Hair style: double pinned-up braids


This is a hairstyle that I remember from my early childhood. My mum would pin up my braids for festive days, and I would feel so, so special the entire day. (Again, my friend Maud has taken all of the photos.)

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I started with Julie’s hair. Julie is Maud’s daughter and Ava’s little friend, you might know her from our The Little Things series.
Just brush the hair and divide in two — I never like the parting to be too straight so I work with how the hair falls naturally on the top of the head and just use my fingers at the back. Make two braids — they can be a little loose in the beginning so they’re easier to pin up later. Keep braiding for as long as possible, and secure with a miniature elastic band in the colour to the hair.

flower_girl_23 flower_girl_18 Then I used bobby pins to pin the hair up. (I like the non-slip bobby pins, they stay put for much longer than the regular ones.)

flower_girls_14 flower_girls_16 flower_girl_19 Isn’t Julie’s hair so pretty with all those different shades?

flower_girl_20 As a finishing touch, I stuck some tiny branches of Baby’s Breath in the braids. Just to make it extra special.

flower_girls_7 When she saw Julie’s hair, Ava wanted the same treatment — of course!

flower_girls_8 flower_girls_9 flower_girls_10 Ava’s hair is a little shorter than that of Julie, but it still worked well.

flower_girls_11 flower_girls_13 flower_girl_1Voila, two sweet girls with pretty hair. This hairstyle is really not difficult, but has such a special effect!

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xxx Esther


Comments (6)

May 6, 2015

I’m delighted! These two little girls are so lovely. Good job!

May 6, 2015


May 6, 2015

So cute, I love it!

May 9, 2015

Can’t wait to try this on my daughter tomorrow for Mother’s Day! Who makes both of the featured floral dresses? Love love!

Esther in Amsterdam
May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day! Ava’s dress is from Mabo Kids, and Julie is wearing a Cacharel dress from a few years ago. x

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