Braids are really in right now. Easy or complicated, every day style or beach style, red carpet style or twist braid, French braid or cornrow braid, even goddess braid you name it and someone will rock that style! Here are a few styles and how to do them.
1. Start by gathering your hair to the side and dividing it into two sections. (This is instead of three sections, like you would for a regular braid.)
2. Hold both sections in one hand, separated by your pointer finger, and use your other hand to grab a small piece from the outside of one section.
3. Pull the strands over to the other half, and then take a piece from the outside of that section and braid the opposite way. Imagine that you’re doing a typical braid, except the moving pieces are tiny.
4. Keep going until you’ve just about reached the end and finish it with a clear elastic. It’s even better if it’s messy, so pull out some strands and stretch out the braid for an intentionally undone look.
This is a fairly simple hairstyle. First part your hair on the side, take the front part of your hair of bangs and french braid it. When you are done secure it with a clear rubber band or bobby pins.
Gather a three-inch section of hair on one side of your head above the ear. Separate it evenly into three strands. Hold the strands apart from each other so that there is a left, middle and right strand.
Braid the three strands together as if you were creating a regular braid. Cross the left outside strand over the middle strand, the right outside strand over the middle strand and so on. Aim the braid up toward the crown of your head, away from your ear.
Once you have braided three or four turns, start to incorporate the rest of your hair with the braid. Gather a bit more loose hair into the braid each time you cross a section over the middle strand. Pace yourself so that by the time the braid is at the top of your head, you have incorporated almost all of your hair into it.
Work the braid down toward your opposite ear. Braid it normally once all your hair is incorporated into the plaits. When you reach the end of the braid, secure it with a small hair binder. Use bobby pins the same color as your hair to secure any loose strands throughout the braid.