Many women love to braid their hair and have helped make this styling technique one of the most popular in the world. Braids have a long and rich history that dates back centuries and have continued to grow in popularity since. If you are looking to try out some braids on your hair then here are a few simple styles you can try.
Two bun braids
Perfect for the summer, this style is sporty, quick, and does not damage the natural features of your hair. You should start by moisturizing your hair with a good gel or oil before parting it in the middle. Braid a small portion of your hair then combine it with the rest of your hair before tying it up into a bun. Do this on each side of your hair to get the perfect double bun braid style.
This hairstyle is posh and elegant enough to be worn to formal events. Despite this, it is quite simple and requires just a few minutes to complete. With a comb or your fingers, part your hair and split into two sections before braiding each portion, tie the tips with elastic (choose the clear ones). Fatten up the braids by tugging on their loops and flipping them over your head whilst securing with pins. For a less tightened up look, you can free up some hair and let it fall on your face.
What better way to channel your inner school girl than with fun, playful pigtails. This style is the perfect throwback into the 90s and is especially good looking on shortish hair. Take care to brush your hair thoroughly before parting it with a comb in the middle from front to back.
Braid each side to the tip then secure with a hair elastic. You can complete the look with a fun headband, and 90s inspired makeup. If you are up for it, you can make the pigtails higher by brushing your hair up and tying it with an elastic before braiding. The choice is yours!
French Side Braids
There are many other hair braid styles you can experiment with, each work well for a manner of hair types and lengths. One particular style to consider is the French side braid on just a small portion of your hair. Braid your hair on one side (just a small section), then leave the rest of your hair loose and curly or straight depending on your desired look and style.
This particular style has been rocked by several celebrities and is perfect for a day at the beach or rather a night on the Town.
Braids are simple, easy and stylish and it is no wonder that many women favor and rock them for a multitude of occasions. Some styles such as the braided pigtail also look great with bangs. To be honest, there are way too many styles to choose from and each present a unique opportunity to play with your hair and be versatile.