Category Archives: Ribbon: use ribbon as strands in your braids

Bows

How do you add bows to your hairstyles?

Some people just tie ribbon into a bow and they have a beautiful bow in their hairstyle. Others manipulate their hair into the shape of a bow. Either way, if you are seeking to add bows to your styles, there are several ways you can do that. This photo uses ribbons.

herringbone pink bowsThis photo uses a barrette. Barrette bows are great for connecting hair and holding it together in place. You will be able to find any color, shape, and size, you wish online and your local craft store has everything you need in order for you to make your own.

pink bow and ribbonsThen, there are bows made from your hair. Whether you are making one large one or a few small ones…you will be able to create fun hairstyles with just your own hair.

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Headbands and Ribbons

Ribbons are an easy way to decorate a braid.

Adding ribbons to a simple style is a great way to make a simple style elegant. Here is a video tutorial to help get you started.

black ribbon headbandThe bun in back may be done using any number of strand braid pattern. We have so many tutorials for bun making on our youtube channel. I hope you stop by and take a look. This easy delicate style can look different every time you do it if you change the pattern of the bun you create to finish the look.

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BRAIDING WITH RIBBON

There are some beautiful braids on the internet using ribbons.

Have you wondered how they do it? I have shown several ways to attach ribbon. Those videos did not show you what to do with said ribbon while you braid. There are so many options. Today we are offering a few videos for you to chose from.

no numbers for lightI will not pretend this braid is easy to create.

If you are new at braiding, you might skip this blog post and look into some older, easier ones. The link to the video that teaches this amazing and lovely style is here. It is called a fishtail split braid with ribbon. Beware: you may curse us before you get a handle on it and are happy with your results. My suggestion is to just keep practicing. Eventually you will get it down pat.

Are you an advanced braider?

Is the video above just what you were looking for? We have other complicated videos using ribbon that offer a different look, equally stunning. Try this five-strand ribbon split braid by following this link.

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ADDING RIBBON

There are dozens of ways to add ribbon while braiding.

There are also a dozen ways to attach that ribbon in the beginning as you are starting and preparing to braid the ribbon in. Some are fast, some are easy, some are more sturdy than others.

Having the proper tools to braid with can make braiding so much fun.

If you have a tool box for your gel, latch hook, comb, brush, gel, hairspray, bobby pins, and rubber bands…don’t forget to add a blunt needle.

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BEING UNIQUE

Find Inspiration, Get Creative, Start Braiding…

Since my youth I’ve been drawn to Latin American culture and southern European countries like Italy and Spain. Movies such as the West Side Story spoke to my imagination and made me dream. Mexico is one of my favorite countries. I like the food, the music, the stories; Don Juan de Marco (with Johnny Depp), Zorro and of course last but not least Frida Kahlo.

A few months ago, I was searching for a theme to host a contest on Instagram. Folklore popped into my head. The contest was very successful and there were lots of comments and submissions. You could really see a creative outburst on the Instagram community.

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Inspired by Mexican culture Dia de los Muertes, Day of the Dead  

It’s natural to add your own preferences to the braiding style that you develop. In the beginning, when you are a newbie braider, you recreate (don’t forget to mention your sources of inspiration). But when the time is right and you master several techniques, then you can challenge yourself to get more creative.

Think of elements in the design of the hairstyle like ribbon, beads, clothing, etc. Try to tell a story with your photo. Don’t just use lighting, location, and appropriate backdrops. The hairstyle itself can have unique components to distinguish it, as yours. When you work with a theme, you have a big framework in which you can find inspiration.

Think of a theme that seems interesting to you. You will notice that you find inspiration faster each time. Creativity is a process, it has to be nurtured. You will build wonderful memories and share a beautiful experience with others during the project.

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