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I know I said I would post this hair tutorial yesterday, but obviously I'm a no good liar because today is not yesterday, it's today. This hairstyle is basically the same thing as milkmaid braids, only modified to up the volume and lessen the big part in the back. Pigtails or regular milkmaid braids make me look like I'm balding, as I have a wicked scar in the back of my head. I would recommend doing this in a mirror and checking the back to make sure it's all neat and tidy as you go, because I did not and it's a little (or a lot) messy in the back. I redid it before heading out and it looked much better, so make sure you use a mirror! For full instructions, keep reading after the jump.

Hair Tutorial: braided 'do

Hair Tutorial: braided 'do
Photo 40- You Totally Got This: 4 Easy Braids For Rookies
photos: justin coit + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Remember when Lauren’s go-to hairstyle was the bang braid? Well, lately this little lady’s had a new favorite.

THE LONG + THE SHORT OF IT - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon

THE LONG + THE SHORT OF IT - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon
How To Style Maiden Braids Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial. 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).

How To Style Maiden Braids

Summer Hair Braid Trends

Summer Hair Braid Trends

Braids, pleats, or plaits—whatever you call them, we're absolutely loving all things twisted in hair this season. Beautylish brings you the three hottest braid trends this season and three easy braid DIY tutorials to replicate the look yourself. Who needs a headband when you can make one from your hair! We're loving this European, Heidi-inspired front braid that you can style into an updo or wear with your hair down. See how easy it is to give yourself a plait with Imogen's tutorial. It's easy to give your braids a little extra something with ribbons, flowers, bows, and any other accessories you can think of.
Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial

Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial

These little rope braids are a fun way to add a little style with your own hair, creating a sort-of headband of sorts. Your hair doesn’t need to be extremely long, but you do need some length to cover the top of your head with. If you have layers, you could instead create a tiny French Braid where the hair is shorter and closer to your head, if that makes sense. But it’s a fun and cute braided hair style that’s just a little different. I originally wore this style last Summer with two slightly larger braids
Pretty Side French Braid low Updo Hair Tutorial I wore a more relaxed version of this hair style in an outfit post in June of 2009 but for reasons unbeknownst to me, I never did a tutorial for it. Recently though, a few of my lovely readers have asked for it …so here it is. Enjoy!

Pretty Side French Braid low Updo Hair Tutorial

{this is glamorous} : adventures in love, design, fashion, home decor, food and travel: {holiday hair how-to: the side chignon} . . . for late lunch dates and last-minute meetings, it’s been mostly chic & messy topknots, and sometimes, even, a classic chignon — but as the holiday invitations begin to pile up, something a little more sophisticated is in order for those elegant dinner parties filled with sparkling crystal champagne flutes and conversations that last long after the crème brulée has been served — and of course, the perfect solution is the always lovely side chignon . . . {one} using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections {two} once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down {three} build height and volume at the crown by teasing hair gently with a fine-tooth comb {four} gather hair into a low ponytail; twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go {five} once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls, and pin them back over {this is glamorous} : adventures in love, design, fashion, home decor, food and travel: {holiday hair how-to: the side chignon}
. . . have had this fun tutorial planned for well over a week now, as a follow-up to the ultra-chic and wildly popular side chignon, {which some of you had great success with}, but in all this week’s excitement, hadn’t a chance to post until now . . . perfect for unruly winter hair, this look is a beautiful, more casual alternative to the sleek classic chignon and goes easily from a day at the office to dinner reservations at seven . . . {step one} to ensure that your hair has enough texture for the hairstyle to hold, use a spray-in mousse applied to the roots and work through with a hair dryer; if you have flat or fine hair, simply apply more mousse {step two} using a comb, divide hair down the center, beginning at the crown of the head and finishing at the nape of the neck {this is glamorous} : adventures in love, design, fashion, home decor, food and travel: {winter hair how to: the double knot} {this is glamorous} : adventures in love, design, fashion, home decor, food and travel: {winter hair how to: the double knot}
Photo 1- DIY Katniss Braid, No Hunger Games Required
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. 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

How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid

I’m not the originator of this hair style but I’ve gotten so many requests for it, I thought I’d give it a go for you. I don’t know what it’s called either so I haven’t researched it and/or found any other tutorials for it …thus, this is my version of it, and I’ve dubbed it the Partial French Braid w/ Cascading Hair. The photos I’ve seen online show the braid a little more straight across the back of the head and mine sort of braids at an angle, similar to my side/low french braid up-do. I’m sure this is 100% easier to do on someone else’s hair than your own but it goes pretty quickly once you get the hang of it …I mean, it’s my shortest hair video tutorial to date. Partial French Braid with Cascading Hair ~ Tutorialalso known as the "Waterfall Braid"

Partial French Braid with Cascading Hair ~ Tutorialalso known as the "Waterfall Braid"