Bella Hadid is making braids like Pipi Longstocking look cooler than ever this spring...
Strict, stricter, and even stricter: Bella Hadid is known for her tightly tied hairstyles, which almost look like a face lift and additionally draw attention to her striking facial contours. In the beauty world, the so-called "Bella Snatch" has become a household name - derived from the term "snatched", which is used in the drag community and is roughly equivalent to "on fleek", which means "well-fitting" or " pinpoint” implies.
Strictly tied pigtails are one of Bella Hadid's trademarks, but she is giving her signature look 2022 a new look. Instead of the classic, high-seated sleek ponytail, the model has recently been sporting braids that look girly and fierce at the same time and are the perfect hairstyle trend for spring that you should definitely try.
Bella Hadid's street styles have long been among the most style-defining in the entire fashion world, although they have developed significantly in recent months. Even more, than before, the model now relies on looks that combine feminine with boyish elements and celebrate the so-called "ugly chic". In concrete terms, this means that she combines sportswear and workwear, for example, with checked patterns and nerd glasses that were once considered "dated", while at the same time the latest it-bag on the arm should not be missing. Braids are skillfully integrated into these stylings, which play with opposites. After all, they still have a certain schoolgirl association – especially when they are worn on both sides – which contrasts with the modern, sexy outfits.
Bella Hadid wears the 2022 hairstyle trend for braids in two main variants: with a center parting and braids tied on both sides, or in a version with hair tied back strictly at the back of the head and several thinly braided braids that fall over the shoulder from there. In any case, neither styling looks childish, although at first glance associations with Pipi Longstocking or Greta Thunberg could be awakened. Especially not if you wear them in combination with casual caps and narrow sunglasses – as Bella Hadid shows.
The only requirement for the 2022 hairstyle trend, as shown by Bella Hadid, is long hair that should reach at least a hand’s breadth over your shoulder. If the worst comes to the worst, clip-ins can also help. For typical Pipi Longstocking braids, first, pull an accurate center parting from the forehead to the nape of the neck. Then gather the hair on the right and left just above the ears. First on the right side, then on the left, braid the hair sideways into a tight braid and tie the ends together with a hair tie. For the original Bella Hadid look, let the braids fall forward over your shoulder.
The hairstyle trend with several braids is a little more challenging. To do this, first, tie your hair back at the middle of the head and smooth it down with a little hairspray or wax and fix it. Then divide the open ponytail into several sections and braid them into thin braids, which requires some skill. Optionally, the starting point of the braid can be decorated with a scrunchie. The advantage? Set high, this braid makes the face appear narrower and more defined. Now it says Nothing like imitation!