BEAUTY, HAIR & NAILS | BY SIMONE SCHULTZ in Sassy Hong Kong.
Now that humidity has hit the 852, ditch the topknot and stay on trend with our favourite (effortless) braided styles.
I don’t know about you, but summer turns me into a complete the-less-effort-the-better kinda girl, which is great when I can pull off an easy, cool look, but not so great when I don’t have time or energy to put the ‘effort’ into effortless.
Even though there’s nothing new about the braid – it’s been a practical staple hairstyle for hundreds of years – when you’re in a routine of throwing your hair into a bun or ponytail, you may need a little inspiration. Don’t be intimidated, these styles take all of 10 minutes to perfect and will give your look that extra something for the whole day (or night)!
The talented and lovely geniuses at Love Hair (in Central) had us over for a morning of braiding, and we created short and simple tutorials so you can recreate these fun summer styles yourself. From the simple temple braid, to interesting variations on the boxer braid and the glorious crown braid, I’m going to be wearing these styles on rotation from now until December.
The ladies at Love Hair let us in on a top tip: the key to beautiful braids is creating some volume before you start braiding, so invest in some Sea Salt Spray like the one we used from Kevin Murphy, or use a curling wand to pump up those strands.