Floral Inspiration for Curly Hair

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Hello. How are you all doing?

Today, I bring you floral inspiration for your naturally curly hair.

I used my Traditional Lei-Making Tutorial to create little floral garlands with wild roses and hawthorn flowers. Then, I incorporated them into some simple hairstyles to add a extra dose of pretty and detail.

headbandsI have had so much fun making floral garlands this Spring and Summer and I totally encourage you to get a needle and thread and play around with plants and flowers that are growing around you. Make something to tie around your head, your hat, or your neck. Their is nothing better than wearing flowers;)braid up

Little bonus tutorial here……For the look seen on Liz, we did a braid up the back, secured it at the top with bobby pins and let the rest of her hair be completely free.

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With a rose garland and some foliage, and a leather motorcycle jacket, she defied every possible category and stunned the shit out of me with her beauty. And that is just how I like things to be:)

Have fun, get creative, surround yourself with flowers, and defy social constructs. These are my lessons for today.

xoxo, HTHG

Cyndi Lauper Waterfall Braid for Curly Hair

7U6A6182Hi dears. Do you remember when we talked about the waterfall braid last year? Waterfall braids are french braids that you only add hair to from one side, instead of both. And on the other side, each time you overlap, you drop your strand and grab a new one from right under it. Check out this tutorial for clarity. audy

I love this hairstyle because I really dig the asymmetrical vibe, but it is still soft and not too severe. This hairstyle looks so cool on curly, big hair so I say, let it be wild. 7U6A6147

To get the look, you will need 2 bobby pins and your braiding fingers.

Begin like you are doing a french braid, with 2 small pieces of hair at the front of your hairline. Overlap them a few times.

Now, do a waterfall braid straight down the back of your head, adding to one side, and dropping and swapping your sections on the other side. If you need extra waterfall braid clarity, check this.

When you reach the back hairline, use your bobby pins to secure the base of the braid to the head. Let the ends hang free, and sweep all the hair on one side over one shoulder and rock it like Cyndi Lauper.

xoxo, HTHG

Short Hair Braids for Summer

7U6A2505Hey babes. Short post to share some short hair braids I did recently. In a time of short-bob boredom, it hit me that I still had braiding options so I busted out some half-up style french braids that actually looked pretty cute. I plan to do some more polished short hair tutorials soon, but for now, peep these. 7U6A2468

This first hairstyle I stole from my Barista at Zoka Coffee in Tangletown. She rocks the short bob and braid and it looks so cute on her. To get this look, I began a french braid at the front hairline in my bangs, which were BARELY long enough to even consider cooperating. I began adding small sections from either side, back and forth.

When I got half way back, I gathered the ends of my french braid into a tiny messy little bun, by ponytail-ing it once, and pulling it halfway through the second time. Kinda cute, right? And super easy to do.

7U6A2616The next short hair braid started above one ear, with a french braid. I guided the french braid across the top of my head, ending it above the opposite ear. I continued braiding down the ends, and secured the tail with a clear elastic. 7U6A2641

Then, I flipped the tail of the braid underneath the french braid, tucking it under and out of the way. I used a bobby pin and a strategically placed dogwood flower to secure the braid to the head.7U6A2695

7U6A2778I am here to tell you short haired babes, you do have many styling options. More to come;)

xoxo, HTHG

Half-Up Braided Halo for Long Hair.

birchy haloHi honeys. Here is a pretty little half-up braided halo that I did on Birch’s beautiful long hair.

Here is how to do it:

Make 2 braids, on on each side, towards the back of the head and pretty high up. Fljp the braids up and tie them once, so that the ends hang down the opposite side. Stick a couple pins in there, where the braids feel loose. Be sure to pin the sides, where the braid ends overlap the opposite braid.

Take the ends of the braids, pull them up and overlap them across the top of the head again. Add more pins as needed.

Now take the ends of your braids, and tuck them in and under your braid halo, so that they are hidden. Add more pins as needed. Your braids should look like a mix between a halo and a french chapeau:)

Let the rest of your hair hang wild and free.

xoxoxox, HTHG

Easy Short Hair Braids.

brookHiya babes. Here is yet another cute shortie hairstyle, this time with some messy little braids that are all tucked into themselves.

This hairstyle is for chin-length to shoulder-length hair, and is perfect for a Spring day spent outside in the wind.

As always, begin with a spritzing of sea-salt texture spray to ensure grip and make those braids stay. It really does make braiding short hair much easier:)

Part your hair across the back of your head, from the top of on ear, straight across to the top of the other.

Beginning on the top section, on your right side, start a dutch braid and guide it straight across the back of the head. Once you have added all the hair in from the section, continue your braid to the ends and secure with a clear elastic.

Now take the end of your braid, and roll it back toward the right, flat against the head, tucking in the tail. This will create a bitty little braid bun of sorts. Pin your bun into place, snugg-ly underneath your dutch braid.

On the underneath section of hair, do a dutch braid that begins on the left side and goes across the back of the head on the opposite direction, adding in all the rest of the hair. Braid to the end, and secure with a small clear elastic. Now roll the end of your braid back in the opposite direction, flat against the head. Tuck in the end, and pin your little flat braid bun into place, snugg-ly under your second braid.

Pow!

xoxox, HTHG

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