Flower crowns and feather headpieces are so passé. If you’re meeting us in NOLA forESSENCE Fest or heading to another summer destination, prepare to be the ‘mane’ attraction in some of our favorite Black girl-approved festival hairstyles.
Double buns are simple enough, so why not spruce them up with a braid or two? This easy tutorial will show you how to put a fresh spin on the classic ‘do with cornrows and beads.
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Step 1: Begin with freshly washed and blow dried hair.
Step 2: Part a two inch wide section of hair down the center of the head with a rat tail comb.
Step 3: Be sure to clip your remaining hair toward the back so you can clearly see each part.
Step 4: Part from the top of the two inch section, continuing along the hairline and toward the right ear.
Step 5: This should create an L-shaped line.
Step 6: Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 7: Part the center two-inch section into two one-inch sections.
Step 8: Take one part and cornrow from the crown area toward the forehead.
Step 9: Continue braiding toward the ear.
Step 10: Repeat on the opposite side and add accessories (optional).
Find beads or other reflective charms at your local beauty supply store!
Step 11: Create a vertical line from the center to the back of the head with a rat tail comb and brush up the hair on one side.
Step 12: Place one section of hair into a secure ponytail.
Step 13: Wrap the ponytail into a bun.
Step 14: Repeat on the opposite side.