This Mom Manages To Reinvent The Braid Every Day With Her Twin Daughters’ Hair

Jill Ehat Swimmers BraidIf you were amazed by Chris Pratt’s skilled braiding technique, then you’re going to be very impressed with Jill Ehat’s. Jill is a mother of three, who posts photos of her six-year-old twins’ braided hairstyles almost on a daily basis on Instagram under the username @jehat. If you can’t even do a fishtail braid, you’ll appreciate the complexity of these braids. Think Sansa Stark meets Frozen‘s Elsa with the occasional bow or Easter egg thrown in. Yes, Easter eggs. Jill has a braid for almost every day of the year. Some of the braids are better left to her adorable daughters, than grown adults, but you can still appreciate the effort that goes into creating such intricate hairstyles, on not one head, but two. There are also a few interesting techniques you can pick up, and work into your own braid, because now that it is August, your default side braid is getting a bit boring.

Jill was recently featured on the Instagram account and discussed her favorite woven looks:

“I’m totally obsessed with fauxhawks right now. My favorite styles are fauxhawk braids, bun hawks, buns, pancaked Dutch braids and rope twists.”

Check out some of Jill’s hairstyles, that are worth adding to your “hair inspiration” Pinterest board:

1. Lace Braid

Jill Ehat Lace Braid

Even though this style in on children, I can’t help thinking how perfect it would be for a bride.

2. Easter Tail Braid

Jill Ehat Egg Tails BraidHere are the Easter eggs! This idea is so clever, I’m trying to think of all of the other things that could work in this hairstyle, but I have yet to think of anything that I could pull off.

3. Zipper Braid

Jill Ehat Zipper Braid

This is more like basket weaving as opposed to traditional braiding. There needs to be a hairstyle tutorial for this zipper braid.

4. Patriotic Braid

Jill Ehat Patriotic Braids

This is the ultimate twin look: matching outfits, matching hair accessories and matching braided star buns. I can’t even figure out bun rings, never mind adding a star braid on top of one.

5. Bun Hawks

Jill Ehat Bun Hawks

This is another hairdo that would be great for a wedding or formal occasion. Plus, it makes your hair look really thick.

To see more of Jill’s braids check out Instagram/jehat  

(Photos: Instagram/Jehat)

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    • Samantha Escobar

      Number 2 is making me lose my mind with glee.

    • Alana Vincenza

      This is amazing, I haven’t even mastered the french braid yet.

    • JJ

      Any kids I have will be lucky if I can pull their hair into a normal, basic pony tail. I could never have the time nor desire to do those pretty fancy braids.

    • Eileen

      I’m amazed those little girls sit still long enough for her to do that with their hair! I looooove #1 and #5 and would totally wear them, but 20 years ago there’s no way I would have had the patience.

    • jendra_berri

      I want her to come live at my house.

    • Leia

      Those hairstyles would last 2 minutes on my niece. Then she’d crawl under a bush or climb a tree or go tearing around the yard with the dogs and ruin it. A princess she ain’t, but I love her for it.

      • Holly

        Seems to me that a little girl who likes to adventure around the yard or play hard (as most kids do, regardless of gender) would love a braid like these, keeping her hair out of her face.

    • AlexMMR

      One of my blonde twins starts screaming “all done” at the mere sight of a hairbrush and wrestles as I attempt to at least put in a clip to keep it out of her eyes. Most patient children ever.

    • qcubed

      See you both on RedTube in about a decade.

    • allisonjayne

      Well considering my kid asked me to do her hair “like a unicorn, but a BIG unicorn” this morning, this might actually be helpful for me.

    • Sage

      These styles are beautiful and very intricate, but I have to point out that african american children have been wearing their hair like this for hundreds of years, and this has been going on for much longer in africa. This is not a reinvention, and styles like this are worn on the heads of many children of color around the world on a daily basis. Did they have to be done on straight, blond hair to be noteworthy? I guess so.