Side braid vs braided crown - which looks best?

/ 01.29.2014
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Side braid or braided crown, which do you like best?

Of all the hairstyles out there, braids offer some of the most elegant and glamorous options available. Whether you have short or long hair, braiding can capture a number of looks that can be done quickly and effectively. If you're in need of a romantic look, you might just be able to call off the search after this...

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The sleek, sexy side braid

Similar to a centered braid, the side braid is easy to do and creates a soft, romantic appearance. With this look, however, you can easily run the risk of it falling flat, so using a product such as Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout the length of your hair can combat this.

A sophisticated but romantic look can be achieved by combing your hair with your fingers towards the back of your head, and then gathering up all of your hair to one side. Create a loose braid from there, and free strands will fall gracefully to frame your face. Depending on the length of your hair, an alternative look can be achieved by using a fishtail technique instead.

Rival the royals with a braided crown

Braided crowns always create an exquisite, memorable appearance and can be created in a number of different ways. One of the most deceptively easy ways to try the look is to begin by creating two very low pigtails. Braid the two sections of hair separately, ending with braided pigtails. From there, simply loop one up and over the head, beginning on its own side, and secure in place with bobby pins. The braid can be secured at the hairline for a front-crown, or nestled farther back. The second braid is then taken in the same fashion, over the first, and pinned in place to cover both braids' ends.

Braids are the perfect way to elevate a casual hairdo to something a little more interesting and are easy to do! Whether opting for the side braid, crown, or another gorgeous style, you'll be sure to turn a few heads!

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