Tangled like a braid

By M. Shirazi
Tue, 10, 19

This week You! takes a look at different braided hairstyles that you can flaunt this season...


Braids have been making appearances both on and off the red carpet and our fashion weeks for quite some time now. So, it won't be wrong to say that this season is all about braids. Different kinds of plaits are back with a vengeance mainly because braids are incredibly versatile and fashionable. 

There are myriad ways you can wear them; you can either rock braids in a sleek ponytail, wrapped around a topknot, or even tucked behind beachy waves. Regardless of what you're wearing, a braided hairstyle can help you achieve a trendy yet chic look.

Here is some diversified 'braid-spiration' for the season. Read on...

Knotted plaits

Different styles of braids can sometimes take hours to achieve, but it is all worth the effort in the end. If you want a simple yet different take on braids then opt for hair in a combination of Mohawk braid - high in the front - ending in a knotted braid or a messy braided bun. This is one braided look that looks classy and funky at the same time.

Edgy feed-in braids

Deciding on your next braided style? Well straight-back feed-in cornrows are they way to go. The edgy feed-in braid helps in making the cornrow hairstyles look a lot natural. The process is simple: a braid is, usually, started on your natural hair. Then, smaller pieces of braiding hair are added to the braid as you go. Adding hair to your braids makes them fuller, prevents frizz, and adds length, depending on the style.

Pony braids with hair embellishments

Variations of ponytails have been quite a rage these days. However, adding a braid creates a lot more texture and dimension to a standard ponytail.

One of the hottest braid trends witnessed on the fashion runways is the aptly decorated and highly embellished pony braids that give a fun twist to the good old ponytail.

The best part of accessorizing hair is that accessories are removable, allowing you to switch them up as you please.

Elegant halo braid

As the name suggests, this braid wraps around the wearer's head like a halo. The best part is that halo braids give you a unique up-do that beautifully shows off your hair colour, weaving the layers together and pinning them up. You can pair loose waves with a classic halo braid for an ultra luxe look. This beautiful style is not only versatile but is also perfect for any occasion.

Power braids

Seems like the sleek, long braids are here to stay. And as the warm weather continues, it is best if you go for the sleek single and nonchalant braid hairstyle - most preferably low - with centre parting. You can add some oomph to your simple, no-fuss plait by accessorising it with pearl or flower clips, statement pins or real flowers. If there is a wedding coming up and you want to give off that regal vibe then make a simple braid and wear an exquisite jhoomar or teeka. This is definitely a style that can be done at home.

Loose spiral braid

Try spiral braid hairstyle and give your regular braid a break. Here's what you need to do; instead of a tight three-strand braid, try deeply parting your hair and loosely twisting two sections to the side. You can add some tiny flowers to your braid for a feminine feel. Moreover, you can add some colour to your braided hairdo by wrapping scarves around your hair in different ways.

Face framing braids

This hairdo, if styled in a fashionable manner, looks super classy. This elegant combination of braids and loose waves is perfect for those who have long hair. All you have to do is add a single top-to-tail braid to your wavy hairdo and voila! You are all set to go.