Do a Girly Do! Puffy Headband Braid Tutorial

posted on August 2, 2012 by  |  posted under Beauty, Hair  |  7 Comments

Puffy Headband Braid Tutorial

Happy Thursday, HowDoesShe Gals!

I am beyond thrilled to welcome a guest, today, who is not only a FABULOUS hair dresser, but a great person and friend. I would like you all to give a very warm welcome to Jenn from “Girly Do Hairstyles” who is here to share one of her amazing hairstyling tricks with all of us! Yay!

Beans and I are so excited to be guest posting today on one of our favorite sites! We’ve been fans of for as long as I can remember. So many teacher gift ideas and craft ideas have come from the talented ladies from Thanks for having us!

We decided to give you a tutorial today on a style we’ve been trying to perfect over the last month since we were invited to guest post. Today we would like to share our tutorial on our Puffy Headband Braid. Braids are EVERYWHERE right now. They are so popular on runway models, moms, brides, teen, tweens and toddlers. If she has hair long enough to braid this is the style that is in. So finding variations to switch it up from day to day is important. We like to think we spiced things up a bit and added a little lift to this popular hair trend.

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If you’ve watched tutorials before on “cage braids” you will realize this is kind of like a cage braid. However, I’ve never seen someone add hair in like a regular braid and pull off a cage braid with adding hair in. It is usually done in a ponytail, so this is a new concept. At least I haven’t seen anyone else attempt this. So be patient with yourself. I’ve made a video to help, so watch it as much as you need. You will need to be able to do a regular french braid for this one. If you are working on that please watch this video we have on the standard and dutch braids.

braided headband

Once you have the standard braid down you are ready to put this simple spin on it and puff it up to make a Puffy Headband. Supplies you will want to have on hand are: a comb, a water bottle, an elastic to tie off the braid and bobby pins. (Hairspray and hair gel are optional to help with flyaway hairs.)

Hopefully this video will help the wonderful readers with a fun twist to a simple every day hairstyle. Our blog at features lots of tips and tutorials to help you be more creative with your every day styling. We welcome the readers from to come take a look around and see what other creative ideas we have that might work for you. Here are a few of our favorites just to name a few:

braided headband
Love, Jenn and Beans
Puffy Headband Braid Tutorial
    1. August 2nd, 2012 at 7:32 am
      Alison says:
      Love the video...I am glad you introduced us to Jenn. I've got 2 girls so this is great!!!
    2. August 2nd, 2012 at 8:48 pm
      Nicolette says:
      Oh, I need all the help I can get when it comes to doing little girls' hair. I am notorious for letting the "just-rolled-out-of-bed" look slide all day long! Thanks for the tutorial!
    3. August 7th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
      Laura S says:
      You make it look so easy. Nice job and your daughter is beautiful.
    4. November 13th, 2012 at 10:30 am
      Katy says:
      Super cute!!!<3
    5. December 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm
      Becky says:
      this is so weird that i just so happened to stumble across this! i had just been funking around with my yucky, layered bangs yesterday, and discovered that they could be controlled by doing this! i thought that i had just discovered a new hair do, but i guess it's been around for a while! I personally love this, it keeps my hair out of my face for the entire day and is very low maintenance .
    6. December 12th, 2014 at 12:15 am
      Patrizia says:
      Wow! Thanks so much! I ve Always wanted to try out this hairstyle! Great tuturial. Your daughter is beautiful and so patient!. Thank you so much girls! And this website is awesome
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