If you were amazed by Chris Pratt’s skilled braiding technique, then you’re going to be very impressed with Jill Ehat’s. Jill is a mother of three, who posts photos of her six-year-old twins’ braided hairstyles almost on a daily basis on Instagram under the username @jehat. If you can’t even do a fishtail braid, you’ll appreciate the complexity of these braids. Think Sansa Stark meets Frozen‘s Elsa with the occasional bow or Easter egg thrown in. Yes, Easter eggs. Jill has a braid for almost every day of the year. Some of the braids are better left to her adorable daughters, than grown adults, but you can still appreciate the effort that goes into creating such intricate hairstyles, on not one head, but two. There are also a few interesting techniques you can pick up, and work into your own braid because now that it is August, your default side braid is getting a bit boring.
Jill was recently featured on the Instagram account and discussed her favorite woven looks:
“I’m totally obsessed with fauxhawks right now. My favorite styles are fauxhawk braids, bun hawks, buns, pancaked Dutch braids, and rope twists.”
Check out some of Jill’s hairstyles, that are worth adding to your “hair inspiration” Pinterest board:
1. Lace Braid
Even though this style in on children, I can’t help thinking how perfect it would be for a bride.
2. Easter Tail Braid
Here are the Easter eggs! This idea is so clever, I’m trying to think of all of the other things that could work in this hairstyle, but I have yet to think of anything that I could pull off.
3. Zipper Braid
This is more like basket weaving as opposed to traditional braiding. There needs to be a hairstyle tutorial for this zipper braid.
4. Patriotic Braid
This is the ultimate twin look: matching outfits, matching hair accessories and matching braided star buns. I can’t even figure out bun rings, never mind adding a star braid on top of one.
5. Bun Hawks
This is another hairdo that would be great for a wedding or formal occasion. Plus, it makes your hair look really thick.
To see more of Jill’s braids check out Instagram/jehat
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