Sunday, April 22, 2012

Five Different Ways to Rock a Braid

Hey girls! The weekend is almost over, and I was thinking about some cute hairstyles for school this week that had a unique twist to them. What came to mind you ask? Braids! I think braids make hairstyles look so much more intricate and they're a super girly way to transform your hair from plain to perfect! 

Braided Top Knot- Take a break from your simple top knot! The braided top knot is just as easy but gives off a super charming touch. Simply, gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Next, start braiding your hair all the way down the ponytail and secure the end with another elastic. Then, twist the braid around the top of your head and secure the end that sticks out with a bobbypin near the bun. (For a super girly feel, grab a few small pieces of hair from the front of your face to leave out and curl them with a 1/2 to 1 inch curling wand!)

Side Braid with a Scarf- Take a smaller satin-esque scarf and put it behind your hair. Then, pull the ends of the scarf up around your ears and tie it at the top of your head so it looks like a headband. Adjust the headband so that the knot you tied is now next to your right ear. Gather your hair into a low side ponytail with the remaining stands of the scarf on the right side of your face. Then, section the ponytail into three equal parts incorporating the scarf. Once you have your three equal sections, start to do the classic braid throughout the ponytail and secure with an elastic! Check out Stilababe09's video on this hairstyle, and a bunch of others!

Braided Headband- This look is a bit more complicated but it's sooo worth it in the end! To start off, you want to pull all of your hair into a high ponytail. *You want to make sure that the top of your head has no bumps (from the ponytail of course!).* Once your ponytail is on the top of your head, you're going to grab a small-medium section of hair right above your left ear. Where you grab your hair determines how the braid placement will be, so the key is to go for right above your ear! Leave the rest of your hair in the ponytail, and braid the section of hair and secure with an elastic. Pull the braided section of hair across your head so it looks like it is a headband, and bobbypin or clip it in place. Take your hair out of the ponytail and position it accordingly around the ponytail.

Power Braid (working out)- This is my favorite way to wear my hair when I am working out or going for a run! This hairstyle does not fly in your face or come undone while working out, which is a plus. To start off, just put your hair into a high ponytail. Braid the ponytail all the way down and tie it off with an elastic. (This was the start of the braided top knot!)

Braid your Bangs Back - Keep your hair completely natural, and take a front section (or your bangs) and braid them back. Secure them on the side of your head with a bobbypin. This look literally takes 30 seconds but it makes your hair look much more put together!

I hope you guys try out some of these hairstyles for this upcoming week! They're much different than my typical hair for school and I can't wait to wear some of these styles to school! Tell me in the comments below what you think of them and if you tried them out. Until next time, stay classy!