Awesome Braid Hacks and Tricks

1 How to Get a Thick Bohemian Braid (Braid Hacks and Tricks)

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How to Get a Thick Bohemian Braid (via Elizabethany)

2 Braids for Brunettes + Redheads

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Braids for Brunettes + Redheads: Sometimes when I’m cruising the ol www, I get a major case of texture envy when I see these beautiful blondes with so many swirly colors wearing these braids that look so dimensional. My own hair is solid red and to be honest, I love it and I have no interest in changing it by [] (via The Beauty Department)

3 Pull your braid apart to make it fuller

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Pull your braid apart to make it fuller: Seriously, you’ll be out the door before you know it. (via Elle)

4 Summer Braid

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Summer Braid: Okay, I know this isn’t an actual full braid tutorial but I felt like I needed to throw this in as part of our ongoing Summer Braid series because its a pretty epic tip. Anyone with fine, thin, straight or super healthy hair that tends to slide right out of a bobby pin will definitely [] (via The Beauty Department)

5 Back-to-Basics Braiding Trick

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Back-to-Basics Braiding Trick: We know most everyone learns to braid about the same time they learn to tie their shoes. But that doesn’t necessarily transla… (via Makeup.com)

6 Braiding with Layers

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Braiding with Layers: For those with layers, it can be a huge struggle just to braid, let alone make it stay for longer than 30 minutes! Clearly, we can lock it all down with a thousand bobbypins and a whole can of superhold, but there’s a much easier way to do it and were excited to share it. Warning: [] (via The Beauty Department)

7 Secure the end of a braid with a hidden bobby pin to make your hairstyle look more chic

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Secure the end of a braid with a hidden bobby pin to make your hairstyle look more chic: Seriously, you’ll be out the door before you know it. (via Elle)

8 Style a Fishtail Braid

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Style a Fishtail Braid: We love the look of fishtail braids! This trend is incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair. Kinsey and I photographed the steps so you can try it out for yourself… Here’s how to style a fishtail braid… 1. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Take a small strand of hair (preferably from underneath so that it wraps around the entire section) from one section and… (via A Beautiful Mess)

9 Use a Texture Tool

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Use a Texture Tool: One of my (and I’m sure your) favorite things in the world is a perfectly messy braid. Don’t you ever wonder how hairstylists get that look? Not the slept on kind of mess, but the perfect amount of fly always to give your braid that glowing halo? So romantic and so beautiful. Today I’m exposing [] (via The Beauty Department)

10 Do a Braided Top Knot

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Do a Braided Top Knot: Make your top knot unique by adding a braid. Alberto VO5 hair expert Chris Lospalluto shows you how to update the trendy style in a few simple steps. (via Divine Caroline)

11 Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush

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Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush: Seriously, you’ll be out the door before you know it. (via Elle)

12 Best Kept Braid Secret

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Best Kept Braid Secret: So many emails have come in asking how I did the braid on Laurens hair for her last Chelsea Lately appearance. I recently recreated that braid and took a couple photos so you could see it up close. Heres the very simple secret to this braid: In a regular braid there are 3 strands. For [] (via The Beauty Department)


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