Be it the French braid or the boho style, the braided hairstyles are very in vogue in 2014. From the romantic to the more edgy ones, they all seem to be a salvation from hot summer temperatures. Can anyone afford to let your hair down during the summer? I don’t think so, thank God we have braids!
Braided hairstyles may look complex but in most cases they are easy breezy and you can do them totally on your own. It seems that in summer the less polished and the less elaborate, the better. Try your hand at the tousled designs as seen on the runway of Erdem, L.A.M.B., Jason Wu, Charlotte Ronson and Lacoste. Enjoy this amazingly easy summer look that stands in contradiction to the ‘trying too hard’ hairstyles.
“The Jason Wu hair look for Resort 2011 is a slightly tousled, modernized braid that is both innocent and sexy. The freshness of the braid complements the romantic florals and pretty plaids in Jason’s collection.” Jenn Chiminiello, Master Hair Stylist
From braided hairstyles based on the ponytail (Lacoste) and single braids sticking out here and there (Charlotte Ronson), to the sophisticated braided updos (Erdem) and chignons (Jason Wu), braids have rocked the fashion world. Check out Leighton Meester, Sienna Miller, and Jessica Alba for Heidi braid inspiration. Still need more help? Here’s this great tutorial for a braided hairstyle for long hair:
Whether spending a day on the beach, or grabbing an after work drink at your local bar, summer plaits work for every occasion. There is a braided hairstyle for every hair: thick, thin, straight, or curly and for every face shape. Find the hairstyle that suits you best.
The innocent girl braid look is trending now on the runways with frizzy, teased hair sticking out of at the top of the head, with a loose, messy braid, barely even tied or finished. Well the perfection is out but it depends on you how much imperfect you want to be.
If the undone French braid is not your style, go for a more tamed version of a side braid. To make sure your hair survives the day on the beach, apply a styling lotion to your damp strands to give them grip and twist the braid in the position you want it to fall. Loosen the braid a bit to give it the slightly undone look.