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TBDshorties.jpg (JPEG Image, 512 × 1350 pixels) Braided Hairstyles. GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com. Photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick!!!

GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com

I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! Even though Taylor had some SERIOUS competition, there’s no doubt that this little lady took the cake in our hair tutorial contest. She created a beautiful, textured, easy hairstyle that will work with almost any hair type. Congratulations Taylor, and thanks to ALL of you who entered this post contest. Xx Kristin “My look is inspired by all of the bohemian braids on the 2011 runways. Tools: 2 Claw clipsBobby PinsHair tie, preferably matching your hair colorFine tooth combHairspray. *bellaMUMMA {life is beauty-full}: how to FISHTAIL BRAID. Braiding Tutorials. Braids never go out of style, but they've certainly been experiencing a huge resurgence as of late.

Braiding Tutorials

Now that the weather's warmer, they're also a pretty way to disguise frizz and keep your hair off your neck. Cool braiding techniques take practice, and that's where we come into play. Here are a few great tutorials and quizzes to teach you about the pleasures of plaiting. So to get started, just check these stories out: THE LONG + THE SHORT OF IT - thebeautydepartment.com. Photos: justin coit + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Remember when Lauren’s go-to hairstyle was the bang braid?

THE LONG + THE SHORT OF IT - thebeautydepartment.com

Well, lately this little lady’s had a new favorite. Check out this gem. It works on literally any hair type – short, long, curly, pin straight, anything! It’s so great for those mornings when you’re in a rush, but need something to pull your look together. We like to part slightly off-center for this. on the heavier side, grab a section at your hairline. split it into three.start it just like you would a regular french braid.next add in a piece of hair from the top, still like a regular french braid.now skip the part where you’d grab a new piece from the bottom + keep braiding instead.then take another piece from the top + add it in.continue with this pattern until you have 5-7 sections added in.once you’re just past the ear, stop adding in new hair. 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. ...love Maegan: Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial Fashion+Home+Lifestyle. These little rope braids are a fun way to add a little style with your own hair, creating a sort-of headband of sorts.

...love Maegan: Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial Fashion+Home+Lifestyle

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 Watch and Enjoy… * Notes: Instead of one large bun, create two or three little buns at base of your head OR swap the bun for a clean pony tail. Wear it Up… Wear it Down… * Just bobby pin them in place or use a pretty barrette * Click Here for my DIY Tassel Earrings shown above * Have Fun! 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. Braid Hairstyle. Summer Hair Braid Trends. Braids, pleats, or plaits—whatever you call them, we're absolutely loving all things twisted in hair this season.

Summer Hair Braid Trends

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. The fishtail braid (or Herringbone braid) became a popular trend among celebrities and fashion mavens this year, and we too adore the sea-inspired style.