Braids never technically went out of style, but given their resurgence over the past year, you’d think they did. Maybe it’s the quarantine and the need for ease and simplicity, but lately, braided looks have been more popular than ever.
Now that summer’s on the horizon, more folks are getting vaccinated, and the world is (slowly) beginning to open up, we’re back to planning trips. And what better way to make a statement on your much-needed getaway than with a chic protective style?
To help you stand out, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular braid techniques for you to give a try over the next few months:
Large Knotless Braids
Knotless braids made a big splash last year because of not only the drama they bring but the fact that, unlike traditional box braids, they feed directly into your hair so they don’t cause any tenderness.
Faux Loc Bob
Faux locs aren’t technically braids, but we still love them. They’ve always been pretty popular, but a Lob (long bob) look can instantly up the ante on their cool factor.
Stitch Braids With a Low Bun
Stitch braids don’t take as long as their counterparts and are much more lightweight. These days, tying the ends into a bun has become a staple.
Beaded Braids With a Bang
Now, if you really want to make a statement this braided look is for you. Beads at the end of braids add movement and playfulness on their own, and incorporating bangs is just the icing on the cake.
This braid style gives a softer more ethereal look than the others. Butterfly Braids are essentially made of two different braids blending together to make one.
Corn Row and Box Braids Combo
Can’t decide on whether you want feed-in braids or something swangin’, then why not do both. This look is versatile and gives a nod to some 90’s braid trends.