Textured Braids | Cute Hairstyle Accents

June 09, 2013

I apologize for the delay in posting to the blog, as we have moved to Texas these past two weeks and have been without internet.  Our past two styles posted automatically on YouTube, but we did not have time to schedule these posts here before we left.  Just catching you up! xoxo

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Today’s hairstyle is a half-up, half down style that is quite a bit different than others you may have seen.

It is also very easy to do. CGH#3 volunteered to do the style, and it was perfect because her hair showcases these braids very well! You can also use one or more of these braids as accents in any hairstyle.

Textured Braids | Cute Hairstyle Accents

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The braids are very similar to our Loony Braids tutorial that has been very popular on YouTube, but instead of braiding with one large strand and two smaller strands… these textured braids are made reversed with “one small strand” and “two larger strands”.

The added pullback I created on CGH#3 here is optional, and if you choose to use it, you will need to bobby pin it to be sure it covers the third braid…

Textured Braids

Textured Braids | Cute Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 3 small hair elastics, 1-2 bobby pins and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by taking the top section {crown area} of hair and pulling it towards the back of head {make sure to leave about 1 inch of hair above each ear that should not be pulled back}…
  2. Now, braid this section using a lopsided braid, meaning two regular strands and one small strand.
  3. When you are done with this braid secure with an elastic and pancake {pull out} the elbows of the braid to add texture and shape to the braid…
  4. Now, pick up a section of hair on the right side and repeat another lopsided braid . Try to use a section similar in size to the first braid {do not grab the front section over the right ear into this braid}…
  5. When braid is done, secure ends with an elastic and pancake the edges as you did in Step #3.
  6. Now take the edges of hair over both ears, and a little hair from the left side of original braid to create a third braid of the left side.  You should be pulling the hair over the right ear across the top of the original braid.  This just adds a little extra texture and uniqueness to the braids…
  7. Create the third braid and secure end with an elastic.  Pancake the elbows for added emphasis.  {Optional: Create the third braid  without crossing the hair from the right over both braids}.

Video Tutorial:

Please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think, and as always… feel free to share!

Happy Hairdoing!

* Note from Mindy: Google Reader will be shutting down on July 1st, so if you want to follow our blog… you can do so at BlogLovin, a new easy-to-use blog reader for women!

Also, feel free to watch my twins’ video this week from their YouTube channel BrooklynAndBailey!  We all ate CRICKETS!!!

  • CHI

    HI THIS ISNT ABOUT THE HAIRSTYLES BUT YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AT DOING HAIRSTYLES.

  • idunn steinkopf

    hei Mindi I’m from Norway and I’m wondering how old broklyn and baily is because im 14 and they seem soo nice and I’m coming to the USA soon so maybe we can meet sometime

    xo xo idunn
    lots of love! <3

  • http://facebook gandaespero

    i like (Y) all vedio in cute girls hairstyles

  • Julia

    should you spray water on the hair before you braid???
    sorry if you said it in the video.
    I didn’t watch the video!

  • http://cutegirlhairstyles.com ana

    I love your video it so amazing please post more of your videos I love them

  • Glam96

    Awesome I really love your show carry on showing more tutorials

  • mm6000

    hi I tried the texted braids on my sister I think it looked very nice thanks for the cute hair styles

  • Sharana

    Ilove you guys brooklyn and bailey and also mindy!I already followed Broklyn and Bailey’s page on instagram and also the CGH fanpage.YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!I am a teen like Brooklyn and Bailey so these videos and hairstyle really appeal to me . THANKS!!!

  • http://cutegirlhairstyles Jaclyn

    how can you pancake them and i love the hairstyle

    • http://cutegirlshairstyles.com Laura Klabe

      You just pull the sides of the braid and that is pancaking

  • Ellie

    can you find out how to make hair graow faster, and do a tutorial?

    • Angelica

      what you can do is make it in a braid a lot…it helps make it grow trust me my hair is very long :)

  • http://hairhuez.org Harriet

    The braids looks complicated, and the process I have seen is a bit difficult. I may need time to practice it. But

  • Macy

    Just donated my hair today! I got 13 inches cut off. Btw I love this hairstyle!

  • Julie

    Cute hairstyle, it looks so great, I love doing it on my girls.
    Sweet Pea is as cute as a button! Please do more hairstyles on her!

  • Madison

    Hi Mindy…I don’t normally comment on your videos but when I saw that you were moving to Texas I just had to say…WELCOME TO TEXAS!^.^

  • http://www.instagram.com/faby1227 Fabiola Eamirez

    So cool

  • jamie

    WOW! This has to be one of my favorite hairstyles!

  • Becca

    Sorry I ment heat tools

  • Becca

    Hi cute girls hairstyles!!
    I was wondering if you could do a video on all the het tools you use!

  • Elise

    Hi Mindy, did you move San Antonio area? Because my brother is serving an LDS mission there… Just wondering.
    I love you guys!

  • Alicia

    Hey, Mindy can you do a tutorial for a ladder braid on a ponytail and another tutorial for a waterfall braid because I can’t seem to get it i can only do a waterfall twist and that’s it

  • alina

    uum… hi i just want to say tht i love your hairstyles,and i want to know tht do u hAVE another weebsite cause i have promblems , with youtube
    its really slow soooooooo , ii cant watch ur videos

    P.S….KEEP UP THE GOOOD WORK .love the texturing braid and can u make a video on how to straighten ur hair without heat!!!!!!!!!!!.plz

    • Lisa Beirone

      I don’t think that is possible

      • alina

        well i think so

        • http://cutegirlshairstyles.com Laura Klabe

          It IS possible to straighten hair without heat! There are tutorials on YouTube, LOOK THEM UP! They are AWESOME alternatives to heat!

  • Cara

    I bet Dallas is a lot of fun! Right now its all gloomy and rainy in Canada :(. The video from brokklyandbailey eating the crickets was so funny! I loved Brooklyn’s face when the dad ate all of them!

  • Skyler

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I live in dallas!!!!! PLEASE see if your girls can go to hockaday??? (#1 all girls school in Texas!) IJS… YAY!




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