Posts Tagged ‘twist’

A NEW TWIST

photos: angelaandithyle.com post designed by kristin ess

Time to mix up the mundane… This has always been one of our favorite ways to spice up the plain old ponytail. (more…)

SHORT STUFF

photos and post design: Kristin Ess

This updo/chignon was kind of a random discovery for short hair. My gorgeous client Katie, who has a long bob, was sitting in my chair and this happened so we thought we’d snap some photos and share since we get a lot of requests for short hair styles! (more…)

BRAIDY BUNCH

photo: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

This week my little sister came to stay with me. Since we LOVE braids around here, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use her shiny brown hair to show you how to do this quick one. It’s similar to the waterfall braid, but much faster and less confusing.

  • Start this like a regular braid, but drop the top piece through to the bottom and leave it there.
  • Gently twist the 2 pieces you’re left with upward.
  • Add a new 3rd piece in between + drop it through.
  • Twist again and repeat. Keep going until you get to the back. Tie it with a clear elastic, tuck the end under, and secure¬†with a bobbypin.

Remember there are only 2 main steps to this braid: twist + add a new piece. Imagine you’re just making a twist with only two pieces, but each time you do, you feed a new piece of hair through before you make the next twist. So you never actually keep the new piece. It’s really easy once you get it going. Try it on a friend first so you can see what you’re doing and how the pattern develops. Then try it on yourself!

Xx Kristin

ON THAT NOTE…

photos: mariannan.com/fffound.com/pinterest.com post designed by kristin ess

Sometimes you’ve gotta love super simple style. These girls got it just right. This is a great look to try over the weekend and should only take a couple of minutes! Create a deep side part and tease the crown area for a little volume. Grab sections from the lowest part of your front hairline (near your ears). Braid, rope, or twist them back. Tie it off with a clear elastic. This is amazing with a little natural, messy texture so maybe avoid using a brush on saturday morning and do this before heading to brunch instead. We love it paired with a blazer. Happy weekend!!