Summer sun and the humidity has won....it's braid season! When the heat and humidity ramp up it is not fun trying to manage a frizzy mess of hair. We are on the go all summer long and braids are the perfect solution for a chic summer look. We are sharing our favorite braids of summer done by our dear friend Jill Swanstrom at Studio C Salon.
1. Fishtail Braid- Who doesn't love a fishtail braid! A super easy and fun twist on the traditional braid. It is great for short hair or long, small braids or big, many fishy braids or just one. Thank goodness for sites like Pinterest who give you all kinds of ways to creatively do up a fishtail. You don't know how to do a fishtail you say?....well Pinterest can help you there too! Here is and easy tutorial we found on "How to do a Fishtail Braid"
2. Faux Hawk Braid- We love the look a faux hawk when done right! Such a chic, yet edgy way to change up your look for summer. Whether you are out for drinks with the girls or heading to the beach to soak up the sun, this a perfect way to spice up your everyday do! We found a great video from Twist Me Pretty on "How to do up the perfect faux hawk"!
3. Dutch Braid- Big beautiful braids are in! The Dutch braid is one that looks difficult to do but is fairly simple. It is basically an in-side-out French braid, instead of pulling the strands over you pull them under. Check out our previous post of "How to dutch braid" and these fun tutorials of "Different ways to Dutch Braid"
Also, try adding a headband for a different look to your braid. We love these headbands from Little J Headbands!! Weave pieces of hair through the headband to make it look like another braid itself or wear it across your forehead to give it that boho vibe. For every Little J Headband purchase they give back! Check out their story on their website along with "how to's" on different ways to wear your Little J Headband!
4. Rope Braid- One of our new favorite summer looks is a rope braided crown. It gives it that laid back, but still put together kind of look. It may look complicated, but it is probably one of the easiest braids yet. Here is a step by step on a "braided crown" .
Thanks again to Jill for the great new summer braids! These will definitely give you that chic summer look. Happy braiding!!