July 10, 2009

It's yet another Fancy Nancy hairdo

I had someone email me this picture recently asking if I could explain how they ended it so I thought it would be fun to share how to do this. First, I didn't make my braid as thick as her's is in this picture so it makes a big difference. Also, there are many ways you can end this: do one on each side & bring them together. Only do this one side & go around as far as you want, putting a bobby pin in place to hold it, or do what I did for this fancy nancy party.
She got invited to another fancy nancy party, which she so loves birthday parties, but the ones she gets to get all dressed up for - she loves even more. You can see how my braid is much smaller than hers up top because we did 2 braids instead of 1.
This picture is kind of dark - sorry! You start off with your 3 strand braid. Then you add only ONE side:the top - just like we've done on a braid a few posts back.
Instead of adding that NEW strand into your braid, keep it down & just go ahead & keep your braid going, adding one strand & keeping it down as you get to the left side. If you look closely - you can see I've dropped my fourth piece or piece I have just added. It is a little awkward at first & don't worry if the hair is all bunchy at the top - it is fixable!!
Once you get to as far as you've wanted to go (I added pieces all the way from her left side of her head) just braid a regular 3 strand braid to finish it off. Then tug down on those pieces that you added that are all bunchy at the top. They should smooth down perfectly!
I added another braid & brought the 2 braids together at the end. I love how you can see the pieces added going straight down.
Then I just curled the ends of her hair, added a bow to match & sprayed our favorite glitter in her hair.
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front view:


Callin and Kristen said...

Thank you! That is super cute!

Key Fam said...

That is WAYYY cute! If you could do a video on how you did this, that would be great! I'm terrible at reading and figuring out how to do all these fun hairdos! Keep up the amazing work! You're awesome!

Erin said...

Wow, that is really beautiful! That is definitely a fancy hairdo, perfect for a party!
I love everything you come up with!

triskit said...

I have seen a video tutorial of this on youtube,they called it a fairytale braid.It didn't look like something i could put into an actual style. I love how you have done this.My daughter would wear her hair like this. Very cute.

Zajcha said...

that is adorable. I really really love your blog and I always use all the ideas for myself, like your last post.
Thanks, keep up the great work. I really appreciate how people keep there blogs and at the same time help so many people.

Zajcha from Herbie Hair by Zajcha

Lindz_e said...

I have super long hair and wish I could do that to my hair. I will atleats try on my daughter =)

nunya said...

What's your favorite glitter?? Love the hair do!

jess said...

My favorite glitter is glitter spray for hair & body by GoodMark. We bought it around Halloween time & haven't seen it since - so look for it as the season comes closer. It's lasted me this long & we still have plenty to go.

Luke & Erica said...

I love this one!!

Victoria said...

I tried it on myself... I somehow didn't have enough hair to make two. >.<
But it looks so pretty!

Elke said...

In the picture, they actually add pieces from the bottom too, keeping them in the braid. That's why yours look a little different. But your way is great too!