How To Tie Hair Ribbons
How To Tie Hair Ribbons
Get a lovely hairstyle with this tutorial on plaiting with ribbons! Match the ribbons in your vintage hairstyle to your outfit for a delicate touch.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to plait your hair with hair ribbons. I take the ribbons and I just pop a curvy grip about two inches below the beginning of the ribbon, fold it under and then I pop it into the side of Bettie's hair, and just to make sure that it stays in, I put another curvy pin across the top. I tuck the ends underneath, and then I go from the front, take my first section, and grab a ribbon.
Then, from the section I just curved, take another piece of hair, take another ribbon, and I plait across. I'm going back to the front getting the third ribbon and I'm plaiting that through. So, now, you start to plait everything together and each time you grab your section, you pull a bit more hair from underneath and put it into the same section.
This is a really lovely style if you're into the vintage look. Now, I'm taking a section from above and pulling it under. When you first do it, you feel like you need two pairs of hands, so just practice and you'll get the hang of it.
You can see each time we're going underneath, grabbing a section and pulling it up. Now, I'm starting to get to the back of Bettie's hair; I'm pulling another section, wrapping it over, going underneath again, pulling it up, and across. You can see it starts to sweep around, and you start to see the ribbons coming through the plaits which are really lovely, so if you're having a nice night out, you can match your ribbons to your outfit and it's really pretty.
Now, I'm starting to drag from the front of the head all the way around to the back, and you can see this is quite a thick plait because Bettie's got lots of hair. I've pulled another section from the front and added it into my sections as they are thinning out. As you get to this point, you will get shorter bits and longer bits, but that's quite nice because it's a soft look and you get pieces falling out.
I'm taking the last bit from the front section and now, I can start to plait straight down and then to finish it off in a nice loose plait, I've wrapped one of the ribbons around and tucked it through, so I've got a bit of a knot. Then, I do the same with the other ribbon. I've used different widths of the ribbons, so you get different ribbons showing through.
Get a knot on there, I've got my final one, and once I get to that stage, I then knot the ribbons together. At this point, you can either tie off with a nice bow and have this bit hanging down, or what I like to do for a really lovely vintage look is I take some more curvy pins and just tuck the hair up and under and pin it through. You need about three pins to hold it all in and if you can cross the pins over themselves, it makes it more stable and leave the ends coming out.
If I spin Bettie back around, you can see you end up with this really lovely vintage-y look! And that is how to plait your hair with hair ribbons. .