I’m really excited to share this book review with you today for The New Braiding Handbook, 60 Modern Twists on The Classic Hairstyles. Plus we’re giving away a copy!

The New Braiding Handbook Book Review by Trinkets in Bloom

The New Braiding Handbook is written by Abby Smith, she shares all sorts of basic hair care tips and tricks starting with “The Basics”. Then she moves into “The Styles” covering; braids, dutch braids, fishtails, ponytails, fromal, buns, knots, twists and topsy tails. This book really makes me think about growning my hair out again!

There are so many cute styles in this book! It makes me really sad my hair is so short! But at least my daughter will have cute braids!The New Braiding Handbook Waterfall Braid

I’ve always wanted to learn the fishtail braid and there are so many styles and versions of it in this book.The New Braiding Handbook Side Fishtail

This book was written by Abby Smith the blogger behind TwistMePretty.com and she’s also a beauty expert for Disney’s Babble.com.The New Braiding Handbook Back Cover

Now for the best part… you can win a copy of this book!

The wonderful people at Ulysses Press are letting me give away 1 copy of this book The New Braiding Handbook, 60 Modern Twists on The Classic Hairstyles.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, let me know your favorite braid style or which one you want to learn.

I will announce the winner on Monday 23rd.

Good luck!

Congratulations to Jane S. the winner of the Braiding Handbook!

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  1. I want to do the TWIST! I would like to learn how to do my hair in a twist. I would love to win this book so my family could all have beautiful (and physically cooler) hairstyles for my daughter’s July 11 outdoor wedding.

  2. Melissa Burford

    I love braids and have tried some of Abby’s other hair-dos. I’d love to win this and play… thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. I’m a lover of braids, whether I’m in to school or are at home, it’s always a different braid. I think my favorite is the fish braid but I don’t know how to do it, so it would be great to win that copy, it would be really great.

  4. Oh my goodness my daughter would love this. We used to come her hair all of the time in different ways but once she became a pre-teen she wanted to come her own hair. She just recently asked me to braid her hair lately….

  5. Beni Komninidou

    I have always loved braids any kind of it! This is so useful!!

  6. If I had this book I might never be able to drag myself away from the mirror. I better watch out for water I might fall right in I would be loving my reflection so much!

  7. I would love to try these braids =)
    Thanks for this giveaway.

  8. I use my topsy tail from way back to make hair styles, as my fingers need to learn to braid. So I’m wanting to learn a basic fish tail for my daughter. That would be so neat, and then to move onto other styles! Thank you! Gaileee

  9. I think some of these styles would be beautiful in my future DIL’s wedding! fingers crossed!

  10. I love the side fishtail. Wonder if I have thick enough hair for it….

  11. I looooooooove the fishtail braid! I don’t really know how it look on curly hair though, but i’ll love to try and see how it looks!

  12. I’ve never even learned how to do a French Braid! I have short hair now but my daughter has waist length hair so I’d practice on her. This braid book sounds great! :)

  13. I would love to try the Waterfall Braid on my granddaughter. She would just love it!

  14. I have waist length hair and love braids! It’s the best way to keep my hair out of my face instead of doing a pony tail or bun which always causes breakage. I would love to learn the waterfall braid! I really appreciate how these braid tutorials are all how to braid your OWN hair rather than braiding in general (someone else’s hair).

  15. Love braids. They can range from casual to sophisticated by always being chic. Can’t wait to try some of these styles out!

  16. priyanka agrawal

    .. its was amazing .. i loved that to learn and twist my hair .. .. in free tym i was applied in many style .. but this was vry amazing..

    • I would really love to try out all these new styles. I have no problem braiding my own hair but cant seem to manage it on others, would be great to get all the instructions. Thanks for the chance

  17. Like you, I have bobbed hair but my teen daughter has waist-length hair- so we could have lots of fun together. There are so many possibilities with this book! I love classic French braids but I’d love to learn Dutch braids. Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Dear Abby, I now have my long curly hair back. I have the type of hair that hairstylist like to cut layers in. Even though, I cringed each time I saw the scissors coming my way knowing I was about to experience yet another “shag,” even though I expressly asked “please no layers.” Too late. Ugh! Seeing it chopped off was enough to bring tears to my eyes, seeing my do become a mullet in development was even worse! Ugh! Luckly, I have finally found a stylist that has been trimming my hair now for 3 years. We have let all the layers go out. I now sport a glorious mane of shoulder length hair, wavy with ringlets under the top layer and love to braid it. I love dutch braids, standard french, also attempting to retrain myself to the around the head braid. I would so enjoy having your book to learn the waterfall, retrain on the fishtail. It is so awesome and fun to have my mane back and feel I would be a great candidate for your giveaway contest. I also have three granddaughters with long silky hair that insist I braid their hair each time they visit. I’d like to surprise them with the waterfall, fishtail, etc…
    Thank you Abby for writing this great book, the illustrations are beautiful.
    Sincerely, Chere’ DeLung

  19. This book looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to learn a fishtail braid, or just simply get some inspiration for new styles to put together.


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