Do a Girly Do! Puffy Headband Braid Tutorial
August 2, 2012 by Bobbi
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 HowDoesShe.com for as long as I can remember. So many teacher gift ideas and craft ideas have come from the talented ladies from HowDoesShe.com. 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.
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.
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.)