Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ren Fest Braids Step By Step

Sorry this took so long to get up and I hope these pictures are descriptive enough. If anyone still has problems with it I can do a video. It is hard to be doing the styles and have a free hand to take the pictures at the same time. So here goes.

First, separate the hair down the middle and then across the crown. Apply gel through out hair.

Start where these 3 pieces of hair are in like a V at the corner and make your dutch braid kind of at an angle and stop where the hair was separated.

It should look like this. Now secure with a clear elastic.

Now make another ponytail like this.

Do a twist braid or a regular 3 strand braid, I like it better with the twist braid.

Wrap it around the elastic into a bun going counter clockwise.Secure with bobby pins.

Now separate the side ponies into 2 pieces.

Now make 3 twist braids with the bottom half and a 4 strand braid with the top.

It should look about like this so far.

Now take the right side 4 strand braid and wrap it around the bun and secure with bobby pins. then going in the opposite direction wrap the left side 4 strand braid around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

Now for this part you can do it 2 different ways. You can either take the 3 twist braids from the left and cross them over to the right and wrap the ends around that elastic like in the pic or you can take the 3 twist braids and cross them over to the bun and wrap the ends around that and secure. Then cross the right side over to the left and do the same thing for which ever way you chose. Secure with bobby pins and cute clips, curl the remaining hair (or leave straight) and your done. Spray well and use plenty of gel.

This is what it looks like from the top.

The side.

And a hello from Chelina :)


Dreamer13 said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This style is simply gorgeous! I'm going to have to try it on my sister - her hair is long enough! (Q's has a few years to grow first!)

LegalChic said...

Your welcome :) Send me some pics, I would love to see it :)


Angela said...

Beautiful!! Will give this ago but will have to slightly adapt it as Miss 3years old took to one side of her beautiful hair with scissors 2 weeks ago!! If we do a side part you cant tell (hide the short bits under the comb over!)
Thanks for sharing your amazing designs!

SugarandSpice said...

This has to be hands down my favorite style I've seen on a blog in quite some time. It is very beautiful!

LegalChic said...

Angela, how short did she cut it? If you use a good amount of gel the smaller hairs will stay in the dutch braid so it should work ok lol you might just have one side that is thicker then the other :)

SugarandSpice, thank you for the wonderful comment!I will be doing some more like this in the near future.

Would you send me pics when you do the style? I would love to see how it turns out on different hair types and colors :)

Anonymous said...

I love all of the braids you have on here! (:
But with the background and font you have makes it kinda hard to read the stuff on the side. :) Just letting you know!
Thank for sharing!!