When I was in grade school, I taught myself how to french braid my own hair, by just practicing over and over and over again.
In my teen years, I became the friend to go to when you wanted your hair braided. It was known that while I wasn't always "gentle" (come on, everyone knows that gentle braids fall out), my hairdo's always looked pretty fabulous.
In fact, I did many-an-updo for proms, miscellaneous school dances, for bridesmaids in weddings, and I even did my friends hair on her wedding day last summer.
|And look? Surprise, surprise....there was even a braid or two.|
Anyway. All this to say---Pinterest has only made my love for hair grow stronger. And I pretty much adore all the awesome braids that are being pinned. They are seriously fabulous and it makes me wish I had a guinea pig (um, more like a person, with long flowing locks, I'm looking at you, sissy!) to practice all these fun ideas on.
Instead? I just have myself. And so that's what I do when I'm dying for a new mom-do. You know, when I didn't have time to shower, so some sort of hidethedirtyhair do needs to be in place.
Here are a few things I've tried recently.
[Also, how I wish I had my camera. These are all iPhone pictures and frankly, they suck.]
First, Chelsey at The Paper Mama always has really fun hair tutorials. That's where I got the general idea for this one. However, her hair is 10x cooler than mine and also much longer. Therefore I could not make mine look as awesome. But, the idea of two braids I adapted, and well--it's kind of fun. And the day I wore my hair like this my almost 5-year-old niece said, "Whoa, Aunt Katie! Your hair is so cool!" So I'll call that a win.
Then, I saw this idea on Pinterest, and I decided to try it. The verdict? I LOVE it. Although in the future I will keep the leftover part of my hair a bit wavy versus straight.
It gives off such a fun little vibe.
|I still have to work on perfecting that one...but this was my first try.|
And then yesterday, I was scouring Pinterest for yet again, more braid ideas. I saw this one and fell in love, because I love me a side pony, and I also ADORE any type of wrap/headband, etc (as you know). I'm all about the accessories.
So, since I have endless amounts of foldover elastic from my headband making days, that's what I used, and this is how I wore my hair yesterday.
So that's been the hair-fun I've been up to. Do any of you also use Pinterest for Hair Inspiration? What have you tried? Care to tell me how ridiculous I look?
Don't you dare.
Have a happy Thursday!