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Anje
February 14th, 2014, 09:11 AM
Obviously, once again we're running a bit behind this month for a hairstyle.

This month's style is:
Headband Braids!
That can be however you want to interpret it -- braids pinned where a headband would go, lace braids over the top of the head, or whatever else you can concoct.

ETA: Aw, heck, this is a fun one. Let's keep going and worry about what styles we haven't done yet in April! :cool:

neko_kawaii
February 14th, 2014, 02:50 PM
The possibilities. . .

TrapperCreekD
February 14th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Ooh! :joy: My hair's too wet to braid at the moment, but can't wait to do this!

ETA: Okay, this is going to be slightly harder than I though... or maybe I'm just having an arms&hair won't cooperate day. Does anyone have any tips for lace and french/dutch braiding headbands?

browneyedsusan
February 16th, 2014, 10:40 AM
I wore my bangs in a headband braid all the time while growing my pixie!

I wonder if I can still do it???

TrapperCreekD
February 16th, 2014, 12:05 PM
Feeling so-so about today's headband... tempted to take it down and try something else.

http://i.imgur.com/jfLk63Z.png

http://i.imgur.com/n7UsWzM.png

sumidha
February 16th, 2014, 04:50 PM
No TrapperCreekD it looks lovely! I wish my lace braids/headband braids looked half that nice! :)

bananahanna
February 16th, 2014, 11:26 PM
I did a Heidi braid(?) today and didn't realize this was the style. cool :)

ashke50
February 17th, 2014, 08:13 AM
TrapperCreekD that looks really nice!

kaydana
February 17th, 2014, 08:36 AM
Does this count?

http://i58.tinypic.com/2rp4783.jpg

I did it yesterday, so it's a bit fluffy, but not so fluffy that I feel like redoing it.

ooglipoo
February 17th, 2014, 09:38 AM
That's very pretty, kaydana!

TrapperCreekD
February 17th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Looks great, Kaydana!

Thanks for the compliments, guys, that was the better looking side. I did a lace braid today but my computer seems to have ate the photo... :justy:

Fethenwen
February 18th, 2014, 01:16 AM
Looks great, Kaydana!

Thanks for the compliments, guys, that was the better looking side. I did a lace braid today but my computer seems to have ate the photo... :justy:
lol, I read that it had ate the potato.


I might try this, but my hair needs to be less tangly in order to make it work. It usually doesn't look that great because of my bangs, but I could try something.

fraulein_doktor
February 19th, 2014, 02:44 PM
An old example:

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac329/gmgvilla/1462941_10202466017389057_135629184_n_zps99d20b0e. jpg

And a more current, asymmetrical one:

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac329/gmgvilla/05660d45-dd9e-4f65-87e3-8791b8514b77_zpsaf37dcca.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac329/gmgvilla/14fa3791-b808-4edc-9238-aca83a71bd12_zps9f6bd148.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac329/gmgvilla/A9386198-EE0C-4180-9E30-D38D3F4A4D49_zpsk1vabtmb.jpg

Robot Ninja
February 21st, 2014, 12:52 PM
My headband braids, done the easy way.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9322&d=1393012215

kaydana
February 22nd, 2014, 04:21 AM
Lopsided (actually, I think I'll call it "asymmetrical" and pretend it was intentional) lace braid headband into a braided bun.

http://i60.tinypic.com/307qb86.jpghttp://i59.tinypic.com/2dqotgl.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/6jh5r9.jpghttp://i57.tinypic.com/15meqm9.jpg

TrapperCreekD
February 23rd, 2014, 01:56 PM
Beautiful headbands, everyone! :beerchug:

Here's my most recent attempts:

http://i.imgur.com/wjLnax7.png

http://i.imgur.com/xuV867P.png

It's kind of hard to see, but there is a Jamie Leigh under there!
http://i.imgur.com/QIlmEcU.png

SkyChild
February 23rd, 2014, 02:10 PM
Ooooh loving all the examples so far!
I better go and see if I can still do this (it's been ages since I tried)

Stormynights
February 23rd, 2014, 02:33 PM
I love seeing all of the pretty braids.

Khristopher
February 26th, 2014, 03:27 AM
My headband braids, done the easy way.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9322&d=1393012215

Oh my, all that purple...:thud: you have my dream hair and all my envy :p
May I ask how you dye your hair?

Edit: here's my braid! it was an experiment with lace... but I don't like it so much. Maybe a silk robbon would work better!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9529&d=1393630719

redredrobin
March 4th, 2014, 05:46 AM
Feeling so-so about today's headband... tempted to take it down and try something else.

http://i.imgur.com/jfLk63Z.png

http://i.imgur.com/n7UsWzM.png

Thats looks awesome, I'd love to know how you did it. I can see the elements but was was the process?

Robot Ninja
March 4th, 2014, 03:43 PM
Oh my, all that purple...:thud: you have my dream hair and all my envy :p
May I ask how you dye your hair?


It's Fuchsia Shock Manic Panic, severely faded. The really bright bits are my grey hairs.

merseaone
March 5th, 2014, 08:45 AM
I can wear my hair like this

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/6215_130818666884_7257695_n.jpg

or like this

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/46213_463771216884_6063560_n.jpg

Any suggestions on how I can wear my hair?

TrapperCreekD
March 7th, 2014, 07:23 PM
I can wear my hair like this

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/6215_130818666884_7257695_n.jpg

or like this

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/46213_463771216884_6063560_n.jpg

Any suggestions on how I can wear my hair?

Braided headbands would look great, especially with your color variation!


Thats looks awesome, I'd love to know how you did it. I can see the elements but was was the process?

Thanks! I just sectioned a chunk hair in front of my ear and made a fishtail braid, wrapped it around my head, and pinned the ends as discreetly as possible. HTH!

rachelbethany
March 9th, 2014, 02:44 PM
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h402/rachelbnutt89/Hair/Red%20Hair-%20Jan-March%202014/6B284292-F3DC-4635-8535-094D6536D531.jpg
Here are my headband braids from yesterday (also done "the easy way" @Robot Ninja :cool:). Sorry the picture doesn't show the braids very well; my boyfriend is the sloppiest photographer ever. haha. Also, sorry for the late submission. How is March 1/3 of the way over already?! Happy Sunday, or whatever day it may be for anyone reading!

BrendaLoan
March 9th, 2014, 05:09 PM
rachelbethany that is so pretty! I love your hair color

This is my headband braid (the easy version as well)

http://i62.tinypic.com/200ve6q.jpg

rachelbethany
March 10th, 2014, 09:29 AM
BrendaLoan Thank you! Your hair is amazing. It truly looks like fairy tale hair! And, unlike mine, it's so free of fly-aways! I need to up my braid game. Haha.

itsnikki
March 13th, 2014, 08:46 PM
I like to take my bangs and braid them out of the way, does that count? I'll post a pic when I do it again..

hypersensitive
March 13th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Ooh! I really like this one! I'm inspired!


rachelbethany that is so pretty! I love your hair color

This is my headband braid (the easy version as well)

http://i62.tinypic.com/200ve6q.jpg

Lostsoule77
March 16th, 2014, 09:35 AM
Feeling so-so about today's headband... tempted to take it down and try something else.

http://i.imgur.com/n7UsWzM.png
That looks gorgeous!


Lopsided (actually, I think I'll call it "asymmetrical" and pretend it was intentional) lace braid headband into a braided bun.

http://i60.tinypic.com/307qb86.jpghttp://i59.tinypic.com/2dqotgl.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/6jh5r9.jpghttp://i57.tinypic.com/15meqm9.jpg
This is beautiful! And I love your hair color!!

I'm usually pretty lazy with my hairstyles. I've only attempted a lace headband when I was doing my hair for my wedding. Wonder if I could still do that? Think I'll play around today and see what I come up with. You guys have inspired me! :)

lindsayhv
March 17th, 2014, 11:25 AM
what is the "easy" way you all speak of?

BrendaLoan
March 17th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Hipersensitive thank you! I'd love to see yours! :)
lindsayhv one or two simple english braids pinned where a headband would go, instead of doing a lace braid

Robot Ninja
March 17th, 2014, 09:51 PM
I tied the ends of the braids together at the nape of my neck, then stuck a couple of bobby pins in to keep them from slipping. It worked better for me than just using pins.

lindsayhv
March 18th, 2014, 08:02 AM
oh, that does sound a lot easier. I will be practicing!

Wallabear
March 18th, 2014, 11:30 AM
Here's a neat waterfall braid to try! Woohoo!

http://www.youbeauty.com/hair/columns/the-tease/waterfall-braid-how-to?

BrendaLoan
March 18th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Here's a neat waterfall braid to try! Woohoo!

http://www.youbeauty.com/hair/columns/the-tease/waterfall-braid-how-to?

Cute! I have to try that

Madora
March 19th, 2014, 03:12 PM
[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/31914Beadedbraidedheadband_edited-FINAL.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/31914Beadedbraidedheadband_edited-FINAL.jpg.html)COLOR="#A52A2A"]Headband braid with beads:

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kaydana
March 19th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Those beads look so pretty in your hair, Madora!

Madora
March 19th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Those beads look so pretty in your hair, Madora!

Thanks, kaydana! I've had this string since the early 70s. Used to braid the beads as shown then let the rest of my hair fall where it may. Alas, the picture didn't turn out as good as I'd hoped but it was fun doing this style again after so many years.

Remi
March 20th, 2014, 05:54 PM
You ladies are just so talented. My hair hair is just not long enough.

browneyedsusan
March 21st, 2014, 06:09 AM
Nice, Madora!

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@ Remi: You might be able to wrangle a partial headband (http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/08/french-braid-tutorial.html) out of your bangs? I lace braided mine frequently when I was growing them out. Keep moving the part closer to your ear as you gain length, and you'll have a full headband in no time! :thumbsup:

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I managed to replicate the old standby, but can't get a picture. Will try to persuade DD to help me with it.

Madora
March 24th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Belated thanks, browneyedsusan!

Nadine <3
March 28th, 2014, 11:41 AM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/13470717065_da3ceaf095.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mwmWSv)

Tried this style out this morning on freshly washed hair. I like this style a lot, it's very cute! I can wear it down without it feeling boring and blah :D

rachelbethany
April 4th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Very cute, Nadine! I love the bangs + braid look.

ScarlettAdelle
April 4th, 2014, 10:36 PM
https://fbcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-0/p552x414/10246509_4099192895149_4740077533732850827_n.jpg

Did this a few days ago after watching Frozen :)

I think my gray added to the over-all look hahha

Serafine
April 24th, 2014, 04:41 AM
Oh Nadine, thats look very cute! :)

Salzdrache
May 2nd, 2014, 05:04 AM
Hi :)
Made by my daughter :)
http://abload.de/thumb2/045_lacehaarband02304czj23.jpg (http://abload.de/image.php?img=045_lacehaarband02304czj23.jpg) http://abload.de/thumb2/045_lacehaarband02304q3kfs.jpg (http://abload.de/image.php?img=045_lacehaarband02304q3kfs.jpg)

mira-chan
May 16th, 2014, 08:51 PM
Style in my avatar. :) Coronette braid bun
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10977&d=1400292250

ms.bluestone1
May 20th, 2014, 04:52 PM
how pretty!! how do you start it? I want to do something new!! im boring in a bun all the time..

mira-chan
May 20th, 2014, 05:21 PM
I used to have an article on that before the site crashed. :( There are two possibilities. One is to separate the lower inch/ inch and half of hair, then braid the rest and but in. with that strip of hair, braid dutch braid sideways till all hair used up, and then braid to end, wrap around head and pin.

The easier way is to do a mid height ponytail. Separate 1/4 of hair and braid that. Braid the rest into a second braid. Bun the thicker braid. Wrap the thinner braid around head and pin.

Decorate with whatever pretty pin you like.

Lis
November 20th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Love this look. I'm not the best braider so I usually do a waterfall type braid. Not sure why I find it easier to do....