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How To: Get Jessica Simpson's Summer Braids

How To: Get Jessica Simpson's Summer Braids

This How To is for those of you who have written in asking me about the cute summer braids Jessica Simpson was seen wearing yesterday and again over the weekend. This style is great for summertime, because it's quick, easy and it gets your hair off of your face. It can be created on wet or dry hair, no sticky styling product is required and it is a great option for those of you who have bangs in that awkward in between stage. All you need are two hair clips and two hair elastics.

For directions on how to create these simple summer braids at home,

  • Step 1: Part your hair where it would naturally fall and divide the rest of your hair into three sections. The first is the front left which should be left loose for braiding, the second is the front right which will also be braided and the third is the rest of your hair which will not be braided. Clip the front right and the back of your hair so that you can begin braiding in a neat and organized way.
  • Step 2: Begin braiding the left front of your hair in either a reverse corn-row style braid or in an inverse, french style braid. Braid hair on an angle starting from your roots and working down toward your ear. As you work on each braid, incorporate strands in even amounts on either side of the braid so that your hair lies flatly and securely against your head.
  • Step 3: When you get to your ear, you shouldn't have any more hair to pick up, so finish the braid in a slightly looser style than the rest of your hair. Braid until the very end and secure with a hair-tie of your choice.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps two and three on the right front section of your hair. You can either leave the back loose or you can put it in a ponytail, a loose bun, a knot, a twist or a braid of its own!

Can't get enough of Jess's tresses? Check out her beautiful bridal 'do from back in the day.

chatnoir chatnoir 10 years
I haven't done those braids to my hair in a decade. Very cute. Remember the Topsy Tail? I'd love to see that again. lol
bealotus bealotus 10 years
I love this look but I am so bad doing hair... :( I would love to do it on my daughter.
Kristin2783 Kristin2783 10 years
I am so doing this to my hair tomorrow.
almostloli almostloli 10 years
i want lindsay's braidss :D
malloryanne malloryanne 10 years
I'll be sporting these braids this weekend! Thanks :)
skinnycouturee skinnycouturee 10 years
i'm soo doing my hair like this for this weekend.. or something like it if i try lol
krystalmak krystalmak 10 years
My friend was able to do this on other people.. but like.. make hearts and stuff... how he did it? i don't know.
Jennie Jennie 10 years
I love this! Thanks!
blushingmilk blushingmilk 10 years
yes she is definitely immensely annoying. but i do love the braids. i particularly like the 'heidi style....two braids (one on each side of the head) and then met and secured at the top of the head. Gorgeous. i also love beautiful side braids bunched at the ends...
Pinksophie05 Pinksophie05 10 years
Cool. But how do you do the lindsay braids? I love those just never tried or knew how to do it.
alillee alillee 10 years
sooo cute! i've been wondering how to do this!
emmad18 emmad18 10 years
adorable! haha nicci i hate that when doing an upstyle my arms get so sore, lol :)
__nicci __nicci 10 years
I really like it, but it hurts my arms !
kayden kayden 10 years
The hair is cute, she wears it well..
City-Love City-Love 10 years
thank u so much..i was just wondering how i could do my hair like that
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 10 years
I love her hair. I have been doing this forever when I work out because it keeps my hair back!
zc zc 10 years
ive tried it a couple times but came ou looking a mess. thanks 4 the tips
jill12 jill12 10 years
Thanks for the tips girls! Can't wait to try it.
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
those braids are SO cute! Too bad my hair is too short to imitate, but then, I could never pull off any JSimpson looks. I'm glad she's blonde again.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 10 years
I find her immensely annoying, but that is a really cute look!
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Daisie, I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for explaining. Forgive me, I've been doing french braids since my camp days at the age of seven so writing out how to braid didn't even cross my mind. This process is very quick Dragonia, really. It should take you no more than 5 minutes all in! Also Daisie, I have never heard of a Dutch braid either - but to clarify a corn-row, or a reverse braid is when the braid is raised (when the hair gets tucked underneath) and an inverse braid or a french braid is when the hair gets crossed over the top. Does this make sense? Either way, you can choose whichever style you like best and have fun with it - it's supposed to be easy, breezy summertime hair!!!
Aww, cute. But I'm too clumsy and impatient for this. ^^'
1missy 1missy 10 years
I will try this. It's very cute.
megagirl megagirl 10 years
Yay! I tried to do this on myself but couldn't figure out how to make it turn out right! Daisie - I think inverse French braid is where you fold the strands underneath. I've never heard it called Dutch braid, but then again, the last time I heard French braid terminology was 6th grade when I learned how to do it, and we called it inside-out French braid. But it looks like that when it comes out...and it explains why I couldn't get it to turn out on myself before when I was doing plain French braid!
Daisie Daisie 10 years
Inverse french braid? Do you mean a Dutch braid? Where you fold the strands in underneath instead of over the top?
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