#1 – The Quick Twist
The Quick Twist is meant for short hair, but can also be done in medium hair. How to do it: Take the entire left side and start twisting near your ear. Its best to twist it tight and loosen it up after you pin everything.
Stop just past the middle and add a large bobby pin for extra support (you can see where it was placed in the model’s hair). When inserting the bobby pin, go back against the hair, almost like you’re putting it inside the twist you just created.
Now gather all of the hair on the right, along with the hair left out from the other side and twist up. Position it over the first twist and pin using a large bobby pin. Tuck the hair that’s left out into the twist and add a couple more bobby pins for security. If the hair is too short, just add an accessory like a flower clip.
#2 – The Braided Bun
The Braided Bun is meant for medium length hair, but can also be done with long hair. How to do it: Braid your hair into one strand. Next, twist the hair around the base of the braid. Lastly tuck the end of the braid under, and bobby pin it into place.
#3 – The Braided Crown
The Braided Crown is meant for medium length hair, but can also be done with long hair.
To start you need to pull the majority of your hair forward (in front of your face) from nearly the back of your hair line. You want most of your hair to be toward the front of your head before you begin.
Start on one side of the base of your neck and separate three strands of hair. Begin braiding these three strands together.
As you braid, follow along the crown of your head and add a little hair to each strand as you braid around. Once you’ve braided around the front of your head finish the braid and use an elastic band to secure it. Pin the braid in place, tucking and pinning any loose pieces.
#4 – The Dutch Side Mermaid Braid
The Dutch Side Mermaid Braid is meant for long hair, but can also be done with medium length hair. To begin take a one inch section on top of your part and split into three. This is the start of the Dutch braid.
Next cross the right piece under the middle, then the left piece under the right, forming a braid. When you cross the middle section under, add in some hair. Continue braiding and only add in hair on the right side. So when you cross under from the left side you don’t add in any hair.
Angle your braid along your hairline and over the top of your ear. Stop adding in hair when you pass your ear. Finish the braid and secure with a small elastic. To get this big dramatic braid, you need to gently pull at the sides of your braid to widen it.
Split the rest of your hair into three. This will be a reverse braid, the same as the end of the Dutch braid. Cross the left piece under the middle, then the right piece under the right, forming a braid. Continue braiding all the sections. Secure both braids together using a small hair elastic. Use bobby pins on the underside of the braid to pin them together so they look like one large braid.
#5 – The Rope Bun
The Rope Bun is meant for long hair, but can also be done with medium length hair. To begin gather your hair into a low ponytail on one side of your head. Next divide the ponytail into two equal sections. Twist both sections of hair AWAY from your face (in a counter-clockwise direction).
Take the back section and bring it IN FRONT of the other section and repeat. Keep bringing the section that is in the back over and in front of the other section. This is how you make a rope braid. (You basically want to twist the sections in one direction, then wrap them around each other in the opposite direction.)
Next tie the end of the rope braid with a rubber band. Wrap the braid in a circle around the top elastic until it becomes a bun, and pin the bun with bobby pins to secure. Don’t forget to tuck the tail of the rope braid behind the bun to hide it.