7 Stylish Ways to Wear a Braid From the Best Accounts on Pinterest
There's no doubt braids are still having a moment on Pinterest. No longer just reserved for festivals, everyone from Gigi to Olivia Palermo loves a stylish braid, so it's doubtful the style will be losing traction any time soon. If you haven't braided your locks since you were in primary school, there's a chance you might be lacking a little know-how. There are countless Pinterest boards brimming with amazing, intricate styles that suit a world of hair types and skill sets. There's everything from face-framing updos to undone, wedding-worthy styles. And the beauty of braids? They look best when they're imperfect and a little undone, so three-day old hair that's loaded with dry shampoo will work a treat.
Take a break from tired ponytails and topknots, and keep scrolling for the seven best braids on Pinterest.
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Milkmaid braids are amazing when done right. Braid two sections at the nape of the neck, leaving the rest loose. Connect the two braids, and pull everything else into a low bun. Messy is best, so don't strive for perfection. This style is oh-so Instagrammable for a bride or bridesmaids, or just for Sunday brunch.
Shorter styles suit this Emma Watson–inspired do. Twist two pieces of hair from one side of your face right around, and pin the remainder of your locks in no particular order.
If you prefer a subtle nod to the trend, try a tight braid down your part. It adds an element of cool, and is ace for tricking up an otherwise boring style. Braid the middle section before fastening it all in a low tucked pony.
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If you're blessed with long, thick tresses, pull them into an undone French braid, with plenty of face-framing strands left out.