Braided bliss.

Braided bliss.

As the world’s most reminiscent person, I love indulging in childhood favorites for my look. For a style refresher, I spiced up plaits. This look was fun, but the childhood backache of sitting in between my mom’s legs for hours while watching the Parkers so she could do my hair was not! With these two cute playground styles you, too, can reclaim bobbles, ribbons, and plaits on your own terms! Let’s get started!

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What you’ll need:

  • Hair bobbles
  • Ribbons
  • Hair ties
  • Brush (not pictured)

Trick One: Hair Bobbles

Step One

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Brush your hair without tugging on your edges. Be kind to your hair!

Step Two

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Grab about a three-inch-wide chunk of hair on one side of your head. Slide a hair bobble up that chunk, and wrap to tighten it. I never go too tight as to avoid flashbacks of tight-braid headaches I’d get on the first day of school, courtesy of my mom.

Step Three

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Split the hair into three equal sections and twist them over each other to create a sweet braid.

Step Four

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Repeat Steps Two and Three on the other side of your head. Secure the end of the braids with cute, matching hair ties!

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Now you’re finished and ready to step out in style!

Trick Two: Hair Ribbons

Step One

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For this style, grab a hair tie that matches your hair well so that it can be hidden under the ribbon. Wrap it around about a three-inch-wide section of hair on one side of your head. Repeat on the other side.

Step Two

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Grab your hair ribbon and tie it around your section of hair in the ponytail. Repeat on the other side.

Step Three

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Tie your ribbon into a simple knot—the same knot you use to tie your shoes! Repeat on the other side.

Step Four

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Split hair into three equal parts, and create a braid. Secure with a hair tie at the bottom. Repeat on the other side.

Step Five

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Pull the rest of your hair back into a cute ponytail to emphasize attention on your braids, and to look like a fun anime character.

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Done and fun! ♦