Inspiration for Every Day

Inspiration for Every Day

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rope Flower Accent

1. Pull a little hair back and secure with a rubber band.
2. Braid the hair into a rope, and secure at the bottom with another rubber band. 
3. Wrap the hair into a loose bun, circling it around the base and pinning the end under. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Double Lace Braid

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014



Just a reminder that The Daily Braid has its own Pinterest board. Follow along for inspiration and remember to pin your favorites to your own style and braiding boards!


Option #1: Pull a little hair back into a rubber band. Divide it in half. Braid one half and rubber band. Twist the braid together with the unbraided half in the rope style. Rubber band at the bottom. Enjoy the look. 

Option #2: Do all the steps in option #1. Then pin the braid-within-a-rope into a crown around your head, tucking the ends back down under the original rubber band. Enjoy the look. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mini-Milkmaid braids

1. Pull a little hair back into a ponytail holder in a 1/4 up 3/4 down style. Divide the pulled back section in two. Braid.
2. Pin the two braids over each other to create a little crown. Tuck the pins in so the braids are held together and held in place against your head.
3. Done! A Quick and easy style.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Interview Styles

It's nice to have your hair back during a long day of interviews. Then there's no possibility for nervous tucking-of-the-hair-behind-the-ear or the slow flattening inevitable after countless one-on-ones, tours, and Q&As.

I have an interview on Monday, and I'll likely turn to a style like these. Something elegant but not too flashy. Something that will stay put.

Try the braided chignon, lace Dutch ponytail wrap, or French braid tuck for your next interview!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Double Flip

I like a look that can be modified in many ways. This one, for example. You could make the final braid a rope, a herringbone, or maybe a braid and a rope, or two braids. Or whatever. Anything could be tucked up and pinned and you can bet no one else will have that hairstyle that day. The point is, you can make the look your own. Want to add an accent braid coming back from your forehead into the first flip through? Good idea! Want to stick a flower in the first flip through to cover the pins? I like it! 

1. Begin by gathering your top hair into a rubber band at the back of your head. Gently divide in two above the rubber band, making a little space. Tuck the small ponytail up into that space and flip it through and under. 

2. Gather the rest of your hair down below the first flip through. You should have all your hair in that ponytail now. Flip it through as well.

3. Braid that ponytail down. Rubber band it.

4. Tuck it up into the first flip through. Pin the ends under. Enjoy!