With the whole new hair thing I’ve got new inspiration to start doing hair and beauty tutorials again ^_^

I’ve had a lot of requests for styles involving braids and plaits which I suppose makes sense considering that mori styles are becoming more and more popular and coming in to Summer they keep hair off the neck!

So this is one of my favorite Summer styles, mostly because it’s cool but it also looks like it took a lot more time than it actually did XD

Braids Hair Tutorial

What you need:

  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Brush
  • Hair spray
  • Flower pins or decorations

Start off by sectioning your hair into 2 even pig tails.

Braids Hair Tutorial

Plait each section like this and tie the ends. You might need to experiment with plaiting overhand and underhand to see what looks best in the finished product because it can affect the way the plait sits on your head. I find that overhand works best on me.

Braids Hair Tutorial

Now take one plait and pull it upwards.

Braids Hair Tutorial

And over the side of your head:

Braids Hair Tutorial

Hold it very securely with your fingers and remove the hair tie.

Braids Hair Tutorial

Roughly pin it in place using the bobby pins. It doesn’t need to be perfect because this is just to hold it while we work with the rest ^_^

Braids Hair Tutorial

Now grab your other plait and pull it upwards too:

Braids Hair Tutorial

Hold it over the top so it crossed over and covers the end of the first plait. You probably won’t be able to get this one as far over your head as the first one because it has to go over a lump. As long as it reaches the half way point it’s fine though.

Braids Hair Tutorial

Hold it in place and remove the hair tie.

Braids Hair Tutorial

Now using a pin catch a small amount of the first plait:

Braids Hair Tutorial

Pull the pin over the end of the second plait (still holding the little bit of the first one) and push it back the way it came but underneath. Kind of like you’re following the line of a “U”. This is the most secure way to use bobby pins and they won’t just slide back out!

Braids Hair Tutorial

So when you’re done it will look a little like this and most of the ends of the plait will be hidden.

Braids Hair Tutorial

You should repeat this in a couple of the bumps of the plaits on both sides and front and back. If you do that then the ends will all be incased and nothing will be going anywhere 😀

Braids Hair Tutorial

Decoration is the key to not looking like a milk maid so I generally choose flowers and cover the back ^_^ The extra pins always help keep everything in place too. If you don’t want to use flowers then I also like pining pearls or little diamantes etc. Very cute!

Braids Hair Tutorial

Lastly it’s time to straighten your fringe or whatever you want to do with it!

Braids Hair Tutorial

From the side it looks a little messy because I didn’t push the flower pins in far enough but you get the general idea!

Braids Hair Tutorial

Finished!

Braids Hair Tutorial

Nice and cool for Summer and very versatile for different styles!

Hope you enjoyed and found it useful ^_^

 

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