I can’t believe it is already Christmas Eve! It is always crazy to me how fast time flies. I wonder if I’ll ever get used to it 🙂 Even though it came quickly, I’m just as excited as ever! Such a magical time and I can’t wait to spend it with family.
The week of Thanksgiving, I posted part 1 of my Holiday Hair Series with my good friend, and incredibly talented photographer, Jennifer Munoz. This is part 2, and I can’t wait to show you. I love coming up with fun new braids! This one looks complicated, but it is actually super simple. I would definitely wear it to a holiday party, or dress it down with a hoodie and a cup of cocoa. It goes with everything!
To begin, section the top half of your hair off and clip it up.
Next, separate the bottom half into two parts and fishtail each. After you tie them off, slightly pull on the braids to loosen them. To fishtail, you split the hair into two, take a small piece from one side and add it to the other. Then, switch and take a small piece from the side you just added to, and move it to the first side. Repeat until you near the end of your hair.
Pull the fishtails forward so they are out of your way. Let down the top half. I chose to French braid the top, but if it is feeling awkward to French braid behind you, you can just braid the whole piece at once. To braid, split the top into three pieces and alternate moving the outside strands over the middle strand. After you move the outside strand to the middle, it becomes the middle strand for the other side to cross over. If you move the strands under instead, your braid will be more raised(Dutch braid)When you have all your hair tied off, braid the three braids together. Move the outer strand over the middle strand, and alternate. Remove the three elastics, and attach all the ends together with one elastic. I like to wrap a small piece of hair around it to cover it. Gently pull and loosen the braid to give it some volume and help the braids work together.
Then you are set! Get creative with it. It can be as tight and clean or as messy as you want!
Thank you also to Blooms Flower Studio for letting us shoot in your gorgeous space!
Stay tuned for part 3 coming next week. Have a wonderful Christmas!