Want to switch up your latest look for something fresh? Try these three crazy-cool braids:
The Butterfly Braid
Want a bold twist on braids? Try these braided bantu buns with braids I created on Serayah, singer and actress of Fox’s hit series Empire (she plays Tiana Brown, if you're already not obsessed/watching!) — set to her newly released single "Driving Me," featuring Jazze Pha.
Watch and learn:
I used to do anything to have straight hair. Growing up in a predominantly white environment, I didn't want to look different from my peers. So, to blend in, I tricked myself into believing the false narrative that straight hair was the single most beautiful hairstyle. Throughout high school, I flat-ironed my hair every day. But after four years, I was left with severely heat-damaged hair and major breakage. I resorted to wearing extensions, thinking it was my only option. I hated my natural hair so much that I couldn't bear to see it anymore.
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From old school to new cool: forget traditional pigtails cos this elementary hairstyle has graduated to suit grown-ups with several added twists- literally. If you’re always at the gym or if you’re simply a fan of athleisure, this is the hairstyle you’re gonna wanna rock! Take cues, stat.
TOUGH GIRLS CLUB
Add attitude and power to your regular plaits by parting your hair in the centre to create two equal sections. Then, start with small, tightly-woven French braids at the roots that gradually grow larger towards the ends.
Whether you're a fishtail braid newbie or looking for something a little more advanced, check out five of our favorite tutorials for nailing the easy summer hairstyle.
1 The Beauty Department
Hairstylist Kristin Ess and Lauren Conrad teamed-up to create this fishtail101 crash-course video for beginners. Watch this a few times before graduating to one of the more advanced tutorials, below.
2 Mimi Ikonn/Luxy Hair
Now that you've got the basics down, it's time to try and fishtail the back of your head. It's not as hard as it sounds. Watch blogger Mimi Ikonn demo the French fishtail braid.
3 Adir Abergel
Last season it was leather berets in Paris, this season it was Western-inspired hats against the backdrop of the Santa Monica mountains. It's safe to say Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri isn't afraid to show hat hair on the runway. But the hair at the 2018 Cruise show wasn't just brushed and tucked under the brim—it was styled into the prettiest rumpled, low braid.