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Princess Style Headband - With Rays Of Sunshine!

See the little streamers of hair coming down from this braided headband?
headband braidThis fun hairstyle was actually inspired by a picture of a "ray of sunshine" the princess took all by herself off of our back deck! Do you see the resemblence? (kinda)
ray of sunshine
We both loved how this hairdo turned out. A classic braided princess hairstyle with some added "hair flair."

To start: Make a part from ear to ear and pull the hair behind the part into a half ponytail. This step is optional, but I also made another small section in the front and pulled both sides of her "bangs" back together underneath her hair in the back with a clear elastic like we did in our Barbie Hairstyle.

Now, this next step is hard to take a picture of, braid, and add hair in all at the same time! (I need a third arm.) But, I started inside-out french braiding (adding in hair only from the front) down by her ear. About every 2 plaits, I grabbed a small section of hair from the half ponytail and added it in with the french braid on the back side. Hopefully this makes sense. The arrows are trying to show you where to take the hair from and add in with the braid lol.
Continue braiding and adding hair from the half ponytail all the way across to her other ear.
What it will look like from the back...
Now you can bring the braid underneath the half pony. At this point if you wanted to, you could bring the braid all the way around her head to the other side where you started the french braid and tuck the ends under the braid with some clips/bobby pins to make a braided crown type of thingy.
Or.. wrap the braid around the ponytail, securing it with a clear elastic at the bottom.
Then of course, add some curls if you want!
braided headband
princess braids hairstyle for a princess

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  1. SO cute! But seriously, how is her hair growing so quickly?!

  2. shaunandnina,

    This hairstyle was actually done before we got her hair cut, it's just been sitting in our drafts. Her hair is about shoulder length right now.

  3. Super cute! You come up with the most creative styles!

  4. Thats really neat! In the first picture I thought the "rays" of hair were coming out of the braid (like the flaoting french braid style). How creative to incorporate strands from the ponytail into the braid instead!

  5. Thats really cute! It would also be neat to do the rays in twist braids.


  6. This is so cute!!

    And wow, her hair grows fast :)

  7. this is a great variation on a braided headband i love doing on my daughter, it will be fun to change it up with this...great idea thanks!

  8. Wow that is fantastic! This may be one of my favorite hairstyles so far :)

  9. I have done my daughters hair in this braid, but the "rays" and curls makes the style fancier...she will be wearing this hairstyle for a weadding this upcoming weekend :)


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