In my every ending quest to figure out different ways to jazz up my girls’ hair I discovered this amazing book Stunning Braids: Gorgeous Hairstyles for Any occasion from Work to Weddings written by Monaé Everett.
Whether sleek, sophisticated or edgy, beauty and fashion, hairdresser and makeup artist, Monaé Everett knows how to bring out the beauty in everyone. Monaé has been fortunate enough to create beautiful hairstyles for some of Hollywood’s leading ladies including Taraji P Henson, Jessica Lowndes, Gladys Knight, Mariah Carey and more.
This book is loaded with 25 different styles and the best part is that there are also step-by-step illustrations on how to achieve each look. I’m a visual person and I literally need to see how each part is done to fully understand how to master a new style. Nothing worse than when you see an amazing style on social media and there’s no description or guide on how they created that look.
Both of my girls have naturally curly hair, so to achieve my 2 favorite looks from the book I’ll have to blow out their hair first. My braiding skills consist of plaiting hair in pigtails! Sad I know, but that’s as good as it gets! LOL Two styles that I fell in love with were the simple braided pony and the fringe lace braid. Can’t get any easier than these two styles and I can’t wait to try them out on my girls for our Christmas family picture!
If you’re looking for some fun ways to jazz up your hair for date night, special occasions or “just because” be sure to check out Monaé’s book.
My hair is cut really short so I’m pretty simple when it comes to styles, but what are your favorite braided styles to create? I LOVE how fishtail braids look and my teenager has mastered that braid.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. This post also contains affiliate links. The money made will be used to buy more wine!*
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