Partymom Braids

7U6A4211Brette Howard is this……Part goddess, part dude. Part mom, part daughter. Part rocker, part dreamer. Part Yes, part Kate Bush. Part PMA, part Partymom. Part Whatever Dude, part chipped beef on toast. Part Montana, part Seattle, part San Fransisco. Part friend part sister. Part yin part yang. So many parts. Throw all parts on a cutting board and chop em up with a hemmer Knife. Put chopped parts in a cast iron pan under the broiler for 10. Open the oven and inside you will find a spirit made of fierce Saggitarian wildfire riding on the back of a wild ass pony. Step back and let it out.

This is my Brette metaphor. She has earned the term Partymom, as well as Be The Fair mother because she came up with the term, and she is building the empire. I, her friend of many years, am watching and cheering, endlessly inspired and amazed. 7U6A4183 7U6A4206 7U6A4195 7U6A4218 7U6A4214

For this hairstyle, I parted her hair down the center and did an edgy dutch braid down each side, leaving a long-ish tail and then securing the ends with clear elastics and tucking a flower in one of the elastics. I tried to make the braids very close together. That is why this double braid looks cool and different;)

Then, I deconstructed the heck out of those braids using this technique.

xoxo, HTHG

The Braid-Hawk

braid hawkHi braiderbabes. Want to know how to turn your Pentacostal Sunday School Teacher looking braid into an edgy braided-mohawk? The full tutorial for this ‘do is up on Latest-Hairstyles.com today, so check it out and please share it with your friends!

xoxoxoxox, HTHG

Dungeon Braids

DSC06488DSC06489Hey babes. This hairstyle was fun one that I did on my friend Sarah this Summer. The fun thing about it was that it was very experimental and different than any other hairstyles I have done in the past. The hairstyle reminded me of something a female knight might have rocked back in the royalty days, maybe slaying dragons or freeing slaves or something.

Or maybe some kind of tribal style? I dunno. What do you think when you look at this hairdo?

DSC06461DSC06470I basically did 3 different french braids, one down each side, and one straight down the back. I secured the ends with clear elastics, and then I realized there was no where to tuck the ends into…..The braids were too tight and unforgiving.

This is the point in the creative process where my mind shifts to plan B…..Make it work.

DSC06481DSC06476I folded the very ends (tails!) under once and then used creatively placed bobby pins in neat rows to overlap and secure the ends of the braids against the head in no particular order….I just sort of criss-crossed em.

The finished product was a tightly braided maze of braids that looked cool because of her stark ombre, with bobby pins as function AND fashion. (I am embracing this trend.)

Sarah promptly looked in the mirror and told me to please start over because she felt like a weird pin head:) Obvies not the hair-do for those with small head complexes. So I took it all out and braided a bunch of moss into her hair like a mohawk instead.

xo, HTHG

 

3 minute hairstyle for 3rd day hair. Simple Fishtail, DIY

Hello friends. Today I want to share with you how a very simple fishtail braid can be perfected with just a little deconstructing. In 3 minutes or less, you can have a 3rd day hairstyle that looks great from all angles.

First offnix, watch this video and learn how to fishtail braid. It is really much easier than you

think.

Do a fishtail braid down the back, stopping half way and securing the braid with a clear elastic. There should be very long ends hanging out.

Deconstruct the braid by pulling the edges apart to widen and flatten and soften it. Start at the end of the braid and work your way up. Now to finish off the look, pull down small pieces of hair around the face, and put on your best pair of Nikki J earrings.

xo, HTHG

Leather-wrapped Jessa Braids, Festival hairstyle for the casual boho.

leather wrapped braidsIt took me a long time to finally give the HBO hit show Girls a second chance. My first impression was that it was unbearably superficial and annoyingly full of screechy, neurotic spoiled girls. Yuck.

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 2.08.06 PMNow, though, babes, I am hooked. I love Hannah Horvath like my own best friend, and I just adore Adam. Marnie and Shosh crack me up with their obscene insecurities and warped views on life, and Jessa has a great bohemian New York woman vibe, and I dig her casual boho hairstyles.

On one early episode of Girls where Jessa becomes a nanny, she rocks this great leather-wrapped braided hairstyle that was so good. I had to recreate it for you! All you need is a couple of small elastics and some leather scraps (take a scrap piece and cut out 2 strips:) .

7U6A2788The full tutorial can be viewed at Latest-Hairstyles today!

Also, here is this look shown on shorter hair.

 

xoxo, HTHG

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