Elizabeth's Reverse "Heidi Braids" - Into The Gloss

Elizabeth’s Reverse “Heidi Braids”

Hey guys,

It was early one March morning in the middle of Fashion Month that I found myself all dressed and made up with some time to spare before leaving for work. I thought to myself, 'Why not do something crazy with your hair? You work at a beauty website; be daring!' And so I listened to my inner monologue, sat back on my bed for a few more minutes, and began to braid away. I waltzed to work with a new spring in my step and shortly thereafter caught the attention of a certain fellow Gloss-er, who 'grammed my braids. The new 'do, inspired by the hair at Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013, seemed to get several people, Emily included, wondering how to do the style themselves. So, from me to you: sit back, watch the video, hopefully learn a tip or two, and wear them braids from here to the hillsides!

xoxo Elizabeth

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  • http://twitter.com/valentina_novo Valentina Novo

    Great video! Love the music!

  • Bonnie Clyde

    Love it Elizabeth!!! I'll try it when I go home!!!


  • Gemma

    Can you do this with shoulder-length hair?!

    • ITGElizabeth

      Hi Gemma!

      You definitely can-- it may be a little bit trickier and take a little bit of finagling, but I'm sure there is a way-- you may just have to tuck in the braids lower on your head than I did.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.monforton.79 Jennifer Monforton

    Wow, she makes it look so effortless! While makeup is my specialty, I'm pretty useless with hair, so tutorials like this are mesmerizing to me. I just mastered a fishtail braid and I think that's about as complicated as it'll get for me ;)



  • Zey

    I suck at french braiding! I too have long thick hair so I'll def be trying this....thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  • Bex

    Wowza this is gorgeous I love love love it! Elizabeth, could you tell me where you rings are from, especially the one with turquoise they're all fabulous

    • ITGElizabeth

      Hi Bex!

      The bottom two rings are actually antique but check out what Love Adorned has for a similar turquoise (if not a little Native American inspired) version of mine. The top one is from Cartier.


  • Lavang

    You make this look so easy! I have a feeling this will take some practice for me, pff! Great video, and I love the music.


  • Lana Nasser

    I really hope I get a handle on this 'do. I have been longing to Heidi up the hairs for ages now. THANK YOU ITG! LOVE!

  • Lana Nasser

    Is there any way to do it without the middle part??

    • ITGElizabeth

      You can definitely do it with a side part but experiment a bit on how to part your hair in the back. Also, try to make the amount of hair on each side about the same (if you can)-- you don't want one braid much thicker than the other!

      • Lana Nasser

        Thank you! Maybe you guys can do a post on Middle/Side parts and the confusion of which face goes with what! I am dying for a middle part, but my face just looks..wrong..with one! :/

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com/ abigail lind

    um forget the braids for a second, your jewelry is AMAZING!

    abigail lind

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    I don't have nearly long enough hair for this, but when I do.......

  • Lucy Apted

    This is amazing. AND your jewellery rocks. xxx


  • Anna Black

    Amazing look, can't wait to rock this!!



  • Giselle

    love the video! would love to know more about your eye make-up - what color eyeshadow did you use? and what lipgloss are you sporting? really like the natural/pink-toned color palette you seem to be wearing. thank you!

  • http://www.tweevalleyhigh.com/ Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

    "French braiding is just regular braiding but your picking up more hair along the way" This direction was totally helpful! haha I never knew how to french braid and was like "thta looks hard" but I just literally did that and voila!

  • Randi

    The strange thing is I actually wore braids like these yesterday and somehow found myself yodeling.

  • Alysia

    Great video! My hair almost reaches my hips. Is it possible to do this style with hair that long?


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