Monday, April 26, 2010

Hairstyle How-To: Flipped Braid

This is another extremely quick and easy hairstyle.  It's so simple that it almost doesn't need instructions. It's also a great "convertible" style, as you can choose to begin your day with a simple 3 strand braid, and if you want to comfortably get the hair off of your neck, you can do this styles in the blink of an eye, provided that you have a hair clip, hair slide or a large barrette.  Here are the extremely simple instructions:

1. Make a single regular braid at the back of the head.

2. Flip braid up.

3. Tuck the braid's tassel under the braid.

4. Hold in place with the hair accessory of your choice.  I chose to use a Ficcare Ficcarissimo in the Eggplant colour.  The Ficcarissimo will hold that braid in place all day.

So that's it!  If you can make a braid and you have even a simple hair accessory, you can do this style in seconds.  This is a favourite for warm days that become hot days and it has a simple but classic look to it.

If you have some layers and bits stick out of the braid, don't give it a second thought.  This is one of those styles that doesn't need to look perfect.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments yesterday regarding my instructions on how to trim your own bangs or fringe.  They're much appreciated.


  1. Gorgeous! Love the color of the Ficcare against your hair.

  2. I've never been a Ficcare fan but that one in your hair sure looks nice. I was surprised when you said it was eggplant color! It reminds me of faded blue jeans and all sorts of summer fun from when I was little. There too is something a bit hippyish in this look that I adore!

  3. Thank you both, very much. AutumnLeaves, you're correct, the Eggplant is not the aubergine colour that one would expect, but I knew that before I purchased it. It's more of a periwinkle, actually. Dark in dim light, but the colour you see in the photo in brighter light. Very lovely colour either way.


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