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How to style a low braid: tousled vs. sleek

/ 07.06.2015
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Which low braid gets your vote?

There aren't many hairstyles that are easier to wear or to create than a low braid. The placement keeps it effortless, and the sheer simplicity of the style opens it up to all kinds of different options, like what texture to wear it with! A low braid hairstyle looks great both tousled and smooth, but which texture do you like best?

Tousled low braid

A tousled texture is perfect for a chic off-duty look, whatever your plans. The soft silhouette looks great on everyone, and you can add some extra volume for a more full-bodied finish. If you're into headbands, the chic messiness of this braid will offset them perfectly, ditto for ribbons and other accessories.

Styling tip

For a really beachy look, spritz your hair with a texturizing product like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and curl your hair before braiding. Alternate the direction you curl each piece of hair in to keep the look natural, then re-spray and scrunch your hair to finish.

Smooth low braid

For a minimal effort hairstyle that will take care of your bed head with little styling, try a smooth, understated low braid. All you need to do is detangle your hair, then braid it. You can tie a ribbon or a bow around the ends for some extra detail, or you can just braid and run, it's totally up to you!

Styling tip

Add shine and banish frizz with a glossy finishing spray like Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray. It'll eliminate any existing flyaways and help to prevent new ones forming throughout the day.

What do you think? Which braid gets your vote?

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