Sunday, March 23, 2014

Zipper Braid

So Unique

This very unique and interesting braid is definitely only for people who want a bit of a challenge. I saw photos of this braid floating around Pinterest, We Heart It and Instagram for a while before I tried it. I thought it looked easy enough so when I tried it 3 times before getting it right (and still thinking it looked too messy) I just had to show it off! My friends, my mum and my mannequin head have all had to suffer as I repeat this braid and constantly have to restart it over and over again.
However, don't be put off because now I know how to do it it's easy and after a few stitches I can do it with my eyes closed.

I've seen lots of pictorials for this and they all looked too complicated and were hard to follow so here is the best video tutorial I could find: Cute Girls Hairstyles Zipper Braid

Ladder Braids

I love how this braid looks on high lighted hair - it brings out all the beautiful colours in any hair and makes a gorgeously simple hairstyle. The braiding techniques for this braid can be used in so many different ways to create more braids or even to add to simpler braids.
1. Start at the front of the hair and do one 'stitch' of a regular braid.
2. Continue braiding around the head; every time you cross over from the top add a section of hair like you're doing a french braid.
3. Every time you cross over from the bottom, take a small section from the strand a leave it hanging underneath the braid (you will use this later).
4. Finish this braid with a regular 3 strand.
5. Start another braid on the same side as the first one just underneath it.
6. Add the previously dropped pieces of hair from the first braid into the second braid every time you cross over from the top.
7. Finish this in a regular 3 strand.