5.01.2012

MAMA STYLE: BANG BRAID TUTORIAL

after getting many many requests, i decided to ignore the fact that i'm horrible at this kind of thing and do a bang braid tutorial. it's the simplest way to get your hair off your face, it's perfect for frizzy weather, bad hair days, and dealing with post-partum hair loss. and hopefully i was able to show you that and you get something out of this, and that you don't walk away thinking, "that natalie, i swear...."

right!


derp derp.
p.s. much better tutorials for this found HERE and HERE.
p.p.s. our blowfish shoes giveaway winner has been announced! right HERE.

43 comments :

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  2. haha, sorry for the cajoling! we're rough on you sometimes. THANK YOU!! <3

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  3. oops deleted my own comment. instagram cajoling success!

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  4. thank you nat!! now only if i didn't have flyaway/whispys that stuck out when i braid. ho. hum.

    xo, amanda

    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

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  5. Just tried this. Easy to follow tutorial and it doesn't look half bad. Thanks!

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  6. also, "unless you have the world's most beautiful forehead." hahaha i love you.

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  7. That Natalie, I swear....:) Thanks for succumbing to all the cajoling.

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  8. YAY! You are too cute. I mastered it... well kinda, I didn't really get it great across my forehead like you. Darn! More practice!

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  9. YAY! i was hoping you would post this :)

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  10. Love this! I tried to do it the other day, but I pulled from the bottom too, so it was so high up. Now I know your secret! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Breathing, talking and braiding while laying on your stomach—masterful! Keep 'em coming.

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  12. I love the braid!! It's so cute! I'm ganna try it!

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  13. Thank you Natalie! Can't wait to try this :)

    www.thestanfordwife.blogspot.com

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  14. Yes! From someone that is braiding illiterate: thank you on behalf of my hair.

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  15. HOORAY. Because I've been trying to jump on the braided bang bandwagon for awhile and it just wasn't working?! Turns out I haven't been pulling my bangs forward first. So thank you!

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  16. Hey! Thanks for this! Sometimes bangs are just a pain in the butt. This is great for those pain in the butt days. ;)

    hamershappenings.blogspot.com

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  17. yay yay yay! :) you're adorable
    xo

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  18. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. My first attempt wasn't too bad!

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  19. I have been wondering how to do this, so the secret is just to braid under... I got to go try like right now!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  20. you are so adorable. love the tutorial!

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  21. Thanks! Tomorrow my hair will look cool at work :-)

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  22. oooh, i like your nail polish. and your rings. and your bedding. and your socks!

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  23. haah I TOTALLY felt like we were having a slumber party together, you know, just kicking it in our socks on your bed. you're great! xo

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  24. Ha- Could you be any cuter? I want us to be best friends.

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  25. you should thank your cajolers. that was cute!! : )

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  27. I'm always SUPER surprised when I finally hear what you bloggers actually sound like! Your voice is nice, by the way. Aaaand I feel like we're friends now. Okay? Okay.

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  28. Nat! I tried to get to your site today at lunch while at work, and it was blocked for "sex" hahah. so uh..maybe tone it down a little alright;)

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  29. the side bang braid is such a cute idea for summer :D

    101FashionStreet.com

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  30. Great tutorial! And you are too funny.

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  31. You are as cute as a button. A BUTTON!

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  32. Does this work if you actually have real bangs? I feel like it would be really pokey. And yes, I realize that the easiest way to answer this question is to try it, but Im stuck here nursing anyway..so I typed it out instead

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  33. Thank you! This tutorial is exactly what I needed!

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  34. Love this tutorial! Now as I grow out my stupid bangs that I stupidly cut I have something to do with them besides my plethora of headbands.


    www.accidentallybeautiful.com

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  35. you're pretty great, and thanks for the lesson!

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  36. oh natalie you are my favorite...thanks for sharing the method for the elusively chic bang-braid. ~Deirdre

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  37. Thank you, thank you, THAAAANK YOUUUUU!

    I watched it, I executed it successfully, and many happy times ensued. By which I mean I nonchalantly did a happy dance and squealed barey audibly. (I was at work.)

    Also, you're adorable and fabulous! :-)

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  38. I watched Chopped All-Stars and Anne Freitag(one of the judges) totally stole your bang braid. You should request royalties. :)

    Totally love your blog--obviously, cuz I was thinking about it while watching tv. now that's sayin' something.

    :)

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  39. I am a little late to rock this style because I just cut my long bangs! Thank you for making this video. I know I will be able to use it in the future.

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  40. oh sweet! I have to leave my bangs grow longer!! can't wait! :)

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  41. Thank you! I'd been doing it too close to my hairline, and that was not a bueno look! Can't wait to try having seen your tutorial.

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  42. Thanks so much for this. Going to try it today!

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