I think I would call this a 'cornrowed side ponies with fauxhawk bottom' style. (whew! These hairstyle names can get kindof wordy, huh?!) The style that inspired me was done with beads, but I decided to make it a little more of a protective style for Li'l Bit's head, so I eliminated the beads, and rolled the braids into mini Bantu knots to hide and protect the ends. I secured the bantu knots with bobby pins, I am going to look for some mini ones today so they don't show as much.
Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer as a leave-in.
Its Perfectly Natural's Coil Glaze for hold. (This stuff is the bizness. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do!)
I think the style is pretty self explanatory, but a few pointers I think are useful when trying this style:
- The braids in the fauxhawk do not lie directly across from each other. I was trying to figure out how to explain how I arranged them, but I thought it would be easier to just show you:
I love this style, and Li'l Bit did too. Especially when she stuck a huge purple flower clip on top of her head. Sadly, no pictures of that. But you can probably imagine that it looked.....very unique. :)
I hope you enjoyed reading this. This hairstyle was inspired by a picture that a reader posted on our Facebook wall. We love imitating styles, and putting our own spin on them. If you have a style that you would like to share, send us an email, or post it to our wall. We love hearing from you!