women’s hair trends: the braid

Every season braids make a comeback in a different way.  What makes this look contemporary is the use of an African-style braid, while letting the front ends of the hair hang long and wispy.  The braid allows all of the hair to be pulled back to emphasize facial features, and the loose ends create a softer, more feminine look.  The key to a great braid is having texture in the hair, and it works well a day or two after washing.  For clean hair, try using Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion to give the hair some grip.

Alexander McQueen A/W ’14

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