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This Summer, Ditch The Colour And Sport Some Braids Instead

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Y2K has taken over our fashion and beauty moods board this year. As we make a trip back to butterfly clips and bold streaks, this particular hairstyle can elevate your entire look in no time. And as we get into Summer, many people like to go lighter and bring in some sun-kissed highlights to frame their faces.

But if you are hesitant to put your hair through a chemical process, this trendy hairstyle might just be the one for you. Braids are the easiest way to frame your face while also looking super chic.

So, here is how you can sport some braids with minimal effort.

How To Get The Braids

Step 1: Take a thin portion of your hair from the front section. Then, braid your hair using the three-section method, but make sure to braid it while facing downwards so that the top part of your braid is flat. Tie the ends of the braid with a thin elastic band. If you want to bring it some colour, go for a metallic colour band that will make your braids look even cooler.

Step 2: Repeat the process on the other side of your head to make it look symmetrical. You can also add a few more braids on both sides of your head to make the look edgier.

Pro Tip: You can also add some metallic hair strings to your braids for a fun summer look.

Here are some of our favourite celebrities rocking their version of braids that we can cop.

Classic Front Braid

Going the classic route, Kylie and Kendall Jenner went for the flat face-framing braids for their latest collaboration Kendall X Kylie Cosmetics.

Thick Braids

Our OG Y2K queen, Olivia Rodrigo, ditched the elastic band and went for a thicker braid that cascades into a loose wave for the perfect chic boho look.

Bubble Braid

Something different but not too far apart, Gigi Hadid’s bubble braids create the perfect futuristic Y2K hairstyle that can go perfectly well with any outfit.

Wavy Braids

Hailey Bieber’s wavy, easy-going braids are the perfect out-of-bed look that’s cute and low-maintenance.

High Pony Fringe Braids

Ariana Grande gave her iconic ponytail a GenZ twist by going for some face-framing braids that elevate her classic style.