Apr 26, 2012

Sidewinder Ribbon Braid Tutorial

A Unique French Braid Hairstyle With Ribbon

ribbon braid

This braid is created by using 3 strands of hair and a ribbon, scarf, or piece of fabric woven through the strands. After making this braid a few times, my personal opinion is that it is easier to manage than a regular french braid.  If you are having a hard time figuring out a french or dutch braid, this might be an easier alternative. This braid can be made the standard (tight) way, or as you can see in the picture below, can be stretched out for a softer or messy look. We like it both ways! This would be a fun hair style for cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, soccer, or other sporting events (as you could change up the color of ribbon to match your team.)

We held a "name this braid" contest on our facebook page a few weeks ago and "The Princess" ended up choosing the name "Sidewinder" from all of the entries. So, congrats and thank you to our facebook fan(s) who came up with the name Sidewinder for this unique ribbon french braid! There were lots of cute names suggested and The Princess had a very hard time choosing!

puffy braid with ribbon

Sidewinder Ribbon Braid Video Tutorial:


This braided hairstyle can be made diagonally swept across the back of the head (as shown.) Or if you would prefer, you could make a single braid straight down the middle.  You could also create 2 braids forming pigtails, or 2 crossing braids.  We would love to see your creations on our facebook page if you try this braid!