Long Hairstyle with “Glamorous Texture” from Ashley Coutain

Salon: Godly Image Hair Studio
Stylist: Ashley Coutain
Model: Adrienne
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This is a very bold, distinctive style that is sure to make you stand out no matter where you wear it. The front half of the hair is braided into three French braids, pompadour style and the surrounding hair is left loose. You can do this style using spiral braiding hair (attached using the crochet method) or by curling your actual hair in ringlet-type curls. Now unless you have hip length hair you won’t be able to get the exact same look pictured above, but the effect will still essentially be the same. If you are not using hair extensions, just skip down to the pompadour braiding section. In any case, this style will likely take a bit of time, and is best left for special occasions, but when you wear this is totally up to you.
Crochet Braiding:
You Will Need:Rubber bands, Rattail Comb, Wide toothed comb, Crochet needles, Spiral braiding hair (anywhere from 18”-22” of hair should be fine), Moisturizing styling mousse (apply to the braiding hair to lessen frizz and make separating it easier), Crochet hook.

How To:

1. Parting the hair into small sections, cornrow the hair from the crown of the head all the way to the nape, making sure the braid stays tight all the way through to avoid any complications later on.

2. Once the entire head has been braided, join the braids together, using either a rubber band or another braid.

3. With the hook pointing upward, slide it beneath the first braid on either side (it doesn’t matter, you choose).

4. Separate out a small piece of the braiding hair and, folding it in half, place the loop of hair inside the crochet hook and pull it through.

5. Using your hands, take the loose part of the piece of hair and pull it through the loop, tightening it so that covers the section of your hair.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 until the entire head is covered.

7. Trim if necessary

Pompadour Braiding:

1. Split the front half of the hair into three sections, securing each with a hair clip.

2. Fluff the section up with your fingers and then, keeping the hair elevated high above the scalp, tightly French braid only the very top portion of the hair

3. Make sure you keep the braid at least an inch above the scalp at all times.

4. Once you finish the braid, tie it with a rubber band. Double-check to make sure that the rubber band isn’t very noticeable and that it blends in well with the rest of the hair.

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