I posted this hairstyle on my Instagram the other day and you guys loved it, so I made it into a video. Once you understand and have practiced this hairdo, it literally takes 2 minutes to do. To get the feel of a rope braid, watch this basic video that breaks down the technique.
Just a little side note…..I amaze myself with how willing I am to appear before you in all my sloppy scrubby mom-ness in these videos. I often feel like I should polish up and make the lighting right, and be cute and coy and wear makeup for you and use shine spray. But it ain’t never gonna happen. This blog is not about me looking pretty, it is about you having fun with your hair. So sit your butt down and try this one. Practice it, master it, keep it in your bag of favorite hair tricks. Add a floral wreath to it, or just garnish it with flowers in general. This hairstyle is fit for a regal queen, a hippie wedding, or a twisted angel outcast.
This classy upside-down french braid with a bun and a bouf was inspired by the runway hair of this years Badgley Mischka show. I drooled at this hairstyle, so I decided to re-create it and share it with you. It is surprisingly easy to do, the complicated part is just getting the hang of braiding your hair upside down. It takes a little practice. Check out this video to watch me do it.
This hairstyle is composed of a braid up the back, a little bouffant, and a pinned bun with the free end of the braid. Here is how I did it.
1. Section off a semi-circle of hair on top of the head from temple to temple. This will be your bouffant area. Pin it to keep it out of the way.
2. Flip your head over and begin your french braid at the hairline. Braid all the way till you reach your top section. Include all the free hair from the sides. Secure the end of your braid with a clear elastic.
3. If you have bangs, separate them from your bouffant section. Hold up your bouffant section, and back comb it.
4. Taking the ends of your backcombed section, roll them down to the head, and pin it from both sides. Smooth the top of the bouffant and tuck and pin it into shape.
5. Take the free end of the braid, and wrap it into a bun.
6. Pin your bun to the base of the bouffant. Add a pretty comb if you want!
Here is a post for my crafty feather lovers! This is long over due. If you don’t already know, I love feathers. They are like hair in so many ways, yet so much more dramatic. I like to use color and texturizing techniques to make hair look like feathers. I like feather extensions, but not those played out ones from last year. Real ones like these.
Feather fascinators are great because they are easy to make and you can wear them over and over again. They add a pop of color to your hair, as well as a gorgeous boho feel to long hair or 1920′s Great Gatsby feel to short hair. Try them with a finger wave for polished and dramatic vintage gorgeousness.
Today, I am going to show you how to make your own feather fascinators.
What you will need is a scrap of leather, some craft glue ( I love Ecoglue) scissors, and feathers. For these fascinators, I used a mix of Peacock feathers (the big blue and green ones, and the small green ones) Pheasant feathers ( The medium sized grey blue ones and the orange ones) and Chicken feathers (the whispy red brown ones.) You do not need to use these same feathers, but you should have an assortment of 3-5 different varieties to make your DIY feather fascinator.
It is time to learn the Rattlesnake braid. It is the unicorn horn of braids. It is the unicorn’s favorite braid.
It is not really a braid, but a 2 stranded twist. To do it, you will take 2 sections, twist them in the same direction, and twist them around each other at the same time. It sounds complicated, feels kinda awkward at first, but it just takes practice. Try to learn this one without a mirror, by feel. I find it easier that way.
We will be using this technique in some really fun upcoming HTHG tutorials, so practice up.