Hey guys! Today we are sharing a fun and colorful way to accent the top of your braids.
This rainbow ribbon design would be a great hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day or year round. Of course, you can use any colors or type of ribbons you would like to create your own "sunrise" design. You could use red and green ribbons at Christmas time. Pastel colors for Easter. Red, white, and blue for the 4th of July in the U.S. (or your own countries colors if you are outside of the U.S.) You could even incorporate your school or team colors for sporting events, cheer leading, gymnastics, dance, etc.
We love that this is an easy hairstyle, but still unique and eye catching. The day my daughter wore this braid, she had several people ask if the design was a barrette or hair clip, then when they realized the ribbons were woven (or sewn) into her hair, they wanted to know how!
Rainbow Sunrise Braid, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
We chose to finish this style with a french braid. This would also work with a dutch braid, fishtail braid, twist braid, pull-through braid, 4 strand, etc.
This hairstyle will work best with long hair or medium length hair, straight, wavy, or curly.
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Ribbon (you can use any colors you would like.) The ribbons we used were 1/4 inch wide, and about 1 ft long.
- 2 clear hair elastics
- You will need some type of needle to sew in the ribbons. I recommend using a blunt or plastic needle to avoid poking your head! Plastic needles can be found in the craft department of most stores or online (affiliate.)
- Finishing hairspray or gel
Check out our St. Patrick's Day hairstyles playlist on YouTube. (Including shamrock hairstyles, clover hairstyles, hairstyles using green ribbon, and more rainbow hairstyles.)