Hairspiration

Today's 'hairspiration' of the week inspired from my Pinterest board is the side snake braid. I've seen this look on Pinterest for a while now but haven't been able to find a tutorial... until yesterday, thanks to the lovely Amber from Barefoot Blonde!! You won't believe how easy it is to do on your own! Below you will find a helpful step by step tutorial to help you achieve this look. 
What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

The inspiration vs. my take. 

Now onto the tutorial! 

STEP ONE: Brush through hair and create side part. *Side note: To give your hair that extra bit of wave, you can either loosely curl it or sleep with a braid and shake it out the next morning.
STEP TWO: Take a top section 2 inches back and below and bobbi pin behind ear. Take remaining section underneath and gather, pulling rest of hair behind shoulder.  
STEP THREE: Create a simple braid down. Make sure to pull in a backward motion to ensure that your braid will lay flat again head when done.
STEP FOUR: Leave about an inch at the bottom of your braid, keeping separated the three sections.
STEP FIVE: Take two of the end sections and gather into one hand. With the remaining section, hold down while you use your fingers with other hand to pull braid straight up. This will create a tight zig zag look of a snake.
STEP SIX: Remove bobbi pin and use to secure the braid in the back. And there you have it!

48 comments:

  1. sweet as always...
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2014/04/born-pretty-details.html

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  2. Now that's impressive! Your version is better than the original!

    Sophie x

    Http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Awesome and talented you look better than the inspiration image great job.
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  4. Wow, this looks amazing! You're SO good with these kinds of hair styles! I'm not sure if I'd be able to make this myself though cause I'm pretty impatient :D.

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  5. trying this one for sure! super cute

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  6. so nice!! ; >>
    xoxo

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  7. love love love so much this braid

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  8. Love this! I will have to try this some time!!

    xx,
    http://aleciamariana.com

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  9. I love all your hair tutorials! You always make them look so manageable!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  10. This is awesome! I've never seen this before- which is rare with Pinterest :)

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  11. I love this! You are really killin it at these posts amiga!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  12. beautiful! love the look of it!

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  13. I've really been loving these hair tutorials that you've been doing :)
    Mostly because you have AMAZING hair. I'm definitely going to have to try one of these out;
    will it look as good as yours? definitely not. But it's worth a shot!

    xoxo

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  14. Ok, this one I'm sure I won't be able to do xD
    I think I used to do bracelets with that shape when I was a kid :)

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  15. you nailed it! shame my hair isn't long enough for this pretty do!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  16. Okay honestly, upon first glance, I would think to myself, I can't do that. But you make it look so simple. And perfect for me on days when my hair is super dirty. Lol

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  17. Thats a great tutorial! I have to try it out :)

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  18. This is so pretty and it's actually simple to do! It looks gorgeous on your hair! xo

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  19. this is the cutest knot braid ever ! I wish my hair was long and thick enough to do this !
    M♥
    Simply Sutter

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  20. Super nice, really pretty.

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  21. Totally loved learning about the snake braid and actually have been wearing it a lot! It looks so pretty with your hair color!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  22. Totally loved learning about the snake braid and actually have been wearing it a lot! It looks so pretty with your hair color!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  23. this is the coolest thing ever!! how do you manage to look at a photo and figure out how to do it yourself. you are one talented lady that is for sure!

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  24. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
    Beautetude

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  25. Ahhh your hair is so beautiful!!!!!!! I'll have to try this, thanks for sharing!

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  26. This is awesome!! I've never seen this braid before! I'm trying this ASAP! Love it!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  27. Love this tutorial!! I remember doing these for bracelets, but never thought I can do them on my hair too!!

    PS: Love the photos that you take ♥

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  28. I like these hairspiration posts that you've been doing!

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  29. thats really work! and so beautiful
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  30. TJ, your hair looks GREAT! You make it look so easy. This hair style is perfect for a casual day or a night out. Love it.

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey Ling

    http://staystyledoc.com/

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  31. Such a great post! :)
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  32. What a gorgeous hair style! You make it look so easy!
    xx
    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  33. i've known this braid for a while and completely forgot about it, need to use it again.
    thks for the inspirations

    xo
    http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

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  34. Um this is awesome. Going to try it!

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  35. So beautiful again! Love it! xx

    www.shineonsilver.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a cute braid!!! You look beautiful :)

    Hanna
    goldpolkadots.com

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  37. These are really pretty braids. Beautiful hair.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  38. Gorgeous ! You are very pretty :)

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  40. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Love this post. Can't wait to try this braid out myself. I adore all the inspiration on your blog!

    Xo,
    Randi
    http://eye-see-you-randi.blogspot.com

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  41. awosome post..http://topbeauty-tips.blogspot.com/2014/04/amazing-short-hairstyles-for-spring-2014.html

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