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Hair Braiding – A New Art Form

In the last couple of years, hair styles have metamorphosed from a set of threads on top of a man’s head into a brand new form of self expression. Individuals can carry their artistic and creative capabilities to their head. This concept has been particularly influential in the African American society, where kinky twists, cornrows and other styles of braiding have shaped the way in which they style their hair.

Special braiding is easy to learn, but it is easy to mess up without necessary training. There are basic steps and procedures that stylists have to learn before they start working on someone else’s hair style. A couple of the most significant things to learn before styling somebody’s hair is what tools will be required and how to set up a hair braiding post.

Once the braiding station is ready, the stylist needs to learn about the right finger positions during the braiding process. This is an important element of styling hair because without good finger positioning, the rows, twists, or braids can end up with problematic ending points in them or they could get wider or smaller then they should be. These ordinary problems can easily be prevented under the right training.

After learning the methods to braid or twist hair, the stylist can then focus on the finishing touches. A thing that a lot of people don’t know about hair styling is that the ends of the braids are the key parts. If an end comes loose or looks bad, it has the potential to make the whole braid look bad. The better strength of a bottom, the better a hair style can last.

After training is completed, the braider is then free to start developing a masterpiece. An individual can place the strands into whatever style she desires, and every single time she can develop a new masterpiece. Braiding hair is enjoyable and simple, and it allows the hair stylist to develop something new and beautiful each time. Who wouldn’t want that?

Written by Aria Scherer. For videos on how to braid hair, go to Braid Hair for Black Women and Braid Hair for Black Women.

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