Braiding Bonanza! Part 1

As a stylist that works behind the chair I have lots of clients who always ask me how to do different braids so I thought I could start a little mini series for you of “how to’s” on braiding! I’ll even add a few quick updo’s you can do yourself to create these looks as well!


In my opinion this is one of the easiest braids to do on yourself, obviously some people will say otherwise but because it essentially starts with two sections its not as awkward as 3 or even 4 strands can get. For the sake of being able to get clear pictures (with my phone, yes I know I’m so advanced (; )  I did this on a model and had my sister take pictures throughout the process.Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Part hair in two sections


(Make sure you brush through hair getting all of the extra tangles out before starting a braid for a clean look, if you want it to appear messy you can do that once it is finished)

Step 2:

Pull hair from the left outer side (depending on how tight you want this braid to appear depends on the size you pull, for looser appearing braids use bigger sections.


Step 3:

Take the hair you pulled and cross it to the inside of your right section


Step 4:

Repeat step 2 and 3 but on the other side: Take hair from the outer right corner

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(The hair will still appear as two separate sections in your hand until you get farther down, it takes about 3 times on each side to see anything happening) This is what it will begin to look like below:


Keep repeating from left to right until you get to the desired braided length. Tie a hairtie around it and go! This look is perfect because you can do it to the side on yourself very easily and on the back. You can also take this look farther up into more of a french braided fishtail but we’ll get to that in further posts!


I hope this helped and if you have any questions make sure to comment in between the parentheses above!! Make sure to like this post if you want to see more and don’t forget to hit the follow button for more regular reading!



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Thank you to my model Schuyler for allowing me to use your beautiful hair to create this look!




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