The Nested Braid | Easy Hairstyles

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Today, Brooklyn wanted to show all of you an easy hairstyles that she has been using lately.

I asked her if she wanted me to do the style on her, and she replied with a smile, “No, I can do it!”  {That teenager independence, or twindependence, is already making its appearance!}

The Nested Braid | Cute Braids | HairstylesBrooklyn was still a little nervous to do this tutorial on her own, but keep in mind that she just turned 13 a few months ago.  If you feel she did a great job, feel free to leave a comment below!

This “Nested” Braid uses a simple braid from the bang area, down the right side of the forehead, and then incorporated along with the middle strand of a simple side braid.

Side view of The Nested Braid | Cute Braids | Hairstyles

Profile view of The Nested Braid | Cute Braids | Hairstyles

Portrait of young girl modeling The Nested Braid | Cute Braids | Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 1 hair band, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-4 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with a deep part, allowing most of the hair to fall to one side of the head {middle parts will not look as good with this hairstyle}…
  2. Pick up a medium section of hair near the forehead on the front side of the hair, where the majority of the hair lies…
  3. Begin a simple three-stranded braid with this section {this is a great way to incorporate bangs to keep them out of your face}…
  4. After finishing the braid, secure the end of the braid with an elastic matching your hair color…
  5. Now swoop the rest of your hair loosely over to the right shoulder, and divide it into three strands to create a simple side braid…
  6. Add the original braid from the forehead into the middle strand of this side braid….
  7. Once the small braid is added, make a simple side braid with all the remaining hair…
  8. After finishing the side braid, secure with a hair band (feel free to remove the small elastic from the original small braid, if it shows at the ends of hair}…
  9. Gently tug on the elbows of the braid to broaden it, and you are finished!


Please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think! As always, if you enjoyed this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. My sister got this exact same look yesterday! It was a nice perk to show off her new hair extensions from

  2. i loves this hairstyle it so cute and it’s quick and easy. excespecialy when i am running late for school. great tutorial.

  3. u did great! Brook you really did! I’m your age and trust me i do not have guts to do new things at all 🙂 your hair is lovely.

    1. It means “Darling Daughter” in the online world… I know, I asked myself the same question when I first heard it! xoxo

  4. I love all your hairstyles!! I have always wanted to be a hairstylists and now I know a lot of hairstyles thanks to you!! Please keep making videos!! Thank you!!

  5. To Brooklyn
    You did an amazing job on this tutorial. It is now my favorite hairstyle and I wear it all the time I wore it to school for 5th grade graduation and everyone loved it. Thanks,

  6. hey mindy what website did you use to make your website? do have to pay to be on youtube? do you get payed on youtube? what is your CGH email adress im asking you this because me and my friends are creating a youtube account we will tell you the name when we think of it if i have any more questions i will ask you them

    1. can you put sub titles at the bottom im not death its just my family gets annoyed with me playing it out loud all of the time
      i am a BIG fan i love all of the CGH family thats why i might be making my own account you are my inspiration

  7. Mindy. Great tutorial! I’m a visual learner and it made it so easy to do. My daughter is so happy that I found your video. She loves it and all her friends want to do their hair the same way.Many compliments to you!!

  8. PLEASE have Brooklyn do a tutorial on how she does those curls they’re so pretty and I can never get good curls on my long hair

  9. i think you did really good,when i went to school yesterday i had like 20 people i didnt even know comment on my hair….:) i even got asked out by the cutest and most lovable guy at school!! and dont worry about being nervous because you did an extrordinary tutorial i think im going to wear that at least once a week oh and make sure you keep on making more of your videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  10. Thank you so much, for posting a tutorial on this hairstyle. It will be quick, easy, but still cute, to do in the morning. Brooklyn did a great job.

  11. awesome job Brooklyn you are amazing at doing hair i do the hairstyles on my doll cause they are so great. great job

  12. Brooklyn has great hair for braided hairstyles. I think she did a wonderful job giving instructions in this tutorial, and I will definitely be trying this braid out for myself!

  13. I can’t do much on my own hair but this hairstyles is great!
    I absolutely love it when one of you twins do a hair-do because then this reassures me that if someone around my age can do it, it is easy enough for me. Keep up the hard work!!! 🙂

  14. I did the hairstyle your daughter posted on the Nested braid for my daughter classroom picture today. I did it with the two pigtails braids and then fluffed the braids out turned out really cute. Thank you for posting hair ideas they’re really neat and cool

  15. I love this hairstyel IT’S AWESOME , and i watcht your and Bailey’s book review , i’m reeding GOOSE GIRL now i realy like it . Can’t wait for your next video :)))))))))))))

  16. Brooklyn this is amazing! I haven’t seen anyone do the tiny mini braid before and that is what makes it look super cute! Keep doing the videos cause it gives me ideas on what to do to my hair xx

  17. brooklyn u were grea and i really like the tutorial u did oh and please do a family introduction with names as we now urs and baileys name.and please do a house tour and a video about nailvarnish please.
    please replyto one of ur instagram pics with ur address so that i can send my fanmail please pretty please with sprinkles on and ur family are the best.from ur biggest fan thiviya/india1673089

  18. Brooklyn, you did great! I’m your age and I would’ve been so nervous in front of the camera, but you handled yourself so well and didn’t stutter at all! Please do more videos and I love you and your sister’s channel too! I hope to see more videos soon!:)

  19. I love this hairstyle it actually works on me, i am thinking of doing it when my school opens after holidays

  20. I love that hairstyle! On one side of my head in the front my hair is a little thin and I can’t really braid it or anything( I can do it with my bangs though ) Could you make any hairstyles for thin hair? Thx you so much!

  21. Hi, just wanted to say that I love this hair tutorial! I tried it on myself and when I went to the mall the same day, I had about 10 people who I didn’t know come up to me and comment on my hair. So thanks so much! And Brooklyn, I visited you and your sister’s Youtube channel and I absolutely LOVED your room tour! I’m looking forward to your next video!

  22. Brooklyn, great job sweetie! I’m going to show this to my daughter who is almost 11 to try to boost her confidence and help her learn to do hairstyles on herself. Thanks so much! I love all of your videos.

  23. This is sooooo cute! and Brooklyn your hair is so shiny and beautifull! Is there anything you guys do to get it to look that way?

  24. I think this is so cool! Easy to do but still beautiful. Great job Brooklyn!

    Just thought I’d add that I think Brooklyn should read Ella Enchanted and Fairest. They’re quick and easy, but they’re really good books.

  25. Thank you for this braid! So cute, Brooklyn! Btw I watched the book review video…. Thank you so much! Reading is all I ever do. I will probably read the knife of never letting go. You guys should read harry potter, the hunger games, the maze runner, and the mysterious Benedict society. I am about your age so you’d probably love these! I did…..

    1. Forgot to mention that besides the violence in the hunger games and the maze runner, these books are clean…

  26. Thanks so much for doing teen hairstyles.:)I just used some of your hair styles to teach a group of girls my age.

  27. Such a great hairdo! I’ll definitely give it a try.
    Brooklyn, you did great! Very straightforward and you gave all the tips needed. 🙂 Don’t let any nervous jitters get the best of you. Soon, each video will be a piece of cake plus a piece of pie. 🙂
    Love, love, love your site. Greetings from Guatemala. 🙂

  28. Again, nice to see hairdos that I can do on myself! I can do pretty much anything on someone elses hair, but on myself… not so much. Brooklyn, you did a great tutorial, thanks so much for helping! I watched your videos on Brooklynandbailey, and I look forward to the next one this week!

      1. This braid is so beautiful I got so many loves and comments on Instagram thanks so much for sharpening this braid with every one 🙂

    1. This braid is so beautiful I got so many loves and comments on Instagram thanks so much for sharpening this braid with every one 🙂

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