When we talk about “feathering” a braid, we are talking about leaving out a small section of hair from your braid as you go. You can then leave those feathered pieces out, incorporate them into another braid, or do a variety of different things to create a limitless amount of styles. I think that anyone who shares a love of braiding needs to know how to do this simple technique. I’ve rounded up some great tutorials to show you how you can use this concept to create some different looks. This is just the beginning though – once you see how it’s done and get it down, the possibilities are endless for you!
Feather Braid tutorial by Jenni’s Hairdays. I’m starting you off with this simple tutorial which teaches you the basic technique of a feathered braid. After this, we can move on to some more fun hairstyles using the technique!
Ornament Braid Hairstyle tutorial by me. I did this hair tutorial at Christmas time because it reminded me of an ornament, but this quick style is so cute, you could really do it year round!
Dutch Feather Braid Hairstyle tutorial by Braidsandstyles12. I absolutely LOVE this style on my girls.
DIY Feathered Braid combo tutorial by Yiyayellow Hairstyles. This is the same as the above tutorial, but here you can see how to do it on yourself and see how it looks on someone older.
Loop Braid Hair Tutorial by Bebexo. There are many different ways that you can do a loop braid, but they all use a feathering technique. Here is a basic ponytail/pigtail version of it.
Lace Loop Braid tutorial by Sweethearts Hair Design. I think this is the easiest and way to use the feathered loop technique!
Diagonal French Loop Braid tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles. As I said above, there are many ways you can do a loop braid! Here is a French version, it’s one of my favorites! I think this is a gorgeous style for any age.
Stacked Braids tutorial by Lilith Moon. Stacked braids are another style that uses a feathering technique. They can be done without the feathering, but I find that when you feather out strands (like taught here) and then do your stacked braid, it anchors the stacked braid to the bottom braid and holds up so much better!
I hope that this post gives you some great ideas on how you can do a feathered braid. I’d love to see how you decide to do today’s challenge! You can share a photo on my Facebook page, tag me in a photo on Instagram – @hair_by_lori or just use the hashtags #30DaysNewBraids #30DNBDay25.
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