Trendlooks 2016

Trying Your Hands at Braiding

Tackling Braided Hairstyles
Eye-catching plaits
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If you love to braid your hair then we have some nifty styling ideas for you! You may like to twist and twirl braids into your chignon styling, or braid in colourful pieces of material to contrast with your hair colour. Whatever you decide to try out, braided hairstyles can be extravagant, sophisticated or playful. 

  • This season, hairstyle variations with braids can be seen on the catwalk and in our styling gallery, we show braided hairstyles to get you started on trying your hands at modern braids.

  • Gallery: Braided hairstyles

    Braided Front Hair with Hair Accessory

       

    Braided Front Hair with Hair Accessory

    Small braids from the centre of the head teamed with a small accessory are the perfect hairstyle for festivals! A simple, cool look.

    Braided Chignon with a Twist

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    Braided Chignon with a Twist

    A simple middle parting in the hair at the front, with braids towards the back of the head leading to a loose chignon create an elegant look to keep the hair away from the face. 

    Ponytail with Braids and Looped Semi Chignon

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    Ponytail with Braids and Looped Semi Chignon

    Firstly a semi-up-do is created at the top of the hair – with no braiding involved. Then the sides of your hair is braided back into a low ponytail, making sure hair from the semi-up-do is braided into the style as well.

    Braids on the Wild Side

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    Braids on the Wild Side

    This inside-out French braid variation is like wearing a headband and has been all over the catwalks - we simply love it! 

    Braided Ponytail Variation with Intertwined Cord

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    Braided Ponytail Variation with Intertwined Cord

    In this modern version of the classic braided style, the material is used as a section of the braids to give a colourful twist. The thick red material works perfectly with the dark blonde hair.

    Austere Cornrow Braids

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    Cornrow Braids

    The hair is parted into small sections from the front of the head, and braided tightly against the scalp to create a cornrow affect. The braids are continued down the lengths of the hair – perfect summer look!

  • Udone braids

  • Tackling Braided Hairstyles
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    When you decide to take your braids out, your hair will almost look as if you crimped it – which a super simple style in itself. Gently comb your hair after undoing your braids and add a spritz of got2b Rise ‘n Shine Hairspray for added volume and shine.