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I’m in major braid infatuation mode.
And, I don’t think it’s just me.
Maybe it’s a seasonal thing because all of a sudden I want to add cool, casual braids to my hair like I’m a free-spirited chick of the ’70s. I’ve seen them popping up more and more, too.
Just check out this InStyle piece
featuring 25 hair looks for summer; at least a half dozen are braids!
While the look seems as 2011 as it does 1976, I feel like I’m reverting back to the early 2000s when Lauren Conrad first started sporting them on the Hills ages ago. Remember this?
They just seems so carefree and effortlessly cool.
But, umm.. for me, they’re not so much! Lol.
Between the growing-out bangs, just shoulder-length hair and naturally slight Jew ‘fro (honest), it’s been challenging to make those cool braids work on my head. I’ve seen some celebs, bloggers and hot-hair gals pull off the look summer after summer so I’m ready. I’ve been testing them in my hair lately so you just might see one in an upcoming outfit post.
Until then, wanted to provide you some photo inspiration.
The options are endless, whether it’s just a few small ones, fishtail, side swept, across the top of your head, you name it. I love ‘em all!
jen aniston’s casual oscar ‘do
nicole richie bohemian braids (source
Ok, ok, you’re probably noticing the same thing I am. As a gal with a “minority” hair color, haha, I’m wondering… where’s the hair color diversity?! Lots of blondies seem to pull off this braided look well.
I say to everyone… let’s show them!
Not sure where to begin?
You MUST check out hair braiding tutorials
by one of my favorite bloggers, the gal behind …Love Maegan
. Yes, she has perfectly straight (or wavy, depending on the day!) blondish brown hair that almost seems too-good-to-be-true, yet once you start reading her blog, you’ll love her just the same. If you haven’t been to her site, take a minute between braiding festivities to check it out.
Absolutely ADORE her creative outfit posts, impressive DIYs, and her latest adventures in decorating her new office space (she promises it’s almost ready; I’m dying to see!).