Now growing up in the early 80's and being South Asian, it was very common for girls in my family, during this era, to have their hair done in either a single braid or 2 braids.
For me it was painful being in class and watching all the other girls with their hair flowing, decorated by pretty hair pins or headbands, and here I was with my hair pulled back into braids. For me, braids represented restriction and therefore I begged to have my hair cut, and in time my parents gave in, and no more braids.
Fast forward to the present and braids are the hair-du-jour! Who knew? Now they reflect free flowing form and whimsical fun. Therefore, I am falling back in love with braids from the creative, cute, funky and sexy ways to wear them.
I compiled a few pics that I am in love with and would love to try! Hopefully once my hair gets a little longer :)
The Snake braid which looks complex but is a simple twist on a regular braid.
|Check out the great tutorial by clicking here or on the pic!|
The Chain braid, 2 versions on this creative look!
|An amazing Makeup artist and now amazing hair art! Click here.|
The Bridal braided bun, I love how pretty, effortless and beautiful this look is.
|Such a pretty look for a bride or bridesmaids, click here for more inspiration.|
Once I get a handle on the length and technique, I will share some of my own attempts. Enjoy the inspiration!
Always Smile :) - Sand