Add Weekend-Cool to Your Look With an Epic Braid
Any beauty buff worth their weight in lipstick knows how well a braid can update their beauty look. We start learning the art of plaiting in primary school and — we're happy to say — the trend only gets cooler as a twenty-something. There are some girls that just get the plait, they whip out their braiding skills like it ain't no thing . . . and then there's those of us who even find a regular, straight-forward side plait a massive challenge (fingers and loose hairs errywhere!).
If you're in collum B and plaits are beyond tricky, and you live in Melbourne — you're in luck! For the next four weeks in Sportsgirl's Bourke St store you can get one of these six amazing braided styles (above) for just $15 at their pop up braid bar (open Thursday to Sundays). Not in Melbourne? No matter, read on to see how you can give the styles a go yourself, read on to see our three favourites and then click through to get the at-home how-tos.
All you need is a good texturiser to give your hair some grip, like Fudge Membrane Gas ($19.99) or Toni & Guy Casual Rough Texturiser ($15.99). Then a good stash of Lady Jayne Bobby Pins ($4.39) and some of those see-through elastics, like Models Prefer Mini Poly Bands ($4.99), to keep your hard work in place. The best part is you can sleep on them and they look even better and more textured on day two. These cool braids are exactly what you need to spice up your weekend low-maintenance look.