Apr 4, 2012

Easter Hairstyles, The Basket Weave Braid

French Basket Weave Side Swept Braid Hairstyle
A Cute Easter Hairstyle!
This basket woven side ponytail hairstyle is inspired by a picture (shown below) that has been floating around on Pinterest, and also requested several times on our facebook page. Every pin I have seen of this style (and it is ALL over Pinterest) is either "uploaded by user" or is linked to "weheartit" or "tumblr." So, I'm not sure where the image actually originated from. If someone knows, please let me know in the comments so that I can give credit to the creator. ;)basket woven side braidWe used fairly large (chunky) sections in our variation for a quicker "how to" video. In the original hairstyle (as you can see) the basket weave is looser, with more strands, and more defined. For a more intricate and neat braid, smaller sections should be taken and then loosened at the end. We only added about half of the strands you would need to more accurately recreate the look. Also, the princesses hair is not quite long enough to pull off the original braid. But... hopefully our video will give you the basic idea of how to recreate this if you really want to!

easter hairstylesI'm thinking this would be a darling hairstyle for Easter Sunday as it reminds me of an Easter Basket. ;) We also found this cute springy headband shown below at the dollar store and love the look it adds to the style. The princess noticed that it looks like a "handle" to finish off the basket!
woven braid Btw, this basket weave braid is much easier to complete using damp hair, or with hair product. As you're weaving, flyaways will most likely become a problem if you are working on completely dry hair.

Here's the how-to video:

PS: An easier option to design a basket woven look for Easter (as shown below) would be to create multiple waterfall twist braids. We have shown this technique in another post here: Triple Waterfall Twist Braid Video
easter hairstyleClick here for a few more Easter Hairstyle ideas. ;)