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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Equestrian Braids" Double Braid Knotted Hairstyle

A cute, casual hairstyle featuring 2 braids and a knot!
Equestrian Braids Hairstyle Tutorial

For today's tutorial, we have taken some ordinary pigtail braids (also known as "Pocahontas braids") and added a knot in the center to spice things up a bit. 

We are naming this one "equestrian braids" as The Princess thought it would be a cute hairstyle for riding horses!  If you actually are into riding horses and wear a helmet while riding, the knot can be placed directly below where the helmet normally sits.  Of course, this style doesn't have to be just for horse lovers and cowgirls!  This would be a cute hairstyle for school, sports, and other every day activities.

"Equestrian Braids" Hairstyle Tutorial

This braided style is great for keeping hair out of your face... adorable as well as functional.  And the best part, this one is super easy and quick, with no French braiding skills required.  ;)

Double Braids Knotted Hairstyle

As shown in the photo below, the braided knot can be tied together tighter, for a slightly different look. And don't worry, even though it sounds strange to purposely make a "tight knot" in your hair, in our experience, it really does come apart easily when you are done.... just like a braid.

Pigtail Braids Knotted Hairstyle

In this next example, we have made the knot very loose, with a large gap in between the knot.  This variation might require a couple of bobby pins at the top of the knot to help keep things in place.
 
square knot braided hairstyle

Supplies Needed:
  • 2 small hair elastics
  • 2 medium hair elastics
  • Finishing hair spray (optional)

This hairstyle will work best with long hair, or medium length hair.  Curly, straight, or wavy.  Perfect for little girls, tweens and teens.

Equestrian Braids Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! It is amazing what you are able to do with hair. It is much more than just a ponytail or pigtail, it is real artistry. While l would never try it myself, l must say l do love looking at what you are able to do and wish l had the patience and the creativity to have a go at it. Well Done!

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