How to Create a Dragon Braid

How to Create a Dragon Braid
Today’s hairstyle isn’t anything new, as you’ve likely seen it around everywhere from the catwalk to fashion magazines, but we’re just now getting around to filming a tutorial on it. This has been one of Brooklyn’s favorite braids for a few months now, which is why she volunteered to be our model today.
This hairstyle is generally called the Dragon Braid, as it mimics the bumpy scales down the spine of the dragon. You know, a lot like you’d see down the backs and tails of alligators and crocodiles today?
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 2 ponytail holders, 2 hair elastics, spray bottle, 4-6 bobby pins,hairspray or spray wax {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes
Skill Level: Hard
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1.Begin by parting the hair straight down the middle of the head, and securing one section out of the way temporarily with a ponytail holder….
2.Next, just above the eyebrow on one section, begin a 3-strand Dutch Lace Braid, by only adding hair to the outside edge {it’s very important to keep the edge of the lace braid right next to the middle part line, as you don’t want any space between the braid and the part line itself}…
3.To do this, I will overdirect the hair by braiding with my hands actually on the opposite side of the part line {I find that when I do this, my braid lays right on the part line nicely, which is essential to this braid}…
4.Continue to braid dow the head by adding hair only the outside strands of your Dutch Lace Braid, being sure to overdirect the braid so it lies next to the part line…
5.When you run out of hair at the base of the head, go back and pancake only the inside edge of the lace braid, the side closes to the part line, {I like to make my pancaked elbows really big on this braid, so that they stand up high and really shows off the dragon scale effect we are going for}…
6.When you finish pancaking the one side, go ahead and continue the remainder of the hair in a simple 3-strand braid, pancake those inside edges only, and secure with a hair elastic…
7.Now repeat Steps #2-6 on the other side of the head, and then securing both braids together at the end with only one hair elastic…
8.VITAL STEP: At the top of the braid, gently squeeze together the two braids so that the pancaked edge pop up off the head, then, using a bobby pin, grab a little of each braid’s side and then secure the pin firmly so that the braid sits tightly together…
9.Continue down the braid line, gently squeezing the braids together, as you did in Step #8, pinning as you go so that the braid begins to look like a row of dragon scales all the way down to the elastic…
10.Go back and adjust your pancaked edges so that the braid is to your liking, then add hairspray or spray wax to help keep down flyaways.
Happy Hairstyling!

Double Frenchbacks | Cameron Diaz Hairstyle from Annie

Double Frenchbacks | Cameron Diaz Hairstyle from Annie
Sony Pictures’ remake of Annie is set to release in US theaters on Dec 19th! I love how the movie is given a modern and updated take on the classic film, with music that is just as catchy as the first!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 alligator clips, 1 small hair elastic, 1 barrette or 3 small bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy DIY
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by sectioning of a rectangular section of hair right between the two eyebrows, to the crown of the head…
2. Now divide that section in half right up the middle, leaving you with two equal-but-thin rectangular sections of hair…
3. Clip one of those sections out of the way with an alligator clip, and use the other clip on the opposite side of the hair {not the to-be-braided section, but the remaining hair} to keep it from accidentally being added into the braid…
4. Now begin a regular French braid on your first section, making sure to begin the stitching with thin strands, adding in little pieces into the braid as you go so that the braid defines immediately near the forehead {if you use too large of strands, the stitching will not be seen until half way back}…
5. When you run out of hair to add into that section, continue on with a regular braid and add an elastic to keep the hair from unbraiding…
6. Go back and unclip the remaining section, and French braid is just as in Step #4…
7. This time, when you get to the end of the braid, combine both braids together…
8. You can use a barrette here, to secure the braids, as Cameron Diaz has in the movie, or you can cross 2-3 bobby pins as an alternate way to secure…
9. Now remove the elastic from your first braid and unravel it…
10. Gently back-comb right at the base of the remaining hair from the braids, and allow the hair and waves to fall naturally, adding a bit of volume to the crown and back of the head…
11. Add hairspray {if desired}.

[Hair Tutorial] The Tri-Braid Half Up Hairstyle

[Hair Tutorial] The Tri-Braid Half Up Hairstyle
I’m a sucker for a really simple hairstyle, especially when it earns me compliments while standing in line for coffee or picking up some fresh fish for dinner. When said hairstyle only takes five minutes to do? Hello! I’m sold!
Now, I’m admittedly the type of gal who loves to wear her hair down. For that reason, I consider a half up hairstyle a healthy compromise; a way to change things up a little bit without sweeping every single last strand of hair off my neck. That’s just one reason why I love this tri-braid half up hairstyle.
I’m also a fan of this hairstyle because it works on a variety of hair types and can be worn pretty much anywhere that’s relatively low key. I like it for the office, errand running or even sipping on fancy cocktails with the gals in your summer duds. Dress it up with some hair accessories, add some texture via beachy waves or spiral curls, or wear it straight like I did in this tutorial.
1. Tease the crown portion of your hair by backcombing. This creates a little more volume around the top and crown of your head before pulling it back into a half ponytail. You can tease a lot if you want more dramatic volume. If you prefer a more subtle lift (like me), tease it less.
2. Gently pull your hair into a half ponytail. Use your comb to smooth out any bumps or excess texture from the teasing, and then secure with a clear elastic.
3. On either section of your head, create two small to medium-sized braids. Secure each braid with a clear elastic.
4. Pull one of the braids around the back of your head and secure underneath your half ponytail. The braid should rest against the edge of the rest of your hair. Repeat with the other braid.
5. Finally, take a section of hair (not from the ponytail) and braid it. Wrap this tightly around the braid as many times as possible. This ends up creating a knot-like effect. It also makes it look like you have one cohesive braid instead of three.
6. Finish with any hair accessories or baubles you prefer, or leave it as is. You can also curl it or add waves for a more textured look.

Must-Try ‘Do: A Sexy Selena Gomez Braid Tutorial

Must-Try ‘Do: A Sexy Selena Gomez Braid Tutorial
Can braids be sexy? Selena Gomez proves they can be! This typically innocent hairstyle makes for quite the vampy look as seen on Selena Gomez. We spoke with celebrity hairstylist Frank Rizzieri, who has worked his hair magic on the likes of Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell, to name a few, for a few tips and tricks on how to get this look!
“This style works great on Selena because it gives her height in the crown with a messy part and gives her a cool look,” Rizzieri says. The braid looks slightly undone and works well with her sexy dress.”
Grab that little black dress, gals, here’s Rizzieri’s tips on how you can get this vampy braid.

  • 1. This look works best with clean hair. Blow dry hair straight using a 2-inch boar bristle round brush. We love R Session Pro Tools 2″ Boar Bristle Round Ceramic Brush for creating volume.
  • 2. Spray some volumizing or thickening spray from roots to ends.
  • 3. Coil the hair from ends to the base of the hair and clip. This is called a soft set. Let curls set for 10 minutes before removing.
  • 4. Spray Oribe Dry Texture Spray into the roots of the hair and then lightly brush.
  • 5. Create volume by backcombing lightly, making two-inch sections from ear to ear. Focus on the crown and back of the head.
  • 6. Smooth out the top layer of hair and part either to the left or right side like Selena. It’s best to let hair fall naturally.
  • 7. Starting at the nape of the neck, gather hair and create a messy braid leaving the last two inches of hair undone. Secure with an elastic.
  • 8. For a sexy bedhead finish, lightly pull at the braid so hair is slightly undone.

If you enjoyed this Selena Gomez braid tutorial, then you’ll love this simple how-to for creating her sassy ponytail.

Adorable DIY Hairstyle for Flower Girls

Adorable DIY Hairstyle for Flower Girls
Planning a Valentine’s Day celebration? We love this heart-style braid for the flower girl. Recently, I spoke with Cozy Friedman, the founder of Cuts for Kids in NYC a salon dedicated to the lil’ ones, and she shared with me this adorable hairstyle. With love and hearts always a theme apropos for weddings, I thought I would share this darling look with you!
Heart How-To:
Step 1: Starting with damp hair, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Then, using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle of the head. Clip one side up right above the ear.
Step 2: On the other side of the part, use the fine comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown. This section should measure about two inches from the hairline to the top of the head.
Step 3: Divide this section into three, and begin a French braid starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, then toward the back of the head, like the top lobe of a heart. You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part. Leave no loose hair in front of the ear.
Step 4: When you reach the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If the hair is very long, end the braid about midear; the ends will hang down the back.
Step 5: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part and repeat the process. Secure with a pony tail holder.
Step 6: Join the two ends of the braids together in the back with a ponytail holder to form the bottom point of the heart

Ling’er Fairy Hairstyle (Chinese Paladin)

Ling’er Fairy Hairstyle (Chinese Paladin)
As we all know that today is theChinese Spring Festival, as a matter of fact some Chinese ancient hairstyles are very beautiful. Today I will introduce this Ling’er Fairy Hairstyle.
This time, I have a Chinese Paladin-inspired hair tutorial for you girls! Try it out, it’s very cute and easy. Ling’er from this 2005 TV series did look absolutely ethereal and fairylike with this flowing hairstyle adorned with pretty ribbons. I didn’t have time to photograph my end result, but it turned out very well. (See more pictures and how to achieve this look below the jump!)
Linger basically has 4 buns in the back, accessorized with long ribbons and drop earrings. I love her clean and simple fairy-like look. If you want to get her makeup look, it’s just simple winged out eyeliner with natural tinted lip balm. As for clothing, you’ll notice from the series that Linger loves to wear flowy clothing made up of pastels – in particular baby blue and canary yellows. Ps, I’m a YueRu-XiaoYao shipper heheh. Just fyi.
Would you like to see me do tutorials for any of the other characters in Chinese Paladin? What books/tv characters’ hairstyles rock your socks?

How do I Choose My Hair Styles?

Oval–oval is commonly considered a perfect face shape, with forehead, cheekbones, jaw line and chin balanced proportionally. So the face looks pretty on about any hair style and length.
Round— this face shows fullness at the cheeks and has a rounded shape. Avoid straight bangs or pulling hair straight back, as well as curly, short hair. Soft, graduated layers will make your face appear slimmer and remove bulk.
Square–This face features broad forehead and cheekbones as well as a wide chin. so such ppl should aim to minimize squared-off brow and soften the sharp angle of jawline, avoid styles that add width at the jawline, so try to lengthen the face and add fullness on top.
Diamond–The face has a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. You should choose the wig which can hide your cheeks width, and make chin full. And try some fringe or bang to cover your narrow forehead.
Heart–The shape is characterized narrow at the jaw line, wider at the eye line, cheek bones and the brow line. So the most favorite hairstyle for you is a pageboy type and puny layers. Also a medium length to mid-neck is your best look.
Pear–This is a barely common face shape. Presenting a wide chin and jaw line and narrow at the hairline and forehead. Full layers looks adding width and volume from the eyes to the crown are ideal for the shape.
Oblong–long and narrow bone structure, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones. So try to get medium lengths, fullness at the sides, soft wispy bangs, avoiding one length cuts and short layers that add volume to the crown areas.

Style bangs for oblong face shape

If you are not a perfect oblong face shape, then choosing the right hairstyle and bangs style is a must if you want to look fabulous. Bangs for the hair is essential, as the right type of bangs can transform your look, making your look more interesting and more appealing. There are a variety of bangs style ideas for your face shape, all you need to do is determine your face shape so you can select the best bangs style for you.

Whether long hair or short hair,If you have a round face shape you need to know that choosing the right type of bangs can soften the roundness of your face and side swept bangs can help you achieve that effect.Round face need to increase the bulkiness of the head to bring the effect of the elongated face shape.When cutting hairs, stay a little hair on head to create a high cut bangs, Slater suggests that side swept bangs can help you achieve that effect.Michelle Williams’ soft, long hair, lifeless, lying on top of the head. When she change a short hairstyle, she is fashion and her hairs look stylish and her stylist gathered most of the hair in the head to soften the roundness of your face,deep side swept bangs modified the face shape.

Women with an oval face shape can consider themselves quite lucky as this face shape can pull off almost any look and any bangs style. You can go for wispy cut bangs, blunt cut bangs, side swept bangs, choppy bangs, baby bangs, asymmetrical bangs, you name it, as long as they suit your style and hair type perfectly.Celebrity Katy Perry is perfect to try any hairstyle, whether hign updo hairstyle or wispy cut bangs, blunt cut bangs, she looks very beautiful and great!


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