This idea actually comes from one of my readers Raych B. so I’ve got her to thank for getting the wheels turning in my head for this style! As the title says – this is for any age — I’d say especially tween clear to adult. I guess, obviously though, you’ve got to have enough hair to braid & have it reach across your head!
Make a part from ear to ear & then one on top of the head. Standard for us – it is off center on the right.
On the right side of the head section off hair by the ear & make a basic braid.
Braid it as far down to the tip as you can & secure it with a rubber band.
Then bring the braid up and over the top of the head towards the left side of the head.
On the left side of the head bring the end of the braid over & figure out where you want to position it – or “hide” the tail of the braid.
We took 2 baby bobby pins and made an X to secure it to her other hair. You probably could also use a tiny claw clip or use another rubber band and secure it to some of the other hair that hangs down below. *If you are worried about the braided headband moving around, you probably could slip a little bobby pin underneath the braid somewhere on top of the head. But if you pull it tight enough across the head you should be ok.*
Because she doesn’t have layers or bangs to curl and hide where the braid starts and stops – this was how we hid that!
Back on the right side take the hair in front of the braid and twist it inward toward the head. You want to cover the base of the braid – where it starts….
Twist the hair down a ways and then temporarily secure it on the back of the head with a claw clip while you work with the other side.
Repeat on the left side. Twist the hair inward to cover up the left side of the braided headband and those bobby pins.
Join the 2 twists in back with a rubber band. I off set things just a bit to the left side of her head. Add your choice of flower or bow. This cute little pink flower comes from Gimme Clips & is part of their Spring collection. Oh, I also turned the ends of her hair under with a flat iron and gave the little ponytail a slight curl as well.
A look from above at the darling braided headband:
I’ve got to say this is one of my more recent favorites that I’ve done on Goose. I loved it. It was so simply – yet so pretty. It just “fit” her personality. It stayed in nicely and she had the look of a headband without the “shiftiness” of a real one! You’ll have to let me know if you try this one. Better yet – feel free to post the pictures on our Facebook page HERE. And if you haven’t “liked” us yet, we’d sure be honored if you did!
Hope everyone has a fun & pinch free St. Patrick’s Day!