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I am a full- time mum of 2 under 4year olds! I have a 'little' obsession with makeup. I don't even have to wear it. I just like having it!


I'm a twenty somthing with a 'mild' obsession with makeup and clothes. Here you will be able to see my attempts to organise the Chaos of my erratic mind and condense it's contents onto these virtual pages of LUST LISTS....

Friday, 13 August 2010

Summer hair doobie dooooo (side plaitt/braid with a twist)

What do you do when the weather outside doesn't reflect the season? Make up for it with your hair of course! As most of you will know by now, I like following trends (well, the ones I like anyway) but I don't like to be the same as everyone else, so with that in mind I set about putting my own spin on the side braid hairstyle that seems to be everywhere right now; et voila!

It was very simple to do. I side parted my hair, pushed it all round to one shoulder and temporarly held it in place with a sectioning clip. I then divided my hair into 3 parts, subsectioning the two of them off. I then divided up my first part into three, plaitting each strand so I ended up with the first section being made up of 3 plaitts. I plaitted these 3 together to make one plaitt. I then repeated this step with the other 2 sections, ending up with 3 plaitts each made up of 3 plaitts, each made up of 3 plaitts! (with me so far? so we have 9 plaits per section forming one large plaitt). Then, you guessed it! I plaitted the 3 remaining plaitted sections into one Large braid, securing the end with a clear, snag free, polyband.

I love this look. I think it looks great worn casually as in the pictures above, but I think this would also look gorgeous worn to a formal event. I would wear it with some of these;

strewn through it down the length of the braid. If I were to wear it for a night out I would probably back-comb the the roots to achieve some height at the crown before beginning the sectioning for the plaitts. I think it would looks amazing with lots of smudgey black eyeliner and a nude lip.
The whole process only took me about 10 minutes and if you're a dab hand with plaitting/braiding hair it's pretty simple. In total this hairstyle is made up of 27 little plaitts, (40 if you include the sub plaitts) which sounds like a lot but if goes much quicker and easier than you'd think. And hopefully you'll agree it's worth the effort.


  1. Wow this looks so pretty. I think I'll give it a go :)


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