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…

Close-up view of the Loony Braids | Crazy Hairstyles

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.

Portrait view of young girl modeling Loony Braids | Crazy Hairstyles

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!!!!!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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!)

  10. 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!

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