Braids Ain’t for Kids Anymore
Braids are big on the red carpet. If there is a trend that really is becoming big lately, for almost any length of hair, is the braided updo or hairstyle. Messy and loose or glamorous and precise, real or boosted with extensions, loved by celebrities and youtubers alike, braids are for perfect on formal occasions, for a walk in the park and even on your wedding.
How To Party Braid
The first step to any successful braid that holds for a whole day (and party night) is creating a texture that has hold and grip, which will help the twine stay together. Start with dry hair, and pulse in layers of dry shampoo, brush, shake and tousle for a gritty, easy-to-work-with texture.
When braiding across the crown, style hair and separate a fine section that can be braided over the top of the style.
For chunkier, helmet braids, separate crown into two sections and braid together, gathering in all hair.
For a messy style, simply gather hair in back and twine it as you like it. Remember to artfully pull out a few strands for similar disheveled elegance.
The biggest winner of the braids trend is the fishtail. To grasp the exact technique and types, watch 10 New Ways to Rock a Fishtail Braid or learn with Youtube tutorials.
Feminine and sweet, beautiful to watch from behind for its soft shape, a side braid will draw a lot of attention and look natural too.
Leave some hair loose for a natural effect, or like your brided updo was done yesterday and still resists in place: a fresh and original style.
Decorate it with flowers, pearls, or simply go big. Add more or show the full length for a regal effect that is perfect for a bride.
In a softer, modern version, this style is perfect for the confident, loved by musicians, traditional among black women. A bit of skin is shown and the result is strong and beautiful.
Think Julianne Hough or Scarlett Johnasson – blonde, elegant, inspiring.
Side French Plates
Rock’n’roll vibe, perfect for partying and for the rebel.
Double Braids Updo/Bun
Simple enough to do it yourself, effective for any party look.