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Hairy Situation. How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid. The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season.

How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid

The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Brush out all the knots with a wide tooth comb. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece.

Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. How To Style Maiden Braids. Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial.

How To Style Maiden Braids

Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap braids around the crown of your head and pin in place with one pin each. Step 6: Arrange braids so that they cover the front of your head like a headband. Steps 7-8: Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and pin it into a cute messy bun. Step 9: Add final pins and spray. HAIR: How to get Vintage Style Curls without Heat! D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair. I love the look of naturally curly hair!

D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair

My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Have fun styling! How To Fishtail Braid. Move beyond the basic plait with a fishtail braid.

How To Fishtail Braid

Stylist Tommy Bucket explains how to wear the hairstyle, like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Angela Simmons have already done (watch a video tutorial below!) STEP 1 Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head. Fishtail braiding requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French braid). MUST READ: 5 Braided Looks We Want To Try (Spotted On Pinterest) STEP 2 Start the fishtail braid by holding the right section with your right hand.

(Hint: Try picking the hair up from the area near the base of your ear. Stay Sexy While Traveling: The Gorgeous Way To Travel STEP 3 Repeat on the other side: Hold the left section in your left hand. STEP 4 Continue adding small sections and crossing them over until you reach the ends of your hair, and secure with an elastic. “And don’t worry if layers start to fall out of the braid,” Bucket says. Like HelloBeautiful on Facebook to stay on top of new hair trends: View Gallery. McLaughlin Designs · DIY: Feather Extensions. LOOK: The Fishtail Braid. April 15, 2011 Filed Under: Hair, Looks, Trends, Tutorials, Tutorials When I was a little girl, I had this amazing ‘KLUTZ’ brand book that had tons of different ways to braid and style your hair.

LOOK: The Fishtail Braid

Apart from the fact that most were tied off with gigantic lime green scrunchies, many of the braids I performed on the heads of my un-suspecting barbies are still popular today. One style in particular that is getting a big bump in the fashion world is the fishtail braid; mainly for it’s loose, messy, no-fuss look. It’s very girl-next-door-cares-not chic.

Want to re-create your own version of the fishtail braid? 1. 2. TUTORIAL: Easy Formal Hair, The Side Chignon. June 23, 2011 1 Comment Filed Under: Hair , Tutorials I can do casual hair. I’m a master of beach-y waves, soft curls, and flirty layers. Take me to a formal event, and I essentially just clip in a bow. I find up-dos to be overwhelming. That’s why, when I stumbled across these super-simple do-it-yourself formal hair tutorials from Martha Stewart , I had to post them. Hot Right Now: The Waterfall Braid.