Christina Marrale  08.26.2011   |   CHRISTINA MARRALE    |   LEAVE A COMMENT

Fall into a new style this upcoming season. Perfect for any occasion!

From Hollywood’s red carpet to the beaches of Malibu, I’ve been spotting a fresh new take on one of summer’s hottest trends. Proving that braids not only have versatility, but staying power as well!

No need to part ways with those loose, casual braids you’ve been rocking this summer. The trend is still going strong, but with a Grecian twist… Just in time for Fall 2011.The chic and stylish braided updo can easily be pulled off during the daytime or night and only takes a few minutes to put together! Fabulous in under 5 minutes? Yes please!

Starlets like Mary-Kate Olsen and top fashion designers Erin Fetherston, Carlos Miele and Rachel Roy have embraced the trend. And it looks adorable!

Begin by making a center part and divide your hair into two equal sections. Braid each section and secure with elastic bands. Next up, take each end of the braids and overlap them over the crown of your head (if your hair’s too short, consider clip in extensions) Tuck the ends of each braid into one another and secure with bobby pins.

It’s easy to tailor the style to fit your needs. 

  • If your aiming for a more casual, half up/half down look, simply start with your hair completely down and only pull a few pieces to braid from the front of your hair.
  • If you’re lusting after a more undone look, Pull the pieces of the braid apart for more texture and messiness.
  • For color – mix in a pretty ribbon through the main braid.
  • If you desire a more refined and polished look make sure to spritz with a setting and shine spray.


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