This is my first attempt at a waterfall cascade braid. Yes, that rhymed. Deal with it. This is beautiful doctor best friend who’s hair flows like the river nile. To do a waterfall braid, do a french braid but instead of adding the pieces, let them drop. This was quite difficult on the first attempt so practice is needed to perfect it.
The waterfall braid quickly evolved into another thing entirely. I did 2 side swept braids on my beautiful long haired beauty doctor friend. Her hair is so naturally beautiful so it was easy making it work. She quickly hired me to do her hair for her wedding next summer.
I’ve been watching the new show Girls on HBO recently and of course I’m obsessed with Jessa. Here i just threw on some weird Ralph Lauren douchey fedora hat and did short fishtail braids. While Jessa’s style is somewhat hipstery, in the most recent episode she took the feathers past the time space continuum into idiotville. If you’re going to draw on her style, stick to the hair ladies.
This braid was a result of too much sangria on Cinco de Mayo in DC. In addition to this silly braid, I also thought it was a good idea to wear a mini skirt and one shouldered top. Just in case you’re wondering, this is NOT okay to wear at a happy hour in DC. Write that down. For this braid I just did a loose french braid and instead of continuing it down, I just secured the elastic and curled the end to give it a softer look to offset the ridiculous outfit which I thought was glorious at the time. It was not.
This is a hot mess if I’ve ever seen one. Sitting on the waterfront in DC, I braided my friends hair of course. She looked stunning with a sideswept braid and I had some crazy snake braids slithering. I do however recommend holding large non fiction books everywhere you go so you will get photographed with them and people will think you are madddd smart.
This was a revised edition of my first attempt to do a snake braid. I’m not sure if snake braid is a real term but now it is. DEAL WITH IT. Just weave french braids back and forth and braid the end and pin it up in another braid.
I had a lovely Sunday sleepover with my friend at her Park Slope apartment. The next morning I braided her hair for work and she kept it in for the Passover sedar in Boston.
At my friends bachelorette party we had a henna session and all 15 of us got braids, courtesy of my need to braidify the world.
Please excuse this ridiculous pose. This was out one night in Tel Aviv and did a double half up french braids. Pretty simple but make sure not to strike such an offensive posture. You’ll be sure to alienate everyone you know, even if they think you look fabulous.
A natural disaster from the first drop of water. This is what happens when you visit your parents and don’t shower. Indeed, as my shirt days, broke is the new black. To get this grimy look, don’t shower for several days and find a dirty old Free People headband. While you’re looking in the mirror hating yourself, lighten it up with low pigtails. You’re welcome.
Weekend down in Belmar with beautiful girlfriends which of course meant side crown french braids.
These were pigtail french braids that I wore while apparently making out with my friend Elana’s beautiful dog Jake.
This was a seriously swedish look I was rocking in DC. Just separate hair into two sections as if you’re doing pigtails. Start a french braid from the back and sweep it all across the top and secure with pins on both sides. If you have bangs, definitely…..grow them out.
This was a braid that was inspired by the anniversary of the Vietnam war. Smoke on that Gulf of Tonkin resolution. I separated my hair into sections and did french braids across the top and pinned the sides. I did not braid all the way down and took the extra hair and made little swirly buns on top to give it a cuter look. I also added a free people flower head band to give it a really ridiculous boho, flower power look. If you want a fast way to get Republicans to stop talking to you, try this out!