Monday, September 12, 2011

criss-cross braids and layers

I had no style in mind when I came up with this and I'm happy with the way it turned out. This was also the first time doing layer braids.
The back was done in 2 layers of braids going sideways with beads at the ends.
this was the top tied off.
the ends were finished off with two 3-strand twists. These pics were done a few days later and the 3-strand twists were falling apart :(

13 comments:

style='clear: both;' Boysandgirlsnaturalcurls said...

Love it!!!! This is the cutest style! Twist fall apart in Chaelas hair too

style='clear: both;' Charlotte said...

This looks REALLY GOOD!!! I love the style you gave her... You ROCK at layers... I may have to try this on BB!! :)

Char~

style='clear: both;' Nikki said...

I like how you used the crown beads! I have some and I've never really come up with a way to use them, other than to place them at the front of a strand of hair and then flat twist back...if that makes sense. Makes Baby O look like she has little crowns all over her head. I really like this style. Did you cornrow, individual braid, cross and then continue cornrowing for the criss-crosses?

style='clear: both;' Michelle G said...

Looks good from here. I love it. As for the twist it has to do with the fine-ness of her hair. Des' still do that.

style='clear: both;' allthingscuteandgirly said...

Carol thanks
Char you def need to try the layers. Its really cute. But this was the only way they would fit. I tried a layer style bbb did and it wouldn't fit lol

Nikki same here! I have so many accessories that I don't use. I often use the glitter beads I got from Walmart but they seem to break easily. I tried to put the crown as the last bead and it didn't work. I wasn't sure how to secure it. For the braids I braided two cornrows on the side. Then did a braid in the middle and crisscrossed..I hope I made sense!

Michelle- 3 strand twists are the only twists that seem to last long on her hair too even though it falls apart so easily. I think I need to tighten them more.

style='clear: both;' DiaryofaHairPrincess said...

I love doing layers, and this is cute!

style='clear: both;' Goldilocks*n*Me said...

You free-styled this?!! Jealous... I wanna try layers next too!

style='clear: both;' Mama M said...

I've never seen the crown beads before - they're cute! And I haven't attempted to criss-cross cornrows - yet - gonna have to give this a try. Love this style!!!

style='clear: both;' Precious @ Precious-Curls.com said...

This is so cute! Beautiful job!

style='clear: both;' Different Kinds of Curls said...

GREAT FREESTYLE! This hair style would be great even if you planned it out. Love the layered look :)

style='clear: both;' Diva Locks said...

very pretty and creative and neat looking I love it :)

style='clear: both;' Shay said...

i like the princess crown beads. very cute style!

style='clear: both;' Olajuwon said...

I love doing layers, and this is cute!