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31 January 2012

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Let Your Braid Do The Talking

Styling your hair right is essential to get that perfect look that can add oomph to your outfit and your persona.

Considering we are have unique facial contours and physical attributes, it is impossible to agree that one haircut or one hairstyle can suit all. The first requisite of styling your hair is to understand your face type and your choice of wardrobe to sync it accordingly.

Trends in hairstyles have gone a sea change with fancy style being accepted with much élan; however with the retro trends capturing the limelight once again, the trend for plaits Is back in the frame. From our very own B-town celebrities to the divas of Hollywood, all have been raving about plaits.

Are you trying your hands at sporting a stylish and chic plait, here are few quick tips to up your hairstyling quotient
Grecian Plait

A minimalistic yet stylish attempt, this plait can set eyes aflutter for its ethereal appeal. Just tie your hair in two different plaits and pin them upwards for a contemporary Grecian look.

Adds charm to any outfit and has been sported by some of the leading ladies of Hollywood complementing their Victorian gowns.




Fishtail Braids

A very chic and well-kept look; this braid can be worn with both ethnic as well as western attires.

Extremely simple to attempt, just tie your hair in a ponytail.

Divide it into two sections suing a tail comb and just form a simple plait using these sections.

You may also try this without the ponytail for a just out of bed look and a rustic appeal.


Rasta Braids

Well known for its bohemian appeal, Rasta braids are low maintenance and keep your hair in place for longer durations. Just divide your hair into 20-30 odd sections (depending on the thickness of hair) and tie as many plaits as the number of divided sections.

Though these are time consuming, but the result I surely worth it and can be lasting too.
You can also use a ribbon or a coloured thread in one or more braids for an added effect.



French Braid

For the perfect lady like charm, try this extremely suave and refined hairdo. Women with an oval face look best in this kind of a braid.

Divide your hair into two sections, from every section, pick a small strand and start plaiting. Start from the top and finish at the bottom when all the strands are being utilised for the plait. This Is a great style to add volume to thin hair.

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