If you are looking for a unique and elegant updo style for your hair, try this Hairstyles Teacher original. It is a combination of the french braid technique and tying your hair in knots. It looks more complicated than it actually is. Let's get started.....
Hair Preparation - None - But, if you want your hair to look "thicker" in the updo, wait a day or two after washing, but don't wait so long that your roots begin to look oily - this will ruin the look.
Materials Needed - Bobby Pins the shade of your hair.
Take the hair that is on the sides of your head and pull it back. Cross one piece over the other (like you are tying your shoe) and pull tight. Bobby pin the loop that you pulled tight to the hair underneath. Here are pictures of the process:
This is the part that is a lot like french braiding:
Your are going to pick-up more hair on either side and add it to the ends of the hair that is hanging out of the loop.
Take some hair from one side and join it to the ends of the hair that is hanging out of the loop.
Do the same on the other side so that now there is more hair joined to the hair that is hanging out of the loop.
Now cross these pieces over one another and bobby-pin in place (just like step #1)
Pick up hair on each side and add it to the ends of each side of the loop (Just like step #2)
Cross one side over the other, pull tight and keep repeating the process until you run out of hair:
When you get to the bottom (at the nape of the neck), take the rest of the hair and roll it around your fingers like you are wrapping the hair around a roller. Take your fingers out of the middle of the roll and bobby-pin the roll in place so that all of the hair is tucked up and under.
Tuck in any stray hairs and hairspray in place. Accessorize by adding hair jewels or a hair flower.
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