Truth be told, I’ve never been a girl that wears her hair up. Not big into pony tails or clips or half up/half down… basically I wear my hair down. Always. And this has been a pattern since I was a baby. My mother would try desperately to put in a cute, little pink barrette into my baby hair, for me to just slowly pull that clip out-of-my-hair in a matter of minutes. Apparently even at a very young age I had strong opinions about how to style my hair.
However, lately I have been ALL about braids. Love how they add that bit of style to ones look without it being a major updo.
The braid I wear the most – and the one that I get the most compliments on – is a simple dutch braid. A dutch braid is just like the regular braid, except that its braided under instead of over.
To make your braid look BIG and thick, all you do is complete a dutch braid and then pull each braid out from the outside areas of each braid. Secure with an elastic and pin back with a bobby pin. I also suggest using bobby pins to secure your actual braid against your head. Keeps it in place better and for a longer time. Would you believe that I actually slept on this braid and rocked in for 2 days? I did.
I’d love to take credit for doing this braid myself, but actually my fabulous Cleveland stylist, Ashley, did it for me. She is SO talented with hair and can do about a dozen different variations on braids. If you’re in Cleveland, come visit her here.
You will recognize Ashley from being on Fox 8 News and from styling the hair of our Cleveland Cavs cheerleaders! BONUS…there is a GROUPON (get that quick!) for her here. Or mention special code “GlamKaren” to Ashley and get a blow-out WITH braid for only $25!
Braids have gone from basic to beyond…it’s an easy way to style your hair (without it being a serious updo sitch) that will get you oodles of compliments.
I received complimentary hair styling from Salon Lofts in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own.