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"Eye See You" Braided Updo

Flaunt a pretty braided updo and remind your kids that Mom has eyes in the back of her head.

braided hair updo with doll eyes

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2018

Introduction

Before you begin, learn how to braid hair with one of two techniques: the classic braid or French braid. We like the romantic look of an infinity French braid, which is made by styling long hair into a loose wraparound crown that starts at the base of the head and continues along the hairline, across the forehead; the end is secured with a hair elastic, then tucked into the braid using bobby pins to keep the crown in place. To keep the style looking soft, pull out a few wisps of hair near the front. This can be done with hair extensions as well: simply pull back your your natural hair and pin the braided sections into place.

 

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materials

  • Bobby pin clips (Pictured: All in One bobby pins with glue-on flat pads, $8 for 50, amazon.com.)

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Hair extensions (optional)

steps

  1. Hot-glue doll peepers onto hairpins.

  2. Optional: Buy three hair extensions and braid them. If you have long hair, separate it into ponytails and braid them, too. For short hair, just pin up ends.

  3. Wrap braids (real or extensions) into a bun; pin, and nestle eyeball pins into braided hair.

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