It’s hard not to notice that braids are everywhere lately. Whether done up quickly and casually the classic way, or inspired by new looks like crown braids and fishtails, braids are here and work for any occasion. They offer texture, excitement and drama to your hair, and can be done in so many ways – the styles are practically endless.
If you’re considering braids for your next formal event like prom or a wedding, there are a number of ways you can wear them. For starters, braids can be an incredible way to accent a simple style like soft curls. The braids offer a subtle yet sexy way to spice up a classic look, whether they’re worn at the back, at the side, or on top of your head as crown braids.
Keeping with the latest trends in braids, fishtail braids also make for a fun, stylish way to wear braids, and can easily be worn as a formal style. Keeping the look relaxed and full means they’re easy to wear, but give just the right amount of elegance and class to fit in with any formal look. The number of braids you wear is up to you – here, the braid along the top almost acts as an accessory and dresses up the two braids worn down. Whether they’re worn across, down, thick or thin, fishtail braids offer the right flexibility in creating a summery formal style.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can add even more drama to a formal updo with braids by taking on a look like the one shown here. This look might be one you get your stylist to recreate, but it makes for a perfect prom or formal occasion look, especially if you’re looking to turn heads.
There are so many ways to take a style you’ve known so well for so long and turn them into something glamourous and unique. Wear them any direction you want, as many as you like and with whatever accessories suit your style, and you have an incredible way to wear your braids in a formal updo!