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Braids By Alyssa

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- Self-Taught ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท - Facebook: Braids by Alyssa - Discounts in story highlights ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - #featuremybraidsfriday for a shoutout โ˜บ๏ธ

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I realize this isn’t a very exciting photo, so if you swipe you’ll find the #fishtailbraid I did on my sister and her friend! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
“Success is not the absence of failure, but the persistence through failure” - Aisha Tyler . . I don’t think I’ve ever posted a quote before, but this one stuck out to me because it relates so much to doing hair. I haven’t posted in a couple days. This is partly because I  on vacation, and also partly because the last two times I posted, I received about half the engagement I usually do. This may be because Instagram has changed its algorithm, or because everyone was busy those days, or because the hairstyle was not my best work. There are so many possibilities, but whatever the case, it discouraged me enough to take a break and come back. . . Every time something like this happens, I consider giving up Instagram for good. It would take a lot of stress off my mind, I wouldn’t feel the constant pressure to come up with creative content. . . But back to my quote above, I don’t think I can just give up when there’s a bump in the road. I may not get 300 likes on every photo, but the Instagram community is not just about the numbers. I’m gonna try to be persistent this week, even when I’m on vacation. So here is a #fourstrandbraid I did on myself a few days ago! Thanks for all our love and support โค๏ธ
Here is a #zipperbraid I did on my sister! I don’t think it’s my best work, but this one was really hard to get tight! ๐Ÿ˜
Here is another angle of my sister’s #fourthofjulyhair ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
I did this #fishtailbraid awhile ago, but did post it because I didn’t think it was my best work. But I’m gonna post it anyways and see how you guys like it! ๐Ÿ˜
Here is the recreation of @vale24hairstyle’s style! Congratulations on winning my #braidsaroundtheworldcontest ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช
This style is actually from a few days ago! My sister let me do her hair, and I actually liked the way it turned out! . . Because today is #featuremybraidsfriday I will be giving three accounts a shoutout on my story, so make sure to keep an eye out for it! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Here is the 4th of July hairstyle I did on my sister @cbninja557 yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I think hers turned out soooo much better than mine did (you can see the one I did on myself - I posted it yesterday!) but hair is much easier to do on someone else! Even so, I am my own worst critic. I notice every little thing wrong, and it feels like nothing ever turns out the way I want it to. When I scroll through my account and see all the hairstyles I’ve done, there are very few that I’m truly proud of. I look through other hair accounts and feel as though their hairstyles are far superior to mine. . . I put on a brave face showing off all my hairstyles, but half of them I don’t wear in public. When I do braids on my sister or the kids I work with, I worry that they won’t like them. This happens especially when I do hair “professionally” like when I did my friends’ hair for prom or did hair at the Pinners Conference. I was so worried that they wouldn’t be good enough and get sick to my stomach when they didn’t turn out well. . . I’ve had this problem with everything I do - gymnastics, choir - you name it. I absolutely LOVE seeing all these amazing hairstyles from the friends I’ve met through Instagram, and I would never want to change that. I’m so lucky to have made connections with people from all around the world, and I hope to meet some of you some day! . . But constantly criticizing my own hairstyles and seeing all the imperfections is a really bad habit I’ve been carrying for YEARS. Does anyone else feel this way (not just including hair), and if so how have you overcome it? โค๏ธ
Happy 4th of July! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทUnfortunately, this hairstyle did not turn out as well as I’d hoped, and the lighting was NOT my friend today ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Luckily, my sister offered to take some outside pictures, so I posted one of those too! . Hopefully, the rain stops soon so we can enjoy our fireworks tonight. Who else is American here?! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท
CONTEST WINNERS!! We had nearly 70 voters in this contest, and it was so exciting tallying them up! . . But we had a clear 1st Place winner with a whopping 28 votes: PERU ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช @vale24hairstyle ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช . In 2nd place with 12 votes we have Japan @coco_kity ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต and in 3rd place we have USA @ways2braid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ . These three winners will receive a shoutout on my story and I will be recreating the winning style by @vale24hairstyle ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . . Thank you to all PARTICIPANTS and VOTERS for being a part of my contest! It was AMAZING to see entres from all over the globe, and I think I will do it next year again! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
I was gonna braid but... look at these waves! #wavyhairdontcare #amazingwaves
CONTEST WINNERS:  This #braidsaroundtheworldcontest had a great turnout, and deciding even the top 10 finalists was so hard! But now the job turns over to YOU! You may vote for ONE favorite in the comments!  Representing the top 1๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ countries in the contest is..... . . USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ - @ways2braid Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต - @coco_kity Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ - @prettybraidz Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ - @tindrashairart Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด - @hildehairstyles Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ - @miriamtogether Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ - @braidonit Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ - @eranalji.30 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ - @hairstyle_by_chris Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช - @vale24hairstyle  Finalists - feel free to tell your friends to vote for you! In 48 hours, I will tally the votes and post the winners! Happy voting!
Hi everyone! So I wanted to introduce you all to the latest account: @braiding.community ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I keep hearing that everyone’s engagement is down, so this is my solution. . If you follow this account, you will have the opportunity to meet new braiders, especially if you are a small or new account. You will engage with other accounts and receive lots of likes and comments! . I’m super excited to start this, and I really hope you’ll give it a follow. I’m running it with @hairstylesbyxenia and we have just a few spots left for admins. If you want to know what being an admin means DM me and I will give you info! . I’m hoping this will be the official place for braiders to meet each other and get discovered. It’s a place to give and receive engagement and bring us all closer together! Please please join I would so appreciate it! #braidcommunity
I realize I am a day early, but I am super excited to join this #pridehairtwin2018 organized by @curious_strands and @jules4_pj ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ This is an issue that’s very important to me, so I was super excited when I was invited to join this special twin. Everybody is at a different point with LGBTQ rights, and many people feel uncomfortable accepting LBGTQ people in their everyday lives. . But these people are not extraordinary. They go to work, go to school, they buy groceries - just like anyone else. This month, they have been able to embrace who they are! . While many countries have made leaps and bounds in LGBTQ rights, we still have a long way to go. I encourage everyone to show your LGBTQ relatives, neighbors, and fellow human beings the respect and kindness that they have been fighting for for so many years. That deserve it! ๐Ÿณ๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆ
This #pullthroughbraid was inspired by Alina @moonlightbraids ๐Ÿ˜ although I don’t think mine turned out as beautiful and professional as hers, you have to see her style! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Well, at least I tried it right?! ๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ
I saw this style by @maijasbraids and I had to try it! This is the first braid in awhile that I’ve actually been really happy with ๐Ÿ˜ This also means that.... I can’t choose which photo I like the best! I only had time to edit two, but which photo do you like the best?! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Well, I can’t say this my favorite hairstyle I’ve ever done, but it was worth a try right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ #atleastitried
I went a bit of a different route today and did some #minibraids into a #fishtailbraid. I don’t usually do small tight braids anymore but I thought I would change it up today! . . There are five days left until I pick the finals for my #braidsaroundtheworldcontest so make sure you are getting your entries in soon! . . P.S. - if you have any ideas or requests for YouTube vids I am racking my brain trying to figure out where to begin! ๐Ÿ˜‚ What would you like to see from me????

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