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4 new ways to wear braids this year

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Searching for some braid inspiration? Add a creative edge to your hairstyle with these four beautiful braided looks!

Urban chic: the double Dutch braid

How do you keep your hair down and out of your face without resorting to the standard half-up, half-down look? With this double Dutch braid! It might look complicated, but a Dutch braid is very similar to a French braid, except that the strands are passed underneath the hair.

Top tip: before starting your braid, apply a smoothing and fixing styling spray like the Tecni.ART Fix Anti-Frizz Air hairspray. Not only will this keep flyaways at bay, but when you take out your braids at the end of the day, you'll be left with perfect beachy waves!

Edgy attitude: one-sided Dutch braid

Turn up the heat on the street with this contrasting look featuring super sleek hair on one side and a faux-shaved look using a tight Dutch braid on the other.

Top tip: The Dual Stylers Sleek & Swing styling gel will give your hair that glossy swish that provides such a contrast to the braid.

Grace and elegance: the braided low bun

This low braided bun is effortless yet super chic. Tie hair in a low ponytail with a transparent hair elastic, then create a very loose, thick braid. Before reaching the end, curl your hair back underneath itself and tuck into the elastic behind the braid.

Top tip: for a beautifully natural finish, use a separate small section of hair to wrap around and hide the hair elastic.

Hippy happy: thin bohemian braids

If braids aren't usually your thing, ease yourself into the trend gently with a few laid-back bohemian braids. The best thing about this style is that it doesn't matter if your braids are messy, it's all part of your relaxed hippy look!

Top tip: for a subtly messy texture, we recommend a quick spritz of the micro-powered Wild Stylers Next Day Hair spray after braiding.

Tags: Hairtrends

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