Category Archives: Side Braids

April 14, 2016

Flower Child Hair

Every year about this time I get major hair envy because it seems like everyone I know is going to Coachella or Stagecoach, and I’m over here seeing all these cute outfits and hairstyles posted via social media.  Since I won’t be going this year (again) I at least thought

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Half Up Hair | Twists | Flowers for Hair
March 17, 2016

Braids With Flowers

Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited over here at Abella’s Braids!  We are loving the warmer weater, bright colors and blossoms everywhere!  I hadn’t even realized how desperate I was for a change in the weather until I started seeing all of the trees blossoming and everything turning

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spring braiding inspiration
March 11, 2016

Waterfall Twist Combo

One of the best things about braiding hair, is that once you understand the basics, you can create all kinds of combination hairstyles!  Today I will teach you this beautiful Waterfall Twist Combo, using both a waterfall twist and a standard dutch braid. My little Rylan who turns 11 this

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March 10, 2016

Award Show Season Hair

Every person who watches the Grammy’s, the Oscars, or any other award show watches them for a different reason. Some people love watching to see their favorite actor or musical talent win an award or perform. But for me, I love watching to see what kind of dresses the ladies

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November 01, 2015

DIY Dutch Side Braid

With Halloween now past us, its time to get back to realistic hairstyles!  In honor of the upcoming movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 that releases this month, we have decided to do a DIY Dutch Side Braid inspired by a style worn by Prim in the sequel. DIY Dutch

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June 14, 2015

How to Create a Rick Rack Braid

This braided hairstyle is inspired by the rick rack ribbon used in both the sewing and quilting worlds. {We’ve shown you this technique back in 2013, in our Textured Braids tutorial.} Rick Rack is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “a flat braid to form zigzags and used especially as trimming

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Rick Rack Braid
February 01, 2015

Cute Heart Accents | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

Today we will be showing you how to create Heart Accents, fitting right into our Valentine’s Day Hairstyle theme we’ve been running the past few weeks. These accents are perfect for girls of all ages and with all hair lengths {short, medium, and long}. Shaun actually came in to me

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Heart Accents | Valentine's Day Hairstyles
December 28, 2014

The Viking Braid Ponytail | Hairstyles for Sports

When we started playing around with this hairstyle, it totally seemed like something a viking princess would’ve worn, hence the name we gave it. It also as a cute modern boho look that is fits right in with styles that are becoming popular today! For this tutorial, we only created the

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Viking Braid Ponytail | Ponytail Ideas
December 21, 2014

How to Create a Messy Split Fishtail

I’ve been receiving requests on FB, Twitter, email, etc, for today’s hairstyle from viewers everywhere. It’s likely been our most requested hairstyle to date! {You’ll understand why if you’ve seen the many photos of this style floating around on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.} Today, we will be showing you how

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Messy Split Fishtail Braid
November 23, 2014

Katniss’ Mockingjay Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

Many of you know that were are HUGE fans of The Hunger Games books and movie franchise! We’ve been friends with Linda Flowers, the Department Head of Hair & Makeup for both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire movies ever since we first put up the Katniss braid years ago.

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Katniss Braid from Mockingjay