Braided hairstyles are absolutely perfect for the summertime. Not only do they keep your hair out of your face; they also add a tinge of effortless elegance to any look. I love to experiment with different ways of braiding my hair. These three hairdos have made it to the top of my favourites list this year and I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!
The Classic Fishtail Braid
The timeless fishtail braid is your best friend on that bad hair day when nothing seems to work. While the end result is rather elaborate and elegant, this braid is really easy to create and will take you no time to master. Start by combing your hair to remove any tangles and brush it behind your shoulders. Divide your hair into two neat sections. To begin the braid, take a small section of hair from the outer edge of the right section and cross it over to add it to the left side. Now, repeat the same action with a small section of hair from the left side. Keep repeating these alternate actions until your braid is complete and secure it with a hair tie. It really is that simple, ladies!
The Beautiful Crown Braid
The crown braid, also known as the braided halo, has become a hot favourite amongst celebrities and with good reason, too. It is a gorgeous hairstyle that can be dressed up and down to suit the occasion. Begin the braid by brushing your hair and parting it down the middle to create two sections. At this point, I would suggest that you secure the left side with a clip so that you do not mix the sections while you are braiding. Start by braiding the right section as normal. Once you reach the end, secure the plait with a hair tie. Now, bring the braid over your head to form a headband and secure it in place with bobby pins. Next, repeat the same steps with the left section of hair. Use hairspray to take care of any loose strands and you are good to go. I reckon that this makes for a lovely date night hairdo!
The Fierce French Braid Bun
We all love a good French Braid from time to time, but have you ever thought about taking the hairstyle one step further? Start by creating a Side French Braid. If you need help with this technique, a quick search on the Internet should sort you out. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie before proceeding. Now, twist the end of the braid around the base in a circular shape to form a bun. Use bobby pins to secure the braid bun in place and hairspray to tame any frizzy hairs. For the ultimate music festival hairstyle, add some fresh flowers to the bun. Voila!