How to Create a Flower Braid

 

 

1) Start with hair fully brushed through – you’ll just need some elastics, bobby pins, and some flowers of your choice.

My shower essentials are the Biotera Natural Origins Nurture line for keeping my hair nurtured!

 

 

 

 

2) First, we will create a Dutch braid. Grab a section of hair at the front of your head and split it into three parts. Cross the outside right section under the middle, and then the left outside section under the middle.

 

 

 

 

3) Add a little hair into both outside sections and again, cross each one under the middle section. Continue this pattern all the way down to the top of the neck, until you run out of hair to add in. At this point, use an elastic to secure the braid, leaving a ponytail.

 

 

 

 

4) Take a moment to pull out the braid, making it look big and voluminous.

 

 

 

 

5) With the ponytail we’ll create a pull through braid. Split the ponytail into a top and bottom section. Let the bottom section hang & split the top one into two side by side pieces. Wrap those two pieces around the bottom one, securing them with an elastic underneath.

 

 

 

 

6) Keep repeating this all the way down until you run out of hair. Again, take a second to pull out the braid to create a bigger braid.

 

 

 

 

7) Grab your flowers & cut the top off each one, leaving a little stem. I always find it easier for the flowers to stay when you stick the stem into the braid, and then secure it with a bobby pin.

 

 

 

 

8) Have fun and create whatever pattern your heart desires! Happy May!

 

How to Do a Pull-Through Braid

I’m Shunta Cromartie, a Zotos Professional Educator and licensed stylist. While we’re all at home, I wanted to demonstrate the pull through braid for you because it is a trendy style that can be achieved effortlessly. You can achieve this gorgeous look in just a few minutes! The irony is that it is called a pull through braid but does not require much braiding at all. Isn’t that great? Here’s how it is achieved.

 

 

You will need:

 

 

1. Comb hair straight down and spray Biotera Finishing Spritz to add texture.

2. Section hair into three sections with a mohawk in the middle.

3. Create two under braids on the side sections and secure with elastic bands.

 

 

4. In the mohawk, subsection a 2-inch parting and create ponytail #1.

5. Create ponytail #2 using a 2-inch parting.

6. Split ponytail #1 in half and secure on the sides with a clip.

 

 

7. Flip ponytail #2 to the front and secure with a clip.

8. Release ponytail #1 and create ponytail #3 including the hair from ponytail #1.

 

 

9. Continue to work down the mohawk in the same pattern until all the hair is secured.

10. Start at Ponytail #1, gently fan out the hair.

11. Work down the mohawk until all the secured hair is fanned out.

12. Tuck the two side braids.

13. Tuck the pull through braid and secure with hair pins.

14. Lastly, use Biotera Finishing Spritz for hold.

 

3 Amazing Hairstyles

 

Tired of your plain pony?   Need an updated updo?  Fresh florals for your hair?

Find inspiration with these amazing hairstyle ideas from Goldilonglocks.

 
PULL-THROUGH PERKY PONY:


 

1. Start with your hair pulled into a sleek high ponytail.  Optional: You can use hairspray to hold down the flyaways.

2. Split the ponytail into two equal, side-by-side parts. Put the right section off to the side/over your shoulder.

 

 

3. Divide the left section equally in half once again but this time you should have two sections on top of each other.

 

 

4. Split the top section in half and wrap it around the lower section, combining the hair on the bottom and tying it with an elastic.

5. Take time to pancake or pull out both sides of the bubble so it gets nice and voluminous.

6. With the same two sections, continue repeating steps 4&5 all the way down until you run out of hair.

 

 

7. You will also do this with the hair over your shoulder, forming two pull-through braids in total.

 

 

8. Spend some time pancaking each layer to the volume of your choosing.

 

 

9. (OPTION 1) Use an elastic to tie both braids together at the bottom & wear as is.

 

 

10. (OPTION 2) Twist both braids around each other from top to bottom & secure with an elastic to wear as one twisted ponytail.

 

 

11. Again, spread and pancake out the different layers to your liking. Complete!

 
BUN AND DONE UPDO:


 

1. Split your hair into three equal sectioned ponytails, stacked one on top of the other.

 

 

2. Start with the top ponytail wrapping up and around. Each time around add an additional outside layer, just like a cinnamon bun. This will create the base your updo. Feel free to use plenty of bobby pins to secure it in place.

 

 

3. Next, continue the same process adding and building to the updo with the middle ponytail. Use your fingers to gently guide your hair into a swirl pattern.

 

 

4. Take time to center the bun on your head and spread it out.

 

 

5. For the last, bottom ponytail you want to form a loose twist for added texture – twist and then slightly pull it apart for volume.

 

 

6. Wrap the twisted ponytail one time around the outside of the updo, securing the end at the base of the ponytail so it’s hidden. Again, use as many bobby pins as you need. All done

 
FLORAL HALF-UP:

 

1. Grab the amount of hair you would normally do a half-up style with, and split it evenly into three sections. Secure the top of each section with an elastic.

 

 

2. Individually braid each section. Optional: Slightly pancake the braids on the bottom half to give the flowers more of an opening effect.

3. Starting with the left braided section, secure the base of braid into place with a bobby pin.

 

 

4. Wrap the braid up and around in a counter-clockwise motion forming a flower. Secure it with bobby pins as you go, until you run out of hair.

5. Take a moment and use your fingers to adjust and open up the flower

6. Make sure the base of the middle braid is clearly below the flower you just formed, you may have to pull the elastic a little lower.

 

 

7. Again, repeat steps 3-5 to form your middle flower.

 

 

8. Pin your base of the last braid higher than the middle flower, so it’s the same height as the left flower, and repeat steps 3-5. Fin!