This hairdo comes as a request from a reader – Jennifer H., who’s little girl is to be a flower girl this week at a wedding. She requested the hair be mostly down, and since she has a harder time w/french braiding and such asked for it to be without any of those – and since her dd’s hair is a beautiful red, she wanted it to stand out against the ivory dress she’ll be wearing. I hope this works for you. I always worry about doing “requests” – so I’m sorry if you don’t like this!
I was working with hair from a earlier hairdo, so I apologize for the fly away’s, etc. Start by loosely pulling the hair back from the temples on both sides, and securing on the back of the head with several bobby pins so it will stay put. Crossing them to make X’s usually does the trick.
Then at this point grab the hair like this … and watch my video … I couldn’t take step-by-steps on this and it was tricky making a video, so I hope you get what I did here. It’s really not hard, but tricky doing it w/a camera!
Once you make the twist/knot/bun thing, secure it with bobby pins to cover up all the bobby pins you had holding the hair back from the first step. Then with the hair above the ear on the left side of the head, make a twist/rope braid. Secure the end with a rubber band.
Take the rope braid and drape it around the edge of the twist/bun and secure it with bobby pins. Leave the “tail” of your rope braid showing – it hopefully will be off to the right side of the twist/bun. We’ll come back to it eventually & curl it.
Bring it up to the edge of the twist/bun on the right side, and secure with bobby pins.
The tail of this twist should just come to the middle/bottom of the bun/twist. Secure it with bobby pins, and let the tail hang down into the rest of the hair. Add as many bobby pins as you think you’ll need to hold it all in place.
Add accessories, and curl it nicely. Be sure to curl the tails of the 2 twist/rope braids with a smaller curling iron as well as the ends from the twist/bun so they really show the curl. I curled the rest with my flat iron. If you’re really wanting a ton of curls, have at it – or use your favorite curlers.
And the finished product:
Sorry, from this angle, the rope braid on the left kind of got hidden underneath the middle bun/twist so be sure to anchor them not too far underneath that they’ll show around the entire bun/twist. This would look fabulous with several more smaller little flowers tacked around in the hair (instead of the 2 bigger ones I use) – and even more curls in back.