The New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle

The New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle

Abby Smith

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1612432964

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Whether you’re running errands, going out on the town or walking down the aisle, the fashionable braids in this book will give you the perfect look for every occasion. Just follow the simple instructions and step-by-step photos to quickly master gorgeous new looks, including:

• Fabulous Fishtails
• Elegant Updos
• Beautiful Buns
• Classy Crowns
• Knockout Knots
• Head-Turning ’Tails

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pinning huge sections of hair, just the layers in the very front and on top, so one or two bobby pins should easily hold the hair in place. 151 Crisscross French Twist 1. Follow the instructions on page 88–89 to create a Crisscross Half-Up. 2. Pull your hair back as if you were going to tie it up in a ponytail. 3. Begin twisting the base of the ponytail toward your face. 152 4. Hold the twist tight, then angle it vertically. 5. Start pinning the twist to your head by inserting bobby pins

bun and with your dominant hand remove the thin elastic. You are basically transferring the elastic from your bun to your wrist. 11. Optional: if you want a thicker braid, go ahead and pancake it by spreading apart and pulling on the sections. 171 12. Now we’re going to secure the braid by wrapping it around the bun, as far as it will go, and then tuck the ends of the braid up inside the elastic that’s holding your ponytail. Finish this style off by spraying down any flyaways. If you have a

remaining hair into two equal parts and twist each section in the same direction. It doesn’t matter which direction, but they need to be twisting the same way. 173 3. Create a rope braid by twisting the two sections together in the opposite direction they were twisted in step 2 and secure with a clear elastic band. 4. Randomly pin the rope braid above to the nape of your neck. This is where you decide what shape you want and how you want the bun to look. 5. Repeat steps 2–4 on the other side

the top and middle sections into your top hand and let that bottom section fall. 58 3. Next to the section you just dropped and right under the two sections you’re holding in your top hand, gather a brand new section to braid with. Look at my bottom hand, that is a brand new section. We simply dropped the original and are gathering a new bottom section to use. 4. Gather all three sections in your top hand, braid the new bottom section over the middle, and then transfer all three sections into

Braid the top section over the middle, then the bottom section over middle. Transfer top and middle sections into your top hand and drop that bottom piece. Replace the bottom piece with a new section. Braid the new bottom piece over the middle and repeat. Another way to style Double Braids is to pull the rest of the hair up into a ponytail. It adds a lot of texture and interest and is always fun to wear on race or game day! 64 Milkmaid Braids This is a great way to style your hair when it’s

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