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[Apr. 10th, 2008|07:47 pm]
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hello beautiful braiders!
i'm looking forward to the day when i can call myself that.
i'm learning to french braid, or about to tackle the task,
but i'm confused on how to translate the instructions to braid my side bangs.
the only tutorials i have found deal with braiding pigtails or the back of the hair into french braids,
and i cannot practice on my own hair because it is too short!
the only part i can is on my bangs, which is so cute.

i want them to look like this:

(random picture i found so i cannot even ask the girl this is a picture of!)

any help would be greatly appreciated!!
i really hope someone can give me a walk through or hints of some sort.

[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2008-04-10 11:56 pm (UTC)
To me, that doesn't even look like a french braid, it just looks like an english braid/plait that has been tucked behind her ear. You could try that, with pins.
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[User Picture]From: hitooloorye
2008-04-11 12:30 am (UTC)
is that the same as the lace braid i just discovered?
(i really appreciate your help.)
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2008-04-11 04:03 am (UTC)
lace braids are like french braids, but you only grab extra hair from one side (if that makes sense). if you're just trying to imitate the general look of that picture, i would recommend just doing a plait and pinning it. If you want to try to do a lace braid, have a look at dreamweaverbraiding.com, some fantastic instructions there. :) never tried anything quite like that before so let us know how you go. remember it takes a lot of practice, so don't be disheartened if your first try doesn't look 'perfect' :P
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[User Picture]From: braider
2008-04-11 02:32 am (UTC)
It's not an English braid - for one, too thick. For another, you can see the part lines where she added the hair. (And third, you can see where each chunk of hair ends, because she couldn't keep the ends tucked in.)

Have you found the instructions on dreamweaverbraiding.com yet?
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2008-04-11 04:03 am (UTC)
ah right, fair enough :).
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[User Picture]From: braider
2008-04-11 02:30 am (UTC)
Do you know how to do a dutch braid? This is simply a dutch-style braid which has hair added in on only one side (Karen of Braided Image and I refer to this as a lace braid, though it's usually done french-style, with the hair added over rather than under as this one is).

Simply be careful to lay the braid along the hairline as you go, and part the hair straight to where you want it.

Also, I think you can manage a better-looking braid than this.

Get to it!
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[User Picture]From: hitooloorye
2008-04-12 05:09 pm (UTC)
I DID and thank you so much!
i'll post pictures when my bangs are a little longer,
so it's a bit neater,
and i experiment with a few more things.

i like this community a lot, i'm glad i found it.
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[User Picture]From: braider
2008-04-12 08:46 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!

I hope I didn't sound as bloody pompous to you as I did to me. ;-)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-09 11:32 pm (UTC)

Hair braiding

Hello Beautiful braider

I saw your braids. it looks good but I know you would like to make it more beautiful. I offer training on braiding and you can check out our web site.
www.worldofbraiding.com Your braids will be like a walk in the park when you train with us.

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