For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed styling hair. Like most little girls, I initially began practicing on my dolls and then when I was older, I’d practice on my friends and family. Now that I am an adult, I’d like to take my love of hair styling to another level and eventually turn into a passion that I can earn a living from.
I’ve learned quite a bit over the years from my mother, my own trial and error as well as instructional videos I’ve purchased. On my previous Youtube channel, I even posted a few videos showing some of my practice sessions. I’m so thankful for my family for allowing me to use them as my ‘mannequins’ and for being so patient with me.
About three weeks ago, after a long hiatus from hair styling, I was able to style my mom’s hair into micro braids. She found this very pretty hair style on Pinterest and had been begging me for a while to do her hair the same way. I hesitated because one of my last experiences when doing my friend’s hair didn’t go so well and my confidence was shaken. My mom insisted that I keep trying and I’m glad she did.
While the results aren’t perfect, they are definitely better than my last attempts. I still need a lot more practice with sectioning the hair and all good hair braiders know that sectioning the hair can either make or break the style. It can either make the hair appear to be too thin or even too bulky.
As you can see in the pictures below, the top portion to the front of my mom’s head needed a little more attention. Smaller parting would’ve helped create a fuller look in the front especially since she’s starting to thin out a little bit in this area now.
But despite the parting mistakes in the front, she loved the style and I was very pleased to see a big smile on her face.
I can’t wait to share more of my hair stories with you guys and be sure to also follow me on my current Youtube channel where I’ll be posting more videos for your viewing pleasure.
Until next time!!