September 01, 2010

Loony Braids | Crazy Hairstyles

This is a fun braided hairstyle we have used for a few years now, a hairdo which my girls creatively call Loony Braids. This particular one uses a 3-strand technique, but there is also a 4-strand version which is very cute (posted on our  Facebook Page by a fun mom name Julie about a month ago).  I am hoping to post a video tutorial of that braid very soon…

Loony Braids (side)

This is one of those braided hairstyles that is perfect for a teenager as well because the style is unique enough not be seen as little Laura Ingalls-ish.  The braid needs to be done fairly tight (although popular braid styles today are worn fairly loose) because if it is not, the smaller strands cannot grip the larger one… causing you to lose the creative bends throughout the day.

Loony Braids (Front)

Items Needed: Spray bottle, rat-tail comb, 2 hairbands, accessories (as desired).

Time Requirement: 5-10 Minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Abo1sFabo

    Is it possible to do a french loony braid?

  • alexa

    nice and cute

  • Ava

    Will this work on layered hair?

  • Ava

    I must be a complete failure because I tried this several times and it just ends up looking like a regular braid.

  • lexi

    I love this hairstyle.I did it on my hair inbetween games at my softball tournament and my team loved it and I kept getting complaments and people asking me how I did it. Thanks for all the great tips!

  • love her shirt its so cute

  • Love this hairstyle! It has such a cool look!

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  • Becca

    it’s spirit week next week and I want to incorporate two different colored ribbon into a cool hairstyle I can do on myself. Any ideas? A video would be great! Thanks!

  • I tried this do on my daughter this morning and she looked so cute. I took pictures and posted a link from my blog to this site today.


  • Lucia

    Wow! What a great idea! So simple! It looks more complicated:) I’ll definitely do it on my daughter’s hair!

  • morgan

    Hey Mindy, I am only 12 but i love doing hair i have a question so if u could email me that would be great!!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    Mindy, I can’t say thanks enough for sharing these cute hairstyles. Every single one is so cute and fun to do. I have no creativity when it comes to hair, but your how-to’s are so clear and simple, and my girls have pretty hair every day! Thank you!

  • Hi I was wondering if you could do a video of how to do a fishtail braid. Thanks!

  • Sarah

    Hi, Mindy I’m 11 and was wondering who is the oldest? do you live in Utah? I live in Utah and I am Lds. You have a neat family. It is just wonderful how great people are isnt it?

  • Rebecca

    I did the looney braids this morning on my dd’s hair and we didn’t get 10 feet in the door of school before someone complimented her and asked me how to do it. Thank you for all the great tips.

  • That is so cute!! I love it.

  • She got her braces off- what a great smile! My preteen loves these “uneven” braids too. Can’t wait to see the 4-strand version!

  • Emma

    ahh! your little girl turned to the camera and for the first time i saw her face!! she is so adorable! (and has the best eyes!)

  • Brooke

    I love the way this one looks and it is perfect for those ‘in a hurry’ school mornings. I bet this would even be a ‘Daddy do’! I think I will also use a headband and attach a flower to it to dress it up! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Becki

    We do this braid quite often at our house. My girls LOVE it!! It has a really fun look to it.