BEAUTY BAR: The Braid-y Bunch

September 17th, 2015 at 2:00am

A quick and easy hairstyle is always perfect on a hot day that allows you to get your hair out of your face and feel the breeze. What’s even better is a hair-do that let’s you do this while also celebrating your natural hair. I think hair is one of the best accessories a girl can have and I love to see different cultures through people’s different hairstyles. It helps your outfit look complete from top to bottom and can make a big difference for that unique look that you’re trying to achieve.

This look is great because it adds a twist on the classic “half-up, half-down” hairstyle. What I also love is that it looks like one thing from far away, but when you get closer you are able to see that there are actually multiple braids, which all meet to come into a tiny half-up. It’s also very convenient for any woman on-the-go because it doesn’t take too much time to do, but it still dresses up an outfit more than a ponytail does.

So gorgeous, remember that your natural hair is beautiful and don’t be afraid to play around with different hairstyles. It’s always nice to give your hair a break from heat styling and this is the perfect way to still style it while helping your hair be healthy and strong. With a hairstyle this fun, I like to go for a more natural makeup look and let the focus be on my hair. Try pairing this hair-do with a gel liner and a peachy blush.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To recreate this fabulous look for yourself, just part your hair on top into your desired number of braids and then fasten them each half-way down with a clear elastic. Pull the ends of your braids into either a bun or pony to create a chic “half-up, half-down” and use Eco Styler Gel to slick back your baby hairs. Voila, you’re ready to conquer the world.