Styling Tutorial: 3 Easy Steps to Baby Braids

'Baby Braids”. The latest super easy hair trend that’s taken over our news feed. Loved by celebrities and influencers alike, this simple but cute face framing hairstyle has become a must have this season. Stars including Dua Lipa, Perrie Edwards and Alexa Chung have all rocked this look in their own quirky ways and we are loving it! Today we will show you in a few basic steps how to replicate this look at home along with some cool variations of our own. The great thing about this style is that it involves ZERO heat, ZERO products and ZERO help. All you need is some tiny bands and the basic plaiting technique and your good to go! Read on to find out more…. 

Where did “Baby Braids” come from? 

This charming and versatile trend was first made popular during the dark days of lockdown. A quick and easy style for us to whip together without the need of a hairstylist or fancy tools and products. Thanks to the power of the Social Media it soon became one of 2021s biggest hair hits even making appearances on catwalks and high fashion campaigns. Take a look below at some of our favourite looks inspired by this style this year! 

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(Mega Babe Dua Lipa adds chunky Baby Braids to her dark wavy hair for a sporty, laid back vibe. )

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(Superstar Hailey Baldwin gives her smart tailored look a playful finish with these Baby Braids.)

(The stunning Perrie Edwards from Little Mix giving her sleek blonde hair a bohemian twist with long face framing Baby Braids.)

How do I create this look at home? 

All you need to create this style is a comb and a couple of mini hairbands. Baby braids can be added to any hair type, you are not restricted by length or curl. Whether your hair is super long and wavy or a dead straight chin length bob you can rock this look! We’ve listed the steps below to make the original version but feel free to get creative by experimenting with the thickness of the braids, hairband positioning, accessories and styling the hair that’s left out. 

Step 1 

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 Simply create a middle parting an inch away from the hairline with your comb. Separate 2 diagonal triangular sections each around an inch wide from the parting to the front hairline. 

Step 2

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Now plait both small sections all the way down to the ends and secure with a tiny band. 

Step 3

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Voila! That’s it. Yep you heard us right, that really is all there is to it. 

The Finished Look

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We’ve chosen to team our “Baby Braids” with some beach waves and volume at the roots. We also added our Supreme Quad Weft one piece hair extension to give the hair some extra length and thickness to really exaggerate that free spirited hippy vibe! Feel free to use a little texture spray on your beachy waves after to give an even more natural result. 

Other interpretations of the “Baby Braid” 

Like with all super-trends, The “Baby Braid” style has evolved in its travels and taken on new exciting forms along the way. Check out these reinventions below that were inspired by this simple braiding technique. We’d LOVE to see your creations at home, head over to our Instagram page and get involved on our stories! 

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(Gigi Hadid rocks these Baby Braid inspired face framers made using tiny bands to replace the plaits.)

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(Internet sensation Charli Damelio teams her miniature baby braids with bold pink slices of colour and a cute half up style. )

Now that you’ve mastered creating “Baby Braids” why not add some hair extensions to add more length, colour or volume. Here at Cliphair, we've got a wide range of lengths and over 50 shades to choose from including our New Balayage colours! We've also got all the accessories and haircare products you need to apply and maintain them here. Whatever you're after you will find it in our selection, and remember if you need any help choosing the right ones for you feel free to ask an expert and use our FREE Colour Match and Advice service by clicking the button below!