Seeing Double Braid

hair tutorial - seeing double

1. Twist your hair to the side you want your braid on, adding bobby pins as necessary. This step is optional but I love how it looks and it adds a little something extra to the finished hairstyle.

2. Holding your twisted hair with one hand use your other hand to separate a small section of hair from about midway behind your ear. The bigger this section of hair is the bigger the braid sitting on top will be.

3. Clip the small section of hair up out of the way and secure the rest of the hair with a small elastic, its important to use one of the plastic ones as you will be cutting it later. Separate the hair in two and begin to fishtail braid bring the hair from the centre and wrapping around to the back.

4. Once you are about 1cm down the hair section out a small piece and clip it out of the way with the other small section. Don’t forget to still braid the piece of hair on the same side you removed the section. Continue braiding.

5. Once you have braided about 2cm more section out another small piece from the opposite side to last time. Once again clip out of your way and continue on. Repeat this until you reach the end. Removing a small section from alternation sides on regular intervals. You will find as you get past the halfway point of the braid you probably can’t clip them into the same clip anymore, at this point I either use another clip or use my mouth (its like a 3rd hand right?!). Secure with a small elastic at the end.

6. Very VERY carefully cut the elastic at the top of the hair. You might need to do a little adjusting at this point, you can always use an extra bobby pin or two to get things sitting just how you want them.

7. Now is your chance to stretch out your braid. Unclip the sections and let them hang loose. work your way up and down your braid pulling and stretching it out until you are happy with the shape and size.

8. Now its time to make the top braid. If your section of hair isn’t quite where you want the small braid to start (right in the middle of the fishtail) simply pull it through the fishtail braid to create a new starting spot. Now braid down the section until you reach the first section of loose hair, you want to divide this new section of hair into 3 and add it to the 3 strands you are currently braiding with. It’s important to divide the new section evenly and not just add it to one section to avoid the braid being pulled in a zig-zag manner.

9. Continue braiding until you reach the next loose section of hair. Once again divide the section evenly between your 3 strand and continue the braid. Repeat this each time you reach the next loose section. As you braid down it is important to keep your hands as close to the large fishtail braid as possible, this will give you a tighter and straighter end result.

10. Secure with an elastic and you’re done. You could also remove the elastic and merge the two braids together, braiding to the very end of the hair. 

I have been loving this braid lately, there are so many variations and once you get the hang of keeping the loose strands of hair out of your way it is a fairly quick and easy hairstyle. To change it up simply use different types of braids, like a fishtail on top of a 3 strand braid or a rope (twist) on top of a braid. 

Here are a few of my variations 

double braid hairstyle

I hope you love this braid as much as I do and if you give it a go I would love to see.

 

Side Swept Lacebraid Hair tutorial

 

If curls are involved you know its going to be a good hair day!
The hairstyle is simple but it feels special and it works for everything from laid back weekends to romantic dates. 

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1. Diagonally section of the top half of your hair and secure out of the way.

2. Section some hair from just behind the ear and braid it back diagonally, but only add hair from the top to create a lace braid.

3. Once you have braided the whole way across secure with a small elastic.

4. Pull the braid to loosen it up and make it larger, Work slowly and carefully to get the best results, adding hairspray if your hair is too slippery.

5. Curl the remaining hair however you like. I used my NuMe curling wand with the 1″ attachment and then pinned the curls until they have cooled. This helps the curls last all day.

6. Set your curls with hairspray. I used a medium hold so that the curls still had some flex and movement to them.

7. Pin the top half of your hair, adjusting it until it falls how you like.

8. Twist the remaining hair to the side and secure with a bobby bin. Finish with a mist of hair spray.

 

Heart Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

Today I have a cute little heart braid hairstyle tutorial for you. It’s simple, easy and a fun outfit completer for all things Valentines day.

heart braid hairstyle tutorial perfect for valentines day

1. Section the top half of your hair, from about the tops of the ears. Secure this with a small clear elastic.

2. Make a small hole in the hair just above the elastic, carefully reach through, grabbing the sectioned hair and pulling it up through the hair. You may need to gently retighten the elastic after doing this.

3. Section the top half of hair into two even pieces, secure on of the pieces out of the way. Now divide the second half into another two pieces, this time there should be one larger section and one smaller. Secure the smaller section out of the way.

4. Braid the hair all the way to the end, pulling at the braid as you go to make it fuller. Secure with a small elastic.

5. With the smaller section twist it to create a rope style braid. To do this twist the two sections in the opposite direction that you are twisting them together. Secure with a small elastic. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the other side.

6. Secure the 2 rope braids out of your way. Pin the two braids to make the top of the heart.

7. Pull all the loose hair and the two braids together into a ponytail. You know have your heart shape.

8. Position the rope braids around the outside of the heart, securing with hair pins as you go. Secure together into the ponytail with another elastic.

9. Finish it off by wrapping the elastics with some hair. Done

 I hope everyone has a lovely Valentines day. And if you try out any of my hairstyles please let me know, I love to see pics.

Lace Rose half-up Hair Tutorial

lace braid half-up hair tutorial

This style is actually fairly simple but looks impressive and would be perfect for Valentines day, or any occasion really. You will find it easier if you have second day hair rather than freshly washed hair, as freshly washed hair can be quite slippery to work with. Another option is to just add some texturizing spray to give you some grip to work with if you hair is squeaky clean.

1. Back-comb the hair on the crown of your head. The more you backcomb the more volume you will end up with on top. Add hairspray as you back-comb to help hold the volume.

2. Smooth back the section you just backcombed and secure the two hair pins, if you want more volume simply push the hair up into more of a bump. No need to be too fussy about the hair pins as they will be taken out later.

3. Section off the hair just above your ear, if you don’t have a fringe (bangs) you will have a larger section. Start braiding this section.

4. As you braid towards the back of your head add hair only from the top to create a lace braid. As you get closer to the back you will need to release the hair pin so you can incorporate all the hair from the top half of your head.

5. Once you reach the back of your head stop adding hair and braid down to the end of the hair, secure with a small elastic.

6. Repeat the lace braid on the other side.

7. stretch out the hair down the outside side of the braid. it is import ants to only do it to one side as this is what will create the petals of the rose. Work your way up and down the braids until you are happy. I also pulled the part of the braid that runs along my head to create more volume. I pushed up the teased hair again and e added the pins for extra volume (I don’t have much hair at all, so anything to create the illusion of hair is a good thing).

8. To create the rose take your first braid and wrap it into a spiral, making sure the “pulled” side of your braid is on the outside. pin in as many places as you need to make it secure.

9. Take the second braid and wrap it around the outside, securing it hair pins as you go.

10. Take a few moments to adjust and stray hairs and make sure everything is secure then finish with a strong hold hairspray.

If you try this hairstyle I would love to see your photos, you can tag your instgram pics with @designeveryday or if your not the instragrammer type you can email me from the contacts tab. 

Happy Braiding xx

lace braid half-up hair tutorial

Hairstyle #109

hairstyle updo
One of those morning where I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair, this throws together a bit of everything. Its not an overly complex style but as per usual I ended up using about a million bobby pins.

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Hairstyle #108

a simply braid and ponytail hairstyle
I know this is a little late, but I just realized I never hit publish on this post, better late than never right?

simple hairstyle

This is an easy way to step up a basic pony with a braid. All you need to do is section off the top of your hair and then braid it over your ponytail, the best part if that it means you can’t see the hair tie.
 
Also How great is this knit?! its so huge and so cozy and full of amazingness, I have a hard time resisting wearing it everyday.
  
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Hairstyle #107

Hairstyle undo lovely little swirls
This hairstyle is simpler than you might think, its just requires quite a bit of hairspray, something than I have now run out of! Do you have a favourite you would recommend?

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