Category Archives: Accents: when hair is used like magic

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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Adding Fake Hair

Neon or natural?

That is the question I ask myself when contemplating adding bobby pin hair extensions into a day hairstyle.

heart fakeThe person, special occasion, and availability answer each situation as it arises. Today it is pretty easy to find hair extensions to match any hair color. Both real and fake hair are priced reasonable.

3-strand, french, lace, heart, push-up rope, mini three _(5)Give it a try. Add something extra to your hairstyle and see how easy it is to get the look you are going for. Take a photo. We would love to see!

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Back to School Styles

Need ideas for back to school hairstyles?

Bows are a great way to add that special touch to a school hairstyle, especially when you create the bow with hair adding mystique to the creation of the hairstyle.

back to schoolThe photo depicts a five-strand braid. Use the number of strands you are comfortable using. This would look great with three-strands either dutch or french. Like this one below. It uses three-strand dutch. Instead of ending each braid separate it brings the tails together into a large bow.

bowIf these are too complicated, try something simpler and faster. Braid on each side of the head leaving the back hair down. Add the bow component using a barrette.

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Crown Braids

Crown braids are so beautiful.

Playing with the shape and accents adds dimensions to the hairstyle fit for any occasion. What will you do with your crown braid today?

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Fashion Hairstyles

Pimp your boxer braids.

13512005_1093620037342712_7741912504838365703_nBoxer braids are in. You can spot them everywhere. Kids, teenagers at school, and adults on the catwalk are all wearing them.
Boxer braids is another name for double three-strand dutch braids.

With a bit creativity you can easily pimp your boxer braids to give them your own unique look.

In this example, I added cornrows in the front and finished the style with two lovely push up flowers, to make them look softer.

Let your imagination soar and create your own styled boxer braids. We would love to see them.

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