Braids on Celebrities
I've been seeing these braids everywhere! It's a great braid for day or night and looks great either polished or messy! Add a girly touch like Vanessa Hudgens with a pretty elastic to tie the braid into place.
The great thing about this braid is that it can act as an accessory! If you have shorter hair, many accessory boutiques sell headbands with braids attached to them in different colors to best match your hair color. I like to pin my braid in place with simple bobby pins and pulling the extra hair over it to hide the end, but a larger pin can also be a great option for a special event. Going for a hippie/boho look? Instead of draping the braid across the top of your head, bring the braid across your forehead and pin it behind your ear on the opposite side!
Though I haven't actually attempted the braided bun myself, I thought that Amy Adam's updo looked so elegant! What made this look particularly interesting was that the messy-ness of the updo helped to create a flowy and feminine vibe to the look. For a simpler take on this hairstyle, part your hair to the side, either french or basic braid a few strands, and pull them back into a low ponytail to form into a bun!
This is by far my favorite braid! Not only is it a great braid for those who are looking for fun ways to style their bangs while they're growing out, but it also just helps to keep wispy hairs out of your face! It's a great way to frame your face and is so simple to create. Personally I like this look with wavy or curled hair because it helps to hide the pins better, and it helps to create a beachy look. Perfect for summer!
How to Create These Styles
(A tutorial from my favorite youtube beauty channel!)
(She has a slightly different take on the braid than I do but they basically follow the same steps)
Here's a "How-to" video for the waterfall braid!
I haven't actually attempted this one yet but if you have, let me know!
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