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Peace Braids

7U6A0530Hi babes! A little fresh hair today, this sweet floral number which combines the beauty of fall foliage, in this case Hydrangea, with the sweetness of the double braids and the detail of the fishtail braid.

Peace Braids are joined in the back like hands, a lovely homage to the importance of intention in our beauty rituals…….Symbolism that we can draw from to reflect our greater intentions AND our sense of style. In this case, it is sweetness, nature, and peace.

Peace Braids

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We begin by making a center part. On one side of the part, take a little section of hair from the front hairline, either where bangs would be or behind your bangs.

Make a fishtail braid all the way to the ends of this small section.

Now, proceed to take all the rest of the hair on one side and beginning a larger fishtail braid. Simply add the ends of your small braid into one side of your larger braid, and braid it on in! (If your front layers are short-ish and don’t leave much length to braid into the second braid, you can certainly add a discreet bobby pin to secure it!)

Braid all the way to the ends of your larger braid. Secure with a clear elastic.

Repeat on the other side. Then, take a minute to gently deconstruct your braids by gently pulling them apart from either edge, starting at the ends and working your way up the braid.

Now remove your elastics from the ends, and join the braids together by their ends. Use another clear elastic to secure them together.

floralNow, use hearty flowers of your choice to decorate your braid.

You will need small bobby pins of hair pins, and a mirror.

Trim your flowers leaving an inch long stem. Poke the stem into your hairstyle wherever you want it to be, and use a pin to secure the stem to your braid or head, hiding the pin within the hair and out of the way.

Add your last flower to the ends of your braids for good measure, poking the stem under the elastic. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask a friend to help flower you.

Have a sweet and peaceful day!

xo, HTHG

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