Dutch Girl Braid

So a fun fact is I love braids. I love any kind of braid. I search Pinterest and I am always looking for fun braids to try! I know how to French braid my own hair and to fishtail my own hair, but I don’t know how to Dutch braid… yet.

My friend Dutch braided my hair and I have to say I love the Dutch braid style. It’s amazing and I love how it looks with my balayage hair color too! It’s the perfect spring/summer braid and it’s perfect for when I go out or go to work or am on location at a video or photoshoot.
This hairstyle is my new favorite look.
Comment below your favorite braid!
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae 

Elsa Inspired Braid

So today I decided to try the Elsa braid! I was going out and I always wear my hair the same way: half-up half-down or in a ponytail. So I decided to change up my look.
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The Elsa braid I have to say I LOVE it. It gave a fun twist to my fall look and I loved it! I watched a Youtube tutorial on how to do the Elsa braid and mixed that in with a French braid. Once I did that, it was easy to finish! I wore it on the side just like Elsa!
Next fall outfit I can’t wait to do the Elsa inspired braid again.

Comment below and let me know what YOU think of my Elsa Inspired braid?!

The Headband Braid

Many of you have been writing in and asking me what’s a new hairstyle favorite trend I’m loving. The answer is: The Headband Braid!


I love the Headband Braid because it gives you that boho braid twist that is trendy for your look and it’s super simple, but looks extremely complicated. I like wearing my hair down but I always love adding a little trendy twist to it, which is why I love braids… and sparkles! 😉
I found this video above that I admit I watched numerous times to actually learn how to do the braids, but once I got it I do them all the time! This video gives you four different types of headband braids that look amazing with any outfit.
Whether your going out or working this hair trend is perfect!
What do you think of this hairstyle summer/fall trend?! Comment below and let me know!

Boho Braids

It’s all about Boho this summer and what better way to be boho than with some braids! I came across this amazing tutorial and I had to share it with all of you! The braids are so simple and easy to do and give you that instant boho feel!

I did the first braid in the tutorial and it turned out amazing and looked perfect with my new maxi for summertime! You can even add in a beaded headpiece to give it a boho twist!

Which braid is your favorite?! Are you loving the boho trend?!

French Braid Updo

The other day I was so excited to do a photoshoot for gown with Original Piece! It started raining right the when photoshoot was to begin (and it was an outdoor photoshoot), but luckily it stopped an hour later!
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I didn’t have much time for hair and makeup, so the hairstylist and makeup artist did a quick French Braid undo. Literally I think it only took about 10 minutes for her to do this look and I absolutely loved it! I got so many compliments and it paired perfect with all the gowns they had!
To do the updo it’s really simple. All you have to do is do two French braids and then simply pin them up with bobby pins!

Comment below! What do you think of this hairstyle?!?!?!

Waterfall Braid for Summer

I’ve been looking for the perfect hairstyle to wear at the beach. If your like me in the summer you hate having your hair in your face especially at the beach when it’s so hot out.


I discovered the waterfall braid and how I can easily do it in the front of my hair to pull back those strands. I put the rest of my hair in a simple ponytail and I love the look for the beach! After the beach or a day out in the sun you can simply take the ponytail part down and your instantly trendy for summer!

What do you think of the waterfall braid for summertime?!