Monday, February 7, 2011

Box Braid Updo

Someone asked me last week if I had any updo ideas for tweens. Since Syd's hair is currently in box braids, my first instinct was to say that I would work on an updo style as soon as the braids come down. But then I had another thought. What about girls who are wearing braids when it comes time for a school dance or other formal event? Surely we can find a pretty style to do without having to remove the braids!

So I sat down with Syd and started experimenting. For some reason my mind almost immediately went back to this style that Katie did a few months ago over on Happy Girl Hair. I basically followed the same steps Katie described, but I used all of Syd's hair instead of just the top, and this is what I came up with.

Believe it or not, this was actually a pretty easy style. First, I took the top section of her hair and tied it in a knot like this:

Then I took the hair that was hanging down from the knot, added a bit of hair from each side and tied another knot like this:

I repeated that step two more times until all her hair had been incorporated. I added an ouchless band at the base of the bottom knot and then tucked all the remaining hair up under the knots and secured it with a couple hair pins. This style can easily be dressed up with some sparkly accessories or flowers.

I think I'll try this style again sometime in the future when her hair isn't in the braids. I'm interested in seeing how that would turn out!



  1. I saw your post over on Katie's blog and had to pop over. :) What a beautiful style. I look forward to following your blog.

  2. This style looks great -- very elegant, but not over-the-top. Great job!



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