Braids are all the rage these days and these styles have managed to outlast many hairstyle trends. From simple summer looks to more elegant updos, there are many styles of braids you can try out for different occasions. Here are a few braided hairstyles you should consider trying out for yourself.
Simple, elegant and chic, this hairstyle is perfect for a fun day out and won’t take too much of your time or effort to complete. Simply split your hair into two sections and braid each section all the way to the tips before tying with an elastic. Wrap each braid around your head and secure with bobby pins for the perfect milkmaid look.
These braids can be done with your natural hair if it’s long enough or with the help of some good hair extensions if it is on the shorter side. Box braids can be left in for a little longer than many other braided styles, and this makes them convenient if you are a busy on the go person.
This particular style is similar to the milking maid style except, it incorporates the use of a ribbon, looped in and out of the braid for a concert appropriate style. It can also work for formal occasions if you use darker, monotone colored ribbons.
French Braid (Undone)
This is a simple French braid but appears more relaxed and messier. You can achieve this look by styling your hair in a regular French braid then tugging some hair loose to add more volume and give off a more casual look. Try using a good hairspray for added volume.
This style is both cute and elegant and is the perfect style for keeping hair away from your face for any occasion. Part your hair into two, and braid each section before securing the tips with elastic. Wrap the braids around your head to form a gorgeous crown and secure each braid with several bobby pins to ensure that your style stays in place throughout the day. Add some hairspray to give your hair extra shine and pair the look with a cute dress for a fun day out.
Each one of these styles is quite simple to style and requires very little effort to be accomplished. In the event that you need an extra boost, you can ask for a stylist to assist you. For adding volume to any look, try making the braids as loose as possible without causing the style to fall apart, and use a good hairspray to create a more voluminous look.
It is best not to keep braids in for too long and to keep them fairly loose, especially at the edges of your head as tightness could lead to hair damage. There are plenty of braided hairstyles to try out, and each fit a certain mood, occasion, and face shape. Some other styles to consider include fishtail braids, pigtail braids, braid in bun styles, and a whole lot more. They are simple, elegant, and certainly worth trying out.