Monday, July 20, 2009

Checkered Braids

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My Husband had surgery last Friday and I have been super busy trying to do all the stuff around the house AND take care of him this weekend. He is doing okay (nothing life threatening). I wanted to post this sooner but life just gets away with me sometimes! Too bad I have to work during the week!



This was pretty simple, and I love the way it turned out. When you do braids up front like this...the options are endless for the next day's hair-do.
Start by parting her hair on both sides down to the middle of her ear, and pull the rest back into a ponytail.

Section out 3 equal sections and then pull the middle one up and out of the way.

I braided 3 braids in the left section.

Then I braided 3 braids in the right section but only part way down.
I braided 4 in the middle section. Once again pulling these up and out of the way.

Take the top of the 3 braids on the left side and connect it to the top braid on the right side. Notice I connected them on the back/right side of her head?

Then braid this piece. Add the next braid down on each side into the middle piece. Repeat with the bottom braid on each side.


Grab the 4 braids from the middle section and weave them over and under the sideways braids,(alternating with each braid).

I slipped some decorative bobby pins down into the connection points of the connecting braid to cover the elastics. Curl the hair. I did half ringlets and half partial curls.

Top View

Side/Back View

Close-up of Back View
Side View
Front view.
Can you see my dying plants in the background. Maybe I should spend more time doing yard work and less time doing hair! LOL!

28 comments:

Linda Benson said...

Absolutely beautiful! So, so pretty!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Incredible! Some day my daughter will actually have enough hair to do stuff like this. But I'm not going to be able to do it! lol I can hardly handle ponytails!

Donna's Days said...

That is so beautiful!

Chic-Clips said...

cute! so adorable!

Melanie said...

OMG this is fantastic!!

your blog is beautiful - have to follow you :)

yeah, first time I made into the top 10 of SITS. woohoo :) thank you so much for visiting me.

Yaya said...

That looks so cool!

Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

WOW! I'm impressed. I must not be a very good girlie mom since my daughter never had fancy hair like this when she was young. : )
Popping in from SITS to say hi!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

So creative, I would have never thought to braid this way. Dropping by from SITS:)

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday! I love your blog, so many fun ideas! Joined up as a follower :) Happy Wednesday!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Nice hair styles. Congrats on being #1 at SITS today! I post marital secrets for young wives, mothers, and couples. Stop by when you have a chance.

James ~n~ Amber said...

I love this. My 6 year old would love this too. Thanks for stopping by my blog !

Rebekah said...

That is beautiful!!

Stopping by from SITS!

Rbarakat said...

gorgeous!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, that is amazing! I am so impressed with your talent. I am having a little girl and can't wait to fix her hair. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Sarah Brown said...

Wow! I need some very fine hair ideas for my little one!
Thanks for stopping by and hello from a fellow SITS member

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

Just dropping by from SITS...cute hair!

Jonny & Melissa Holmes said...

Just like a princess!

Brandie said...

What a lovely hairdo! Thank you for the nice comment earlier today. Don't you just love "meeting" new people in the blog world? Have a great day!

Dee said...

I love braids.

You did a great job.

WhisperingWriter said...

I love it!

She has beautiful hair.

Linda said...

Wow! That hairdo looks great! I'm forwarding this to my sister to try on her daughter.

Stopping by from SITS.

Linda at idaretocompare.blogspot.com

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Wow, that is so pretty!! :)

Stopping in from SITS!! I just love your blog design...so lovely!

The Redhead Riter said...

Wow! That is too cool

Enjoy a Tremendous Thursday!!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Love it!

Mammatalk said...

I am so glad I found you! I have two little girlies and I am all thumbs in the hair dept!!

Mama Mel said...

Beautiful as always! :)

Michelle C. said...

I really have to try this one, beautiful! =)

Simply Natural said...

I love love this hairstyle I have to try this on my baby I hope you don't mind!!!!!!!