Here comes festival season, the season of boho chic and ultra cool vibes.
Whether you are heading out to Coachella or heading out to the cupcake store for some Saturday morning sugar, the hairdo of the moment has to be the braid.
A girl with a braid always looks fashion forward. The braid du jour is slightly messy, soft and relaxed. It modernizes an outfit that’s dressy or sophisticated, and it makes your most casual ensemble completely au courant.
The braid is the perfect hairstyle for the free spirited iconoclast.
Not sure how to pull off the best braids of spring? Chrissy Rasmussen of Habit Salon in Gilbert is the queen of braids. She travels the country teaching classes, can braid you up if you are in Arizona, and can give you endless braid-envy eye candy on her Instagram @Hairby_Chrissy.
Don’t you just love braids? I think they are fantastic.
The spring 2016 runways were full of braids. You can wear them messy, you can wear them sleek, you can wear them chic.
wrap around braids at Herve Leger
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Make a braid the focus of your look, or use it to keep your hair out of your face when its hot outside.
Versatile and fabulous here are the braids of spring 2016, courtesy of The Outfit.com. You can see more of these braids here
sexy, messy braids at Alexander McQueen
image by Fracois Durand / Getty Images
braids at Celine Spring 2016
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braids at celine spring 2016
sexy, messy high pony braid at Alice and Olivia
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messy braids at Lauren Conrad Spring 2016
In the mood for more braids?
The Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup-Clark is easily the reigning queen of braids. I love checking out her Instagram just to see what she is doing with her hair, and what type of braid she’s sporting today. If you search “braids” on pinterest your feed becomes the Amber Fillerup show.
Which type of braid would you like to wear?? Happy braiding!
Are you getting bored with your summertime look yet? We are at the halfway mark now, so there is no time like the present to redial your beauty game, simplify and bring in some new beauty strategy.
Change To A Bold Lip
Bold lip colors are fun to wear. They brighten your face, make you look awake and alert, can spark your eye color (if you use a complimentary opposite), they make you look vibrant and they totally take the emphasis off all the makeup you usually wear. My go-to look for summer is just brows, mascara and a bold lip. When you are fresh off the beach or just not in the mood to put on makeup, a bright, bold lip can pull your look together and have you looking polished and perfect. Try MAC Lipstick in Crosswires, (a clean, pinky orange) or MAC Lipstick in Full Fuschia (a bright, warm, fun pink)
Pare Down To A Primer
If you’re not in the mood for foundation (during the summer I never am) even out the tone and texture of your skin with a really good primer. Primer will minimize your pores, help you control oily shine and give your skin a lovely finish. Try Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Color Base in lavender/pink to correct sallow skin, in yellow to add a little brightness to the skin or in pearl to add brilliance.
Add A Little Highlight
One of the fastest ways to liven and brighten your look for summer is to get highlights to frame your face. They instantly lift your complexion and play beautifully with your (faux) tan.
Make A Tiny Wing
Even though an emphatic winged eyeliner is a big trend for summer 2015, I personally think that big eyeliner in the hot sun looks completely stupid. You should always opt for what looks fabulous over what is the biggest trend. A small, subtle, refined wing however, can draw the eye out, add a little intrigue and drama without overwhelming your eye in the bold summer sunshine. If you go see The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (and I recommend you do!), check out the gorgeous makeup on Alicia Vikander. She wears the absolute perfect winged eyeliner for summer.
Combine Your Beachy Wave With Some Braids
Braids and beachy waves are the perfect pairing this summer. If you have a thick head of hair braids not only look cool, but they keep hair out of your face. If your hair is heavy and tends to collapse and go flat in the heat, braids help keep the illusion of volume. And beachy waves are always fabulous in the summer!