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Victorian Braided Up-do Hairstyle


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September 30, 2015

closeup of finished doA friend once asked me years ago how I get my kids' hair to look so neat and stay in place. I said detangler, bobby pins, and hairspray. Lot's of hairspray! :)

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This hair-style is not just for kids. This is an elegant up-do that would be just the thing if you were going to a wedding or fancy party. It is easy to do and gives dramatic results reminiscent of years gone by. Have fun!

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Source: Based on a book I found at a garage sale.

Supplies:

  • detangler or water, for wetting the hair
  • brush
  • rubberbands
  • bobby-pins
  • hairspray
  • decorative hair pin optional
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Steps:

  1. Wet and brush hair. Wetting it will make your hair-do easier and lay better.
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  3. Make a simple pony tail.
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  5. Split the hair behind the rubberband with your fingers.
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  7. Push your thumb and pointer finger up from the bottom through the space you have made.
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  9. Push the ponytail upwards and grab with your fingers. Pull the ponytail down through the hole.
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  11. Now separate the ponytail into 3 equal sections.
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  13. Braid and put a rubberband around each section.
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  15. See the long end?
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  17. Twist it around the band at the end to tame it.
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  19. Keeping the twisted end pinched tightly between your fingers, insert it here.
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  21. Secure with a bobbypin and this is how it looks.
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  23. Repeat with the other 2 braids.
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  25. Add a decorative barrette or hairpin if desired. I ordered this one for only a few dollars off Amazon awhile back.
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  27. See?
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  29. You're ready to go!
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  31. Have fun!
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