Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jumping the Track

This hairstyle is a combination of bits and pieces of several other hairstyles.  It's easiest to do when the hair is completely wet.
   
Start by dividing the hair into 4 equal sections by creating a horizontal part right in the middle of the head and then another vertical part from ear to ear.  Tie off the bottom right section and the top left section in temporary elastics to get them out of the way.
 
Start up on the top right sections and comb the whole section toward the bottom left section.  Make sure it is nice and smooth and then separate it into three equal sections and begin braiding.  (Be sure to begin your braid down in the corner where the two parts meet.)  Plate it a couple of times until it is in the bottom left section and then begin adding hair from that section into the plates.  Finish the French Braid and secure it with an elastic. 
Now move up to the top left section and take out the elastic.  Part out a section along the bang-line that is about 2 inches thick. 
Separate that section into three equal new sections and create a 3-Strand Braid out of each.  You only need to plate your braid long enough to reach the middle corner where the parts cross over.  
Comb the remaining hair from that section toward the bottom right section and then divide it into 3 equal sections.  Plate a braid with each section and plate it a couple of times until it is in the bottom right section.  (Go ahead and take out the temporary elastic from the bottom right section.) Begin adding hair from that section into the plates.  Finish the French Braid and secure it with an elastic. 
Spray it with hairspray for a nice hold and then add some hair clips over the two elastics.

2 comments:

LK said...

I really like this one!!! It's something I could do for school :)

Chantal said...

doing this one in my daughter's hair today...she's going to grandma's for a sleep over and grandma always loves to see the new hairstyles in her hair...can't wait to do this one...i know her grandma will love it!