When you want to style your long hair and look a bit #extra, creating braids is the way to go. It keeps your strands in place when you’re commuting or when you have a lot of errands to do. Braids can also make you look dainty and romantic, especially when you’re getting ready for a date. There are many types of braids that you can choose from, and it’s sometimes hard to pick one that you will wear for the day. We make it easy for you by listing down pretty braids that you can wear whether you’re off to the mall or to a fancy dinner party.
Be a stunner with these pretty braids
1. Dutch braid
If you love French braid, you’ll definitely love its equally stylish cousin: the Dutch braid. The process is almost the same as putting your hair in a French braid; the only difference is that you cross the sections under each other instead of over. The result is a braid that seems embossed on your head, and this can make your hairstyle look fuller and thicker.
The Dutch braid is perfect when temperatures are soaring and when you want to feel presko all throughout the day.
Editor’s tip: Create a neat Dutch braid by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray after styling to smooth out frizz.
2. Side braid
Notice how side hairstyles instantly make your ‘do feminine? The same goes for the side braid. Complement this hairstyle with an off-shoulder top or your favorite dress and look extra romantic even for a coffee date. You can loosen up a few strands of hair near your face to make your hairstyle more laidback.
3. Headband braid
Elevate your college look and turn heads with a chic headband braid. Go to your classes and attend org meetings in style. When you and your friends decide to go out after class, your hair is all set. If you have a medium haircut or shoulder-length hair, you can also put it in a headband braid.
Editor’s tip: Make braiding easier by spritzing TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your hair. This will add grip to your strands so your braid won’t unravel as you work on your hair.
4. Nine strand braid
Why settle for one braid when you can have nine? When you have long hair that cascades beyond your shoulder blades, try the nine strand braid. Don’t worry, it’s not as daunting as it sounds. All you need to do is to create three basic three-strand braids and make a bigger braid out of them. You can make your nine strand braid more interesting by using colorful hair ties or hair accessories.
5. Braid ponytail
Put your hair up in a braid ponytail, and you no longer have to worry about restyling it. Like most braids, the braid ponytail is versatile. You can wear it with a dress or with your favorite athletic outfit. This can also be a day-to-night look; wear a braid ponytail during the day, then remove your braid’s elastic to transform it into a curly ponytail when you go clubbing and partying.
Editor’s tip: Prevent hair breakage and damage due to frequent styling. Wash your hair with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo and Sunsilk Strong & Long Conditioner to make your hair smooth, manageable, and strong.
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Ready to rock pretty braids? Which one is your favorite? Share these braid ideas with your friends, too, so all of you can have fab hair the next time you go out.
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