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Jennwith4
August 6th, 2014, 05:54 PM
Last Saturday I braided 7 small braids in the back bottom portion of my hair. I've been having fun using them in different hairstyles this week. They make regular hairstyles look fancy or complicated. :)

Today's hairstyle is Lunnafindel's Rapunzel Braid (top right) Click on the picture for more accent braid photos.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps78c696c5.jpg (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11900)

Anyone ever try this before?

Lunnafindel
August 6th, 2014, 06:11 PM
Amazing! Those hairstyles all look great, and the Rapunzel braid with 7 accents is so cool! I should try that some time...when I work up the courage to do 7 accent braids. kudos to you for patience ;)

Larki
August 6th, 2014, 06:26 PM
Is there a tutorial or instructions somewhere for the Rapunzel braid? That one is so gorgeous!

Nadine <3
August 6th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Is there a tutorial or instructions somewhere for the Rapunzel braid? That one is so gorgeous!


I would also like to know :D

Jennwith4
August 6th, 2014, 06:58 PM
Here's a link to the tutorial: Lunnafindel's Rapunzel Braid (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6812). I made a 5 strand braid at the end.

Madora
August 6th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Yes, I've messed with accent braids. Had fun with this one: http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/710multibraidbim5.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/710multibraidbim5.jpg.html)

Jennwith4
August 6th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Wow! Pretty, Madora!

Valkyriejae
August 6th, 2014, 08:07 PM
Jennwith4, I must admit I'm curious. Your profile says your hair is II thickness, but it looks SO thick in these pictures. May I ask your ponytail circumference?

Jennwith4
August 6th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Jennwith4, I must admit I'm curious. Your profile says your hair is II thickness, but it looks SO thick in these pictures. May I ask your ponytail circumference?

My circumference is 3.75 inches. :)

meteor
August 6th, 2014, 09:18 PM
Wow-wow-wow! Those photos are amazing eye-candy! :thudpile: How did you do the third style and fifth style (ponytail with braided ponytail holder)?


And Madora: WOW! How did you position those accent braids so nicely?

Whenever I use accent braids they just reappear randomly and disappear in hair, it never looks as organized and purposeful as what I'm seeing on your pictures! :D

Madora
August 6th, 2014, 09:35 PM
Thanks, Jennwith4!

Meteor..After I did the center dutch braid to the nape, I clipped it off with a soft elastic, then divided the hair in about 9 sections, which were braided.
I then removed the elastic, lined up the braids in my hand so they more or less sat next to each other (i.e. flat), then gently twisted all nine (just barely) and wound the twisted 9 around the center French Dutch braid. This was my first attempt and I was pretty happy the way it turned out.

Jennwith4
August 6th, 2014, 09:36 PM
Wow-wow-wow! Those photos are amazing eye-candy! :thudpile: How did you do the third style and fifth style (ponytail with braided ponytail holder)?


And Madora: WOW! How did you position those accent braids so nicely?

Whenever I use accent braids they just reappear randomly and disappear in hair, it never looks as organized and purposeful as what I'm seeing on your pictures! :D

Thank you!

For both I braided the accent braids together into a herringbone braid. For the 3rd photo I just braided my hair into a 4strand braid with the accent braid as one of the strands.
For the 5th I made a low ponytail and wrapped the accent braid around it twice and pinned.

AmberJewel
August 6th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Here's a link to the tutorial: Lunnafindel's Rapunzel Braid (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6812). I made a 5 strand braid at the end.

Ok, I can follow most of the tutorial, but how did she get the left braid to stay over the middle one in the third picture? Then the right braid proceeds to perform the same staying-exactly-where-it's-supposed-to miracle... What am I missing?

meteor
August 6th, 2014, 09:47 PM
Wow! Thank you so very much, Jennwith4 and Madora! :flowers:

Jennwith4
August 7th, 2014, 12:05 AM
Ok, I can follow most of the tutorial, but how did she get the left braid to stay over the middle one in the third picture? Then the right braid proceeds to perform the same staying-exactly-where-it's-supposed-to miracle... What am I missing?

1. She separates a piece of hair out from each of the side sections.
2. She incorporates this section into the braid from the opposite side.
Instant magic holding braid!! ;)
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8a1f9e87.jpg

Clear as mud?

AmberJewel
August 7th, 2014, 09:30 AM
Thanks so much for the help! I've gotta try this.

GoddessLocks
August 7th, 2014, 10:15 AM
I was wondering the same thing about that braid that crossed over. Thanks for clearing that up :)

StellaKatherine
August 7th, 2014, 10:25 AM
wooooow , just wow! Ok, it will be less hot next week so I start accent braiding! :crush:

BrendaLoan
August 7th, 2014, 10:32 AM
That braid is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :o I've got to try accent braids some day

Madora
August 7th, 2014, 10:33 AM
1. She separates a piece of hair out from each of the side sections.
2. She incorporates this section into the braid from the opposite side.
Instant magic holding braid!! ;)
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8a1f9e87.jpg

Clear as mud?

That's very interesting! Jennwith4, your hair looks so lovely in this picture!

neko_kawaii
August 7th, 2014, 10:36 AM
They are all so pretty! I may try this one day.

Jennwith4
August 7th, 2014, 11:53 AM
That's very interesting! Jennwith4, your hair looks so lovely in this picture!

This is Lunnafindel's pic from her tutorial. I was trying to help explain it a little more. :)

Jennwith4
August 7th, 2014, 11:55 AM
wooooow , just wow! Ok, it will be less hot next week so I start accent braiding! :crush:

Please share how it turns out for you!

StellaKatherine
August 8th, 2014, 08:38 AM
My attempt on a accent bun :) Not as fancy as yours was... But I kinda like the messy braid accented bun of my ;)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12428&d=1407507258

Johannah
August 8th, 2014, 08:42 AM
I've got to try accents braids one day. It's so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Totty
August 8th, 2014, 09:05 AM
So lovely... wish I had thicker hair instead of my small tappered braid

StellaKatherine
August 8th, 2014, 09:09 AM
Totty, I have small braid as well.. It can be done, just in a smaller scale for us less thick haired girls :)

RainbowBowser
August 8th, 2014, 10:22 AM
I looove that Rapunzel braid!

Jennwith4
August 8th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Nice, StellaKatherine, great job!

meteor
August 8th, 2014, 03:58 PM
Lovely stuff! :D
Since accent braids take quite a while to do on long hair, I'd love to keep them in... for like a week ... But is it safe for hair to keep such micro-braids or can it cause breakage?

polishrose
August 8th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Last Saturday I braided 7 small braids in the back bottom portion of my hair. I've been having fun using them in different hairstyles this week. They make regular hairstyles look fancy or complicated. :)

Today's hairstyle is Lunnafindel's Rapunzel Braid (top right) Click on the picture for more accent braid photos.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps78c696c5.jpg (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11900)


Anyone ever try this before?

I tried clicking on the picture but got an error message saying I didn't have permission to access that page. I also got that when trying the tutorial link. :(

Ingrid
August 8th, 2014, 05:53 PM
Beautiful accent braids. Just stunning. I can't wait until my braiding skills improve (and my layers are gone). Until then, I'll just have to keep pestering my mum to braid my hair :lol:

Remi
August 8th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Jenwith4- I love those little accent braids. Such a cute idea :D

silvurgrin
August 8th, 2014, 08:10 PM
Wow!! I love the braids!! I'd love to do this to my hair, but it's just too thin to pull off. Loving it on you, though!

SThr
August 8th, 2014, 10:10 PM
I tried the Rapunzel braid too, but did a 5 strand braid of the main braids, down into a 3 strand when my accent braids got too short, and all my main braids are Dutch because I like those better. Here's my first attempt, it's gross looking on the top:

http://i.imgur.com/WqPlOV8l.jpg?1 (http://imgur.com/WqPlOV8)

Adiro
August 8th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Wow!!!! Just WOW!!!! I have seen some things of beauty in this thread!!! Thank you so much for improving my hair dreams!!!!
I dont even dare to look at the tutorial, for the life of me I cannot do a french braid or a dutch one or any except the plain English one, and that one I am always getting one or two of the three strands to be shorter than another....

Jennwith4
August 8th, 2014, 11:24 PM
I tried clicking on the picture but got an error message saying I didn't have permission to access that page. I also got that when trying the tutorial link. :(

When you get more posts under your belt you'll be able to access the albums. Sorry!

Jennwith4
August 8th, 2014, 11:24 PM
Wow! It looks great,SThr!

Jennwith4
August 8th, 2014, 11:29 PM
Lovely stuff! :D
Since accent braids take quite a while to do on long hair, I'd love to keep them in... for like a week ... But is it safe for hair to keep such micro-braids or can it cause breakage?

I kept mine in for a week and not much breakage after I took them out.

Sparklylady82
August 8th, 2014, 11:37 PM
So pretty! I love accent braids! I've never tried them that small. I wonder what kind of results I'd get with my length? I feel some experimentation coming on...

Jennwith4
August 8th, 2014, 11:42 PM
So pretty! I love accent braids! I've never tried them that small. I wonder what kind of results I'd get with my length? I feel some experimentation coming on...

Please share pics with us if you do!

SThr
August 9th, 2014, 12:31 AM
Just wanted to share that I haven't had much breakage with accent braids, but using a tangle teezer to comb them out makes it way easier to undo them. Just start at the bottom and take off one or two crossings at a time and it works wonderfully!

polishrose
August 9th, 2014, 01:19 AM
When you get more posts under your belt you'll be able to access the albums. Sorry!

Oh I see :) I shall post a bit more in that case :)

LadyCelestina
August 9th, 2014, 03:23 AM
meteor,if are careful while braiding them and not let any hair that's not supposed to be in the braid in,it doesn't cause breakage.Errr this might sound confusing,so basically if they tug at your roots when you move them,they might cause breakage.

Totty
August 9th, 2014, 05:40 AM
Totty, I have small braid as well.. It can be done, just in a smaller scale for us less thick haired girls :)

My second bundle of joy is on the way next week, so at this moment I will wait till the next shed.

Sparklylady82
August 9th, 2014, 01:30 PM
I put four tiny accent braids at my part and then proceeded with my typical face framing braid. I like it! I attempted a crown braid and my husband said I looked like I needed to put on my Halloween costume :-( so that was a fail but this worked out well...
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/haleyemily06/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/haleyemily06/media/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg.html)

meteor
August 9th, 2014, 01:37 PM
Sparklylady82, it's BEAUTIFUL!!! :thud:
Accent braids look beyond amazing in light or highlighted hair!

I so envy everyone's awesome braiding skills here! :D

English braid is all I can do :( ... so accent braids are a life-saver for creating some variety!

Madora
August 9th, 2014, 01:56 PM
I put four tiny accent braids at my part and then proceeded with my typical face framing braid. I like it! I attempted a crown braid and my husband said I looked like I needed to put on my Halloween costume :-( so that was a fail but this worked out well...
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/haleyemily06/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/haleyemily06/media/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg.html)

Your accent braids are beautiful, Sparklylady82!

LongCurlyTress
August 9th, 2014, 02:00 PM
I put four tiny accent braids at my part and then proceeded with my typical face framing braid. I like it! I attempted a crown braid and my husband said I looked like I needed to put on my Halloween costume :-( so that was a fail but this worked out well...
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/haleyemily06/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/haleyemily06/media/822AF63F-C8DF-497B-9F30-6E1D3EA1CCF5_zps6g9qwcjn.jpg.html)
Very pretty braid! Just love it!:blossom:

eadwine
August 9th, 2014, 02:03 PM
That is GORGEOUS!!!

I want accent braiiiidddsss!! :wail:

:lol:

I am going to make them soon as well. When I can get my hands on the bands :)

misspurdy06
August 9th, 2014, 03:39 PM
The title is "Accent Braids" but as I was skimming through the posts it I read "Angry Birds" lol

Jennwith4
August 9th, 2014, 07:08 PM
So pretty, Sparklylady! I love the braid!

Sparklylady82
August 9th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Sparklylady82, it's BEAUTIFUL!!! :thud:
Accent braids look beyond amazing in light or highlighted hair!

I so envy everyone's awesome braiding skills here! :D

English braid is all I can do :( ... so accent braids are a life-saver for creating some variety!


Your accent braids are beautiful, Sparklylady82!


Very pretty braid! Just love it!:blossom:


That is GORGEOUS!!!

I want accent braiiiidddsss!! :wail:

:lol:

I am going to make them soon as well. When I can get my hands on the bands :)


So pretty, Sparklylady! I love the braid!
Thankyou all!

Laurenji
August 10th, 2014, 06:44 AM
I put four tiny accent braids at my part and then proceeded with my typical face framing braid. I like it! I attempted a crown braid and my husband said I looked like I needed to put on my Halloween costume :-( so that was a fail but this worked out well...


When I do crown braids, my husband says I look like the former Ukranian prime minister. But I don't care. :) I do them anyways.

Sparklylady82
August 11th, 2014, 12:04 AM
When I do crown braids, my husband says I look like the former Ukranian prime minister. But I don't care. :) I do them anyways.

Hee Hee! After I took it out I thought...I should've just left it in anyway and ignored him! :lala:

lauren_alia
August 11th, 2014, 10:24 AM
There's so many beautiful hairs on this thread! :crush: Do you guys tie off the accent braids with tiny ponytail holders or just leave the ends loose? I've tried these before and even the smallest ponytail holders I could find (little clear ones) were too big for the tiny little end of my braids and would slip off. Leaving them loose they would start to unravel some though.

eadwine
August 11th, 2014, 10:44 AM
I just ordered tiny clear bands, like the size of loom bands, but are not looms. I fully intend to tie the braids off. Sure this will not be totally damage free, but my hair can handle it and I do want to have a little bit of fun. when tied off they can last a while in my hair. :)

Sparklylady82
August 11th, 2014, 11:39 AM
I used the tiny clear bands

SThr
August 11th, 2014, 11:55 AM
I tie them with string, then once all the accent braids are braided into larger braids, I remove the strings and tie the end of the big braid.

meteor
August 11th, 2014, 12:10 PM
There's so many beautiful hairs on this thread! :crush: Do you guys tie off the accent braids with tiny ponytail holders or just leave the ends loose? I've tried these before and even the smallest ponytail holders I could find (little clear ones) were too big for the tiny little end of my braids and would slip off. Leaving them loose they would start to unravel some though.

Since my hair is rather long, the way I hold an accent braid is by braiding it as far down as I can (or care or have the time to). If I only braid for a little bit and then leave it loose, it unravels faster.
I refuse to use any holders for accent braids, because they aren't worth the damage IMHO. If I want to add interest to my accent braids, I use silk ribbons and they might help hold the braids better.
I think the LHC-approved way of using those tiny clear silicone holders is to cut them when you need to remove them... personally, I'd rather avoid them altogether.

Jennwith4
August 11th, 2014, 03:52 PM
There's so many beautiful hairs on this thread! :crush: Do you guys tie off the accent braids with tiny ponytail holders or just leave the ends loose? I've tried these before and even the smallest ponytail holders I could find (little clear ones) were too big for the tiny little end of my braids and would slip off. Leaving them loose they would start to unravel some though.

I tie mine of with tiny elastics.

lauren_alia
August 12th, 2014, 12:59 PM
Jennwith4, eadwine, Sparklylady82, SThr, and meteor thank you guys for your replies. :blossom: I definately need to try accent braids again one of these days... I really like the idea of using a piece of string to tie off the ends.

SThr
August 12th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Jennwith4, eadwine, Sparklylady82, SThr, and meteor thank you guys for your replies. :blossom: I definately need to try accent braids again one of these days... I really like the idea of using a piece of string to tie off the ends.

I tie mine with string like this: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=119418
Tying it in a bow tends to fall apart pretty quickly, while this holds for days.

Madora
August 12th, 2014, 03:51 PM
lauren_alia, I used to use BLAX black plastic no slip elastics on my accent braids (a long time ago). I don't know whether or not they're made any longer. I did break down and buy a package of pastel clear tiny elastics made by Goody. The elastics aren't as horrid as one might think, so long as you take them off the same way you put them on. Just pulling them off isn't hair friendly.

Lunnafindel
August 12th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Wow. That whipping thing is amazing, I've GOT to try it.
I did try 8 accent braids this weekend though, and wove them into a 4-strand braid:
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/6a/d3/8b/6ad38b690b3b510d21a5e7a24f13e021.jpg
I made the top loose so it'd have a more 'romantic' feel, I think it worked, although you can't see that part.

meteor
August 12th, 2014, 08:16 PM
Lunnafindel, your hair and your braid are just AWESOME! :thudpile:

Éowyn_GreyEyes
August 12th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Oooo these are all so pretty, I don't think my hair count is large enough for a Rapunzel braid :(

Are these considered accents? Just from my hair style album...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=12315
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=11774
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=11747

meteor
August 12th, 2014, 08:23 PM
WOW! Éowyn_GreyEyes, your half-ups are to die for! :thudpile:
The first one is the most sophisticated incredible half-up I've ever seen!

Jennwith4
August 12th, 2014, 08:30 PM
Wow. That whipping thing is amazing, I've GOT to try it.
I did try 8 accent braids this weekend though, and wove them into a 4-strand braid:
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/6a/d3/8b/6ad38b690b3b510d21a5e7a24f13e021.jpg
I made the top loose so it'd have a more 'romantic' feel, I think it worked, although you can't see that part.

Yes it worked! Beautiful braid!


Oooo these are all so pretty, I don't think my hair count is large enough for a Rapunzel braid :(

Are these considered accents? Just from my hair style album...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=12315
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=11774
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11849&attachmentid=11747

Gorgeous half-ups!

Jennwith4
August 12th, 2014, 08:31 PM
I tie mine with string like this: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=119418
Tying it in a bow tends to fall apart pretty quickly, while this holds for days.

Tried it out and I love it! Going to be doing this from now on.

Éowyn_GreyEyes
August 12th, 2014, 09:48 PM
WOW! Éowyn_GreyEyes, your half-ups are to die for! :thudpile:
The first one is the most sophisticated incredible half-up I've ever seen!
Thank you so much! :3 I really want to try the first one on myself (my friend did this one) because I think I could get it to look neater when finished but I do love it!

Yes it worked! Beautiful braid!



Gorgeous half-ups!

Thank you! I put up all my styles in the same album, but they don't really have accent braids :P

Sparklylady82
August 12th, 2014, 11:59 PM
wow. That whipping thing is amazing, i've got to try it.
I did try 8 accent braids this weekend though, and wove them into a 4-strand braid:
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/6a/d3/8b/6ad38b690b3b510d21a5e7a24f13e021.jpg
i made the top loose so it'd have a more 'romantic' feel, i think it worked, although you can't see that part.
love!.....

eadwine
August 13th, 2014, 12:09 AM
Wow.. such gorgeous creations! :D

StellaKatherine
August 13th, 2014, 12:10 AM
I forgot to post it here, here was my other accent braid bun :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12479&d=1407683999

butter52
August 13th, 2014, 12:51 AM
im so jealoussssssssssssssss omg.

So question, any curlies/super wavies have luck with accent braids? I love them but any time I make them since my hair has so much texture you bearly can see the braids stand out. Over straight hair they show so beautifuly...

Any tricks? maybe mini paranda?

StellaKatherine
August 13th, 2014, 01:16 AM
im so jealoussssssssssssssss omg.

So question, any curlies/super wavies have luck with accent braids? I love them but any time I make them since my hair has so much texture you bearly can see the braids stand out. Over straight hair they show so beautifuly...

Any tricks? maybe mini paranda?

My hair is 2b ( was told maybe 2c even ),and I have no problem with making my accent braids seen. The only thing is, that for wavy/curly person need to make more of the braids and then position them while making the hairstyle. Can be pain at first, but you will find the best way for them to work...

butter52
August 13th, 2014, 05:54 AM
so you mean like make many of them?

I also have pitch black hair so it doesnt help to show braids..

StellaKatherine
August 13th, 2014, 06:01 AM
so you mean like make many of them?

I also have pitch black hair so it doesnt help to show braids..

Yeah many of them. At least 7 or more, as 1-2 will just hide in our hair and will never be seen. Or if they are 1-2 braids then better to make them wider size. And best to all of them make at same place, like for example near the neckline, then it is easier to keep them together.

butter52
August 13th, 2014, 06:22 AM
Thankyou for the tip :D

peachyleshy
August 13th, 2014, 06:58 AM
That's so pretty! It really does make it look more complicated and fancy! I will have to try out; it will add interest to my shorter length. Thanks for sharing :)

Jennwith4
August 13th, 2014, 09:16 AM
I forgot to post it here, here was my other accent braid bun :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12479&d=1407683999

Beautiful!

meteor
August 13th, 2014, 10:43 AM
StellaKatherine, that's just awesome! :D I love all your hairstyles! :love:

MsPharaohMoan
August 13th, 2014, 11:29 AM
http://i57.tinypic.com/2r43qk7.jpg

My version of a simple accent braid. I love how it looks against straight, sleek hair pulled into a bun.
Here's a different angle of my seashell bun.

http://i58.tinypic.com/aot6yx.jpg

:3

meteor
August 13th, 2014, 11:32 AM
Very, very cool, MsPharaohMoan! Beautiful hair! :D

StellaKatherine
August 13th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Jennwith4, thank you :)


StellaKatherine, that's just awesome! :D I love all your hairstyles! :love:

awww, sweety, you make me feel like I do better job than I really am :) Always make me smile when I see your comment! :flowers:


http://i57.tinypic.com/2r43qk7.jpg

My version of a simple accent braid. I love how it looks against straight, sleek hair pulled into a bun.
Here's a different angle of my seashell bun.

http://i58.tinypic.com/aot6yx.jpg

:3

Very elegant look! Me liking! :crush:

lauren_alia
August 13th, 2014, 02:05 PM
I tie mine with string like this: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=119418
Tying it in a bow tends to fall apart pretty quickly, while this holds for days.
Oh, that's such a cool technique! Thanks for posting that! :)

prettyinpink
August 13th, 2014, 08:24 PM
I really like that fancy 4 stranded braid! Good job!