October 29, 2009

Hairstyle Video: Lauren Conrad Front French Braid

Okay, now this one is an easy one and everyone is seeing this hairstyle made famous by Lauren Conrad from “The Hills” on MTV. (I even saw a few variations the other night on Dancing with the Stars.)

Lauren Conrad French Front


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Items Needed: One rubber band (preferably small and clear), and a couple bobby pins.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

There are likely 101 ways to do this braid… pinching off with a rubber band just after the French right above the ear, braiding through as I have done (with a bobby pin tuck), tucking the braid behind the ear, etc. It all is a matter of preference and hair length. Try each out and see which works best for you.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Make a deep part on one side of the forehead.
  2. Divide off a section of hair.(Bangs)
  3. Closest to the deep part, pick up a small section and begin a french braid.
  4.  You are going to braid from the deep part across the forehead and down to the ear.
  5. Try to do a loose braid.  The idea for this hairstyle is a soft/loose look.
  6. When you run out of hair to pull in, finish with a normal braid and secure with a small clear elastic.  (Larger elastics are harder to hide)
  7. Pull up a section of hair behind the braid.
  8. Tuck the braid under the hair and secure with bobby pins.  If you cross the bobby’s in a “X” they will lock in place.
  9. Comb the hair down to hide bobby pins underneath.

Many of you may think that this was too simple or common of a hairdo to post here, however this was a special request from Samantha (a fan of the site who is only 12 years old). Sam, this one’s for you!

Enjoy, and Happy Hairdoing!

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