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Trying Your Hands at Braiding

Tackling Braided Hairstyles
Eye-catching plaits: New ideas for classic hairstyle!
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If you love to include braids in your hair styling we have some nifty styling ideas for you! Weaving string cords into your braids may remind you of school days. You may also like to twist and twirl braids into your chignon styling. Today’s braided hairstyles can be extravagant, sophisticated or playful. All variations are beautiful

  • Old fashioned hair styling includes braids. This season, hairstyle variations with braids are popular. In our styling gallery, we show braided hairstyles to get you started on trying your hands at modern braids.

  • Gallery: Nifty Hairstyles with Braids

    Braided Front Hair with Hair Accessory

       

    Braided Front Hair with Hair Accessory

    Here the small braid across the forehead is an extension of the pretty pearl accessory. The style element is reminiscent of traditional Indian hair jewellery. Designer Tia Cibani playfully integrated simple braids into the feminine style. The Matha Patti style sets inspiring exotic accents. By the way, ethnic hairstyles with braids are ideal for festivals.

    Styling tip: Braid a chain with a filigree pendant into the braids across your forehead in true Indian style

    Braided Chignon with a Twist

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    Braided Chignon with a Twist

    This model for designer Dawid Tomaszewski demonstrates the soft version of a classic hairstyle. The simple front part draws all attention to the austere middle parting...

    Braided Chignon with a Twist

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    Braided Chignon with a Twist

    ...while the back surprises with a crown braid interrupted by the twisted chignon in the nape of the neck

    Ponytail with Braids and Looped Semi Chignon

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    Ponytail with Braids and Looped Semi Chignon

    In this hairstyle, the braided side hair is combined with the braided ponytail in the back. The top hair is styled into a small semi chignon on the top back of the head before it forms part of the ponytail braids. Many different elements form this modern braided hairstyle

    Braids on the Wild Side

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    Braids on the Wild Side

    The edgy US fashion brand Emerson uses an inside-out French braid variation like a wrap-around headband

    Braids on the Wild Side

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    Braids on the Wild Side

    In this version, the side hair ends in a twisted chignon. The hairstyle is as edgy as the fashion brand

    Braided Ponytail Variation with Intertwined Cord

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    Braided Ponytail Variation with Intertwined Cord

    Designer Minnah Hui introduced these voluminous braids, which end in a twisted ponytail. In this modern version of the classic braided style, the cord is wrapped around the piled up top braids and then integrated into the twisted ponytail. The thick red cord sets a playful accent in the blonde hair

    Austere Cornrow Braids

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    Austere Cornrow Braids

    The message at the Concept Korea Show is clear and simple: I am beautiful, and I am strong! The austere French braids form four rows front to back across the head leaving the focus on the face

  • Braiding Changes the Hair Structure

  • Tackling Braided Hairstyles
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    This season’s designs call for smart nonchalance. Models for Gretchen Jones show how easy it is to turn daytime braids into voluminous evening hairstyles. Simply undo the braids and tousle the hair with your fingers into a simple but effective style.

    Your hair will almost look as if you crimped it if you gently comb your hair after undoing your braids.

    On the left: Braiding hair will put tiny waves into your hair, which you may want to use as styling element in its own right.


  • Tip:
    Applying a hefty portion of hairspray will provide the desired hold.