I went to YouTube and searched "easy hairstyles for long hair" and found some really cool and easy hairstyles, but doubted my ability to pull them off. And then I ran across the waterfall braid...it's essentially a horizontal french braid where you drop one of the strands. I took a deep breath and dove in.
The hardest part was dropping the strand I needed to and picking up a new one without incorporating it into one of the existing strands, but I managed.
|Bad overhead self-pic,|
but you can see the dropped strand
|Not too bad for first time out.|
The downfall to this braid is that it's not hug-proof. I get hugged a lot during graduations and someone went home with one of my bobby pins in their gown. At least the other three pins held 'til after the ceremony.
If I can continue to find really easy - and I do mean really easy - hairstyles, I might continue to give them a try, because I'm fairly sick to death of my ponytail. Since I love my long hair, though, and have to have it pulled back while in the lab, the ponytail seems to be the easiest way to go. *shrugs* Guess we'll see.