The Katniss Everdeen braid (over-the-shoulder french braid)This is probably one of the easier unique braids to try. If you know how to do a normal French braid on your hair, do the same but start from the temple level on the side closest to your part. A headband and some bobby pins can help contain any awkward layers that don’t feel like behaving.
Braid to Bun
For a different, sportier take on the braid-to-bun look, do tighter braids and pull the chunks under instead of over (think cornrows). Incorporate much smaller chunks of hair at a time, and use tinier starting pieces.
Waterfall BraidFor the waterfall braid, use the same technique that you did for the “Katniss” over-the-shoulder braid, but start slightly higher, and make sure you retain the side part. The main difference here is that you will drop the right strand every time instead of collecting it into the braid, creating a waterfall effect. Once the braid has wrapped around the back of your head, fasten the braid as you would any other. Voila! There you have it! While instructions are always nice for styling, the best tip for braiding is to just try it until you have something you like. Hair lengths and layering can create unexpected boundaries, so just look at photos in magazines or online for inspiration and give it a go. [caption id="attachment_1591" align="alignright" width="158"] Nina Nguyen Cordelia Bracelet[/caption] You can even jump onto the braid bandwagon with your jewelry if you don’t quite have the hair length that braiding requires.
Once you’ve mastered the basics you can do almost anything…even a Mohawk fishtail. Happy braiding!
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