Braid 11-Sideswept Waterfall Braid

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Braid 11-Sideswept Waterfall Braid is the cool older sister of the Ultimate Waterfall Braid. Edgy, modern, chic; hands-down my new favorite braid.

The braid of all braids. Right? A waterfall braid?! These are cool.

I have to stop right here though because there is no video for this braid. I know! What was I thinking?! I was not obviously; how could I forget about a video for YOU guys! I WILL make a video for this hairstyle if you reeeeeeally want one. I think you do so I think I will.

Do you love it though? I think it is pretty darn rad. I had a completely different hairstyle in mind which I tried to do twice. It wouldn’t work out so I just started braiding away to see what would happen and this awesome-ness was made. It is definitely Waterfall Braid meets Sideswept Waves.

I will list the steps below though for any of you pro-braiders out there who see this and think “Psh, I totally got this!” You do got this and I want to see it so tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or Google+ when you post your pic!

Get your friends in on this action too and pin your favorite image! xo, M

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Step 1 / Take a section of hair at the front of the head; a sort of triangle shape with your part.

Step 2 / Cross the left strand over the middle, then the right strand, then drop the strand in your left hand.

Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair right behind the strand you dropped.

Step 4 / Cross the strand you picked up over the middle strand.

Step 5 / Continue steps 2-4 of the waterfall braid pulling in hair from across the back of the head to bring into the braid.

Step 6 / When all the hair from the right side of the head is pulled in finish with a regular braid.

Step 7 / Tuck the braid underneath the hair and pin it in place.

Step 8 / Smooth down flyaways and curl the ends of your hair for the finished soft, sideswept look.
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Braid 10-Ribbon Wrapped Braided Bun

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It could be tossed into the 15 Ways to Wear a Ribbon mix or even the 8 (more) ways to Style a Ribbon set.

Tossing your hair into a chic braided bun is easy to do and can be completed quickly; always a bonus in my book.

There are some days when I stand in the bathroom, staring into the mirror telling my reflection I just don’t want to do my hair. Of course, that scraggly haired girl in the mirror always convinces me to get my act together and pull out the hairspray.

I actually had a different hairstyle in mind when I first did this look. I wrapped the ribbon over my head and started playing with my hair. Honestly, this is how many of my hairstyles happen, namely these boho braids, the gatsby t&c, and t&c half.  Oh! and tomorrow’s hairstyle which you are going to LOVE! I can’t wait to show you (:

There is a quick trick with this braided bun though because it starts out as a dutch braid.  It is stabilized at the base in a sense which helps keep it in place better. There’s nothing worse than looking in the middle during the day, and finding half your hair trying to escape from the hair elastic.

Do not worry though, a regular braid can always do the trick too if you love this style but aren’t best friends with dutch braids, yet. We’ll get you there (:

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Steps, lovelies:

1 / Back comb the hair at the crown to create a bit of volume; sweep the comb back over the top to smooth it out a bit.

2 / Pop on your favorite ribbon. A headband would also work or even a turban, ooooh! love that idea. Next time (:

3 / Separate the hair at the top of the ears for the dutch braid.

4 / Braid the hair into a Dutch Braid and secure the end with an elastic band.

5 / Wrap the braid up on the left side so it sits next to where the braid started. Pin the edges in place.

6 / Wrap the tail over the top of the beginning of the braid and back down the right side. Throw in pins to hold it.

7 / Spray some hairspray to smooth down flyaways. Lovely, darling.

P.S. Have you heard Chvrches ” The Mother We Share”? Amazing.

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Braid 9-Dutch Braid and Double Bun

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Braid 9-Dutch Braid and Double Bun are a combination of two of my all-time favorite hairstyles. A Dutch braid and the Double Bun. An easier version I might add than the one I shared on Latest-Hairstyles.com.

I’m not gonna lie, I probably wear this hairstyle at least twice a week. So if you see it bobbing down the sidewalk, stop and say hi, it’s probably me. (:

This look is fun and a great change up from the typical braid and bun combo. It is slightly mohawk-ish, a little edgy, but still a feminine look, especially with a pink shirt I might add). Don’t you think?

Would you wear this look?

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Here’s the steps, cuz you knew they were down here, right?

1 / Begin by parting the hair. I like mine on the right recently.

2 / Separate a section at the top right in the front.

3 / Now take a smaller section right behind it to the left.

4 / Then another section to the right (these are your three strands for the braid).

5 / Begin a dutch braid, wrapping the side strands under the middle.

6 / Pull in smaller sections of hair and add them into the braid, smoothing out the strands as you go.

7 / When you reach the nape of the neck, pull all the hair into one hand.

8 / Wrap an elastic band over the ponytail one time.

9 / Now twist the elastic and spread the hair around creating a circle or sun or donut-ish shape.

10 / Next wrap the elastic band over your circle shape creating a mini donut, yum!

11 / Pull the edges of the donut to make it bigger.

12 / Then take the rest of the hair sticking out and loop it towards the donut and tuck it into the hair band. This is what creates the “double bun” effect.

13 / If your donut is too big, tug on the hair you rolled and tucked until they are about symmetrical in size.

14 / You can also throw in hair pins if you have a skewompous section.

But no worries, friends…there’s a video!