The old-fashioned braids made a huge comeback this season and are this summer’s hottest hairstyle trend! They are an alternative for great and original hairstyle when you get tired of the classic options or you simply don’t have the time to go and get a complicated hairdo. They give hair great texture, look awesome and can easily be done at home. Top that with the fact that they keep your hair out of your face and you have a winner!
You can choose from the classic braid, the French braid, the boho braid, the fishtail, the rope braid, the crowning braid, the waterfall/cascade braid or the braided bun, depending on the type of look you want to get: glamorous and sophisticated or messy/hippie-chic.
The classic braid is probably the easiest, made from three sections of hair.
The boho and French braids are pretty similar, except for the fact that in the first one, the braid is sitting on top instead of underneath, like in the French braid.
Fishtails look intricate and complicated to do, but if you watch some tutorials on the internet (try You Tube) you will discover that they are in fact pretty easy. They can look either messy or sophisticated, depending on your intentions and skills/practice.
Crowning braids go from one ear to the other over the top of your forehead, using only the front side of hair.
The rope braid is another simple version, created by twisting two strands of hair together.
See which celebrities have been spotted wearing braids and get inspired:
|Sarah Michelle Gellar|
What's your favorite type of braid? Have you tried doing any yourselves?