A few months ago I clicked on a beautiful braid on Pinterest and was so excited when it not only led me to a webpage with a step by step tutorial on that braid but also dozens and dozens of others. Melissa Cook of Missy Sue Blog is a Utah based 20-something and I just want to transport her every morning to my apartment to create beautiful works of art with my hair.
Granted, I think you need to start with long, healthy, beautiful hair that is all one length to make her creations but there is still a great deal of skill, time, practice, and patience involved in these stunning briads. This girl has serious, serious skill. Here are a few of my favorites:
I know when a braid has more than ten steps it is almost unobtainable, but I can still admire its beauty and I appreciate that Melissa lists them all out, if perhaps, on a rainy afternoon, I might try it out. I would be remiss to do a post on beautiful braids, however, without mentioning Emily of the Freckled Fox. I included her in my January round up of favorite Instagram accounts and my love of her terrific hair style tutorials has not weaned. The majority of her styles do not feature braids but I absolutely love this Bohemian festival-style side braid that she published on her site:
And as a serendipitous fact, both of these beautiful and skilled ladies are expecting little ones, congratulations Melissa and Emily!
Which of these enviable braids is your favorite?