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Monday, November 9, 2009

Renaissance Braids - Criss Cross Headband

This braided criss cross headband style is one we've been doing for quite awhile with lots of different variations. The possibilities with this basic concept really are endless. This reminds me of a hairstyle you might see on a princess at a Renaissance Fair!renaissance fair braids
Start with a part from ear to ear and one down the middle. Inside out french braid one side from her ear up to the middle part. Only take hair from the front to keep the braid next to the part. When you get to the middle, continue with a regular braid at an angle towards the back of her head for a few plaits.hair style for girls Resume the french braid, taking hair from behind the temporary ponytail (again only adding hair to the front of the braid.) Repeat on the other side. It should end up looking like this...... Now, at this point you could either leave the braids hanging how they are. Or, pull them together in the middle as shown here. The gorgeous flower in this picture is from Every Little Detail.
If you wanted to keep going...... Take a little hair from underneath the french braid on each side and make some tiny braids. This is where you could do pretty much anything you wanted! Make some kind of a design with the little braids by stringing them through the french braids. I just used my finger to poke a hole through the french braid as a guide, then followed the tiny braids right through. Create the design you want, then tie everything together at the base with an elastic.Add a cute hair accessory and some curls. (This darling flower also came from Every little Detail!)renaissance fair braids She told me she felt like a princess. :)princess hairstyle
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56 comments:

  1. buddie1
    I see a tooth missing! I Love this hair style. Now I need to master the french braid so I can do this one on my daughters hair. I have been having lots of fun trying the different hairdos on your site.

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  2. Super cute! Great braiding. I'm jealous. :)

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  3. Very nice. I love the details you always put into your braids!

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  4. Missing tooth! (cool) :)

    You do such wonderful styles. I adapted one of your fairy princess / rope braiding styles for my daughter's halloween costume, and it turned out *perfectly*.

    So, in my after-Halloween post, I pimped your site... Any mom of girls should have should have your instructions as one of the coolest tools in their toolbox, that's for sure.

    Thanks for doing such a great job!

    - Julia at Midwest Moms

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  5. Beautiful!!! Also guilty of being jealous of your braiding. Will have to practice on my girls.

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  6. Wow! I love this one! And, this may be an embarrassing question, but how do you do an in-side-out french braid? Thanks!

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  7. I've been thinking about doing something kind of similar recently but didn't really have a starting point. This looks great! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks so much!

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  8. I am totally doing this tomorrow!!! I love it:)

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  9. Looks a little time consuming, but very cute! I LOVE it!

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  10. Very cute hairstyle. Plus, she can go around singing all I want for Christmas is my two...o.k. one front tooth.

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  11. Gorgeous! I so wish you would have had this idea back in August when we went to the Ren. Fest. I love her toothless smile too :)

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  12. The missing tooth. Is it her first? How exciting! I LOVE this hairstyle. I can't wait to try it!

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  13. That is so beautiful and simply elegant! We may have to try it out soon!

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  14. Okay, this is way too complicated for me to attempt.

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  15. She's missing a tooth!!

    And that is an amazing hairstyle!

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  16. What a cute hairstyle! Wish I was good at braiding!

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  17. How I wish my girls would sit still long enough for me to do stuff like this to their hair. Beautiful work

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  18. I just love your hairstyles. We come to your site when we need something fun!

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  19. Wow you are so talented. This is beautiful! Wish I could do this for my girls.

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  20. Oh my goodness!

    Where were you when I would go to the Renaissance Fairs?

    Absolutely Beautiful!

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  21. WOW! I love that!

    I have always felt like a failure of sorts because I think I'm the only mom I know that cannot do a french braid. I'm just not that coordinated. Figures I have two girls!

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  22. You post such beautiful hairstyles. I wish I could braid like that.

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  23. wow. That's adorable! I'm pretty sure I could never pull that off, but it looks great!

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  24. super cute love it. WIsh I had the time to do all that with my daughters hair

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  25. WOW those are amazing styles. I WISH I could get my Ro to stay still long enough to try some of your styles out on her. Her hair is almost down to her butt and I need to get stuff done with it. I'm bored with the head bands and butterfly clips.

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  26. I LOVE these! Why can I never do these beautiful things to my daughters' hair:(
    So Beautiful!

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  27. My daughter would LOVE for me to do this to her hair. It has to take a special talent that I just can't grasp.

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  28. You never cease to amaze me!

    I am gonna come and let you do my girls hair (and mine too!)

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  29. OMG! I have always wondered how ppl do this. So intricate!
    Kasandria

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  30. Adorable! Now I know what we'll be doing with my daughter's hair for our neighbour's third birthday party, which has a princess theme.

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  31. Hi, my six year old daughter and I have started looking at your blog. We have loved all of the cute hairstyles. My daughter wants me to do the braided crown that is on the top left of your "header" picture. but I have had a hard time finding the instructions on how you did it. I would love to know what you labeled it, so that I can try it!
    Keep the cute hairstyles coming!

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  32. Leslie, instead of bringing the strands over the top of each other, you bring them underneath when you're braiding. That probably doesn't make sense, lol. This hairstyle would also work with a regular french braid if you know how to do that!

    R Clan, I'm guessing the other one will be out for Christmas as well. It's hanging by a thread!

    Bryan, this is her third tooth. The 2 on the bottom are gone as well. :)

    Jen, you can find that hairstyle here

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

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  33. Wow, I love the unique looks that come from simple techniques. Thanks for sharing! And super cute smile :)

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  34. I used to have a book on how to do braids, but I haven't seen it in years. I am so glad you post the how to on here..I hope my daughter lets me try. Thanks

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  35. Adorable! I absolutely love it. You are so talented Kori!

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  36. She's missing a tooth! Yay for losing teeth! Really cute hairstyle, too. My daugter's hair is so thin I can't french braid it unless I'm doing the entire head of hair. I wish I could!

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  37. WOW that is just beautiful. Great braiding. Also congrats on the missing tooth!

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  38. So cute, I love your site. Always so fun.

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  39. Adorable! Did the tooth fairy visit?

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  40. Ok seriously...I'm going to spend all weekend on your site doing my girls' hair!!!!

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  41. I did this hairstyle for my dd on Christmas eve. I must say that I am the worst french braider ever, but I still could do this. Mine never looks as good as yours, but I am still amazed at myself for being able to do this. It did take about 40 minutes for us so this will be a once-a-year hairstyle for us. Thanks for all your creativeness.

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  42. I did one sort of like this when i saw it, on my dolls at home. it looks sooooo good!!! i wish i could do this kind of thing on myself for school!!!!

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  43. This is so cute! I just did it for my daughters hair and it worked out great, even though her hair is only about shoulder-length. Then I did it for myself for church this morning (only the big braids, though) I'm sure everyone thought I was crazy, but oh well. =)

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  44. Cute I love this and I see a tooth missing

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  45. awww this is soo cute and it gonna help me pass my american history class

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  46. Love the hairstyle-so cute i amediatly went to my sister and asked her if i could do her hair

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