Braid It Get your tresses on trend...


Braids are back, in a big way. No longer reserved for the primary school playground, braids are being seen on the streets on the catwalk and on the red carpet. Femenine, elegant and dreamy, braids are the new black for your hair. Added bonus? Gone are the days of donning a hat on a bad hair day, now you can just braid it and boom! Hotness.

No matter what your style is or your hair type or length, make on of these on-trend braids as one of your Autumn beauty secrets

 

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Braid it in a loose crown

THE CROWN

The crown is the ultimate braid trending right now. It is super feminine, super cute and super easy, no matter what your hair style. It is also perfect for any occasion, depending on how you braid it.

 

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Braid it up into crown

Turn a regular part-pony tail into a crown by making two braids on either side of a centre part and pinning them to join at the back with the rest of your hair loose. This looks great with jeans, heels and a tee or your f bohemian outfit. Lightly curl the ends of the rest of your tresses for the ultimate flower child look.

 

The crown is also perfect for an up do. This is the ideal way to braid if it has been a little long between washes or if your hair is salty from a day at the beach. It is also great to add a feminine touch to your tomboy or rock chic outfit.

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Braid it in a long fishtail


THE FISHTAIL

The fishtail braid is one of the sweetest ways to braid it right now. Using five strands of hair instead of three to create the delicate, woven look that gives it the name ‘fishtail’, this style is on super trend everywhere. It’s a style that works best in long hair to get the full effect of the detail, however shorter hair can do the fishtail too.

 

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Braid it over your shoulder

For those with really long hair, one long fishtail braid down your back with a backless top looks gorgeous. Keep it smooth or tease out strands once you have braided it to give it a sexy, tousled look.

 

Also on high trend is  a feature fishtail braid in lose, brushed out tresses, either to one side for those art inclined or straight down the center of your head to pull the hair back off your face.

 

Those with shoulder-length hair can still pull off the fishtail. Use a texturising spray to thicken your hair and make the strands hold the braid better and start at the top of the ear and pull to one side over the shoulder. Some strands will pull loose and give it a loose messy look. Perfect.

 

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Braid it tight


THE CORN ROW

We know what you are thinking: “corn rows, seriously?” and the answer is yes however we aren’t talking about circa 90’s Janet Jackson here. The corn row braid is basically just a braid that is done hard against the scalp and is back on trend, dipping its toe in here and there, used as an accessory on an otherwise loose mane.

 

Next time you want a full sweep part to one side, braid it hard to your scalp down the flipped side to keep it in place and balance out the fullness of the sweep. It also adds some great detail to the otherwise classic down look and adds extra rock chic points when paired with leather pants and a smokey eye or a little edge to a feminine bohemian outfit.

 

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