Last September, corset braids popped up at Vancouver Fashion Week, with models hitting the runway for designer Lesley Hampton sporting the trend. The style, previously reserved for little kids, was equal parts pretty and edgy. Now almost a year later, women on Instagram are trying out corset braids for festival season, proving the trend is worth another look.
The braided hairstyle looks complicated, but is really just ribbon or string weaved through two brands like a corset. The braids can be any size; we love them on cornrows and also on thick french braids. British YouTuber Alanna Durkovich’s corset braid tutorial went viral this weekend because of how cool her pink hair looks with the addition of small hair rings. But you can try it simpler, too, like UK-based hairstylist Melissa-Jade Alexander’s cornrows with suede stitching weaved through. You can also do the corset just in the middle of your hair for a less edgy vibe, like Instagram user braidsbyjewelz. It really works on everyone and all hair textures.
Peep these three below, plus some of our favorite looks at the moment.
Melissa-Jade Alexander(@melissajade23)님의 공유 게시물님,
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