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?!

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?!

The Dutch Braid

Okay so I decided tomorrow that I wanted to try a new style in my hair. I stumbled upon this new tutorial of doing a Dutch braid. I admit I’ve never tried it before so please comment your suggestions on if it really is as easy as shown in the tutorial below.


I know how to fishtail braid, but I wanted to try another style of braid. So tomorrow I’m definitely trying this Dutch style of braid.
Fingers-crossed I can do this style. What do you guys think of the Dutch style of braid?

Braided Sock Bun

Yes, I did this braided sock bun all by myself in my first-time EVER trying to do a sock bun! I have thick, long hair and when I did the sock bun I didn’t know what to do with my extra hair…. until I decided why not add a braid!

Pinterest Inspired braided sock bun! @HeyItsCarlyRae
Pinterest Inspired braided sock bun! @HeyItsCarlyRae

It actually was pretty easy and it made my feel like I was a walking Pinboard with my hair in the pinterest style overwhelmingly popular trend!

I have to say I can’t wait to try this again tomorrow! I’m thinking I should add the braid again?! What do you think of my hair?!