Mermaid Braid (Bonus Post!)

Hey hey hey everybody! Today, I have this super beautiful hairstyle—modeled by my super beautiful sister!—that is super easy, and great for the Spring/Summer themes!

Items needed: 3 elastics, hairbrush, hairspray, and bobby pins—if desired
Time: 10-15 minutes

Alrighty! Let’s get to it!

1. To start, make sure that the hair is brushed, and if frizzy, I would recommend hairspraying it first.

2. To begin the mermaid braid, take a section of hair from the front, and bring to the back of the head. Then, begin a simple three-strand braid. Your hair should look something like this:
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3. Now, pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

4. Now pic up a section of hair on the left side of the head..

5. Then, begin to fishtail-braid the left section of hair. Pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

6.  Repeat steps 4-5 on right side. Your hair should now look something like this:

 

 

{Make sure that you leave behind a bit of hair with the three-stranded braid!}

7. Now, gather all the hair together and braid it into a plait (using the fishtail braids for your left and right sections, and the three-stranded braid/leftover hair for the middle)—while you are braiding, make sure you pull out the other elastics (if desired), that way you don’t see them in the final look. (;

8. Hairspray—if desired. Also, if there are any spots that seem to be needing some pinning, bobby pin to your desire!

And that’s all there is to it! I hope y’all enjoyed this gorgeous hairstyle!

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Happy Hairstyling!

❤ always: Emily

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Summer Bandanna Top-Knot

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited that summer is just around the corner!

Today I am going to show you this super cute bandanna top-knot hairstyle. Let’s get started!

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Items Needed: 1 hair elastic, bandanna // time needed: 5-8 minutes (or less!) // difficulty: easy

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1.) Start with your hair in a middle part (or a side part works too!)

tip: When my hair is wet I love to spray it with a sea salt hair mist. It adds a lot of texture and gives your hair beach-like waves. That’s what I did today. (:

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2.) Grab a 1 inch section of hair from one side of the part and begin to do a french braid  straight back. Make sure to use smaller pieces of hair when you add strands in. Stop adding strands in just a couple of inches before the crown of your head ends. Do a couple stitches without adding in strands and temporarily secure with an elastic. Repeat this step with the other side. Now your hair should look something like this.

IMG_89503.) Release the elastic and gather your braids and a bit more hair from the back (you will use this part of your hair for the top-knot). Tie your hair as if you are doing a regular half up pony tail, but on the last twist of the elastic, pull your hair half-way through. Pull gently on the outer ends of the top-knot to make it more fluffy.

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4.) Roll up your bandanna and wrap it around your top knot and tie it in a secure knot, leaving the ends hanging on the side.

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And that’s it! Here are the final pictures!
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I hope you enjoyed this summer hairstyle tutorial!

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See ya!

Sabrina (: