Braids have been around for centuries and are one of the most popular techniques of styling your hair today. Despite the ever-changing trends in fashion and hair, braids have stood their own and continue to be a fan favorite for many people. Braids can be worn with any hair length but there is no denying that long hair is perfect for braiding hair. Here are just a few braid styles for your long hair that you can try out.
This is essentially three braids tied up together to create a dramatic effect. You can rock this style on any occasion from a relaxed day out to a more dressed up evening.
Side braid bun
This style is an upgraded version of the standard side French bun, but instead of making a full braid, you only braid one side before sweeping it to the side in a bun. This hairstyle is perfect for more formal events such as weddings.
This hairstyle is messy and simple, and you cannot go wrong with it. It is perfect for different hair textures and you need not worry if your hair is thin. In order to make the braid wider, you can pull out more hair from it to give the appearance of a lot more volume.
French braid (upside down) bun
It is probably best to get a stylist to help you out with this look as it is more complicated than the standard French braid bun. You can try it out by yourself at home, but chances are it will look a bit messy. This style is perfect for the summer, and you can even add some flowers to make it look cuter.
This style is basically a crown that goes around your head, and it helps to keep stray hair away from your face. Once again, this hair is perfect for any occasion, even being rocked at work.
The Bohemian braid
If you are a lover of music festivals, then this style is a perfect fit for you. There are several tutorial videos online to show you how to get this perfect look and you can, if you want, reach out to a stylist for a more professional touch.
This style is perfect if you are looking to pull your hair up and keep it away from your face during the hot summer. You can spice it up and try out variations of the crown braid that include the Swedish crown braid, and again, there are many online tutorials to help you get the perfect look.
Braids are great for people with long hair and give elegant and simple alternatives to regular ponytails. There are many other variations of braids that you can try out, and each one is perfect for different occasions. When you feel like you might need some extra help, you can get the help of a stylist, or you can watch online tutorials for some guidance. Don’t forget to enjoy your new look when you go out!