Last week we started a tutorial competition in which you guys sent us great tutorials for your favorite braids. There were so many to choose from, and we couldn’t pick just one. So for the next few days, we will be announcing and posting the winners.
The first winner we would like to congratulate is Nora Forell! We recommend for you to check out her instagram (@noraforell) because she has really good and easy step-by-step tutorials! Here is just one example. Thanks Nora!
To do this you need to know how to waterfall braid and French braid.
1. Make five “Stitches” like a regular waterfall braid. Then clip it away for now.
2. Make three strand braids of all the waterfall pieces.
3. Pick up the first braid and add it to the outermost strand of your braid.
4. Instead of waterfall braiding you will now French braid. You add in pieces from the top of your head like before, but the pieces you add in on the other side will be the braids.
5. When you’ve added in all the braids it will look like this.
6-7. Gently tug at the braids to loosen them until you are happy with how it looks.
8. Make a three strand braid to finish it off.
Step 1: For best results do this braid on wet or damp hair—this way your hair will twist into much neater and cleaner sections.
Step 2: You have two options:
- for a tighter, cleaner look begin by putting your hair into a ponytail
- for a more natural, messier look start your braid at your neck and begin with step 3
Step 3: separate your hair into two perfectly equal sections and twirl each sections around your fingers twisting your hair
By now you should have your hair split into two identical twists.
Step 4: Cross the right twist over the left twist
Step 5: Continuing crossing twist over twist until you have your braid of desired length
Step 6: End your braid with a ponytail
And enjoy your beautiful Rope Braid!!
For best results, do this braid on someone else rather than to yourself.
Like many braids, practice makes perfect, so don't give up if you don't succeed
the first time! This braid is so beautiful and we guarantee you'll get endless
*Refer to the pictures attached for extra help and clarification*
Split the hair into two even sections.
From the right section, take another small part (make sure it's not too thick)
from the middle of the back of the head (refer to picture).
Begin braiding the hair in the shape of half a heart. As you braid, add pieces
along the way so that it stays. Make sure as you braid that you are following
the shape of half a heart.
Once your braid looks like an arch, make sure that you have collected all the
hair from the top right half of your head.
Keep braiding until you are in the same line as the ear.
Braid the rest of the hair regularly and tie with a ponytail.
Now you're gonna do the exact same thing on the left side of the hair.
Begin braiding the half of the heart, and once you reach the line of your ear,
Combine the two braids at the center of the back of the head.
This braid is definitely one of our favorites! We have seen countless requests asking for tutorials on this specific braid, so we hope you enjoy it! It may sound a little difficult, but we hope the instructions are clear. We have also attached a step by step explanation with pictures, so take a look, and good luck! We would love to see your completed waterfall braids. Let us know what you think!
1. Take a section of the hair and split it into three strands, just like a normal braid.
2. Begin by making a simple braid, crossing the right piece over the middle piece and then the left piece over the middle piece.
3. Once you have done that once, and it is time to bring the right strand over to the middle again, add another thin strand to the right strand. This is similar to how you make a French braid.
4. Now you should have a thicker strand because you combined the two together. Then bring that strand over the middle one.
5. Once it is time to bring the left piece over the middle piece, you’re going to do something different. Drop that piece and pick a new piece from the hair that is free next to it. This should give you the beginning of the waterfall look, with the strand hanging.
6. Using the new strand, bring it over to the middle.
7. Continue to do this routine of adding a piece from the top and bringing over to the middle, and then drop the bottom strand and replace it with a new strand.
8. Continue this throughout the hair, and you’ll have a beautiful waterfall braid!
This braid is a little more tricky than the simple braid but I have no doubt that you will all catch on in no time!
Step 1: Split your hair into 5 equal sections. For practice on yourself, its easiest to pull all your hair over either you right or left shoulder and do this braid there. You begin by holding two sections of hair with your right hand, and two sections of hair with your left—there should be one section remaining- this is your middle section.
Step 2: Take the outer section from your right hand and bring it over the other section you are holding in your right hand, and then under the middle section.
Step 3: Now do the same thing on the other side: using the sections in your left hand bring the outermost section over the other section, and under the middle section.
Step 4: Now same exact thing. Using your right hand, bring the outermost section over the other section in your right hand, and then under the middle section.
Step 5: Same thing once again. Using your left hand now, bring the outermost section of your left hand over the other section in your left hand and then under the middle section.
Step 6: Continuing carrying out these steps until you have completed the braid and until you are happy with the braid. I hope it goes well!
This youtube video is a FANTASTIC explanation of how to make the braid. Watch, listen, and you’ll definitely LEARN!
This braid may look complicated but is actually really easy to do on your own hair!
It’s a great hairdo if you’re looking for a fancy night out look or need a hair-do that will last for hours.
Split the hair into two even sections in the back of your head.
Braid each ponytail into a simple braid. Secure each braid with a ponytail. Use your fingers to ensure that the braid is flat in order to add texture.
Take the two braids and cross one over the other.
Pull the two braids in a way that forms a knot with your hair.
Tuck the remaining hairs either over or under, so that no pieces are left out.
Use bobby pins or a GOODY spin pin to secure each side.
This braid definitely requires patience, but the result is worth it. Try this braid, and we can assure you that you’ll be getting tons of compliments!
Hopefully by now you’ve mastered bother the fishtail braid and the double fishtail, so let’s give this one a try– it’s a step harder, but I have no doubt you can do it!!
1. Split your hair into three even sections.
2. Fishtail each section, and the thinner the pieces you take in the fishtail, the nicer it looks in the end.
if you are unsure how to do a fishtail at this point- please take a step back and review this tutorial: Fishtail Braid
3. Once you have your three fishtails ready, carefully do the simple braid. This is done by swinging the right piece over the middle piece and under the left piece, placing the left piece in the middle. Continue this process until you reach the bottom of your hair.
This braid may look a little difficult at first, but it is pretty simple if you practice a few times!
It is kind of difficult to do this braid on yourself, so try it on others for great results.
The person who you are braiding needs to put their head down so that all the hair is falling forward.
Take a small piece from the bottom of the neck (which will be the top of your braid). The whole time you will be braiding like a regular braid from top to bottom).
Begin braiding the classic French braid. Split the piece of hair you took into three pieces, and as you braid, add more and more pieces from the right and left sides of the hair. Make sure to make it tight for better results.
Continue braiding until you have reached the ear line in the back of the head. Once you reach that point, stop adding more piece of hair and add the rest of the hair as if you are making a high ponytail.
Use a ponytail to tie all the hair together into a high ponytail. Now you can choose to either leave it down in a ponytail or wear it in a bun so the braid is visible!
This braid provides such a classy look and we hope you all love it!
1. Take a small section of hair either from the right or left side. It is
preferable to take a piece from the hair on top of the ear.
2. Start braiding like a regular braid, but in an angle facing the direction you
want the braid to go.
3. As you make the braid, keep adding thin pieces of hair to the braid like a
NOTE: make sure you only add to the top part of the braid (like in a waterfall),
and not from the bottom.
4. Continue braiding, and if you started the braid on the left side, go horizontally until you reach the right side of the head and then change your direction.
5. Continue braiding, gently twisting the braid in the direction you want it to go, and you’re done!
1. In order to do this braid, you will need to use a sock bun. Learn how to make a sock bun here: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2012/04/07/diy-sock-bun/
2. However, before you secure the bun with bobby pins, leave out a piece of hair, making sure it is thick enough to cover the base of your bun.
3. Once you are done pinning your bun, braid the leftover hair. Secure it at the edge with a thin ponytail that matches your hair color.
4. Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and secure it with bobby pins, and you’re done!
The braided sock bun is a great way to get your hair away from your face and still look great. A small tip we can give you is to make the hairdo a little more sophisticated by making the leftover hair into a fishtail. Don’t worry if the bun is a little complicated to make, just use bobby pins and try it more than once if you need to. Practice makes perfect!