It has come to my attention that many of my friends don’t know how easy it can be to get a super cute braided crown look! It’s definitely my favorite for when I want to do something fast that will look cute, and keep my hair out of the way.

Sure, there are a lot of complicated ways to achieve a similar look, but if you don’t have an hour to spend doing a lace braid around your head, you can still have something nice in about 5-10 minutes using only regular braids!

This also does well with second-day hair! Just spray in some dry shampoo before you style it.

If your hair isn’t long enough to get your braids to overlap, you may have to make your ponytails closer to the side of your head, rather than at the back of it.

I hope this is helpful to you, person with long or medium-length hair!

Red, White & Blue

By Impossibly Imperfect

The July 4th holiday is quickly approaching which means BBQs, beers, pooltime and a fun long weekend to top it off! I like to get in the spirit of the holiday just a bit and this year I’ll be branching out of my normal July 4th uniform of cut-offs and a cute shirt with this little patriotic Joie dress. Just the ticket for a beach BBQ and some serious firework action! Details below on how to recreate this super simple braid that Stephanie Nelson Makeup and Hair whipped up on me in under 8 minutes! 

Easiest braid how-to ever

  • Use Sexy Hair volumizing dry shampoo to add texture and volume to hair
  • Create multiple small/skinny braids
  • Then take and twist back each one, weaving them together into a regular, full braid
  • Finish by tying the hair into a knot at the end
  • Seal the look with a good solid spray of the Sexy Hair Spray & Play Harder to lock everything in and keep it looking great in the relentless Texas humidity!

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Photography by Jasmine Adisbeth // Makeup and Hair by Stephanie Nelson Makeup and Hair 

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Snake Braid | 5 Minute Hairstyles

So you’re running late for school or work and you want to do something to your hair.  Anything!  You just want to change it up from your usual ponytail and stray away from keeping it naturally down.  Grab your brush and a couple of bobby pins, and in five minutes (or less), you’ve got the Snake Braid!


1) Brush

2) Bobby Pins


1) Start by brushing your hair.

2) Take a small section of hair from the front of the head.

3) Create a regular three strand braid.

4) Once you are at the bottom of the braid, hold one of the outer pieces in one hand.  Hold the other two pieces in your other hand.

5) Securely hold your single piece of hair in place and slide (scrunch) the other two pieces upwards. 

6) Pull the sections of hair slightly apart so that it appears to look like a slithering snake.

7) Bobby pin into place and spray with hairspray.

With black hair we have so many hairstyles to choose from, that I don’t even be knowing where to start. I don’t know if I want to keep the short look, do Senegal twist, crochet braids, regular braids, faux locs,etc. This too much; because the moment I see a black girl with one of these hairstyles I be like ooh I think I might want to do that hair style next 😩🙄


Hair Tutorial!

  • Start with a little wave in your hair. We used this wand to get perfect waves (bonus… that wand is wayyyy less expensive than most and we love it!) If you already have natural wave, you’re good to go. (Curly girls can do this as well! Just skip by #2)
  • This is about the amount of wave you should have. Not too perfect, just quick, subtle waves.
  • Pull half of your hair back where you imagine the braid going and then gently pull some of your fringe/bang area out to soften the look. Better to pull those pieces out now than once you’ve already braided them in!
  • Start the dutch braid from the part and going down toward your ear. Don’t worry about scalp showing. We’ll take care of that in step 8.
  • Once you get just above the ear, start doing a regular 3 strand braid.
  • Make sure you braid it far enough so it will reach the back/middle of your head. For this look, I wanted the hair to go under the occipital bone which is that little bone on the back of your head. Right below it there’s a curve and that’s where you’re going to want to secure this braid, so make sure it reaches there.
  • Now tie it off using a small clear elastic.
  • Fatten up the braid by gently pulling it apart. Bulking up the braid will hide any unwanted scalp showing up front.
  • Do exactly the same thing on the other side.
  • Pull the braids together to meet in the back. Weave one of the braids through the other one.
  • Pin it below the occipital bone using a couple of bobby pins.
  1. Prep the hair by waving it up just a little. We used a 1 1/4″ barrel iron to get subtle waves. Add 2 messy dutch braids, on on each side (see photo) and secure them with small clear elastics. It doesn’t matter where you start the dutch braids. Some like them a little higher and some like them a little lower depending on face/head shape. You can do whatever you want! For this, we started at temple height in front and met them together in back.
  2. Now cross those two dutch braids over each other and pin using a bobby pin.
  3. Next you’re going to make a regular braid down the back. Use the tails of your dutch braids as 2 of the pieces and then grab the 3rd piece from right underneath where your dutch braids meet. Braid all the way down.
  4. Now all you’re going to do is grab 2 of the pieces from your regular braid and hold them together kind of tight. Take the single piece and hold it tight in the other hand.
  5. Start sliding the two pieces UPWARD. It will start to bunch up and become a cool macramé inspired braid.
  6. Once you slide it all up you’re going to have a long tail. You can tie it off with a clear elastic there or do the same technique again and take it further.

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