Category Archives: Skill Level

April 24, 2016

3-in-1 Double Dutch Braids

I’m in love with build-able hairstyles right now. A build-able hairstyle is basically a number of hairstyles that build upon each other.  To get to the second hairstyle, you have to finish the first hairstyle and so on… I really love build-able hairstyles because everyone has days where you start

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April 21, 2016

Braided Ponytails

Hello!  It’s Katie with Abella’s Braids and it’s great to be back!  I had a lot of fun coming up with some braided ponytail styles to show you and I hope you like them!  Most of them are pretty simple but of course, I had to add some more advanced

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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
April 10, 2016

DIY Topsy Tail Bun | Updo

We are excited to introduce the first of 2 new guest contributors to CGH!  Annie is from Annies Forget Me Knots.  She is the proud mom of 4 cuties (2 of the 4 are twins)!  In her down time Annie loves to do hair.  Look for her tutorials every other

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Topsy Tail Updo
April 08, 2016

Half-up Bow Combo

Half-up hairstyles like this one are very popular right now. This one happens to use a regular 3-strand braid, a fishtail braid, and a hair bow. Inspiration for this braid came from my friend @n.stark on Instagram. I actually saw her style photo in a magazine and fell in love

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April 07, 2016

Easy DIY prom hairstyle for girls with short to medium hair with layers

Hello! Glad to be back this month with some prom hairstyle inspiration for you! This up-style is lovely, romantic, elegant and perfect for an upcoming prom.  This is one you can do on yourself and is good even if you have shorter, layered hair.  You won’t need to go to a

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April 04, 2016

2-in-1 Angel Wing Combo

It’s time for another 2-in-1 combo hairstyle, and it is simply beautiful! This was originally only a half-up style and is inspired by Cynthia Truong. You can see Cynthia’s tutorial here. We’ve been doing tiebacks and half-up styles on CHG here for years, and there are many favorites that my

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Angel Wing Combo Hairstyle
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 13, 2016

Triple Flip Combo

Today, Kamri and I will teach you how to create a Triple Flip Combo.  This combination uses techniques we’ve shown you here before…..a series of flip-unders and a pull-through braid. Kamri LOVES this hairstyle.  If you know anything about her, she simply loves these easy combos! Previous Tutorials:  Flip Unders and Pull-Through Braid

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Triple Flip Combo
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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