50 Braided Hairstyles for Every Occasion: From Casual to Chic

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Braided hairstyles have stood the test of time, offering versatility, creativity, and elegance. For expert advice on choosing the right braided style for every occasion, we tap into the expertise of Linda Miller, a seasoned hairstylist known for her outstanding braiding techniques.

Embracing Your Face Shape

Linda suggests that the first step to finding the perfect braid is to consider your face shape. For those with a heart-shaped face, a side braid can draw attention to the eyes, while a fishtail braid adds a whimsical touch. On the other hand, those with square faces can soften their features with a loose, romantic braid. For round faces, Linda advises small braids around the face to elongate the look, and for oval faces, any style works, but she recommends avoiding a center part.

The Casual Elegance of Braids

When it comes to casual braided styles, Linda recommends a simple rope braid for a relaxed look. To achieve this, begin with two sections of hair. Then, twist each section in the same direction before crossing them over each other in the opposite direction. Continue this pattern until you reach the end, securing it with an elastic. For added volume, tug gently at the sides of the braid.

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Susan Baker

Susan Baker brings a unique perspective to our magazine, fueled by her extensive hands-on experience in the hair and beauty industry. Susan’s expertise is rooted in real-world experience, having worked her way up from a stylist assistant. Her keen eye for emerging trends and deep understanding of what our readers want make her an invaluable asset, ensuring our content is both engaging and relevant.