Braid It Out: Feminine Look for This Summer

Thanks to one of summer’s most widely seen trends, you can now nix the messy bun you’ve been spending 15 minutes on and use that spare time to grab a coffee before your busy day.

That’s right, people, braids are back.

What’s ideal about braids is that they’re easy to achieve and they’re a quick fix for a bad hair day. Also, bonus points for second-day beachy-waves from braided hair the day before. (Two styles in one? Don’t mind if I do!)

Braided hairstyles at Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2014. (Getty Images)

 

These summertime braids can instantly romanticize an ensemble.

Braided hairstyle from Nicole Miller. (Both Getty Images)

 

Any tough look is lightened when paired with a messy, old world, Renaissance-type braid. This updated braid trend inspires braids to become more romantic and ethereal and less messy and grunge. 

Actress Lou De Laage. (Getty Images)

 

Give that baseball cap a rest and braid it out for the next time you’re clueless on how to wear your hair.

Tips to getting the best braid:

1. Texture hair with either dry shampoo or baby powder. Hair will look and feel less greasy and the product will allow the hair to hold a better braid.

2. Switch your part. By moving your normal part from left to right, center to right, and all others ways, the crown of the braid looks more voluminous. 

Image of braided hairstyle via Shutterstock.

3. Use soft hair ties. When tying the ends of your hair with a tight hair tie or rubber band, you run the risk of damaging the ends of your hair follicles, leading it to become unhealthy and stunting hair growth. Tie hair with ribbon hair ties to save your ends from any abuse, and to add a little style to your hair.

4. Have fun with it! Watch tutorials if you are unsure of how to braid your hair and try out all the different braid hairstyles. From French to fishtail, you’re sure to find a style that highlights your face and works well with your hair type. Throw in some hardware for a detailed look, as seen at Dolce & Gabbana.

Dolce & Gabbana – Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014. (Getty Images)

*Image of woman make hair bade via Shutterstock.

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