Hey guys! I’m Katie from AbellasBraids! Whenever I get a chance to go out on a date with my man, I always want a fresh new look for my hair! We’ve come up with five different ideas, perfect for a night out with your significant other!
We always like to start out with some loose curls to add a little texture. It also gives the hair a soft, romantic look when it’s worn part way down. Before curling, we started off using dry shampoo, which gives a little bit of lift at the roots and also takes away any oil you may have. The curls were made using a 1″ curling wand. The curls don’t need to be perfect, just roughly done and you can use your favorite curling wand. If you don’t own a curling wand, you can use an iron the same way you would use a wand, just ignore the spring part and wrap the hair around the whole thing.
The first style incorporates three strand braids and a French braid.
The second style is great because it looks more complicated than it is! It’s perfect if you just want a small accent braid but you still want to be creative.
It’s simply two braids in the front, tied in the back and then the ends are incorporated into a braid on each side. When you tie the hair in the back, give it a 180 degree turn to open it out instead of it laying flat.
Our third style is simply four lace twists. This can also be done as three strand lace braids if you’re not familiar with twists.
Do a lace braid on each side of the head, finish by braiding down to the ends, then do another lace twist under each of these.
For the braider that’s a little more advanced, this one is perfect!
The biggest key to coming up with a great new style is pushing yourself to start braiding in a place you haven’t started before. If you usually do a braid in the middle, try starting out on the side, or even upside down! Most importantly, have FUN with it and get lots of practice!
Whenever I need to come up with a new style, I pick up some hair, start braiding and see where it takes me! Don’t be afraid to try something new!
We are so excited to be able to share our braids with all of you and hope you love the things we come up with throughout the year! For more great hairstyles for all occasions check out AbellasBraids!