Perfect Summer Hairstyles: The Braids

by SHOPIFY API / MAY 10, 2012


     Spring-Summer 2012 is Briaded

    Whilst it may seem an age away with the constant rainy English weather, before we know it the season of festivals, beach parties and barbeques will be among us…

    What better way to accessorise your tanned skin, bikini and floppy hat than an on trend braid? Braids are a quick and easy way to look stylish in hot weather when having hair down can get a little hot and sticky. When I’m at the beach or chilling by the pool the last thing I want to be worrying about is how my hair looks. By styling it into a braid it stays put and keeps me looking good throughout the day.


    The Fishtail Braid

    Spotted on everyone who’s anyone – including Leona Lewis, Selena Gomez and Blake Lively to name a few, the fishtail braid is a hairstyle staple.

    The style looks like it would be tricky to master, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to do.

    1)   Comb and remove any tangles from hair.

    2)  Divide your hair into two large sections straight down the middle of your hair. Decide what direction you’ll weave; you can weave from left to right, or right to left, depending on whatever feels comfortable.

    3)  Pull a thin strand of hair from outside of the first section. Pull this strand over the first section, and add it under the second section on the other side. In other words, the strand of hair has gone over the first section and finishes under the second section.

    4)  Do the same for the other side. Pull a skinny strand of the hair from the outside of the second section and over this section, then weave it under the first section. Keep on repeating the steps until you reach the end of your hair.
    You can watch my step by step fishtail tutorial on YouTube – EllieClipHair


    The Waterfall Braid

    Another style which looks very complex but in actual fact Is surprisingly easy is the waterfall braid.  This is perfect for a festival as it allows you to keep your hair down but with a pretty twist.

    All of these hairstyles are created using ClipHair hair extensions which add the volume and length needed to create a gorgeous braid. Order yours today at Happy Braiding!


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