Friday, July 10, 2009

It's yet another Fancy Nancy hairdo

I had someone email me this picture recently asking if I could explain how they ended it so I thought it would be fun to share how to do this. First, I didn't make my braid as thick as her's is in this picture so it makes a big difference. Also, there are many ways you can end this: do one on each side & bring them together. Only do this one side & go around as far as you want, putting a bobby pin in place to hold it, or do what I did for this fancy nancy party.
She got invited to another fancy nancy party, which she so loves birthday parties, but the ones she gets to get all dressed up for - she loves even more. You can see how my braid is much smaller than hers up top because we did 2 braids instead of 1.
This picture is kind of dark - sorry! You start off with your 3 strand braid. Then you add only ONE side:the top - just like we've done on a braid a few posts back.
Instead of adding that NEW strand into your braid, keep it down & just go ahead & keep your braid going, adding one strand & keeping it down as you get to the left side. If you look closely - you can see I've dropped my fourth piece or piece I have just added. It is a little awkward at first & don't worry if the hair is all bunchy at the top - it is fixable!!
Once you get to as far as you've wanted to go (I added pieces all the way from her left side of her head) just braid a regular 3 strand braid to finish it off. Then tug down on those pieces that you added that are all bunchy at the top. They should smooth down perfectly!
I added another braid & brought the 2 braids together at the end. I love how you can see the pieces added going straight down.
Then I just curled the ends of her hair, added a bow to match & sprayed our favorite glitter in her hair.
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