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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pretty Flower Braid-Stylin' Saturday


On select Saturdays I post hairstyles we've tried at our house, ones we've seen online that we want to try, or hairstyling tips and tools.

Okay, this week's style came by way of a friend of mine from work. She and I like to mess around with hairstyles and show each other pics we snap of our experiments. Brenda is a WHIZZ at braids, and when she showed me this style she did on her niece, I just had to share it with you here. Isn't this just so pretty? It really looks like a flower in back. This style looks complicated but really isn't--assuming you have  experience with braids. And it's definitely easier on someone else, but doable on yourself.

By the way, If you want to see some of Brenda's other photos, she's over on Pinterest. Give her some follow love!

How to do this style:

Begin with a side part. From the bigger side of the part, begin a Dutch French braid around to the back. When you reach the far side of the head, change directions and zigzag the braid the opposite direction (If you've not seen this done, check out THIS TUTORIAL).  Braid down to the end of the hair and secure with elastic. Now, take the braid and tug the loops on ONE side to loosen them and make them stand out wider--these will make the flower petals. (To see what I mean about tugging the braid, look at the photos in my Celtic 11-Strand Braid post). Coil the hair around the back of the head into a flower shape, making sure the loose "petals" are running around the outside. Pin into place. Tuck in the end of the braid and hide with bobby pins. How pretty for a date night, party, or special event!

Thanks, Brenda, for sharing this awesome style!


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