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Fringe Braids

There are four kinds of Fringe Braids

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

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

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

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

variation 4As you can see the fringe can be created using any number of strands that you desire. Feel free to use any accent on the fringe form when you are accenting. I have yet to use one that does not look good.

flipped fringeMake a new creation today using the Fringe Form. What new beauty can you come up with using your imagination?

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Single Braids

Be creative with your basic braids.

The number of strands you use to create a braid can affect the total overall look of the hairstyle.  Find a new braid pattern that grabs your interest and use it to make your braid today.

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Creating Hairstyles

Even the most creative people run out of good ideas for new hairstyles. Here is your access to endless styling possibilities.

blog wheelAssembled, this is a wheel that has four layers. Each layer spins. It points out hairstyles for you to make. Let’s break it down.

blog strandsThe outer most layer suggests braid patterns. Line up one of the strand numbers with the next layer. For this example I am going with the most traditional strand number known. The three-strand.

accent varietyNext, I have to choose an accent to go with my three-strand braid. I have chosen a mini two-strand braid. I use the nickname “chain” because it looks like a chain when it is done.

Forms chartFinally, I need to pick out a form to create with my three-strand braid. Again, I am going with the most commonly used braid form…the single.

The fourth wheel on the Braider Creator is basic/cascade. I am going with basic today to get all the hair up. Tomorrow I will do the same hairstyle only leaving down half the hair making it a cascade hairstyle.

puzzle peicesPut all three components together and I get the final results. A three-strand single braid with mini chain accents. Thanks for walking through this with me.

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Extentions

Adding fake hair can be a fun way to get the bulk and volume you seek in a hairstyle.

The extensions can be the same color as your hair or you can add colored extensions. Have fun and get creative.

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Strand Numbers

Why is it important to know how to braid with a variety of strand numbers?

It isn’t. Things that are important are food, shelter, clothing, and education. However, if you want the ability to change a single hairstyle into many…knowing different strand number braid patterns will make that so easy. Here is a collage of Teardrops. Each teardrop is done with a different strand number braid pattern. They are all one form: Teardrop. They look completely different because they are done with a different number of strands. So, knowing how to do other numbers can increase your ability to change hairstyles even if you only know one hairstyle. Just do that hairstyle with a different strand number each day. Youtube has so many how-to videos on different strand numbers. Find a teacher you resonate with and learn a pattern today!

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Those Wisps We “Love”

Frustrated with the wisps that won’t stay in the braid?

Do you use a jar of gel and a can of hairspray to try to keep wisps in a braid, and as soon as you sneeze they come flying out? Try this simple technique to maintain a sweet hairstyle without the wisps.

11990449_426676227536363_6101104328518359620_nDo a cornrow at the hairline to get in all those little hairs. Then start your regular hairstyle. In this case it is a Headband form. Without the cornrow this style would only last one day due to wisp escapage. Now, she can keep this for three days. A light mist of hairspray gives it just the right staying power.

12800177_485008531703132_8950891470640530768_nAs you can see it works great with any hairstyle you usually do. Even Pigtails!!! Give it a try today with the hairstyle you already planned on doing. You will be surprised how great it works.

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