Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all having a great week! Today I’m going to show you how to re-create the hairstyle that won the most votes in my recent poll. I just thought I’d say though, I’m doing my own take on the hairstyle, so it’s not going to look identical to the one in the pic. Where’s the fun in that? 😉 😛 Thank you to ‘coffee and tea’ who posted the pic in the hairstyle requests section asking for a tutorial.
I think this is actually a really fun braid, and it seemed kinda summery to me (hence the name), but of course I’m sure it would work great for all seasons. 😉 It definitely spices up a regular braid over your shoulder. 😉
It’s a kind of messy braid, yet elegant at the same time. So pretty!
Items needed: 2 small rubber hair elastics, 1 normal hair tie, 5-6 bobby pins.
Time: 4-5 minutes
Skill level: Easy
- Begin by parting your hair to the side or in the middle (I used a side part)
- Next, section off the hair from the top of you part all the way to the front of your ear..
- Now take a medium sized section of hair:
- And begin a normal 3 strand plait, only take the pieces behind the middle section instead of on top (like you would if you were doing a dutch braid)…
- Once you’ve reached the ends of your hair go back and pancake the braid (tug on the outside sections of the braid) as much as possible to make it look bigger. Then secure with a small hair tie..
- Repeat steps 4-5 with a smaller sized section on the other side of your part…
- Now go back and take the first braid you did over the top of your head (as if you were making a headband out of your hair)
- Pin underneath some hair on the other side of your head..
- Repeat steps 7-8 with the other braid…
- Now that you have your two braids in place, gather all your hair over your left shoulder to braid it- make sure to leave a few smaller pieces of hair out at the front like I did…
- Now plait all of the remaining hair over your shoulder and secure with a hair tie
- Bobby pin any layers or bits of hair that may not have made it into the braid at the back of your head..
- Lastly, I went back and added some slight curl to the layers I left out at the front with my curling wand by holding it on the wand for just a few seconds..
- Add some hairspray if you want, and you’re done!!
And there you have it, an awesome summer braid! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments, and remember you can leave your hairstyle requests here any time!