- 1. Section off equal
amounts of hair at the five points where the pentacle tips will be (see
completed hairdo, figure C, for locations). Don’t use all of the hair,
just enough for the desired thickness of the pentacle.
2. Braid each section and then band ends of braid together with tiny rubber bands (figure A).
3. Form the braids into a pentacle design and pin hair
in place (figure B). The remaining length of the braid should form the
circle around the star pattern.
For remaining loose hair:
1. Braid hair (French braid) from the top of head,
around sides of pentacle, and band together at the base of pentacle
(figure C). Then decorate with feathers, beads, ribbons, etc.
2. Or braid remaining hair (French braid) into crescent moons on either side of pentacle, then tuck tails into braid.
2001 Raven Grimassi.
Raven Grimassi is the author of Beltane: Springtime Rituals, Lore, and Celebration and many other books on pagan topics.
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