Braid 6-Casual Sideswept French Braid

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Braid 6-Casual Sideswept French Braid was inspired by the famously cool Coachella festival. The event is always flooded with cool ensembles and chic braided hairstyles and cool flower crowns.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

I have never been lucky enough to attend Coachella but love browsing through all the different pictures of the event seeing the outfits and hairstyles people wear. This sideswept French braid is casual enough for such an event but chic enough for any day of the week too.

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Follow these easy steps to achieve the style:

1 / Take a front piece of hair and sweep it back securing it with a pin.

2 / Separate a section of hair from the ear to the back of the head and begin a braid.

3 / Transition to a french braid, pulling in hair from the opposite side of the head.

4 / Leave the hair down in front that would be pulled in creating a lace braid effect.

5 / Once the braid reaches the shoulder, wrap a section of hair around the entire braid.

6 / Secure the strand with a pin.

7 / Add a flower clip or embellished pin at the top of the braid.

8 / Finish with hairspray; looking solid girlfriend.

Braid 5-Double Fishtail Braids

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Braid 5-Double Fishtail Braids is pretty much my new favorite hairstyle. (Check out this Fishtail Braid tutorial if you have never tried one before.)

This hairstyle is the perfect change up from a traditional braid and is easy to achieve if you already love a good fishtail braid.

It is quick to throw together in a few minutes, yet still offers a hint of chic with two fishtail braids braided together at the bottom to create a seamless blend between them. Check out the steps below to see how I got the look!

Love this style? Check out the Fishtail French Braid too!

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1 / Begin by separating out a section of hair on the heavy side of the part.

2 / Divide this section into two equal halves.

3 / Take a smaller piece from one of the halves and cross it over the top and add it to the other section.

4 / Now, repeat step three with the opposite side.

5 / Continue braiding down until you reach about 3/4th of the way to the bottom of the strand.

6 / Tie the braid off with an elastic band.

7 / Take a second section of hair from underneath the first one and braid it down into a section fishtail braid.

8 / When the second braid reaches 3/4th of the way to the bottom, remove the elastic from the first braid, and finish braiding the two strands together. Then tie off the braid with the elastic band.

9 / Finish by adding a pretty clip to the top of the braids.

10 / Now smile because your hair is fabulous.
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I hope you have been loving this new series so far, 20 Braids for Spring!

Please tag @missysueblog or #20Braids on Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ so I can see your version of these looks!

Don’t forget to pin your favorite image too so your friends can be a part of the fun!

Braid 4-Half Up Bohemian Braids

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Braid 4-Half Up Bohemian Braids is the newest version of the Bohemian Side Braids. A traditional feel with a modern twist.

Say hello to your new, jazzed up, half-do.

I love this style because it feels edgy yet chic and so simple you can’t help but think, “Why haven’t I worn this before?!”

If you love the style and try it out I would love to see it, so please tag @missysueblog or #20Braids on Instagram and Twitter!

Don’t forget to pin your favorite image so your friends can be a part of the fun too!

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Here are the steps to creating this awesome ‘do!

1 / Start by taking a section of hair on the lighter side of the part.

2 / Separate this section into three equal pieces for the french braid.

3 / Begin a french braid but pull in skinny strands to create a pieced look.

4 / Only pull in strands until you reach the ear then continue braiding in a single braid until it reaches the center of the back of the head.

5 / Take a skinny section of hair from the heavy side of the part and add it into the braid.

6 / Repeat step five with two or three more strands.

7 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.

8 / Done, dearest!