Dec 6, 2011

Candy Cane Braid Hairstyle

Christmas Hairstyles, The Candy Cane Braid!

christmas hairstyles for girlsThis "candy cane braid" (which we named after the stripy pattern of ribbon running down the braid) is the first of several Christmas and Holiday hairstyles we plan on posting this year. We've been having so much fun!

We stumbled upon this braid by accident one day. It's actually just a 4 strand woven braid (which we have shown on video before.) The position and placement of the ribbon is what forms the stripes and makes this braid "holiday worthy." :)
christmas hairstyleOf course, this braid doesn't have to be just for Christmas. It really would be darling anytime. For a more "grown up" look, you could loosen up the braid and add a little mess. I could see this working for teens and adults as well.

You will need fairly long hair to complete this style. If your hair is shorter, you might try adding the braid in a half ponytail - or closer to the top of your head (where you have more length to work with.)

Here's the video tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

A side note: The princess and I thought this would look so neat on someone with blonde hair and red ribbon.... Just like a candy cane!