BEAUTY BAR: Braids Aren't Just For The French

With the sweltering heat during the humid summer months, nobody wants their hair in their face. Bobby pinning or throwing your hair up in a ponytail from time to time is okay, but doing something a little more edgy and different is great, too. Add a great lip and you are set for the day.

This Fashionista, gorgeous ombré blue hair and all, is rocking these cornrow-inspired side braids and bright lips. These side braids give the effect of the fad that was trending a little while back of shaving the side of your hair. Don’t get me wrong, I think on the right person that hairstyle looked awesome, but I think this Fashionista and I will just stick to these quick and easy braids. This hairstyle accentuates the face and with some big loose curls on the opposite side and a great face of makeup you’ll have an edgy and modern look and be ready to hit the town. The bright pink lips by Butter London contrast great with the blue ombré in her hair for a fun summertime look. Adding a big statement earring or a simple ear cuff like she did pulls the beauty look together.

This flowy dress creates a bohemian vibe paired with these platform brown sandals. Don’t forget the gorgeous pink kate spade purse that she was carrying. It’s great for the summer and ties in the pink lip, too!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To complete this look, all you will need is a large curling iron, some anti-humidity hairspray to beat the heat and two small hair bands. Start with a deep side part and at the hairline create two small French braids. Don’t forget to continue the braid all the way down for extra detail. Add some bright lipstick, and you have a fabulous and simple look ready to conquer anything life throws at you. Good luck!