So in an effort to keep progress on my blog with my new style transformation I will be posting stuff that gives me inspiration or pushes me in this new direction.

Here are some tutorials for hair braiding and easy simple hairstyles.

p.s. you may ask why braiding, that seems time consuming. Well I say yes to braiding because it keeps it out of your face but also adds a bit of style. Also you can sleep in it and wake up the next day and fix it or have waves!

Pull the hair back as if about to do a single plait, or pull all the hair around to one side.
For many this will be easier to do, at least at first, if the hair is secured in a ponytail.
Next, separate the hair into two bunches.

Take a thin section from the outer part of each half.
Cross the left hand strands over to join the right hand bunch and place the thin right hand section across to join the left hand side.

Keep on incorporating thin outer sections of one side into the other, alternately crossing these strands from one side and then from the other.

This may take a while with very long hair, but the result can look very elegant

Brush your hair straight back, removing any knots and tangles.

Separate a section of hair at the place where you’d like the braid to begin (traditionally, near the crown).

Hold the lock of hair in your left hand and use your right hand’s index and middle fingers to separate the hair into three strands.

Hold the section of hair on the far left with your left pinkie. Grab the rightmost section with your left fingers and cross it over the middle section.

Shift the new right section of hair (what was just the middle section) from your right hand to your left. Hold all three locks of hair in separate slots of your left hand’s fingers.

Use your right hand’s index finger to pick up a lock of hair from the right side of your head and add it to the new right section.

Cross the left section of hair over the middle section. Grasp the right section with your right pinkie, then rotate your left hand so that you can grasp the left lock in your right hand. Shift the new left section to your right hand.

Use your left index finger to pick up a lock of hair from the left side of your head and add it to the left section.

Cross the right section of hair over the middle section. Grasp the left section with your left pinkie, then rotate your right hand so that you can grasp the rightmost section in your left hand. Shift the new rightmost section to your left hand.

Repeat steps 6-9 until there’s no more hair to add.

Bring the braid forward over your shoulder and braid the rest of your hair normally in a basic English braid as far down as you can reach. Tie off or clip the end of the braid.

Milkmaid Braid tutorial

Fishtail Plaits

[I want this look so badly. I wish I still had my sailor hat from high school!]

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What are some simple hairstyles that you do?


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