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The New Braiding Handbook

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes.

When you think of a Side French braid and your new to braiding like I am, you probably want to pull your own strands out because of the so many failed attempts you either tried on yourself or on someone else.

Yep that's me! For some reason, I can't seem to get the principles on doing that particular braid. 
Again, I learned a three strand braid at age 30 so I'm way behind to begin with. Lol

But not really, because of this new book called The New Braiding Handbook 60 Modern Twists on Classic Hairstyles, lol long title I know, I was able to make a nicer not messy Side French braid.

This book by Abby Smith is great for beginners like moi and for those who want to up their braiding game by adding and combining them with different hairstyles.

These hairstyles are beautiful in this book and with lots of practice and basic braiding principles these styles can be achieved.

Abby details her book with the basic hair tools you will need to get started, the basic hair types and the basic Techniques.

The Braids beautifully illustrated in the book are:

I absolutely love this Bohemian Crown Braid...

Here's a style in the book that is not a braid but it's great to know this little secret used on celebrities.
I tried it and it looked good.

Here's the Side French braid I did on my Barbie Doll head.
I was excited! I learned! and it looked neat and not messy this time.
Of course, it's not perfected but I will keep on practicing so I can do it on myself and on my daughter.

Oh yes! here's another type of braid in the book it's called a Rope braid.

Again, Barbie was my hair model lol

The New Braiding Handbook will never go out of style and I'm keeping it in my library.

You can obtain a copy here : The New Braiding Handbook  and it's published by Ulysses Press

If you are a beginner like me then this book should definately be in your library as well.

Abby is also a Blogger and Christian Singer:)
Here's her blog: Twist Me Pretty

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Stunning Braids By Monaè Everett

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I'm totally into twists and braids and I learned how to do the basic braid at age 30 on a Barbie doll and guess who taught me? 
My husband yep he showed me how to do the regular 3 strand braid.

Now I can do the fishtail and a messy French braid on a Barbie doll head I own, so I'm still practicing lol.
Today's post is about a book that I will definitely be learning from.
It's called stunning braids by Monaé Everett.

This beautiful paperback book is carefully sectioned starting from your hair type to the tools you will need like brushes, combs, bobby pins and so on, to the many different types of braids that can be worn loose or in an up do.
Here's an idea of the chapters included:

Monaé Everett is a professional celebrity hairstylist who has worked on Mariah Carey, Taraji P. Henson, the A-listers go on and she's a braiding teacher. She's also a makeup artist and has braiding tutorials on YouTube.

What I like about this 144 page glossy book is that the pictorials are easy to understand and follow, now accomplishing the braids and styles are another story but with practice I'm sure they can turnout good.

Some styles I feel are not easy to do on oneself and you would need a helper but overall, the book has styles that are simple and elegant.

I can't wait for my hair to grow longer to try the other styles shown in this book like the half crown braid where it's braided beautifully on the crown then the hair flows down like a fairytale princess.
That one I would have to practice like crazy to achieve the look.

If you like braids or would like to learn how to do them then I recommend this book.

Stunning Braids is from Ulysses Press and is available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.

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