Heading to your next party with the same old hairstyle? Here’s a suggestion: refresh your mane with some party braids. As you know, braids are an easy way to take your hair from basic to beautiful and can easily be jazzed up to be both stylish and practical!
7 gorgeous party braids that’ll ensure you slay
1. Sleek braided blogger bun
It’s the night of your swanky soiree, meaning it’s the opportune moment to show off your styling prowess with some party braids. How? With this ridiculously easy sleek blogger bun (a la Emmy Rossum), of course!
Editor’s tip: To help keep frizz at bay and make your locks gleam, simply apply a few drops of the TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum through your mane. Yep, it’s as easy as that!
2. Side fishtail braid
Now there’s no need to get mane envy, as we’re going to show you how to achieve a fishtail plait in a jiffy, here. Whether you choose to rock it to the right or left is all up to you, but one things for sure: you’ll show everyone who the real hair boss is.
3. Accessorised ponytail
Can’t shake off your love for party braids + ponytails? Well, if you fancy rocking another one to your next event, you’ll need to rely on the help of some hair accessories.
Just look at how Jamie King has weaved thread into her 3-strand braided ponytail and we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing basic about it, right? Take notes, ladies, take notes!
4. Beachy waves + half-up fishtail braid
When you undo yesterday’s braid, you’ll be left with California babe-worthy beachy waves that are destined for any last minute parties that might come up.
5. Glam Cornrows
The girls have called: you’re going to a noughties-themed party and you need to pull out all the stops to look the part. And the best way to channel this era is with cornrows.
Since you’ll be dancing all night, you’ll need a set of party braids that can stay in place — and this hairstyle does just that.
6. Milkmaid braids
Hopping from one party to the next? Even though last night was wild, you’ve got garden party to attend and you have to make an effort. So for a transitional look, turn to Vanessa Hudgens‘ mane for help!
Even with messy hair, this romantic, next-level milkmaid braid updo is still achievable and guaranteed to make everyone fall in love (especially if you weave in some baby’s breath flowers, a la Rodarte).
7. The upside down braid
Whether your popping bubbly at a bottomless brunch or hosting your own Game of Thrones binge watching party (yes, they do exist!), you will never need to worry about having a bad hair day with this ‘do in your mane diary.
Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake it (AKA gently pulling apart each section of the braid!) and prepare to be amazed by its thicker appearance. Neat, right?
Loved all these party braids and now lusting after even more plaited styles? Well, you’ll be in braid paradise if you head on over to our Braids Page!