Friday, May 23, 2014

**Updated - Giveaway Winner!! The New Braiding Handbook

I am excited to talk about a new book called The New Braiding Handbook by Abby Smith.  This is a great book that shows you step by step how to create 60 modern twist, braids and hairstyles. Each picture is detailed, in color and easy to understand. Perfect for moms or just any one looking to do something new. Although the styles are shown on straight hair, some of the style techniques can be adapted to use on ethnic natural hair textures as well. 

"Braids, knots and buns, oh my! Introducing “The New Braiding Handbook,” a full-color guide that will help you master the trendiest twists, fishtails and updos. With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, you’ll master gorgeous new looks, including the Waterfall Braid, Fishtail Bun, Twisted Bohemian Updo, French Braided Pompadour, Celtic Knot, Topsy Tail High Bun and so much more. This book will give you the perfect look for every occasion, whether you’re meeting your besties for brunch, attending an important meeting or walking down the aisle! It’s also packed with tips for eliminating pesky hair problems—split ends, slow-growing tresses, oily hair, etc. With “The New Braiding Handbook,” you’ll have locks to envy!"

Abby Smith is giving away one book to one lucky follower of the Naturally Beautiful Hair blog.  To enter this contest, in the comment section below, tell us the following -

- Why you enjoy creating new styles?
- What style you like the best from this page that shows styles from the book?
- The winner must also be a follower of the Naturally Beautiful Hair blog.

The contest ends in two weeks on June 6th at 10 pm.  To learn more about Abby and her book, go to Twist Me Pretty.

**Update!   The winner of this contest is Betsy Foust.  Thank you for entering the contest. Please send your shipping information to 


  1. I love braiding hair to make others feel beautiful, and I love learning new styles, the fish braid picture in the book is really awesome as I'm working on learning the fish braid :)
    Your blog is great :)

  2. Replies
    1. Got it.... lol. Correction made. Thank you Lara. :-)

  3. I enjoy creating new styles because it keeps my look fresh and stops me from getting bored. I like the Becky Wannabe and I REALLY like the waterfall braid; very unique and mellow. I follow you on Bloglovin under the name Tyneisha Fondren and as someone with natural 4C hair (and a former dread head) I am looking forward to reading more great tips and content. Thanks!

  4. - Why you enjoy creating new styles?
    Keeps the look fresh and is change up from the norm.

    - What style you like the best from this page that shows styles from the book?
    The picture in the top left corner -- it doesn't have a name. It's cute as can be.

    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

  5. It's fun to experiment with new styles and get different looks. i like the wedding bun.


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