Teardrop Braid

The basic teardrop braid is beautiful.

Any number of strands may be used while creating it.

Blue TeardropSuch an elegant braid. Yes, it is a little more complicated in its creation but once you understand the tricks in making it you will be pleased with this form.

teardropsWhen the top portion of the form is completed you may finish the form with any number of strands. In this example I used 3-strands on top in the dutch pattern. I used a 2-strand french herringbone to finish the bottom portion of the form. The more you practice the better it will look. I hope to see photos of your teardrops in our facebook group.

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Heart Braid

There are four kinds of Heart Braids

Basic: The simplest is the basic heart. All the hair is incorporated in the form.

Accent: The accented heart uses strands of hair to add pretty accents to the style.

Cascade: The cascade heart leaves half the hair down to soften the look.

Accented Cascade: And finally, the accented cascade heart both leaves half the hair down and adds accents for beauty.

heart 4 4Make a new creation today using the Heart Form. What new beauty can you come up with using your imagination?

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Butterfly Braid

A dutch braid that looks like a chain of butterflies landed.

I love unique braid patterns that stand out. Be patient with yourself when learning this beautiful braid. It is advanced. I hope to see photos when you get it braided. Come post in our Facebook group.

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More Base Braids

Here is the second style from our previous canvas.

A canvas is a braid done up to a point. After the base part of the braid is done…you can create dozens of styles from that base canvas.

canvasThis style has several mini two-strand knot braids. Use the accent strands to create as many as you need to make the style the way you wish.

chained 9When you have created as many mini two-strand knot braids as you need…bobby pin the tails of each in place. Secure the style using as many bobby pins as it takes.

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Base Braids

Creating a canvas full of potential.

I like to braid up to a certain point and use that braid to create several different hairstyles. This is something I refer to as a canvas.

canvasThis is a nine-strand single braid with accent strands left out and the tail is sectioned out into accent strands. Once it gets to this point anything can be done with the accent strands. Dozens of possibilities are available only limited by your imagination.

A and B how toToday I will show you the rope and loose style. Use the accent strands to make a few mini rope accents. Loop the ropes in a pleasing manner and loop the loose hair around the ropes.

loops and ropesA nice dress for the client and pretty gems or jewels for the style complete the entire look. What will you do with the accent strands?

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