Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5 Easy Steps: A Chain Link Braid Tutorial

It's time for another braid tutorial! I've pretty much had the same hairstyle my entire life minus one unfortunate attempt to pull off a bob in 8th grade (unlike M's new bob, which is super cute!). Because my hair is so long and I'm not adventurous when it comes to haircuts, I'm always trying to find new (but not permanent) ways to change up my look, and there is nothing I like more than a bit of side braid to add some interest to a classic blow-out. This chain link braid is a favorite look for a casual outdoor picnic, since you don't have to worry about the loose knots looking too perfect. Actually, I think it looks better when it's slightly disheveled because if you make this braid too tight and neat, it comes off slightly princessy (as opposed to effortlessly chic)!


Here are the 5 easy steps you need to recreate this look:

1) First, start off with nice, clean, blown out hair (see slightly embarrassed blogger below).


2) Next, grab two sections of hair and tie a loose knot (just as if you were starting to tie shoelaces).



3) While holding the strands you just tied, add a new small section to the top strand and tie another loose knot.


4) Continue adding a new section of hair to each knot you tie until the braid is the length you want.


5) Use bobby pins to secure the side braid.



That's it! You now have a hint of a twist to add some Bohemian flair to your hair!


What's your favorite twist on a classic hairstyle?

xoxo
B


18 comments :

  1. LOVE that!!! My hair is super long and I'm not really adventurous on cuts either - this is so my kind of thing!! Xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This would be perfect on your hair - you must try it out!

      Delete
  2. That is adorable!!! I have layers in the front so I'll have to see if it would work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it would totally work with layers - it will create a piecey effect, which gives it a pretty "undone" quality!

      Delete
  3. love that braid! now i wish my hair was longer! xo jillian - cornflake dreams stop by! I'm hosting a tasty giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A small one would work on shorter hair too!

      Delete
  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! This is a perfect look for summer!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my gosh, how cute! love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've always wondered how people do that! Super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That braid is gorgeous. Too bad I'd need you to come to my house and do mine for me...I'm terrible with this kind of stuff. I'm always envious at gals that can pull off these wonderful hair tricks. Thanks for linking up to WYWW! Please join us next week for another link-up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I promise, it's definitely easier than it looks - you should give it a try!

      Delete
  8. Okay, this hair style is great! It does not look too hard, I think I may be able to handle it. We are heading to the beach this week, and I think it would be great there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes, it would be fab at the beach - hope you're having a great time there!

      Delete

Thanks for visiting The Sequin Notebook! We LOVE hearing from you :)
xoxo
B & M

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...