Feb 2, 2012

The Illusion Braid With Ribbon

A Multi-Strand Ribbon Braid

ribbon braidThis hairstyle is a variation of the Illusion Braid (which we posted a couple of weeks ago.) We absolutely loved the original braid but "the princess" is very active and we sometimes have trouble with bobby pins falling out of her hair. Some of you have commented on having this same problem. Well, our first illusion braid required bobby pins.... but this one does not. :) We have found that ribbon is a great solution for keeping this braid together as well as adding a pretty touch of color to the style! I'm thinking this would be a cute hairstyle for many different activities such as cheerleading, dance, sports, holidays, etc. You could switch up the color of the ribbon to suit the occasion. We have some heart patterned ribbon that we're thinking would be darling in this hairstyle for Valentine's Day.

Enjoy! (click here to watch directly on youtube.)

The plastic craft needle we used to string the ribbon through the braids in the video can be found in most craft stores. I have seen them at Walmart (in the craft section) for around a dollar as well. You could also use a "design weaver" if you have one, or even a regular sewing needle (be careful not to poke yourself if you do that though!)