Inspiration Friday: Braids

I’ve really been into braids lately & lucky for me there seems to be tons of ideas floating around on different ways to do them. Here are some of my fave’s:

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If only I knew how to accomplish this! Braided bun {Carter & Cook Event Co.}

Half-up braid – this woman is amazing! {the Small Things blog}

Braided Messy Bun
I do this one often 🙂 Braided Messy Bun {My Yellow Sandbox}

Waterfall braid how-to video {Cute Girl Hairstyles}
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Plaited Half Up {Hair Romance}
A different take on the braided headband concept {Curls n Pearls}
sooo pretty {Style Me Pretty}


Ok, so not  braid, but I love to combine this WITH braiding [see below] {Makeup by Tiffany D}
No, I am not going to try and start pretending I know anything about hair! But I do want to share how I usually use these inspirations…
braid + poof + high pony {my “poof” needs some work lol} o and I’m not trying to look artsy here – it’s harder than I thought to photograph yourself in the mirror!

If I don’t do a high pony, I love doing a low side pony or messy bun. As I was doing this one I got to thinking one of Kasey‘s crocheted flower hair clips would look awesome with this style… but I don’t have one yet, so I had to settle for what I could find 😛
Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to four amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • You look beautiful Kate! I love that hairstyle. I've got to show my hairdresser sister some of these! 🙂

  •  aww thanks 🙂  – I know, I wish these all had tutorials to go along with them, but sadly some are just wedding pics {soo of your sis can figure it out tell her to feel free to pass on that info!}

  • Super cute!  I think braids are beautiful, especially in the summer time.  I just wish I had the eye/hand coordination to actually do my own hair!  If only I had a personal stylist 😉

  • It definitely takes practice! The first few times I try a new style or braiding technique it usually looks terrible lol I'm not a natural at doing my own hair by any means… which is why I love all these tutorials!

  • KaseyMarch

    Thanks for the mention! If you want a flower hair clip as a prop for photos I'm sure we can work a trade out 🙂

  • I love braids! So convenient and yet can be so classy! Have you ever tried a fishtail braid? I still need some practice though. Love your blog! 

  •  absolutely 🙂 I don't think I'll be showing myself in any more hair posts lol – this is pretty much the only "cool" thing I know how to do! but thank you!

  •  thanks! not yet – but they look incredible. I'm afraid to try because my hair isn't that long and has lots of layers so idk if would even work! I guess there's only one way to find out…

  • Natalie Ensor

    umm you totally rocked this braid and have now inspired me to  something fun like this with mine!

  •  aww thanks 🙂 your hair is so gorgeous I'm sure anything you do will look wonderful!

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