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^^before we took pictures I was powdering my face and David decided to take pictures, but no, these were not staged πŸ™‚ BUT you must try Lorac finishing powder because it is thee best eva.
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Β lipstick: MAC ‘Please Me’ / ring: InPink

Okay this hairstyle.. listen to this story. So I was helping David book his last minute flights to DC and I am just braiding my hair while I do so.. I end up with three long, messy fishtails in the back of my head and I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like. So after his flights are booked, I go into the bathroom and start pinning them every which way.

So I am having hard time seeing the back and my arms are in weird positions trying to style the back but in between pinnings I am holding up a mirror in front of me looking in the mirrior behind me and I thought it looked good. Well, David walks in and says… “whatcha doin to your hair babe?” “..oh just a little random braid thing.” “really? hm.. okay… so are we wanting it to look like a birds nest?”

I started cracking up and asked if it seriously looked like that or if it was one of those “okay youre a guy and you dont get that this is actually reallly cute” moments but he said “I guess I am just not seeing your vision.” So then I explained my vision and he goes.. “Okay let me have at this.”

And I ended up with the above. Literally, my husband did my hair.

Afterwards he said, do you want me to show you how I did it?? Of course I said yes and immediately thought afterwards.. “why did I not think of doing it like that and my husband did???”

SO here is how he did it… try to stay with me πŸ™‚

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  1. Make three long fishtails in the back of your head. I know its hard to braid in the back of your head but the good news is, it doesn’t matter how messy these look.
  2. Take the very right fishtail, circling it UPWARDS make an O shape while crossing the end through (like when you have a piece of string, and you are going to tie a knot but you wouldnt pull it tight so it would be an O with the cross through.. I hope that makes sense!)
  3. With the middle fishtail take the end and cross it through the right circle you just made, then make the same O shape (loose knot) of course, pinning it to your head so it stays up.
  4. With the very left braid, repeat step 3 only crossing the end through the middle braid before you make and pin the loose O.
  5. Basically this will make a chain link with the braids.. and Β you will end up with this! The ends that are straight you will have to tuck in and pin to hide!

I really hope that made sense! If it didn’t honestly you can pin them however you would like and I think it would be cute! (I mean I did think my version was pretty cute even though he didnt πŸ™‚ ) Here is the instagram I posted last night, I think you can see it better!

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And I hope you guys have a good day! I don’t have any work today so I am planning on watching a movies with Chauncey and trying out a new epsom salt detox concoction I saw on pinterest for my bath.. (I live for baths) I will share how it works! xx

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    1. Yeah give it a try! And just use extensions! Heaven knows I did haha πŸ™‚

  1. Super cute! Made a vid cause I’m retarded and can’t figure out the instructions!

  2. I have eyebrows that always prompt people to ask what I’m looking at. I think they make me look like I’m staring. I like yours They are darker than your hair, but a lot of blondes just end up with that and they are well-shaped.
    Question: Do you have in extensions in this? I have tried wearing them and can always tell that they don’t blend in with my hair so I’ve never left the house in them, but I can never tell if you’re wearing them or not. So kudos.

    1. Well thanks girl!!! πŸ™‚ and yes I am wearing them! I am probably wearing them in 99% of my posts! My hair is just so thin naturally πŸ™

  3. I love that your husband helped with this – what a trooper! Also, your eyebrows look fine, ignore that person above – haven’t they heard strong eyebrows are in? Have you seen Cara Delevigne? She looks fabulous.

    This is my first time commenting here, but I have been following your blog for a while – thanks for the great hair ideas. I am older than you, but so rubbish at doing interesting things to my long hair. Your videos are a big help!

  4. Amber I love this hairstyle! I can’t wait to give it a try! Also I love your eyebrows! I also am blonde with dark brows! But I need help learning how to fill them in. Would love a tutorial on how you do it and what you use! πŸ™‚

  5. That is the cutest thing!!! You two have such a great relationship!! Love the hair, it looks stunning and absolutely love reading your blog. You are beautiful inside and out!

  6. So pretty! I love how perfect you and David are for each other! So cute that he helped you do your hair πŸ™‚

  7. So classy, unique and chic I love it! Also, I WISH I had defined eyebrows like you, I was cursed with platinum blonde eyebrows that blend into my skin so people can never tell that I have any. In fact all the kids in elementary school would make fun of my non-existent eyebrows, repressed memories haha.

    If I had perfect eyebrows like yours I’d be darkening and pronouncing them as much as possible. AND you’re way too classy to ever look like a drag queen.
    xo

  8. Lol love that David cares enough to help with your hairstyles! And drag queen say what? Your eyebrows are fab! Mine are naturally dark too and my hair is blonde- love it and would never change it!

      1. Haha I know huh I was so shocked by his response! The camo top is from Zara!! It is kinda old I dont think it is on the site anymore but worth a shot! And yeah I am the same dark brows and blonde hair and I too wouldn’t change it! πŸ™‚

  9. I love fishtails and this up-do has definitely moved to the top of my hairstyle to-do list! So jealous of your FABULOUS drag queen eyebrows girl, I wish my brows were that nicely shaped.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    1. Yay I am glad!! You definitely should try it!! And ah thanks girl you are so sweet!!! πŸ™‚

  10. Love this hairstyle – my daughter Isa has very long thick hair so I will try this on her..I need advice for her hair- don’t want to bug you at all but we are at standstill with it and she’s 16 and the sweetest kid ever and I don’t want to ruin it!! If this is cool, I will PM you..if not – its completely cool too! Have a great day…

  11. That is so cute that David helped you with your hair πŸ™‚
    I love this look on you and envious of your highlights! Oh how I wish I had the dimension of a blonde girl’s hair! …think some discussions will have to be had with my hairdresser soon hehe. I too find it difficult braiding and styling the back of my head… perhaps I should do more weights so that I can keep my arms held up for longer? Imagine that… doing more strength work on the arms in the name of self hairstyling haha!
    Love love πŸ™‚

    1. Haha this comment cracked me up love the last part! Hey nothing wrong with lighting weights in the name of hairstyling!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your sweet comment!! xo

  12. my oh my that braid bun thing is exactly what i wanted to learn to do!!! two things:
    1 – that’s really funny/cute that your husband reacted that way….. such an adorable guy move! and
    2 – your eyebrows DO NOT look drag queen at all… my guess is some people are just jealous they weren’t blessed with the ones you have. ignore the haters, girl!

    1. Haha isn’t it so funny he reacted that way? So funny it was so unexpected! And thanks girl πŸ™‚ haha my brows are naturally dark anyways so not much I can do to fix that πŸ™‚ you are so sweet thanks for your comment! xo

  13. Tone down the eyebrows – they’re too dark . It looks drag-queen

    1. Well aren’t you sweet. You’re entitled to that opinion. They are naturally dark so I guess i am drag queen for life πŸ™‚