Braids will always be on-trend because of their versatility. They are easy to flaunt and one of the best, heatless, protective styles out there. Over the years, braids have really evolved and maintained their mark on the frontline of fashion. But for a hairstyle or braid style to stay true to your persona, we’ve lined up the lot to show you how there’s a braid style for each and every one of you. Which one are you today?
1. Fishtail Braids
This one’s meant for the girly-girl who wants to channel her inner Elsa! Fishtail braids scream elegance and the one flaunting it is nothing short of a style diva! Conquer these fishtail braids by weaving in some extensions to add length. The side fishtail braid is forever in and can be achieved by simply criss-crossing the braids and loosening them for that messy, raw look.
2. Cornrow Braids
The cornrows or canerows are totally an option for badass girls who don’t shy away from taking risks. This street slayer is definitely a pick for the trendsetters. All it takes is some 3-strand braid practice and a few minutes to spare to master this hairstyle. Take your cornrows a notch higher by experimenting with various patterns or accessorize them with baubbles, coloured yarn and beads.
3. Box Braids
Deriving its name from its boxy appearance, Box braids are square shaped 4 strand braids which are making a comeback from the 90s. Are you an adventurous soul? Not afraid to add some fun and experiment with your style? Then we bet you are either already sporting these sassy box braids or considering this as your next style. All we’ll say is, It is ‘bout time!
4. Old School braids
This classic 3-strand braid takes barely 3 mins to criss-cross it ready, making it the perfect quick go-to style on most days. Though a look achieved easier with relaxed hair, this is also a great second day hairstyle to try when you’re tired of wearing your weave open. Don’t you think this one’s apt for the gentle old souls, comfortable in their own skin, non-conforming and not really bothering themselves with what people would say?
5. Faux Locs
You’re fierce, a hair chameleon all set to conquer the world! You’re fearless, with a strong personality, spontaneous and fun. This easy to wear protective style is created by twisting or braiding your own natural hair and then wrapping additional hair around the shaft of the braid/twist to lend a fuller look. You could also try this style by attaching faux locs and then loosening them throughout their length.
Which braid style are you? Tell us in the comments below!
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