Monday, January 10, 2011

Maiden Braid

Here's a hairstyle that just sort of happened one morning. 
 My princess named it the "Maiden Braid" because I said to her, "Oh, you look like a fair maiden."  :)
We began with two semi-diagonal French Braids along the bang line. 
The "French" part was about 5 inches long and then the rest was just finished off with a regular 3-Strand Braid. 
 Gather some hair from the front of the head, on the opposite side of the French Braids, and create a regular 3-Strand Braid. 
Now pull all three braids to the back of the head.  Have the single braid lay right between the two braids from the opposite side and bobby pin all the braids together. 
You will have little ends sticking out on each side so grab a small section of hair from each side of the head and pull it over the loose ends to hide them.  Combine the new hair in the back with an elastic.  Gather two more sections from each side of the head and combine that in the back with an elastic again.  Now gather all of the hair that is down and create a low braid. 
 Finish it off with a fun little clip and you're all set to go.  The cupcake clip is fun for birthdays so feel free to copy the idea if you like it!