26 June 2012

unicorn (rope) braid hair tutorial

Hello lovelies :) Today, i am going to show you a how to do a unicorn, sometimes called rope, braid. It's so simple & easy to do & it's suppose to be the new 'fishtail'. I wore this look to my friends birthday meal yesterday & it's quickly become a favourite hairstyle of mine. My hair inspiration for the look below came from this photo of Elizabeth Olsen, i LOVE her hair!

I am so bad when it comes to complicated hair styles, i haven't the foggiest how to do a french plait. The unicorn braid is extremely easy to do and only takes a few minutes. It's called a unicorn braid basically because it looks like a unicorn's horn! Unlike the traditional braid, you use two strands of hair instead of three. Here's how i did it...
  1. Gather your hair into a side ponytail and split into two strands. I used the Denman Dressing Out brush to section my hair into a side parting.
  2. With the two pieces of hair, twist them around each other, slightly twisting them individually at the same time.
  3. You'll begin to see a rope like braid starting to form. Secure the end with a hair bobble.
  4. Pull out a few strand to make the hairstyle look less perfect.
  5. Pin any flyaways and apply a light coating of hairspray.
  6. Lastly I used my Denman Dressing Out brush to add a bit of volume to the roots.
Products used
Hair pins from Sallys, hair bobble from Primark, styling brush from Denman, dressing out brush from Denman Mark Hill Big Night Out hair spray.

Let me know if you try out the unicorn braid. It's so easy - there's no excuse! I have a few more hair tutorials planned so leave a comment below or tell me on twitter @kiamakemeup what you'd like to see! Hope you all had a good weekend x


  1. Wow I didn't expect it to be that easy and look so nice! I love your hair btw, I will definitly try out this hairstyle once my hair grows a bit! :) x

  2. I'm glad it's not like a horn, but maybe that could be your next tutorial? ;) If I try it I'll send you a photo!xxx

    1. haha yeah think i'll do that next time, yes please do! x

  3. ohh, that sounds really simple but it look great! might try this out soon!x

  4. so cool i will def. try it :)

  5. I will have to try this! It sounds amazing - and so easy which is ideal for me! xx

  6. It looks soooo simple, I will have to try this!

  7. Looks lovely :) I love easy hair styles that look good and like you have spent ages doing it ha ha

    Tanesha x

  8. Hiya! I have nominated you for the Liebster award I have done a post on it :)

  9. Wow. i cant wait to have a go at that!!!

    1. and try it on my mum, nan, other nan, aunty, bffs - ruby and betty and all my other friends!!! eek so exited rofl!!!



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