I promised you a Heidi braid how to, so I've done my best to capture the process in pictures. I personally think pretty much every hair style, whether up or down, looks better just a little bit messy - random out of place wisps and the occasional lump add character. Plus, by the time it's warm out, I'd rather spend the extra five minutes on something other than my hair. So here I am, on my balcony, with almost dirty, definitely messy hair, 4 bobby pins and no mirror. If I hadn't stopped to let my roommate snap a picture of each step it would have taken one minute. I swear. But, I have pretty thin hair, so the thicker your mane the more complicated and time consuming this look can get. It's really easy. I promise. Oh, and please excuse the super tacky chipped nail polish. I'm embarrassed.
Step 1: Have long hair - preferably dirty and definitely not sleek and straight - and depending on hair thickness anywhere from a couple to a handful of bobby pins.
Step 2: Split hair down the middle. Even if you part it on the side, try and get an even amount on each side or else you'll look lopsided. Braid each side, the lumpier the better.
Step 3: Pull one braid over.
Step 4: Pin.
Step 5: Pull the other braid over and pin it parallel to the first.
Step 6: Voila!