It’s Friday again and time for another Hairstyling with NuMe post! 🙂 For those who follow me on Instagram, you know I had an all-day hair styling session with my family and was able to take pictures of the rest of the hairstyles for this series. 🙂 I can’t wait to share them with you, as I was really pleased with how they all turned out. Stay tuned in the coming weeks. 🙂
Oh, before we dive into today’s tutorial (pictured above! ;-), I just wanted to let you know about an amazing deal that NuMe has going on right now. Right now, you can purchase one of their Classic Curling Wands for only $79, and get a second wand for FREE!
These wands normally sell for $169, but if you use this link, put two wands in your shopping cart and enter the coupon code “BOGOCLASS” at checkout, the total will come to only $79! That’s a savings of over $250!
This is a really awesome deal to take advantage of, especially if you’ve been wanting to try a NuMe curling wand out — that’s like getting each wand for $45, which is a crazy-amazing deal! I don’t know how long this coupon code will be valid, so if you’ve been thinking of getting one…don’t delay! 🙂 Okay, let’s get into the tutorial. 🙂
Step 1: Curl Your Hair
Curl your hair with a curling wand (I used the middle barrel in NuMe’s Titan3 curling set). If you want a detailed tutorial on how to do this, check out my first tutorial in this series where I show you step-by-step. 🙂
Step 2: Take a 1 inch Section
Grab a section of hair near the front hairline. It doesn’t have to be exact or perfectly 1 square inch — this hairstyle is supposed to be really loose, natural, and effortless-looking.
Step 3: Braid the Section
Braid that section of hair, angling the strand backwards toward the back of the hair (so there are no weird ‘bubbles’ later when you pull the braids back). Keep the braid loose — you don’t want them to be tight, tiny, and rigid. Secure the ends with a small tie or bobby pin (this is only a temporary hold).
Step 4: Take Another 1 inch Section
Now take another section of hair — about the same size as the braid you just did. I took a section below and a little behind my first braid. Keep in mind the end results you are looking for when you are doing this hairstyle — it will help make sure everything looks right when you pull it all backwards.
Step 5: Braid that Section
Now braid that section back, just like with the braid before (step 3). If you like variety in your braids, then feel free to take a smaller or larger section so that the braids vary in size for the end results. Secure the ends of the braid with a tie or bobby pin.
Step 6: Do One More Braid
Same as we’ve been doing, do one more braid on the left side. You should have three strands now, and you’re done with this side. If you want more braids, please feel free to do more! It’s really whatever your preference is. 🙂
Step 6: Repeat the Previous Steps on Right Side
Now just repeat the step’s we’ve done on the left side, on the right side. I did four braids, since my sister has a side part, and more hair is on her right side. As I said already, you can do more or less — whatever you like. 🙂
Step 7: Weave Braids Together
Now that you have all the strands braided, weave them together. There’s no particular way to do this — just however you’d like. Use a clip to keep all the strands together and do the same on the other side.
Step 8: Join All the Braids Together
Now take the two sections of braids and join them together at the back of the head, directly in the center. Use a small elastic tie the same color as your hair to secure them all.
Step 9: Decorate!
Embellish the style with anything you’d like. I used a Lilla Rose mini clip to go over the black hair tie. It really helps beautify the hairstyle even more — like jewelry. 🙂
And you’re done! That’s all there is to this hairstyle — very easy to do and would look great on curly or straight hair. It’s a quick hairstyle, too, especially if you just use your natural wave pattern. The braiding took less than ten minutes for me, and then I just draped it all toward the back and secured it.
Don’t Forget! The giveaway NuMe is sponsoring on From My Vanity is still going on! There’s still time to get in your entries for a chance to win a Curl Jam Set.
Question for My Readers: Which is your preference when it comes to hair — straight, wavy, or curly? I’d love to know. 🙂
Kate S (4readin) says
Thanks for sharing the hairstyle! It looks super cute on your little sister!
Sifa Mukaddam says
Awwww… She looks so cute !!!!
Katie McCurdy says
Kate – Aww, thanks! I did this hairstyle for my bridesmaids, and really loved how it turned out. 🙂
Sifa – Thanks, yes, she is a cutie 🙂
Luz (Lucy) says
awww she looks so sweet 🙂
Katie McCurdy says
Luz – 🙂 She is a really sweet girl 🙂