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Day 30: The Twisted Braid {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Thirty: The Twisted Braid
Skill To Learn: Twisted Sister + French Braiding
Difficulty: Moderate to Complex
Time Commitment: 25 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, a Bunch of Bobbies

For Day Thirty of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I want to teach you the Twisted Braid!  We are going to combine the concept of  Twisted Princess with the skills of French Braiding and Knotties).  This updo is fancy and fabulous and fitting for a prom or wedding, in my opinion!  But you can learn the skills to do it at home (probably on someone else) and then just transfer the skill to styling on yourself! Read the rest of this entry

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Day 23: The Braided Bun {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Three: The Braided Bun
Skill To Learn: Just Combining Skills You’ve Already Learned
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Time Commitment: 15 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic, 1 Clear Elastic, 3 Bobbies

For Day Twenty-Three of 30 Days, 30 Ways, we’re going to do the super-girly Braided Bun!  This is as easy as one-tw0-three and can be styled very clean or wispy and whimsical.   If you style wet with gel, you will achieve the polished look as seen on Alayna below.  But if you fashion a looser braid on dry hair and allow strands to fall out as you wrap the bun, you will accomplish a subtler look.  The style will also change depending on where you position your bun.  (Go here for more on that…)  So here we go: Read the rest of this entry

Day 21: Two French Braids {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-One: Two French Braids
Skill To Learn: Parting and Left/Right Symmetrical Braiding
Difficulty: Moderate With A Practice Run
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 2-4 Clear Elastics

For Day Twenty-One of 30 Days, 30 Ways, let’s attempt to do the French Braid that you learned on Day Eight on two sides with a [blind] center part.   When we initially learned french braiding,  there was the simplifying option of anchoring your starter hair with an elastic.  The tutorials pictured here will not incorporate that, but you can still use that option if it will help you pull the style together until you get more familiar with it.  I am going to show you the basic double braid, but then I will show you some fun alternatives as well! Read the rest of this entry