The morning of my Alt Summit panel on Growing a Small Blog, I had my hair braided by the incredibly talented Rubi Jones. A complementary braiding appointment was one perk of being an Alt Summit speaker — and a highlight of the conference for me.
While some of my fellow speakers brought in pictures of hairstyles for Rubi to emulate, I told her that she could do whatever she wanted with my hair. After all, she’s known as the “Braid Whisperer” for a reason! Rubi created a beautiful, slightly messy braided hairstyle similar to the top photo. I loved the look so much that I refused to undo my ballerina-meets-J.Crew-inspired updo for three days.
Since Alt, I’ve tried in vain to create summer braids similar to Rubi’s handiwork. I can French braid my own hair (a skill I acquired during 11th grade history), but that’s it. I can’t figure out how to manipulate my hair into a braided crown, a side French braid, or all-over braids.
But I’m determined to learn. On her own blog, She Lets Her Hair Down, Rubi has an entire category of hair tutorials. The mini crown braid above looks easy enough for me to master — that is, if my hair is long enough!
If you’re interested in learning how to braid, here are a few more hair tutorials on other blogs worth checking out, too:
- Braiding short hair
- Pretzel braid
- Hunger Games-inspired Katniss braid
- Freja braid
- Triple braided bun
- Half braided ponytail
Do you ever braid your own hair? If you have a favorite braid tutorial, please share the link in the comments!
PS – You can find more of my favorite hairstyles and tutorials on my (aptly named) Hairstyle board.