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Monday, September 5, 2011

Dutch Side French Braid

watched the video tutorial on YouTube from Cute Girls Hairstyles and thought to myself, "I could give this a go."

I think that it turned out super cute! I did hers on wet hair as usual. I like to do her hair wet. I have better control this way. You can do this on dry, damp or wet hair. 

You do need some length to do this style, as you are bringing in hair from the opposite side of the head and braiding. Happy Hairstyling!
Right View
Left View
Front View

Friday, September 2, 2011

Double Dutch Braid Headband

I know I have seen this hairstyle somewhere else in the past on some other blog and it popped into my head and I wanted to give it a try.
Top of head
Part the hair from ear to ear going from behind the ear. Then part this section in half so you have two sections from ear to ear. Then put the hair from behind the ear into a ponytail for now. (It is easier when you don't have to fight with it).
Right view
Start dutch braiding the section of hair in the front, going left to right, braiding as close to the part as I could, only adding in hair from her front fringe area and just regular braiding the strand closest to the part in the middle. When you do this, it almost covers the part and this is what you want to do. When you get to the ear, braid hair to the ends and secure with elastic for now.
Left View
Start doing the same thing with the other section on the top, this time going right to left only adding in sections from the back of the section and regular braiding the strand closest to the part in the middle. When you get to the ear, braid hair to the ends and secure with elastic.
Rear View
Take the two braids and secure with an elastic close to the nap of the neck like in the picture above. If there is a gap between your braids on top, then push them together over the top of the part and secure them to each other using a bobby pin, making sure to hide the bobby pin. I used about 3 bobby pins just to make sure there were no gaps.
Front View
Then release the hair from the ponytail and let it fall loose. And voila you are finished!