Thursday, June 27, 2013

Photo Inspiration: Boho Braids

There's something about summer that brings out the boho-girl in me. The season just exudes a laid back lifestyle. And the heat just makes the relaxed, flowing style more practical. Plus, it's a pretty significant (and welcome) departure from the buttoned-up, rapid pace of my daily corporate life.

Braids seem to go hand in hand with the summer feel. After all, their romantic, flowing, and to work best they require day-old (a.k.a dirty) hair. Perfect when you need to look nice after spending the day in the sun and sand. Not to mention convenient, lazy summer days don't really lend themselves to daily blow outs.

Check out all the great ways you can look cute and put together while you battle summer's heat.

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The waterfall braid is so cute. It looks amazing on day-old beach waves and can take you from a day out on the beach to date night. The trick is to learn how to do them, which I've yet to master. 

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I'm personally partial to the loose side braid (or fishtail if you're getting bored with your everyday braids). It's a great way to pull your hair back without resorting to a pony tail. You can wear it sleek and sweet like Selena Gomez or amp it up for a night out by giving it some volume on top with a bit of teasing.

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Add a little texture to a sleek hair do by adding a braid. I love how Isla Fisher does it here, while simultaneously pulling her hair away from her pretty face. Another option is to add just a few small braids your hair like the gals below.

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The braided top knot is a great way to do an updo that's simple and has a little texture. Who best to show us how it's done than the queen of boho-chic style herself, Mrs. Nicole Richie.

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Check out all these other great braid style ideas for a little inspiration. 

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