Five Reasons Why Braids Are Awesome.

French, dutch, milkmaid, halo, waterfall, fishtails – not only do braid names sound nice but they look amazing. I’ve been braiding my hair a lot recently and love them for so many reasons, but the main ones are:

THEY WEAR WELL Especially fishtail braids. There’s just something about layers and strands that naturall fall out throuout the day that add a little boho edge to a look.




THEY LOOK LIKE YOU’VE MADE AN EFFORT – A simple side braid can transform a bad hair day, and a fishtail braid screams “this took me hours” but they take minutes (seconds if we’re talking about a basic braid). HELLO TIME EFFICIENCY. Don’t even get me started on milkmaid braids. Princess hair at it’s finest.




THEY’RE EASY (MOSTLY – I’m still perfecting the waterfall braid) a few YouTube tutorials can completely change your outlook on braids. I wish I could refer you to my channel but I’m no master of hair tutorials. But there are some real goodies out there. FACT: I googled how to do a fishtail braid in 2010 – my first dip in to YouTube tutorials. I had the fishtail down in 10 minutes and then taught all the girls at work how to do it.




THEY TRANSITION WELL. From different hair types to different occasions. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. They’re a particular favourite of mine for working out too. My favourite transitional braid is the Halo braid. A side braid that stretches from one side of your head, to the other (and can continue round the back of your head). Great for hot summer days and perfect for scarf wearers with long locks.




THE WAVY HAIR AFTERMATH – Even if it’s just for five minutes, there’s nothing better than unleashing a lions mane of crazy hair.

Braid lovers unite!


50 Comments

  1. 27 Jan 2015 / 8:30 am

    Love your fishtail braids in those photos! I'm so lazy when it comes to my hair, so I very rarely braid it, but I want to do it more. Still waiting for my hair to be long enough for milkmaid braids though!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  2. 27 Jan 2015 / 8:37 am

    I really need to braid my hair more. My hair is quite long at the moment and I need to make the most of it before I think about getting it chopped! Lovely post x

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  3. 27 Jan 2015 / 9:09 am

    I love a good braid! I rocked the milkmaid braid all over Amsterdam. Chic and practical when lugging around a backpack!! Sophie xxx
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  4. 27 Jan 2015 / 9:16 am

    Braids are just so darn pretty!

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  5. 27 Jan 2015 / 9:43 am

    I really need to learn how to do the fishtail braid, one I've always wanted to do but haven't had the patience to master.

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  6. 27 Jan 2015 / 10:02 am

    I love fishtail braids, I can't wait until my hair is long enough again to go some epic braids! I need to perfect waterfall and thick braids for a crown effect too – thank lord for tutorials!

    Lauren x
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  7. 27 Jan 2015 / 10:17 am

    I've always wanted to wear braids, but whenever I do I always feel like they don't suit me. It might just be me not being used to it though. Maybe I'll dip back into the braid pool for Spring/Summer..

    Kim
    The Lens Affair

  8. 27 Jan 2015 / 10:43 am

    I cant wear braids my hair is too thin it looks ugly 🙁 but you're gorgeous! <3

  9. 27 Jan 2015 / 10:55 am

    I love braids, but unfortunately my hair isn't really long enough for them at the moment!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  10. 27 Jan 2015 / 12:02 pm

    I love braids but I've always assumed the fishtail was really difficult and fiddly! I think I'm going to have to look it up on YouTube now – it looks lovely on you!
    Becki, xo | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

  11. 27 Jan 2015 / 12:26 pm

    I've recently cut my hair to my shoulders and doing braids is what i miss most from having long hair!
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  12. 27 Jan 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Love braids so much ! You look super cute !

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  13. 27 Jan 2015 / 12:33 pm

    This post made my morning! I love milkmaid braids and fishtail braids myself. When I wen through the terrible phase of growing out my pixie cut french braiding the front of my hair and tucking things up saved my life!

    xx

  14. 27 Jan 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I've just recently jumped onto the braid bandwagon and I love them so much!

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  15. 27 Jan 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Love braids! And love how you've styled it!

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    xx

  16. 27 Jan 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Amazing fishtail braids! =D

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    Jessica

  17. 27 Jan 2015 / 2:41 pm

    That is true! Braids are super easy and they look they have had hours of work done into it. Fishtail too is my fav braid of all time!

  18. 27 Jan 2015 / 3:02 pm

    I feel like braids never really suit me! I'd love the look of the fishtail braid though xx
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  19. 27 Jan 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! I wish I could do a fishtail! At the moment I'm just getting to grips with french!

  20. 27 Jan 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I love braids! Too bad I have short hair right now and can't braid it!
    Love
    Pili
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  21. 27 Jan 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I braid my hair a lot, and that's definitely the way to go. People have tried to teach me fishtail, and I just can't seem to get it. Maybe it's because my hair is so thick? lol.
    Happy Tuesday! Ps- you are lovely, ma' dear!
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  22. 27 Jan 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Loved this post and I love braids. They're perfect if you don't want to wear your hair up doing exercise too! x

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  23. 27 Jan 2015 / 4:15 pm

    these photos make me want to grow my hair out, you look so cute!

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  24. 27 Jan 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Fishtail braids suit you so well! I really need to do this style more, but it always takes me ages and I can never be bothered!

    Bethan Likes

  25. 27 Jan 2015 / 5:10 pm

    The only reason why I have long hair is because I can braid it x.

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  26. 27 Jan 2015 / 5:22 pm

    My hair is constantly plaited, you look stunning in the pictures!x

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  27. 27 Jan 2015 / 8:44 pm

    You look so good in the pictures, braid-envy! x

    Abbie|Thoughtsandthunder

  28. 27 Jan 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Such a lovely post! You look absolutely gorgeous 🙂

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  29. 27 Jan 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Your hair & make-up looks lovely! Totally perfected the eyeliner! x

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  30. 27 Jan 2015 / 11:24 pm

    I have really long hair so I love being able to experiment and braid it every now and then! Those braids suit you so much! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little

  31. 27 Jan 2015 / 11:41 pm

    I often wear braids just around the house due to lack of bravery. But think I need to wear them out…if only I looked like you with them!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  32. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:34 am

    This is such a cute post! I love wearing my hair like this. I put my hair in a braid overnight because I love having waves in the morning with no effort at all 🙂
    – C
    Claudine Converses

  33. 28 Jan 2015 / 8:26 am

    I love this post suzie! I want to attempt more braid hairstyles in a more glamorous not I'm giving up on my hair by doing some knotty plat that eugh. Well I'm not so good at it but my friemds are so I'll try.

  34. 28 Jan 2015 / 12:53 pm

    you look so gorgeous!

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  35. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:08 pm

    The only downside to having shorter hair than i used to is that it isn't long enough to do a side fishtail braid anymore !

  36. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:04 pm

    I love this post! I absolutely agree nothing better than to let all the hair that has been in the braid out 🙂

    xx fawnchic

  37. 28 Jan 2015 / 7:58 pm

    I tried to do some braids yesterday but they failed! Think I need to watch a tutorial or two!

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    xx

  38. 28 Jan 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Ah I love this post, they definitely look like you've made effort on it x
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  39. 29 Jan 2015 / 2:07 am

    You're so pretty! And I love the braids.

    xxLK
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  41. 30 Jan 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I've watched I don't know how many video tutorials on how to do a fishtail braid, but I just can't do it…
    Anyway, lately I started french braiding my hair before going to sleep (I do two braids, to be exact) and I love the result when I take them off in the morning!!

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  42. 30 Jan 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Love the fishtail braids…. wish my hair was a little longer 😀 great post

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    xx

  43. 31 Jan 2015 / 5:45 am

    i can't pull off two braids, my hair is too thin or something so I just look like a dumb D:

  44. 04 Feb 2015 / 7:45 pm

    This is so true!!! You are gorgeous and you can pull of braids so well! Xx

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  45. 08 Feb 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I've got a few more. They're timeless, practical, much healthier than the iron and curling tong and you've got infinite hairstyle possibilities.

    Loved this post. Go braids!

    Emily❭❭Writer of a peroxidefox

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