Yesterday, I got a great idea from the lovely Kim Barrett's blog, "Grin and Barrett". She posted about a hair style called the "waterfall braid".
As my hair is getting much longer, I have been playing around with different hairstyles. I have a lottt of hair, so when I wear it completely down it gets flat easily because there's a lot more hair then there has been, so half up styles, braids, and bobby pins have been frequenting my life. When I saw this braid, I knew I had to try it. So I did. Here are the results.
It wasn't the best because it was my first time, but I think it turned out nicely. I loved how it kept my hair back, but wasn't too tight because you let the hair continue to cascade down rather than putting it all into a french braid. It would be great to practice enough to be able to do it around the back like the picture, but I definitely couldn't get that far yet. But if I can do it at all, then anyone can. Here is the video tutorial:
I'd love to try it like this someday - with curls and putting a couple flower pins in to hold it in place.
Happy braiding! Let me know if you try it!