Stacked Dutch Braid by Jenny Strebe

Ok, Ok….real confession if you haven't noticed that I am a HUGE sucker for braids! Ha! You probably already knew that one if you have been following me for awhile. With Instagram being a easy place to get "braid inspired" I felt that the new rage lately has been stacked braids. 

Stacked braids are when the braids are stacked on one another to create a multi braided look. They may look overly complicated, but guess what friends, they are so extremely easy to do no matter where your braiding skills might be.

In this video to create this look I used all label m products. I concentrated on using label m Protein Spray which helped even out her hairs porosity, their label m salt spray for a nice gritty texture, and Souffle to add definition and separation. Im obsessing about all these hair care products and know you will too! 

Deconstructed Braided Hawk by Jenny Strebe

So my two favorite things have to be faux hawks and braids and guess what friends, Im putting the two together in one of my recent youtube tutorials. This was such a fun style to do! For this look, all you need is a few hair elastics, bobbi pins, hair spray and someone with long luscious hair.

Make sure to watch the below video on how you too can achieve this fun deconstructed braided faux hawk hairstyle. 

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Mermaid Curly Hairstyle How-To by Jenny Strebe


I went from boho to mermaid in two seconds this week! I got the most amazing opportunity to partner up with Kenra hair products to bring this amazing fun Mermaid Curly hairstyle. And get this….it looks really really complicated, but in fact….is really easy! 

For this look all you need is a few Kenra hair care products including their new fast drying hairspray and an elastic band. I swear that is is! Its so fun and easy to do so make sure to get viewing the below video so you too can have some mermaid hair in minutes. 

Twisted French Braid Hair Tutorial by Jenny Strebe

I got the most amazing pleasure to do Claire of hair the other day. We decided to do a fun twist on the normal french braid. In todays youtube tutorial I only used a few products and twisted the braid as I braided it to create this fun twisted french braid. If you're not sure what Im talking about, then just watch the below video so you get the full scoop on how to achieve this adorable style. 

Corset Stacked Mermaid Braid by Jenny Strebe

If you follow me on Instagram @theconfessionsofahairstylist along with other fun hair inspirational accounts you have probably noticed that stacked braids are becoming very popular! They are very dramatic and have a different kind of flare than most typical  braids, and get this…they are so easy!  

Todays tutorial is the corset stacked mermaid braid combining two braids stacked into one. Make sure to watch the video below and give me your feedback. I hope you all like it! xo

Side Boho-Chic into fishtail tutorial by Jenny Strebe

Well I certainly haven't gotten off my boho hair kick, and this fun side bohemian style youtube hair tutorial is just another way to rock your hair for these hot summer months bohemian with and edge. Its not only original but its easy and very low maintenance. For this fun hair style ill you need a few hair elastics and some time. Make sure to watch the below video and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Braided updo by Jenny Strebe

                                            Photo by Sara Bishop, Makeup by Stephanie Neiheisel, Model Mia Terezia

                                            Photo by Sara Bishop, Makeup by Stephanie Neiheisel, Model Mia Terezia

One of my specialities as an educator has been to break down complicated hairstyles in a way that every stylist from the beginner to the seasoned stylist. I recently did a collab with Fave4 Hairsprays to show you how you can utilize their texture takeover hairspray and create a beautiful full looking braided updo.

I've been obsessing over their texture takeover product as it really helps coarsen up your hair texture in a matter of minutes allowing your hair to have tons of grip and texture that it stays place in your updos. No joke, I'm obsessed with this spray and this updo. Get the full step by steps below.

  1. Section out your hair from below the crown to the top of the ears. Inside this section create a low pony and create a loose braid. You then want to wrap your loose braid around the ponytail, securing it into place by using bobbi pins.
  2. Work on the right side first and create a inside out braid by splitting the hair in 3 equal sections, the right section goes under into the middle, then the left section goes under into the middle, your middle section is now on the right side and you want to add hair from the part down to the braid and your new section will go under into the middle. Continue this technique until you get to the ends of your hair and secure the ends with an elastic band.
  3. Do this same technique on the opposite side of the head. 
  4. Grab some Texture Takeover spray by Fave4 and spray all over your braid for texture and fullness.
  5. You then want to stretch and pull the braid out to create a fuller and thicker looking dutch braid. Make sure to ease the hair out slowly.
  6. Now drape each side across the back, securing it with bobbi pins as you wrap it around your braided bun. 

So cool right!? I just love this look for any summer formal function especially since braids have been all the rage lately. So go pick up some Fave4 Texture Takeover and get started. 

Floating Fishtail Mermaid Braid by Jenny Strebe

Im still all over the mermaid braid craze, so this weeks tutorial is on the floating fishtail mermaid braid. I love this look because it is extremely easy and literally takes a few minutes. Not only that but its a hairstyle that looks extremely hair to do…but remember…its not! 

Hair types that this style works best for is on hair that is thick and doesn't have too many layers. Reason for that is that you want to make sure the layers are on the longer side so it insures you that you won't have layers that pop out of your braid because you want to see the definition in this fun style. 

Kids Milkmaid braid tutorial by Jenny Strebe

                                                                       Photography by Sara Bishop

                                                                       Photography by Sara Bishop

Either children love to get there hair done or they don't, I just so happen to have a 4 year old that hates getting her hair done. I feel some day my sweet Magnolia will appreciate me but for now since she doesn't I have to be quick and forward thinking anytime I get the chance to get my hands through her adult like luscious locks and that is exactly why todays tutorial is on the cheater version of the milkmaid braid. 

This looks isn't just incredibly adorable, its fast and your child will be sure to be the envy of any child function. Ill you need for this cute do is a few bobbi pins and elastics. So what are you waiting for, grab yours and lets get started so you can transform your childs baby locks into a runway worthy look in minutes.

  1. You always want to start with pre brushed hair free of tangles and knots.
  2. Divide your hair into half and create a three strand simple braid starting on one side of the head until you get to the ends of the hair and secure with an elastic.
  3. You now want to do the same thing on the opposite side of their head inside your second section.
  4. Once both sides have been braided, you want to loosely drape across your hair line about an inch or two away from your hairline and secure into place by simply adding a few bobbi pins into your style.
  5. You now want to do the same thing on the opposite side and drape the other braid across your forehead connecting into the opposite braid. Connect the two with using a bobbi pin.
  6. If your child has extremely slippery prone hair that likes to fall out, I suggest using a medium hold hair spray at the end to help hold into place. 

Not too difficult is it? And it is so extremely cute! So make sure your daughter is the envy of her next birthday bash by creating this fun do in a matter of minutes. Will you try this style?