As Seen on Pinterest: The Brilliant Braid

I have a confession: I am terrible at styling hair. Really terrible. My repertoire usually consists of straight with the occasional headband thrown in, or a pony tail. There are a few variations here and there, but they are few and far between. 

However, I recently decided that if I was going to have hair as long as I do, then I really should learn how to do something with it. So I began scouring Pinterest for some easy ideas to try out. 

And that is where I discovered the Brilliant Braid!
Here's the original pin (which I tried to embed, but apparently such things elude me. Apologies.).

It looked simple enough, so I decided to give it a try. Here's my first attempt at it.

Not too shabby, eh? And it's absolutely easy as pie, even for the styling-challenged like myself.  I did it a few times to get a better grasp of it, and I've found a bit of practice helps to 'fine tune' the process. It goes quicker each time, too, which is a bonus!

Here's the one I wore to work last week. I love how it turned out!

A bit of detail...

To be honest, I'm quite excited to have this new, easy style to throw into the mix. It'll be a nice change from the ponytail, especially on those horrifically humid Summer days.
It's gotten me motivated to start experimenting with the other styles I've seen on Pinterest (and consequentially pinned onto my new hair board). 

Who knows; maybe I'll get the hang of this hair thing yet! :)