Hot Ways to Wear Braids
Hot Ways to Wear Braids
Different Ways to Braid Your Hair
The classic braid is the easiest to master, and requires the least amount of effort. Begin by gathering hair into a ponytail, and dividing it into three sections. Starting with the outer right section, cross it over the center section. Next take the outer left section and cross hair over the center piece. Repeat this process, alternating between left and right sections, until you have completely braided the length of your hair, then secure with an elastic tie.
Amanda Seyfried knows a French braid is an easy way to add sophistication and style to your look. She was spotted rocking the style on the red carpet. While the French braid is similar to the classic braid, there is one key difference: hair is woven into the braid piece-by-piece, instead of all at once. Start by dividing the section of hair at the top of the head into three equal parts. Proceed to use the cross over method—just like with the classic braid—adding small portions of hair to the sides each time you cross it over the center section. Work down the length of hair until you reach the bottom, and then secure with a hair tie.
The fishtail braid has become incredibly popular amongst celebrities, especially when worn to the side. Nicole Richie, Rihanna, Ashley Tisdale, and Vanessa Hudgens have all been seen with a fishtail. To get the look, first divide hair into two sections. Take a small piece of hair from the outer part of the right section and cross it over the top, adding it to the left section. Do the same thing with the left section, crossing over to the right, and repeat until you have braided the whole length of hair. Secure with an elastic hair tie for an elegant and effortless look. Don’t worry about stray strands of hair; with the fishtail braid, messy can be especially pretty.
Seen on the runways, and on celebs like Mary-Kate Olsen, the Swiss braid is a variation of the classic that lends itself rather well to high fashion looks. A Swiss braid is simply a braid that has been wrapped around the head like a crown. To start, divide the hair into two sections, and secure each side with an elastic. Taking the right section, divide into three and braid hair normally, securing with an elastic. Braid the left side in the same fashion. With both braids complete, take the right braid and loop it around the back of your head, securing with bobby pins as you go. Do the same with the left braid, leaving yourself with a “crown” of braids around your head. Place the crown lower or higher on the head to achieve different effects.
With a braid for every occasion, choosing the right hairstyle will be an easy task. Which one is your favorite?
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