Showing posts with label Weaving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weaving. Show all posts

Jun 28, 2017

4th Of July Hairstyle, Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist

4th of July Hairstyle Tutorial. Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist. #fourthofjuly

A cute and patriotic hairstyle for the fourth of July! These twisted ribbon infinity braids look so cool, I'm sure you will get lots of compliments!! This hairstyle would be great for a 4th of July parade, watching fireworks, a barbecue, or any other fun festivities your family participates in as you celebrate independence day.

 Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist, 4th of July Hairstyle Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle tutorial is inspired by 2 similar photos we saw on Instagram by these awesome hair accounts:
@flower.braids and @tojashair

To create these "3 strand infinity braids" or "figure 8 braids" we have taken a length of ribbon and woven it around 3 strands of hair.  You can make these braids with as many sections of hair as you would like.  The more strands you add, the thicker and more intricate the braids will be.  These 2 ribbon braids were then loosely twisted around each other to create a fun pop of color and accent on the side of her hair.

We used red and white ribbon, since we were going for a patriotic 4th of July hairstyle look.  If you have time to add a 3rd braid with blue ribbon, you could braid the red, white, and blue braids together, which would look amazing! Of course, this doesn't have to be just a 4th of July hairstyle. You can use any color of ribbons that you would like, and if you don't live in the U.S. you could substitute the ribbon for your own country's colors! This hairstyle would be great for many special occasions including holidays, team sports and activities, school pride day, etc.

Cute ribbon hairstyle for the 4th of July.

4th of July hairstyle tutorial. #4thofjuly

We actually have an old tutorial showing a 2 strand version of this braid, which was one of our first (and quite honestly cringeworthy) videos made on this blog over 7 years ago! Also from our 2011 archives, we have a 3 strand ribbon ponytail using this same braiding technique if you want to check that one out.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Ribbon.  About quadruple the length of each braid you are intending to make.
  • Small elastics to tie off your braids.
 As mentioned in our video, although these braids look fabulous... they are quite time consuming.  I would plan on about 10 minutes per braid (depending on how long your are making the braid and how many strands you use, etc.)  I think the end result is worth the time and effort, although I would probably save this one for special occasions!

If you are looking for more 4th of July hair ideas, check out our 4th of July playlist on YouTube.  Including star hairstyles and more red, white, and blue hairstyles!
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Apr 12, 2017

Easter Hairstyles, Braided Dream Catcher Hair Tutorial

Braided dream catcher hair tutorial. Cute hairstyle for Easter.
Looking for a hairstyle for Easter?  This braided "dream catcher" half up hairstyle is very cute and easy!

For today's hair tutorial we have utilized lace braids, rope braids (or twist braids,) a feather braid technique, and a basket weave criss cross webbing pattern to create a fun dream catcher design.

This half up hairstyle would be great for many occasions (not just Easter!) You could wear this style to school, church, for weddings, the Prom/Homecoming, recitals, communions, etc.  I think this would make an adorable flower girl hairstyle as well.

Braided Dream Catcher Hairstyle, Step By Step Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Braided dream catcher hairstyle. Step by step video tutorial.

You'll notice we made a "pompadour" with her bangs area by gently pulling the hair forward after placing the elastic in the front section of her hair.  We wanted some volume in the front, but of course this step is optional.

Adorable dream catcher hairstyle, video tutorial.

Braided dream catcher hairstyle tutorial.

If you prefer, you could use lace dutch braids instead of french braids around the outside of the dream catcher (and switch out any type of braids you want for the weaving in the center as well.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • 2 small or medium size hair elastics, (clear or similar to the color or hair you are working with.)
  • Temporary hair ties or clips to hold the braids while you are working (we used 8.)
  • Hair products: pomade, gel, hair spray, etc.
If you love this look, be sure to check back. We will be posting a very cute variation of this hairstyle in the next few weeks!
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Apr 5, 2017

Double Woven Waterfall Braid Tutorial, 2 Braided Hairstyles

2 Waterfall braid variations, easy video tutorial

Today's hair tutorial shows how to make a gorgeous waterfall braid variation! Learn to create two unique braided hairstyles by weaving double micro braids through the top of a waterfall braid in 2 different ways.

The classic waterfall braid has always been one of our favorites and is so beautiful and perfect for many occasions.  Depending on what you wear, this braid can be dressed up for formal occasions (Prom, weddings, Homecoming) or is casual enough for the beach or school. 

These 2 woven variations of the classic waterfall braid add a little something extra to an already gorgeous hairstyle.  And although people may wonder how you created such intricate looking patterns, the topsy tail trick shown in our video (below) is so easy and quick!

Double Woven Waterfall Braids, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle tutorial is similar to a video we posted previously, just taken up a notch or 2!  If you love this look but want to start with an easier version first, check out that tutorial here: The micro woven waterfall twist braid.

Which of these is your favorite waterfall braid hairstyle?

Waterfall braid with woven micro braids

Gorgeous waterfall braid variation.  Double woven micro braids video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles: 
  • Clear hair elastics 
  • Pomade, gel, or hair wax to help control flyaways
  • Topsy tail tool (affiliate.) If you are needing a topsy tail, they can be found in some beauty supply stores as well as online.
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Mar 29, 2017

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Tutorial

Micro woven waterfall twist braid tutorial.
Today's hair tutorial is a fun variation of the popular waterfall twist braid!

One of our all time favorite braids is the classic waterfall twist.   We love how simple, quick and gorgeous it is.  Waterfall braids in general are so beautiful with the cascading strands flowing through the braid! We have an older video (dating back to 2011) showing how to make the original waterfall twist braid if you want to check that out.

This week we decided to try a new idea by weaving a micro braid along the top of the twists of our waterfall.  We love the unique checkerboard pattern which was created!

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Waterfall twist braid variation. Micro woven waterfall twist.

Easy braid tutorial. Micro woven waterfall twist braid.

This braid could be worn for both casual and formal occasions: Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, school, work, recitals, communions, Easter Sunday, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 2 small, clear elastics  
  • As mentioned in our video, a topsy tail is not required to create this braid, but it does make it easier. (Affiliate.)
  • Decorative hair clip (optional.)
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Mar 15, 2017

Rainbow Sunrise Braid Hair Tutorial For St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow sunrise braid tutorial, would be cute for St. Patrick's Day

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.

Hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day, rainbow sunrise braid

Cute braided hairstyle, rainbow ribbon braid

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.)
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Feb 22, 2017

Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle

Quick and easy ponytail hairstyle. Criss cross woven twists.
We're loving this cute and easy ponytail hairstyle! No braiding skills required, just grab some hair elastics and you are good to go!

This criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle is inspired by a photo we saw on Instagram by "vlechtjesezo." The original style featured single banded crosses down the length of the ponytail.  We thought it was such a super cute and creative style! We decided to try our own take on it by adding 2 strand crosses, with woven twists.  We love how intricate looking the pattern turned out, although it was still fairly quick, easy, and fun to create.

This hairstyle would be great for many occasions: school, work, the beach, recitals, communions, dances, sports, church, etc.

 Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle Video Tutorial:
(Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle, video instructions.

You can add as many woven sections as you would like to your ponytail (depending on the length of hair you are working with.) I think just one section would be cute as an accent at the top of your ponytail, or you can go to the very ends of her hair.  As you can see, we went down about 3/4 the length of her ponytail with our twists.

Hair tutorial, criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle for school.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several small hair elastics (the amount will depend on how many sections you decide to twist and weave.)
  • Gel, pomade, hair spray, or other product to help control flyaways.

This style will work best with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.
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Jan 4, 2017

Waterfall Chain Braid Tutorial

Waterfall chain braid tutorial, with micro braid accent

Our hair tutorial this week is showing how to make a chain waterfall braid!  We have seen pictures of this beautiful braid floating around the interwebs for awhile now, and have fallen in love with it.  We have not seen a video tutorial, so we decided to take on the challenge of figuring out how to create it by studying a photo of the braid. At first glance, this braid looks quite similar to a 4 strand waterfall.  But, I think you will find this tutorial is much easier.  The steps for making this braid are actually quite simple for such an intricate look, in my opinion.

Waterfall Chain Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) the center strand of this braid can be changed out for ribbon, a micro braid, a regular strand of hair... or anything else you would like to use.  We love the look of the hair "chain" with the center strand weaving through the cascading sections in this unique waterfall braid.

Waterfall chain braid with ribbon accent, video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid hairstyle with ribbon

We created the hairstyle shown in our tutorial at a diagonal for a loose, carefree look.  This braid can also be made straight across horizontally, as shown in our photo variations (above.) As you might have noticed, the horizontal placement seems to show off the pattern of this braid more fully.

Video tutorial, how to waterfall chain braid

This braid would be great for many occasions and could accent hairstyles for casual or formal settings:  School, church, weddings, prom, homecoming, the beach, recitals, communions, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 clear elastic to tie off the braid at the end.
  • Pomade, hair wax, gel, or other product to help with flyaways. 
  • Ribbon or other item to use as an alternate center strand (optional.)
I know this braid has been around for awhile, but we wanted to credit the Instagram accounts we have seen photos of it on most recently, since they inspired us to make this video: la13_hair, cute_and_glossy, studiohilde, braidsglamour, thehairbraidingbasics, & miriamtogether.
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Oct 19, 2016

Halloween Hairstyles - Tangled Weave Spider Web Ponytail

Halloween hairstyles. Tangled weave spider web ponytail.

Hey guys. This week we are adding one more fun Halloween hairstyle tutorial to our collection before October is gone!  We recently went through our archives on our website (Princess Hairstyles) and found this spider web ponytail that we originally posted way back in 2008 as a pictorial. We remembered this woven spider web as being one of my daughter's favorites back then.... and she says she still remembers receiving tons of comments and compliments on this hairstyle when she wore it to a school Halloween carnival 8 years ago while she was in Kindergarten!  Of course, we decided we needed to share this spooky hairstyle in an updated video tutorial for you today.

Tangled Weave Spider Web Ponytail Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




We are loving the intricate webbing design created around the ponytail with these woven twists.  As mentioned in our video, you could add a bun instead of the ponytail if you prefer, and bring the weaving all the way around her head in a full circle, just like a real spider web!

We added a cute spider bow (which was given to us years ago) to our finished design.  Of course, this is optional but a spider accessory of some kind would make the perfect finishing touch to this hairstyle.

Halloween hair. Spider web hairstyle tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • Several small, clear elastics.
  • 1 medium size hair tie or ponytail holder.
  • Several claw clips
  • A spider accessory to add to your finished web (optional.)
This spider web ponytail would be great to go with a Halloween costume, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, trick or treating, school or work anytime during October, for a spook alley, haunted house, crazy hair day, etc.

P.S. Although this hairstyle is fairly easy and requires no braiding skills at all... it can be time consuming.  I would give yourself 20-30 minutes to complete.
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Sep 28, 2016

Step Ladder Braid Hairstyle

Pretty step ladder braid hairstyle, video tutorial.

This week we have combined a woven twist step technique, a french braid, and a ladder braid to create a pretty and unique side braid hairstyle for medium or long hair. 

This braided hairstyle could be worn for casual or formal occasions (school, work, church, the beach, prom, homecoming, etc.)  I think this is one of our new favorite styles, as it is just so eye catching and intricate from every angle, and actually quite easy to create as well.  ;)

Step Ladder Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




Easy video tutorial, the step ladder braid hairstyle.

Unique braid, step ladder hairstyle

Cute hairstyle for long or medium hair. Step ladder braid.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 1 temporary ponytail holder or hair tie.
  • 1 clip to help hold the hair while you are working.
  • 1 medium size hair elastic or ponytail holder for the end of the braid.
  • As shown in our tutorial, we used a topsy tail (affiliate) to create the woven "steps" in this hairstyle (which does make it easier, but is not absolutely necessary.) These tools can be found in various stores where beauty products are sold, or online.
  • Pomade, hair spray, wax, gel, etc. as desired.
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Jun 15, 2016

Pull Through Woven Bun Updo Hairstyle

Pull through woven bun hairstyle tutorial.

In this week's hairstyle tutorial we are showing yet another variation of the "multi strand pull through braid ponytail" which we posted a few weeks ago. While working with this braid, we noticed the pretty "sideways fishtail" design that was created when each layer of the ponytail was opened up and turned inside out and thought this woven pattern would be beautiful incorporated into the center of a bun.

This updo has an elegant look to it and would be pretty for a Prom, wedding, Homecoming, recital, communion, church, dance, figure skating, etc.

Video tutorial showing how to create this glamorous pull-through woven bun updo:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Pretty bun hairstyle, the pull through woven updo.

Glamorous bun made using a pull through braid technique.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie or elastic for the top of the ponytail. 
  • 2 clear elastics to help hold in layers while you are rolling up the bun (optional.)
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Pomade, gel, finishing hairspray, etc. (optional.)
We chose to finish this style using a "rolled bun" technique and pinned it into place using bobby pins. If you are working with hair that is on the thinner side, or shorter hair, you may want to use a bun maker instead for more volume.

I remembered seeing something kind of similar on a fellow hair vlogger "sweetheart hair designs" instagram account a few months ago and went digging for their photo after I filmed this tutorial to look at their bun again.  Our hairstyles turned out quite different from each other but the concept is very similar, so if you like this style... you should go check out their woven bun as well!

P.S. Yes, this is the third week in a row we have used this braid! I thought it was just so beautiful, so I wanted to do a few things with it.  I promise we will be posting something different next week.  ;)
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Jun 8, 2016

Quilted Pull Through Braid Ponytail Tutorial

Quilted pull-through braid hairstyle, video tutorial.

This quilted pull-through ponytail is a variation of a style we posted last week (the multi strand pull through braid.) As mentioned in our video (below) the only difference between the 2 braids is the placement of the elastics, but as you can see.... the ponytails turn out completely different looking with this small change. (Comparison between the 2 braids below.)

Quilted pull through ponytail and multi strand pull through comparison.
(Quilted pull through ponytail on the left, multi strand ponytail on the right.)
Quilted Pull Through Braid Ponytail Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



We love the 3d effect of this style.  If you try this braid, you will noticed the "quilted" pattern shows up along the front, sides, and back of the ponytail.  So fun!

Quilted pull-through ponytail, side view.

Quilted pull through braid side view.

This braid can be stretched out to add more volume and dimension to the style, or you can leave it "as is" like we did, (which also turns out quite voluminous.)  Of course, this pull through braid can be done in a high ponytail or low ponytail, as a side braid, or even as a half up hairstyle.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 1 medium size elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium/small clear elastics (the amount will depend on your hair length.)
  • Pomade, gel, or other product to help control flyaways.
This hairstyle would be great for sports, school, work, the beach, special occasions, or every day casual occasions.
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Jun 1, 2016

Multi Strand Pull-Through Ponytail

Multi-strand pull-through ponytail, hair tutorial.

This week we are featuring a braid we saw on Instagram a few months ago on an awesome hairstyling account @merobraids. We loved how unique and intricate this woven ponytail looked when we saw it, and had to give it a try! 

We first saw the idea of using more than 2 strands in a regular pull-through braid from @prettylittlebraids on Instagram, when she came up with the idea of using 3 strands, and my daughter has actually worn the 3 strand pull-through braid (or 3D) version quite often.  This is the same concept, just taken up a strand... or 10.

Multi Strand Pull Through Braid Hairstyle, Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our video, you can count the number of strands you are pulling through each layer for more of a precise braid, or you can just go with the flow like I did.  After working with the braid a little bit after I filmed this video, I would recommend starting with an elastic in the first layer (on the bottom strand) instead of doing it without (like I did in the tutorial.)  It is easier that way and turns out better as well.  ;)

This style is quite easy to create once you get the pattern down, but it can be a little tricky keeping all of the sections separated.  If you are working on an actual person, I would recommend having them hold 1 or 2 of the sections for you while you are braiding, which will help tremendously.  I have done this with my daughter and it is much easier.  Or, as mentioned in our tutorial, you can use a clip to help keep one of the sections out of your way as well.

Multi strand pull through braid hairstyle, video instructions.

Although this ponytail looks kind of delicate with its "sideways fishtail design," it is actually quite durable and would be great for school, sports, the gym, etc.  This would also look awesome wrapped up into a bun, which would be perfect for dance, ballet, figure skating, and other special occasions.

Supplies needed to recreate this ponytail:
  • 1 large hair elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium size clear elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. To help control flyaways. (Optional)
P.S. If you love this ponytail, we have filmed 2 more fun variations of this braid and will be posting them over the next few weeks!
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Mar 30, 2016

Zig Zag Woven Braid Tutorial

Zig Zag woven braid. Half up or full ponytail hairstyle.

Our hair tutorial this week features a beautiful woven braid that is so easy to create!  We saw this technique a few months ago on Facebook and fell in love with how simple and gorgeous it is. This braid could be worn for both casual and formal occasions, and so many different styles could be created by using this concept.  As shown in our photos (above) you could make a half up style or a full braided ponytail.  Or, you could start by using this technique to form a half-up and finish off the rest of the hair into a gorgeous updo or bun.  We have another variation that we filmed coming next week with my daughter that I'm sure you will love, so watch for that!

Zig-Zag Woven Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As shown in our video, depending on how close together you place the elastics while forming this braid, you will have a completely different outcome.  You can decide if you like the elastics showing a little bit (or not) but I think both looks are very cute! 

Zig Zag woven braid, showing elastic spacing comparison.


Zig zag woven braid half up tutorial.

Zig zag woven braid tutorial.

Easy hairstyle! Zig Zag woven braid tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • Plenty of small hair elastics.  We used "Goody Ouchless" brand (affiliate) in the smallest size they sell. The amount is going to depend on how far down you go with the braid and the size of sections you take.
  • 1 medium size elastic or hair tie for the bottom of the braid (if you are braiding the full ponytail.)
  • Pomade, gel, finishing hairspray, etc.  (Optional.)
This braid should work with long hair, medium hair, straight, wavy, or curly. To make things easier on yourself, I would recommend cutting the elastics out when you take this style down (rather than unwinding each one.) A seam ripper or nail clippers work really well and make the job painless and quick.
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Mar 16, 2016

Woven Braid Pull Back Hairstyle

Woven braid tie back hairstyle, video tutorial

This week we are showing a fun half-up woven hairstyle that "The Princess" has been wearing a lot lately. This style has a relaxed, soft, bohemian feel to it (which is so trendy right now) and would be great for teens, women, and girls. I could see this style working for casual occasions; A day at the beach, hanging out with friends, a date, or school.  But, this would also be pretty for more formal events such as a wedding, prom, etc.

Woven Braid Pull Back Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Although the braiding/weaving in this hairstyle looks to be quite intricate, it is actually fairly quick and easy to create (as shown in our tutorial, above.) This style should work with long hair and medium length hair.  If your hair texture tends to frizz or is prone to flyaways, I would suggest weaving the hair while wet, or use pomade/gel to help keep the braid smooth for you.

Gorgeous woven braid pull-back hairstyle tutorial.

Pretty woven half up hairstyle

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic.
  • 2-3 alligator clips/claw clips to help hold things together while you are weaving.
  • Pomade/gel/hair wax to help control flyaways.
Over the past 8 years that we have been hair blogging/vlogging, we have done quite a few woven hairstyles and they always seem to become our favorites.  I think the weaving pattern is just so beautiful! One of the very first hairstyles we posted on our blog (and still one of our all time favorites) was our "woven pigtails" in 2008.  And then the basket weave half-up in 2009. This "woven braid pull back" is a more grown up version (which my daughter loves now that she is a teenager!)
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Mar 2, 2016

Braided Lattice Pull-Through Hairstyle

braided lattice pull through hairstyle tutorial

Braided Lattice Pull-Through Hairstyle, Video Instructions: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Cute braided lattice pull-through hair tutorial

Easy hairstyle. Braided lattice pull-through video tutorial

This "braided lattice pull through hairstyle"  is inspired by a similar style we saw on Instagram by: "jennies_hairstyles"

We both love that this half-up hairstyle is fairly quick and easy, but still looks intricate and unique.  We are always getting requests for DIY styles and I think this one would be easy enough to do on yourself. No French braiding involved!

This hairstyle reminds me of something a medieval princess would wear!  So delicate and pretty. I think this would be cute for weddings, communions, school, church, flower girls, prom, homecoming, etc. 

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium, clear elastic
  • 4 small, clear elastics
  • 2 temporary clips or hair ties
  • Water, gel, or pomade (to help control flyaways)

Of course, you can switch up the braids in the center for any type of braid you want to use (rope braids, fishtails, 4-strands.)  This style should work with long hair, medium hair, straight, wavy, or curly.
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