Hey guys! It's Kylee, and, like it or not, school is almost here. :( I know, I know. Nobody really wants to think about it. I'm starting my freshman year of high school, so I'm freaking nervous! But since I start in less than a month, I thought I'd share some back-to-school hairstyles with you.
~Fishtail braid. Fishtails are a lot easier than most people think. Start by separating your hair into two sections. Take a small piece from one section and cross it over, putting it into the other section. Now take another piece from the section you just put that piece in, and cross it over to the other section. Repeat this all the way down your hair. I know I make it sound really confusing, but it's a lot harder to explain it without you guys being able to see it. The best way to learn would probably be YouTube. Once you get the hang of it, it's one of the easiest styles ever.
~4-strand braid. You can actually do a braid with as many sections as you want, but to keep it simple, I'm just putting a 4-strand braid. To change the number of strands, just use the same method for however many you want. Separate your hair into 4 sections. We'll call these sections 1, 2, 3, and 4, section 1 being closest to your head, and section 4 being the furthest away. Take section 1 and weave it over section 2, under section 3, and over section 4. Now section 2 becomes 1, 3 becomes 2, 4 becomes 3, and 1 becomes 4. Keep repeating the same step over and over until you want to stop.
~Waterfall braid. Take 3 small sections of hair from the front of your head. Braid this like normal a couple times, then when you're about to braid the piece of hair closest to the top of your head, take a small section from the top and add it into the section you're about to braid. Braid this in. Then take the piece of hair on the bottom that you're about to braid in. Drop this section and take a new piece of hair from the bottom. Braid this in instead. Keep repeating these steps until you've gotten as far as you want to. At this point, you have two choices. You can either secure the braid with a bobby pin right there, or you can just do a normal braid with the rest of the hair in the braid, and secure it with a hair tie.
~Hair bow. Yup, this is the bow you actually make out your hair. This works best on hair that's at least collar bone length. First, gather up your hair on top of your head like you're going to put it in a ponytail. But the last time you loop your hair through the hair tie, don't pull it all the way through. It should create a loop bun with some air left over like a tail. Separate the loop bun in half, pulling the two side down gently. Take the "tail" left over and cross it over where the two halves are separated. Bobby pin it down so that it looks like the middle of a bow. Then bobby pin the two halves of the bun down to keep them in place.
~Messy ponytail. This one is pretty self-explanatory, but I thought I'd put it on here anyway. This will work best if your hair is layered and/or you have bangs. Take your hair and put it in a ponytail anywhere on your head. It just depends on where you think it should be. Just use your fingers instead of a brush. Pull a few pieces out of the ponytail. You can tease these pieces if you want to. If you have straight or wavy hair, or if you want the pieces to frame your face a little better, you can curl them. If they're still a little too long to frame your face, you can bobby pin them wherever you think they'd look good.
I hope this helps! If you have any suggestions to add to this, or any request for new sets, leave them in the comments. Thank you!