Hello, darlings! I have a special hair tutorial to share with you today called the Intricate Braided Updo. The name is a little bit daunting, but let me assure you that its looks have nothing to do with how simple and easy it is to create!
Ahem… I don’t know about you, but I find myself doing double takes when I look at this picture of Charlotte–doesn’t she look like Belle from Beauty and the Beast at first glance? Especially in that yellow-gold sweater! Albeit, Belle’s hair is not parted on the side, nor is it braided (it’s twisted), but the concept is very similar.
We made a lot of remarks in the video about how this hairstyle is suited for girls who have naturally textured, wavy to curly hair. This doesn’t mean that you can’t try out this tutorial if you have lovely, straight hair. In fact, if you do, I would love it if you gave this tutorial a try, see if it works for you, and then comment down below to let me know if it was a success or a flop.
None of us girls have beautiful straight hair, so I’d love to know how this hairstyle works on someone who does and what you did to make it work for you! One trick that I think would ensure your success is to really get some texture into your hair before you attempt trying out this style. Four ways of doing that are:
- Curling it with a curling iron and set with hairspray
- Setting wet, moussed (or gelled) hair in small braids the night before
- Setting wet, moussed (or gelled) hair in pin curls the night before
- Spraying in your favorite texturizing spray/dry shampoo
Also, if you have any questions, do let me know in the comments below, and I will try to help out as best I can. To both curly and non-curly girls alike, have fun!
What did you think of this hair tutorial?
Where would you wear this hairstyle?
Love and blessings,
Jessica, the Eldest Sister