Photo: emilyrosehannon on Instagram
While plaited pigtails and braided buns have been making a splash all over the runways, the ever-popular braid has also quite literally been elevated to new heights! For Summer 2017, the low braid has been replaced by the high braided ponytail, for a versatile and youthful take on warm weather hair trends. Whether you plan to sun by the pool or jet off on an exciting adventure, a sleek high braid can easily complete your summertime beauty look.
Photo: sarahmgsalon on Instagram
One way to rock the trend is with a loosely plaited French or fishtail braid, which starts at the top of the head and then makes its way down. If you have long or thick locks, this is the easiest way to hold your troublesome tresses in place.
Photo: stellablasis on Instagram
An alternative is to scrape your straight and tangle-free locks back into a high ponytail. Next, try braiding the ponytail to keep your mane under control for a day at the beach. For a more fashion-forward approach to the trend, you can also use gel or styling products to soothe your frizzy strands. In fact, slick, wet look hair can not only withstand the change in the weather, it can also channel the catwalk trends. A pulled-back, sleek high braid can bring you from your office to a fitness class, and is wearable for just about anything on your schedule.
Whether you want to accessorize your braided locks with the season’s hair accessories or leave a few wispy bangs falling loose and free, this hairstyle may be one to rock this season.