I am in love with the trend of adults wearing braids. Unfortunately, I, myself haven’t mastered the art of weaving hair together.
But after viewing some tutorials and reading detailed instructions all in the name of research for my Smart Mom Style readers, I now think I am on the road to making it happen, and I’m excited becauseÃ‚Â I’m seeing them everywhere – and I love the look.
I love the idea of stepping up my simple everyday look just a bit with the fishtail, the side French braid and small rope braids interwoven throughout a hairstyle. I just think they’re fantastic and make hair more fun.
With the summer fast approaching, it’s a great way to add a bit of style, fun and interest in lieu of the old stand by, a boring pony tail or hair clipped hair to the top of your head.
Come on, you know you have a drawer full of clips.
If you say you still own scrunchies, I may have to do an intervention though, moms. You must remove those from the arsenal. But, that’s for another post.
So why not do something like this every once in a while?
They’re called “messy rope braids” so…you can be imperfect in the style, but add some interest to your hair at the same time. This particular blogger has a video tutorial showing you how to throw this all together – just be sure to have some bobby pins and about 10 free minutes; that’s all it takes. Yes, moms – ten free minutes. (links will be below) That’s all it took her to throw a little bit of style into her day – you can pull it off, too.
What about those times when you have a special event to attend but don’t have the budget to head to the salon? Below is a French braid updo. It’s classic, beautiful, and while it would require a bit more patience and um…definitely more fine motor skills than I usually have, I think, after viewing Maegan’s video tutorial, that I could potentially pull it off.
Here are the links to the all the braids featured. The fishtail in the feature photo can be done without the colorful threading but if you have a fun afternoon concert to head to, why not be festive? Or, do it for your daughter and wear the traditional fishtail for yourself; the blogger features both on her site.
Will you give one of these braids a try this summer?Ã‚Â
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Image: A Beautiful Mess