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DIY Braids: From crowns to fishtails, easy, step-by-step hair braiding instructions [Paperback]

Sasha Coefield Creator of the YouTube channel asksash88
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31 Jan 2014

A modern twist on the classic hairstyle!

From a Dutch Braided Headband to a Triple Fishtail Braid, DIY Braids will get you noticed! Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep your hair, master traditional techniques, and enhance your look with fun accessories. Whether you're looking for a chic braid for your next shopping trip or a hairstyle that will really impress your date, this guide gives you plenty of gorgeous options for both day and night. Complete with step-by-step photographs so that you can get the perfect look every time, DIY Braids will have you saying goodbye to your hairdresser--and hello to fashion-forward braids at home in no time!

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation (31 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440567395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440567391
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 21 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a great book for her to share with...daughters. It also makes a great gift for tweens, sorority sisters, and DIYers!" -

About the Author

Sasha Coefield is a hairstyle guru whose YouTube channel, asksash88, is loved by more than 120,000 subscribers. Her videos have been recognized by YouTube as one of the top trending beauty and fashion videos of 2012. She has also partnered with Mary Kate and Ashley's StyleMint brand and Pro Beauty Tools and currently operates a second YouTube channel as part of Nine West's social media network.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners 1 April 2014
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I was never any good at braids etc until I bought this book, I have managed all the easy styles and some of the intermediate - haven't yet tried the hard ones but the instructions are very easy to follow. I would recommend this to anyone who has medium to long hair and isn't sure what to do with it or wants different styles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great photos and styles 8 Dec 2013
By Leanne - Published on
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I've been growing out a pixie cut for the last three years, and, now that my hair is mid-back, have been wanting to try out more styles on it. Since I've had short hair most of my adult life, I've never had the chance to play with various braiding techniques, so I ordered this book and also Braids, Buns, and Twists!: Step-by-Step Tutorials for 82 Fabulous Hairstyles, which both arrived this week. I really like them both!

There aren't as many styles in _DIY Braids_ as there are in Butcher's _Braids, Buns, and Twists_ book, which has 82 styles, so that other book has a bit more to choose from. There is also some overlap between the two books, but I'm glad I have them both since each has its own merits.

This book by Sasha Coefield excels in the lovely, large step-by-step photos that are included for every one of the 30 or so styles that are included. Each photo corresponds to a step in the instructions, so it's very easy to follow along with it.

Concerning the styles, I think that there is a lot to choose from in this book. The author starts off with the basic braids (French braid, Dutch braid, fishtail, and lace), and then she creates more complicated styles that build on those four basic types. Each style includes a large photo of the completed look, and then the above-mentioned photos of each step.

As a 42-year-old, I was worried that the styles might be too "young" for me, but I found myself wanting to try out each style in this book. (As dorky as it sounds, I've wanted to try out a Dutch braid since seeing the first _Hunger Games_ movie, and I accomplished it today, thanks to Coefield's fabulous instructions! Yay!)

Each style can also be done on your own without any help from someone else, which is a definite strength of this book. Coefield also rates each style in terms of the difficulty. While most of the styles are done on Coefield's straight, blond hair, a second model with brown wavy/curly hair also models some of the looks, which is really nice so you can see how they will look if you don't have straight hair.

To create the styles in this book, you also don't need any fancy tools, just a comb, some small hair elastics, some bobby pins, and hairspray. You will also want to have medium to long hair to do the styles.

Sure, you can follow along with You Tube tutorials or blog posts to do your hair, but I like having styles in a book to make it quick and easy to do my hair in the morning. I keep my hairstyling books in my bathroom, which makes them easy to grab on mornings when I'm feeling like doing my hair in a more adventurous style.

Have fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Illustrations 30 Dec 2013
By T Roberts - Published on
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I was really excited to get this book so I can learn different braid styles. The illustrations are okay and somewhat easy to follow. I tried the fishtail braid,it turned out nice and my co-workers liked it too. I will try more styles from this book. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 23 Dec 2013
By kitty cats ar awsom - Published on
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I loved all the braids!!!! All my friends are jealous,I've done so many different braids my hands hurt! If you like to do braids you have to get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book! 8 Feb 2014
By emily - Published on
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I bought this because I wanted to do something with my hair since I finally grew it out. This book is great for beginners. I really like the pictures that show you step by step of how to do the specific style.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift and very easy to follow 3 Jan 2014
By kokosobobo - Published on
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I bought this book as a gift for my 11 year old niece. Usually we go online to find YouTube videos about braiding but we don't need to anymore! The pictures and directions are simple and concise. It is written so that she can learn how to do the braids on her own hair step-by-step. There are a lot of options and unique styles that are labeled easy, intermediate or difficult and range from a basic rope braid to multiple intertwined fishtails. The day after Christmas we put sticky notes on the braids we wanted to try and almost the whole book was filled with sticky notes after we were done browsing. The models in the book have both straight hair and curly hair. I highly recommend this easy to follow braid book.
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