SUMMER HAIRSPIRATION


This week's hairspiration is all about getting that hair off your neck, because it's SUMMER TIME BABY! It reached up to 80 degrees here in Seattle. It was magical but miserably hot all at the same time. In hopes of fighting the urge to chop off all my hair this season I decided to do a little "pinterest research" for some quick and easy up do's instead. Introducing the criss cross braided bun. 

What do you think? Would you rock this hairstyle? Let me know if you try this look out by tagging me on Instagram (@tanyajtaylor).

Also, a little birthday shout out to that handsome husband of mine. 26 looks good on you! ;)


Now onto the tutorial! 
When to wear: Perfect for those on the go Summer heat days, or a night out on the town. You could even wear this look to a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, whatever your Summer brings you!

TO CREATE: 
1. Separate hair into middle part. 
2. Taking two inch sections in the front, separate, and gather rest of hair to the back of neck.
3. Take one section and create a simple braid. Make sure to braid in a backwards motion so as the braid lays flat against head.
4. Repeat to section two. 
5. Gather remaining hair.
6. Create messy and sleek bun (depending upon the occasion).
7. Take one braid, bring it to opposite side and wrap around bun. Pin braid into place.
8. Repeat to section two. Use as many bobbi pins as necessary.

xx

45 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to the husband and even I have only one third of the hair needed for that hairstyle it looks pretty cool on u (-:

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  2. Amazing hairdo!!! :)
    You look so beautiful ♥

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  3. Another beautiful hair work! And happy bday, Eric :)!

    xx
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  4. Beautiful to bad I do not have very long hair. You have beautiful hair.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this hairdo! really beautiful

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  6. great hairstyle!
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

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  7. Your hair is seriously perfection... I'm so jealous! Love this look!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  8. JUST AMAZING
    XXX
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  9. My hair is sooo long that I'm not sure I'd know what to do with the braids, but I might try it out. It's only reached up to 80 degrees?! And you think that's hot?! Crazy talk! It's only got up to 90 for us and I'm so impatiently waiting for it to get hotter!

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  10. Amazing hair do! X

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  11. What a lovely hairstyle, so pretty for summer :)

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  12. I just love this hairstyle! perfect for summer and looks lovely!

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  13. so beautiful! i just wish i was better with my hair. it's taken me 29 years to master straight or curled ;)
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  14. SUPER cute hairstyle! and a great tutorial to go along with it!

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  15. Looks beautiful! Perfect for summer.

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  16. Oooh, I love this, babe! And it's simple enough that I could actually DO it. Haha. :)

    Happy Thursday!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  17. Such a lovely updo! Looks so great on you! <3 I wish I could already do this with my hair but I'm still growing out my layers ;)

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  18. That's such a cute updo! And your tutorial is extremely helpful as well :)

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  19. love it! I'm going to try this for sure! and HBD to your man ;)

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  20. You've become such a pro at hair tutorials! Always looking good :) Happy Birthday to the mister!!

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  21. Your hairspirations are my absoloute favourites! You make it look so easy!
    Have a great weekend lovely lady! :)

    X Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  22. You make it look so simple! I need you to come over and braid my hair!! x

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  23. Ok, that does look simple. Really simple. I need to try this.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  24. great tutorial, it is very clear to follow. wish my hair is as long as yours!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  25. Ouuuuaw, j'adore !!

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  26. Nice. This is probably one of the easiest braid tutorials I have seen! Braids are so popular nowadays, and I wish I were better at doing them! (I just suck at hair, I guess, haha.) Anyway, it's been terribly humid here in the Midwest, and it's been close to or at 90 degrees the past couple of weeks. Getting my long hair off my neck is such a relief!

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  27. This looked so much harder than it actually was! I love it!

    xo Lauryn
    Lauryncakes | Beauty & Fashion

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  28. I love this style, it looks so gorgeous.

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  29. you have such great hair. great tutorial!

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  30. what a lovely style. You made it so well and you look great.

    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  31. Such a cool hair! You make it always so cool and easy. Thanks for your tutorials;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  32. this is so pretty, TJ! love your hair tutorials :) and your beach blonde hair is so pretty :)

    xo, Brikena
    www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

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  33. Cute hair! Love this tutorial.

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  34. What a sweet share! Nice to see your posts again x

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  35. When you were younger, did you ever go to sleepovers and do 'Braid Trains' with your girlfriends? You know, where everyone sits in a line and braids each other's hair? (Was that just me?) I feel like whichever friend of yours got to sit in front of you must have been like, IN YOUR FACE, EVERYONE ELSE.

    Hair goddess!

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    1. Ha, this comment made me so happy! I wish!! I was such a tomboy growing up I didn't get to experience the "braid trains". But hey, it's never too late to start ;)
      xx

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  36. This is so beautiful! I can't wait to try it out on my hair! xx

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  37. I love this look and can't wait to try it out. do you have any recommendations on makeup to wear when doing this hairstyle? lighter makeup, heavier makeup? bold lip, light eye? I'm not sure if that's a silly question, but I know with some hairstyles, I wear different makeup.

    love,
    Alexandria.
    www.lovealexandria.com

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  38. Your hair has gotten so long and beautiful - I am lovvvving the color! Happy summer!

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