Loose French Braids

French braids are back in style because they look casual yet elegant, and because they are extremely versatile and easy to style. French braids are a signature component of the loose, Bohemian chic that is always in style, especially when it comes to weddings. However, you don’t have to be in a wedding to wear this hairstyle, since elegant loose braids go well with almost any kind of wardrobe. Here’s how you can get the perfect French braid in a matter of minutes.

How to Do a Loose French Braid

Start by combing long, waist or shoulder-length hair down and back to smoothen. Create three 1-inch sections of hair starting from one side of the head so that the third section is right down the back of the head. Use this to create a loose braid that you slowly add with more random sections of hair. Braid loosely, with very little tension. This will make it easier for you to grab additional sections as you move from one side of the back of the head to the opposite side. Continue to grab additional sections so that you reach the other side of the head, with the last section forming part of the tail end of the braid and the braid naturally cascading down the opposite side of the head from where you started.

You may have a few wisps of hair floating loosely around both sides. You can tuck these behind the ears or leave them as is, since a loose French braid also tends to have a little amount of messiness about it that adds to its casual and laid-back appeal. Secure the end of the braid using a rubber band. Maintain the style using bobby pins tucked in strategic places or light to medium hold spray to prevent strands from unraveling.

For more tips on how to achieve this or other casual yet elegant hairstyles, call or visit us at Total Image Hair Designs in Dunedin, Florida.

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Asian brides are often quite familiar with Western bridal hairstyles so it is becoming more common for brides to sport modern Western styles on their wedding day. However, there are modern styles that sport a mix between the traditional Asian styles and more classic looks like the updo or the chignon. Here’s a short tutorial on how to create a Pakistani bridal hairstyle for the modern bride. [Read Full Article…]

Try These Hairstyles This Month

Now is the perfect time of the year to get that new haircut. Whether long or short, wavy or straight, there is always something that will add to your style. A perfectly cut hairstyle that suits your face will not only improve your looks, it also enhances your outfit and create a distinctive personality for you. Spring is finally here and bringing you a fresh burst of 21 off-the-runway hairstyles. [Read Full Article…]

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Ever notice how you can tell if a friend has just been through a breakup by her dramatic new haircut? Many women will agree that after a major and negative life experience, going to the hair salon seems to cheer them up and this often leads to some major hair chopping. A dramatic new style can signify defiance in the midst of a difficult situation. For others, it signals the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. Here are some major celebs who took the plunge and ditched their signature long locks in one dramatic move, and how the rest of the world can take their hair cutting cues from them. [Read Full Article…]

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Hairstyle for Women over 40

The perfect cut can bring out your best facial features and at the same time make you look and feel younger. If you are in your forties, you are not limited to certain hairstyles. You can go for classic and timeless haircuts or flattering cropped hairstyles.

    • A short wavy hairstyle is perfect for almost any woman who would like to try something different. It is a sophisticated cut with level layers and can suit almost any face shape.
    • Hair pulled back in a bun is also perfect for women over 40. This hairstyle works well with long hair as it can be looped around itself or secured with a hair band to create a feminine and classic style.
    • A heavily layered cut and style with sexy waves that hit just below the collarbone add body to your hair and make you look youthful by creating flattering softness.
    • A shaggy bob is a short and sleek look that will soften the face instantly.
    • You might consider changing your hair color when you choose a shorter cropped style. A touch of added warmth will make you glow and lift your cheek bones.
  • Volume boosting layers look great whether straight or curly.
  • An off-center part is perfect for women who would like to hide skin imperfections. This hair style creates a swinging panel that covers the side of the face where there may be skin patches or spots.
  • The pony tail is a professional look for women in their 40s since it is both feminine and neat. The style is kept sophisticated by tying hair low on the nape of the neck.
  • Side-swept parted hairstyles on longer hair will give you that beautiful luxe look. If you have thin hair, a professional stylist can help you achieve luminous volume.
  • A short bobbed hairstyle with a fringe will draw attention to your best facial features. The fringe should be short to frame your face.
  • A long smooth style is perfect for showing off healthy locks.
  • A tousled texture is perfect for women with petite features as it helps achieve figure balancing fullness.