Hi 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:)
This hairstyle just slays me. Before I chopped my hair, I stumbled upon this super easy fake Victory Roll, and found that I could do it in less than one minute. It became my go-to dirty hair style for when I didn’t want to wear my hair down on the 4th day in between ShamPHree-in’
Remember the Victory Roll tutorial from a few years back? This is similar, but a little more of a futuristic take on the look. I love that even though my hair is shorter now, I can still do this ‘do. If you want to achieve this hairstyle on shorter hair, you just need to have longer hair in the front than the back. I will share my shortie version soon:)
Here it is, y’all.
The Lazy Girl Vintage Roll
So as always, starting out with a misting of texture spray is a good idea to help control this roll and make it stay.
Start by sectioning off the top of the head, from above each ear across the back.
Take the entire top section, and twist it upward like you are going to do a quick french twist.
Continue twisting as you pull the twist forward.
Begin to wrap the ends of the twist into a bun on the top of your head. You don’t want it to be too tight, because you want it to be a large-ish bun that looks more like a roll. To get the roll effect, push the bun into the base of the twist , and gently pull out on the edges so that the bun is set back inside a bit.
Pin the bun into place. Use as many pins as you need to, but be discreet with them. Here is a ‘pin a bun’ tutorial:)
For extra sassy results, do this hairstyle on hair that has been pin-curled!
This one is a charming little half-up hair do featuring scrunched braids, with foraged Beauty Berries and greenery from a Douglas Fir.
This hairstyle is best done on medium to long hair. You can use whatever greenery and berries you can find around your neighborhood for it.
To begin with, spray your hair down with a texture spray like this one. BTW, after working with Masterbraider wave spray, Corrina the lovely model in this tutorial said……
“This Masterbraider is the product I’ve been waiting for my whole life. My hair feels so thick and looks amazing!”
Glad you love it, lady. It really is magic for fine and slippery hair.
Prepare your greenery by cutting it into small pieces that can easily be pinned into the hair.
Begin the hairstyle by criss-crossing 4 bobby pins in the very back of your head. This will give you something to pin the berries and fir and braids into;)
Use bobby pins to pin in your plants securely to your criss-cross pins. Keep adding plants until your arrangement looks balanced and pretty without being to big or heavy.
Now, on one side of your head, take a large section of hair, including all the hair from your hairline, and make a braid. Once you reach the ends, pinch 2 of the strands from your 3 strand braid between the fingers on your dominant hand, while pinching the 3rd strand between the fingers of your other hand.
Holding the one strand in place, pull your 2 strands upward towards the base of the braid, scrunching it towards the head. It will create a cool looking braid that you may never knew existed. Well now, on your head, it officially does;)
Now, gather your 2 short strands in with your one long strands, and adjust the braid so that it is long enough to reach across to the back of the head, with an inch or so to spare. Pin the braid into your criss-crossed pins, covering the pins that secure the berries and fir.
Repeat this on the other side. Pin your second braid over the first one, covering any bobbies, and pinning into the criss-cross pins, not across the top of the braid. The key is to hide those pins as well as you can.
Voila! Perfect hair for your upcoming Solstice Party.
So I finally started watching Game of Thrones, after much pressure from my friends and readers. Mostly, I started watching it because I heard that the hair was cool in it. But soon, I was hooked on the scenery, costumes, the non-stop drama, the hair, the steamy sex scenes, and the dwarf. Yes, that’s right. We made it through season 2 and then guess what?! Season 3 is not available yet on Amazon Prime.
So my husband and I spent the next week hanging in space, not knowing how to spend our nightly hours together. Then, my friend Jules suggested that we watch Vikings to fill the void. She swore it was better than G.O.T. And being of Scandinavian descent, I was all like “Yah. Let’s do it”
We started watching it and got 3 episodes in and here is my analysis…….It is a low-budget G.O.T., with weak character development, a boring story line, a predictable plot, bad acting, and some really nice wild-man eye candy. So yah, I get it.
According to the show Vikings, viking hair was kinda funny. Men had either short hair, shaved clean in the back half or long hair shaved on the sides and arranged into a strange kind of tail that I can only describe as a “vikey-tail” or a “vikey-pone” if you will. You choose.
Women had interestingly braided and twisted hair, slightly less polished than the regal ladies of G.O.T.
I decided to try my hand at vikey-styling. So, In honor of the Vikings of our past, I bring you today a hairstyle called the lady vikey-tail.
Lady Vikey Tail
1. Take a section of hair from each side, just above each ear at the front hairline. Join them together at the back of the head with a small elastic.
2. Flip the ponytail up, over, and through, topsy-tail style. Flip it once more (twice total.)
3. Take another small section from each side below the first two sections. Join them in the back with an elastic.
4. Topsy tail twice, and then tighten the twist by splitting the tail into 2 and pulling the pieces apart.
5. Take another two sections of hair from each side and join them in the back.
6. Topsy tail twice, and tighten.
7. Take two last sections from below the last ones. Join them together.
8. Topsy tail twice, and tighten.
You are now officially ready to storm Valhalla with the strength of Oden and the wits of Loki. I want to see you rock a Lady Vike-y Tail.
Happy DIY hair Friday! Today, I present to you the Knotty girl half-up hairstyle! This is the easiest DIY hairstyle ever invented. If you are looking for a simple way to wear a half up look or get your hair out of your face, this is your 30 second hair fix. It is a tiny knot, secured with a pin.
The Knotty girl half up hairstyle is perfect for any hair type ( It looks amazing in naturally curly hair.) The hair needs to be shoulder length or longer to be able to make a complete knot.
Here is how to do it!
Knotty girl half-up hairstyle
1. Start by sectioning off the sides of the hair, from the top of the head to behind each ear. Take both side sections and twist them in each hand.
2. Bring the behind your head and tie them together.
3. Pull the ends tightly.
4. Tie them together again to make a knot.
5. Use a small bobby pin to discreetly pin the knot into the head, through the base and up towards the top of the head.