How To: Five Strand Braid Video Tutorial + Shopping Your Stash!

Above: The Five Strand Braid…in all earnestness, I assure you that it is easier than it looks!

Here is my tutorial for the FIVE strand braid!  I also engage in a bit of makeup talk in the first third of the video…all about shopping your stash ; )

If you would like to go STRAIGHT to the braiding process, I suggest skipping to about 3.15 for the full tutorial!

Kindly scroll on for the video, product details, additional images and the Bottom Line…


Above: Shopping one’s stash can be oh-so-satisfying…here are some of my choices from this weekend!

Products (with their respective links) mentioned:

1. Giorgio Armani Designer Shaping Cream Foundation (still available at Bloomingdale’s!!)…worn HERE

Above: The Giorgio Armani Designer Shaping Cream Foundation in 5.5 + NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia.

2. NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia…reviewed HERE

3. Tom Ford Matte Lipstick in First Time…reviewed HERE

4. Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Naked…reviewed HERE

5. Tangle Teezer…reviewed HERE

Above: This braid can be casual and fun.
About: It can also be subtle and demure. 

–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and cannot wait to hear how your own five strand braids turn out.  Do please let me know in the comments section!

Good things ahead including fresh product discoveries, a FOTD and more skincare and foundation musings ; )  I am also in the midst of responding to your lovely comments and emails!


–The Beauty Professor

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  • Unknown Reply

    Jethro looks AH-DOR-AH-BLE in that photo!!!!!! what a hair-do!

    First Time looks terrible on me 🙁 it washes me out and has a whitish cast, and also accentuates lines on me. it looks great on you though 🙂 i am very fair skinned (like a vampire) so maybe that's why it doesn't agree with me.

    i did get PussyCat in the TF Mattes, though. i am IN LOVE. i love the shade, and i LOVE the formula. it makes my lips look very smooth and plump/full. i can even "cheat" my lip line a little with this one and it totally looks like my lips. love.

    thanks for the post! xo SJ

    November 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello SJ!

      Thank you…his little face gets me every time, even after all of these years ; ) I am so sorry to hear that First Time wasn't your cup of tea. I have a hard time imagining that it looked terrible on you but you have to love it to wear it. That is fantastic news about Pussycat…that just may be my next purchase because everytime I see it online, I take a second look! Glad to know it makes the lips look plump…cheating the lip line is a must with mattes, in my opinion ; )

      I hope your week is going well…xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      November 12, 2014 at 1:59 am

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