21 Jul

How To: My Bridal Shower Hair Do (Part One)

Last week, I shared pictures from my bridal shower with you, and one commenter asked for a how-to on the hairstyle.  Here’s the look in question (sorry it’s a little small!):

Today, I’m going to break down the braid for you, and tomorrow, I’ll show you how to achieve the pony…  Here are the steps:

Step 1: Part your hair on the side of your head.

Step 2: Section out the front of your hair (about 2.5″ wide), to be used for the braid and pull the rest of your hair out of the way.

Step 3: Starting at the side part, create a skinny subsection and divide it into three to start your braid.

Step 4: From here, you’re continuing through the section with a french braid, but with one key difference: as you braid, wrap the strands under one another (rather than over).  Still confused?  Here’s a quick video.

Step 5: Once you reach the hair just beside the ear, braid the rest of the strand without incorporating any more hair from the head.

Step 6: Secure with a small hair elastic that blends in with your hair.

Ta Da! Not too difficult, I hope!  Check back tomorrow to learn how to create the curly pony and complete the look!

Have you braided your bangs like this before?  Do you have trouble braiding from side to side, rather than going back?  Are there any other hairstyles that you’d like me to do a tutorial on?  Tell me about it in the comments!


{ posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 }


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Comments: {3}

  • Bryn writes:

    thanks sweet pea – my girl and her friends are doing these braids… so I will try this one – I like the reverse braid a lot! you look so lovely – and the glasses are adorable! XOXO Auntie Bryn

  • Rose Manning writes:

    I have never been able to create a braid like this. I followed your steps and I think with some practice I can make it perfect! Thanks Kim, this is so helpful!

  • Rose Manning writes:

    So proud of myself! Did the braid perfect, and got compliments all day at work!

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