Thursday, May 15, 2014

Elsa Inspired Braid

So, I love the movie Frozen {we own the movie and sound track and and I know basically all the songs by heart}. This braid came into being kind of by accident. I started a french braid, but it ended up way over on the right side of my head, but it looked like a spin on Elsa's braid. I tweaked a little bit, and here is my result!

Start with your hair brushed out.
1. Begin to french braid it {if you don't know how, I have steps here}, but do it off towards the right {or left} side of your head. You can make it as close to that side of your head as you want, though I have found it works better the closer it is to the right {or left}.
2. Continue to do this and when you reach the nape of your neck, guide the braid over your neck as you braid it normally so that the braid will naturally fall over your shoulder.
When you reach the nape of your neck, you can also fishtail or dutch braid it instead of the regular braid. A dutch braid is just like a normal braid, except in reverse. The first strand goes under instead of over the middle one. I will have a fishtail braid tutorial coming up soon.


My next braid:
Bohemian Fishtail Braids

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May Braids: The Medieval French

Here is the first installment in my May Braids series. My acting group is performing Once Upon A Mattress, and the ladies hairstyles have to incorporate braids. This is the style I came up with.

1. Brush through your hair. Gather the top of your hair and being to french braid it. If you don't know how, start with a normal braid, and every time you cross a section over, pull another strand of hair with it, so that you slowly gather all of it as you braid down the back of your head.
2. Continue this process until you have gathered all your hair until the nape of your neck. Once you reach the nape of your neck, pin the braid so that it stays, but the rest of the strands fall down the back of your neck.
3. Curl the remaining strands of loose hair in small pieces.
You can also continue the braid without gathering anymore hair once you reach the nape of your neck if pins fall out of your hair easily.


My next braid:
Elsa inspired Braid

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Braids

Hey Guys! I know I haven't posted in a while! I have been super focused on finishing the school year. Ughh. I only have one month left! Lately I have been obsessed with braids. I have been trying all kinds of types and combinations of styles. I have a small collection of hair do's now. Throughout the month of May I will be posting some of these. Every Wednesday and Saturday I will share a braid with you, starting on the Saturday, the third. Hope you enjoy my series!

Sneak Peak~
The Medieval French Braid