When was the last time you braided your hair? Braided hairstyles are currently particularly popular among celebrities. The most beautiful looks to recreate.
These braided hairstyles from simple to highly complicated are now worn by Chiara Ferragni, Madonna, Kim Kardashian, and Co.
There are many iconic braids, such as the Na'vi's long braid in James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar, or Britney Spears' signature schoolgirl braids in her iconic music video for Hit Me Baby One More Time. And it seems as if braided hair will be all the rage again in 2022: Many celebrities recently showed both classic variants and elaborate new interpretations of a braided hairstyle on social media. We have selected the most beautiful examples and most interesting trends for you as inspiration.
The classics – easy to imitate
First, divide your hair into three strands and then alternately layer them on top of each other - everyone can do the basics of braiding, and many learn it as children. Somewhat more demanding, on the other hand, are techniques such as "French" or "Dutch" braiding, in which new strands of hair are always added and which are used, for example, for the typical "boxer braids" that Kim Kardashian wore in 2016 and which (more or less successful) the whole world tried. We are therefore all the more pleased that the good old classics, which really do not require any special skills, are now celebrating their comeback.
An example of this is the classic pair of braids worn by Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge. To do this, simply part your hair in the middle of your head all the way down to the nape of your neck and braid the two strands down behind your ears. The look is particularly casual and modern if, like the model, you let out a few shorter strands of hair at the front that frame the face.
Kim Kardashian is known to be a fan of braided hair, so we're not surprised that she's at the forefront of this trend as well. For a campaign with Balenciaga, she wore her hair slicked back perfectly in a high braid that hit her waist. We also saw a similar style on Chiara Ferragni for the Dior Couture Show in Paris, but unlike Kim, she decided against extensions and left her braid at a natural length. For this look, you have to comb all your hair back tightly, gather it into a high ponytail at the back of your head with a strong hair tie and braid your hair into a braid. For a particularly elegant look, you can take out a thin strand before braiding and wrap it around the hair tie so that it is no longer visible.
If you are in the mood for a trendy look but would like to wear your hair loose, you will find what you are looking for with styling by model Candice Swanepoel. For this simple hairstyle, simply separate one or more strands of open top hair at the crown and braid to the end. A small transparent hair tie is very suitable for fixing, and there are no limits to the imagination, both when it comes to the number and the decision whether only on one or both sides of the head.
In addition to the comeback of these simple styles, there are also some really interesting, new interpretations of the classics. Pop icon Madonna, for example, posted a series of pictures on her Instagram channel, which at first glance shows her with two pigtails. However, upon closer inspection, there are two more underneath, braided with a mix of light blonde and black strands. The two front braids start relatively high up on the head, at about eye level, and run in front of the ears rather than behind them. Four clips keep the singer's hair out of her face, and she has chosen wide, white fabric hair ties for the ends of the braids.
It is clear that this somewhat more complicated hairstyle requires skill and ability. But no matter which style you choose - super elaborate, something unusual, or a simple classic - you are definitely in line with the trend and can be creative according to your own talent!