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How-to: Sassy One-Minute Braid

It was a rather windy day here in San Francisco. We had a scarf, and a Sugar girl with some gorgeous, albeit overly wind-blown long hair. Instead of doing a regular old ponytail or braid, we opted for something just a little different. By using a scarf worn as a headband, we were able to weave her hair into a braid and tie off at the end — what a laid-back and sassy look.

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  • Step one: Make a long, lightweight scarf into a headband by wrapping it over your head. Secure by tying one or two knots near the nape, letting the “tails” from the scarf dangle.
  • Step two: Separate hair into three sections for the braid. Using both tails from the end of the headband, twist them around the middle section so that it becomes one section in itself.
  • Step three: Braid your three sections (as seen in first picture above). When you are almost at the end, leave yourself enough room to secure your braid by tying off. No other tools required!


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frenchstarr frenchstarr 8 years
My husband stumbled across this and sent me the link. This is too cute! Now if my hair were just a bit longer!
zc zc 9 years
Thnaks for this Bella! I tried it the other day and it looked great! my hairs alot thineer so i used both ends of the scarf as a strand and my hair as the third strand..either way thanks for the inspiration:)
juicylove juicylove 9 years
i think thats hideous.
norajeans norajeans 9 years
I'd still mess it up...
Bisque Bisque 9 years
Love it! I'd have to wait... about 4 months until I can do this XD
Cris1192 Cris1192 9 years
So saaaaaaassy!! I wish I had longer hair to do this
emalove emalove 9 years
skigurl skigurl 9 years
really cute!
fcseamstress fcseamstress 9 years
Awesome! I got a bunch of scarves in a random fabric donation from my bro's GF and have been wondering how to use them! Thanks Sug!
magickalrealism magickalrealism 9 years
I like this but I have to wonder if my thick hair would eventually eat the scarf.
hanako66 hanako66 9 years
I love this idea and will try it tomorrow!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I love it! Definitely going to try this soon :)
alliallialli alliallialli 9 years
I've been debating whether or not to cut my hair off... this is going in the pro-long list.
details2 details2 9 years
Oh, I wish my hair was long enought to try this.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
This is cute. Uggh, why did I cut my hair?
tweet__ tweet__ 9 years
Love the idea, I'm definitely going to try this out!
Milly-the-ninja Milly-the-ninja 9 years
.i don't really like the headband.the braid is cute though!
Samnella Samnella 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Very CUTE!
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