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How to Create a Braid Hairstyle

Learn a few braid hairstyles with this Howcast hair tutorial featuring celebrity hairstylist Jacqueline Bush.


My name is Jacqueline Bush and I'm an editorial in celebrity hairstyles. My clientele has included Faith Hill, Mark Ruffalo, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Krakowski. I want to be able to show you that hair isn't as intimidating or as hard as you think it is and I want you be able to have fun with it and do what your vision is with your hair

Today I'm going to show you with Monica here as my model some different cute braid styles. Now I not going to go into specifics in this video of how to actually do these braids but in upcoming videos you're going to learn exactly how to do the French braid, exactly how to do a fish tail, all your questions for "how to" are going to be answered. What this video is going to do is just give you different ideas.

The first one I am going to do for you is.. Monica already has a side part so when I design a braid look for somebody, part of what I do is, I kind of look at what's actually happening in the hair already . For her since she already has a side part, I'm just going to work with that. But for example if you have a centre part, I could work with that too. I could start two braids this way. For her we're going to do side. She's already there. I'm going to start off, you can make three sections, start braiding. This is just s you guys can get some fun ideas. Going down the side of her head. You can do this even with short hair. You can braid in those short little pieces. I'm going to continue the braid along just till the side of her head. You can either stop here, you can pin. Or you can continue down. Lets continue down. Keep adding new hair. What you could do is even stop here take all that hair and pin it up. Or you can even pin that in place. You can add a braid on this side and then connect the two. As you can notice I'm not being too precise. I'm just going to braid this one. We're going to go for it. We're going all the way down.. I'm just going to bring it all the way across. All I'm doing is following the shape of the head. You can even connect these two, you have your second braid just start adding it to the first, just going straight down and leave it like that, you could tuck it under, you could tuck it towards the back, you could braid these two so they both hang down as separate braids. Or you could just braid that stick a pin in it there. There's so many different things you can do with braids. Another idea is not even bother braiding the top just braid in from the side. Everybody knows this but I'm going to show you something a little bit special. Now you'll see, don't care at all right now about making it smooth. Here's what I'm going to do is I could pin that. I could use that for texture you see. And you have something even more interesting going on keeps your up do in place. All you have to do is pin that. You're good to go. So, hope that helps. Now you have some ideas for cute braid hairstyles.

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