it look bigger and fuller. 4. Tie off the braid. 5. Repeat on the other side. 6. Loosely drape one of the braids across the back of your head and secur...

Bohemian Crown

Bohemian Crown

1. Begin a basic Dutch French Braid. The outer sections are going UNDER the middle section. 2. Keep braiding, staying close to your hairline. 3. Keep the braid tight; you can always loosen it later. 4. At the nape of your neck, change direction. Hold all sections in your bottom hand . . . 5. . . . bring your top hand around your face and start braiding up. It may feel a little backward and you might lose the rhythm of the braid. Do not let go of the sections! Remember...

Falling Bohemian Twist

Falling Bohemian Twist

Basic Steps : divide hair into two sections, twist up, add more hair to each section, twist up, repeat. I started this style with left over 1-inch wand curls. 1. Take a triangular section of hair near the part and divide into two sections. 2. Take the bottom section and twist over the top section, or twist up. 3. Place both sections in your top hand, holding the bottom section with your index finger and thumb. With your free index finger, add a new section of hair to the b...

Alternative Braid - Step by Step G

Alternative Braid

Out of all the hairstyles in this book, the Alternative Braid is hands down my go-to. When I’m finished with the style I like to take the end of my rattail comb and slide it in near my temples. Then I gently pull up on the comb to give my roots just a bit more volume. 1. Tease your roots, gather all the hair to one side, and split the hair into two sections. 2. Using your index fingers, twist the sections toward each other. 3. Combine the twists with your non-dominant hand...

Rope Braid - Step by Step E

Rope Braid

1–2. Gather all the hair to one side. Split the hair into two equal sections and start by twisting them in the same direction. It doesn’t matter which direction, but they must be twisting the same way. I am twisting mine toward my face. 3–4. To create the rope braid, twist the two sections together in the opposite direction. I am twisting mine away from my face because I twisted the individual sections toward my face. 5. Once you reach the end, tie off the braid with a clea...

Basic French Braid J

Basic French Braid

Remember : you are braiding, adding a section of hair to one of the outermost strands, braiding, adding a section of hair to the outermost strand on the other side, braiding, etc. Move super slow, and don’t let all the words confuse you. 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 hand’s index finger and thumb. The placement is very important. 2. Using your left h...

Topsy Tail High Bun

Topsy Tail High Bun

1. Start by pulling your hair into a high ponytail. Then create a Topsy Tail by reaching through the front of the elastic. 2. Grabbing the ponytail. 3. And pulling it up. 4. Holding the ponytail up, tease the ponytail with a rattail comb and finger through any snarls. 5. Take the ends of your ponytail and push them up through the Topsy Tail hole. If you need to secure the bun even further, take a couple of large bobby pins and insert one onto each side of the bun. Fin...

Gorgeous Garland B

Gorgeous Garland

Create a natural garland by weaving hair all around the head. Dress up the garland with hair accessories if you like, or leave it stunningly simple. 1. Wash and blow dry the hair. Make a part that extends from ear to ear over the crown of the head. 2. Grasp a 1-inch section of hair above the right ear. 3. Split the section into two sections and number the sections 1 (closest to the ear) and 2. 4. Bring section 1 over section 2 to make an X and then add a small secti...

Regally Royal B

Regally Royal

Feeling bold and beautiful? This style is the way to show it! All the hair is drawn backwards, leaving a clean front and dramatic back. 1. Wash and blow dry the hair. Separate the hair into top and bottom sections with a round part that runs from above the left eyebrow, around the back of the head, and to the right eyebrow. Secure each section with a hair elastic. 2. Brush the top section of hair forward. 3. Secure this section of hair with bobby pins about 1 inch in front...

She Sells Seashells B

She Sells Seashells

Create a cornucopia of waves and curls with this design. It looks lovely with a sparkly hair band or tiara, but can definitely be worn unadorned as well. 1. Wash and blow dry the hair. Divide the hair into two sections with a part that extends from above the left eyebrow, around the crown of the head and to the right eyebrow. Gather the hair at the crown in a ponytail. 2. Brush the hair below the part to one side and mist with holding spray. 3. Hold the hair at one side of t...