This week’s OMG-worthy hairstyle is the waterfall braid, a style so lovely and unique that I quite literally can’t stop staring at it. It’s a little more advanced than other styles I’ve posted, so hair novices like me might want to enlist a friend to help conquer it, but if you feel comfortable with french braiding I think you could pull it off on your own. Either way, the tutorial is packed with photos to guide you through it. Good luck! [Once Wed]
It’s holiday party season, and you know what that means: time to bring your hair A-game. We asked our hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a few fun party hairstyles just for Frisky readers. Today we have her first creation, The Swedish Knot, a braided updo with an unexpected twist: reverse braids. ”I’m obsessed with reverse braids right now,” says Aileen. “They seem complicated at first but they’re super easy once you get the hang of it.” Wanna get this fun party style for yourself? Click on the gallery to check out the step-by-step tutorial, and stay tuned for more holiday hair ideas (including a fabulous look for curly hair!) in the coming weeks…
Do you have long hair? Wish you had long hair (raises hand)? Then let this collection of the best and worst braids serve as a guideline and a warning to you. Your long hair is beautiful! Don’t muss it up with an unfortunately plaited braid.
Even when I had long hair, I was terrible at braiding it, so I’m in complete awe of girls who have good braiding skills. We’ve assembled this gallery of real girls with awesome braiding skills, showing off their cool fishtails, Frenchies and everything in between. Check ‘em out and get inspired!
Confession: I am obsessed with braids and always have been. If you look at my school pictures from ages 5 through 10, my hair is in some sort of crazy French braided hairstyle, courtesy of my mom’s talented fingers. Yet somehow, I have never learned how to do anything besides a traditional braid on my own hair. But after putting together this slideshow of nine mostly easy-ish braided hairstyles, I realized how I should be spending my long Thanksgiving weekend — practicing! Click on through to check out the different braids and how to do them. Keep reading »
True story: I went to grad school in Brighton, England, the place where raves never died. Everywhere you go in Brighton, there are middle-aged people wearing neon yarn hair, a holdover from their days in the rave caves of the ’90s. Often, these rave casualties would tote around their children, and many times I felt pangs of second-hand embarrassment for the tweens whose moms and dads sported fake neon dreadlocks down to their knees. It gave me the douchechills. Willow Smith’s new neon braids remind me of those Brighton folks, but unlike them, her new hairdo is age- and life-appropriate. Whip it, girl. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
As we get further and further into 2010, hairstyles are shifting to the side. (Examples: The ubiquitous side-swept hair at the SAG Awards this past weekend and all the side-updos and hairstyles at the spring 2010 fashion shows, especially at a certain Mr. Alexander Wang’s show.) Now French street photographer and illustrator Garance Dore is finding women with a genius and very easy way to DIY the trend: side braids. Simply braid your hair to one side of your head and let it rest on your shoulder. The more unfussy and mussed-up, the better. This is my new morning go-to hair. And you don’t have to have insane-o long hair (à la the chic girl, above)—this looks cute on shoulder-length hair, too! [Garance Dore]
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Sometimes inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. In some of our random fashion browsing on the Internet, when we were looking for clothing-related posts, we found ourselves completely ignoring the goods on the page and were instead entranced by these models’ hairstyles. The styling on each is perhaps perfect—braids complimented by Grecian and knotted accessories. Here’s how to get these two innovative ‘dos… Keep reading »
We heart Lauren Conrad’s sidebraid. From high fashion to the street, its caught on almost as fast as Jennifer Aniston’s Friends bob.
From the Tracy Reese runway braid, the Hill’s LC braid and finally the street hair braid, here’s how to do it:
1. Part hair slightly more than halfway
2. Start a regular braid but grab more hair each time you cross over another strand
3. When you get to halfway through, pin the hair with two bobby pins
Try this if you want some pictures er, illustrations to guide you.
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