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Hourglass Braid, Cute Hairstyles

Hourglass braid hair tutorial

For our hairstyle tutorial this week, we have combined several braiding techniques: Dutch braids,  feather braids, rope braids, and a double twist to create a fun "hour glass" braid hairstyle.

This style would be great for school, sports, and other casual occasions.  We love that these braids stayed neatly in place all day when "the Princess" wore this recently.

Cute hairstyle idea, the hourglass braid

We have used the double twisting technique featured in the center of this hairstyle several times before in the past, most recently in our "arrowhead braid" half up style.  We love the pattern the twist makes with the rope braids all combining in the center of this style. Of course,  If you want to use more than 2 braids on each side, you can definitely add as many as you like.  Also, French braids can be utilized instead of Dutch braids if you prefer.

Hourglass braid hairstyle using dutch braids and rope braids

Hourglass Braid Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Hourglass braid hair tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this style:
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • 2 medium elastics for the bottom of the braids
  • gel, pomade, or water to help with flyaways
  • finishing hairspray
This hairstyle will work best with medium length and long hair, curly, wavy, or straight.

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