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A Glossary of Common Types of Cool Braids

A Glossary of Common Types of Cool Braids

Love braids? Lucky you because braids became cool again! Check out the cool braids!

Cool Braids

How come this hairstyle made it back to 2016? I think of all the celebs whom are braiding again, like Gigi and Kim K.

Braids became cool again

Yes! Summer is here. And with that brings vacation plans, out of office messages, and…humidity. Luckily, there’s a chic solution for that, and it’s called braids. Your mission this summer: to try every and any one of these cool braids.

From runway to red carpet, they are everywhere.  Hair braiding is one of the easiest and cutest ways to do your hair. Braids make women feel feminine, natural and fun.

The Coolest Braids

There are many different kind of braids. I have set up a list with al my favorites. Here are our my fav braided hairstyle ideas—perfect for all lengths and textures.

FRENCH BRAID PIGTAILS

Keep your hair out of your face with two sleek and tight cornrow French braids. They are so sporty and chic!

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TWO DUTCH BRAIDS + FISHTAIL BRAIDS

This combination of Dutch and fishtail braids is anything but ordinary. There is no hairstyle that says “cool” more than this one. So badass!

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FISHTAIL FRENCH BRAID

Simple fishtail French braid is a perfect hairstyle for casual days. This braid works best with longer hair. For a messier and bohemian effect, gently pull outer parts of the braid with your fingers. This look is created by separating your hair into two sections. The technique consists of taking one strand from underneath one of the sections, and passing it over to the other. You repeat this on both sides continuously to get the pattern demonstrated in the picture above. It helps to tie your hair off in a ponytail first so that you can practice with controlled sections of hair.

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MESSY INVERTED FRENCH SIDE BRAID

The Dutch braid is much like the French braid, only it’s ‘inside out’. If you’ve already mastered French braid, you probably won’t have problems with the Dutch braid. The main difference is that you braid the sections of your hair under the braid, instead of crossing them over the top. This technique puts the braid on top of the hair. Dutch braid can be done with 3 or more strands. To make your braid extra thick, you can use hair extensions.

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Waterfall braids, rope braids, fishtail braids — every braid!

 

Let me know your cool braids.
XOXO,

The Good Rogue

Comments 1

  1. Lenora
    Oct 14, 2016

    This post is really interesting. I have bookmarked it.

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