Braids should be in your regular rotation of hairstyles during the summer and this is why; they easily cover-up a bad hair day, they look cool for a day at the beach and chic for a night out, and they take just minutes to create! Forget daily trips to the hair salon and simply learn how to master a braid. Once you’ve got it down pat venture away from a classic braid and mix things up with some creative and daring looks. Here are some different ways to wear braids that we are absolutely in love with.
Don’t worry if you think it looks difficult to make, it’s actually really easy once you get some practice! We love a messier look so its okay if it’s not perfect. Create texture by pulling at the braid once you’ve finished it in order to make it seem more casual and undone. If strands fall out, leave them because that’s what makes the look! Check out this guide on how to create the fishtail braid:
Side French Braid
Channel your inner Katniss with this side swept French braid. It is perfect for a hot summer day to keep your hair up and out of your face, and transitions perfectly into night for an instantly chic look. Follow this tutorial to master the technique:
Braided Top Knot
The top know was one of the most coveted hair styles last summer and this time around we’re giving it a twist. Instead of simply wrapping your hair into a high bun, try braiding the ponytail first for a textured top knot. You can style it high on the head with your hair pulled back like in this tutorial, or try it as a low bun for an equally stylish look.
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