Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Five Braided Hairstyles


I've always been a lover of plaits and one of my most worn hairstyles is a fishtail plait. Recently I've been getting a bit more experimental and trying new braided styles, partly because we've been watching a lot of Game of Thrones and I have the biggest girl crush on Daenerys Targaryen - I want her hair, clothes and sass (and dragons). I think it's also just because it's summer and I just want my hair to look that bit prettier. Here's what I've been trying:



Fishtail | As I said, a fishtail plait it one of my go to hairstyles and I'm much quicker at them than I used to be due to all the practice I get! If you don't know how to do one, you take two strands rather than three and simply cross sections over the top of each to join the other. If that doesn't make sense there are lots of good tutorials on YouTube!



Plaited Headbands | This is the one I've done the most, my favourite and probably the easiest. I split my hair into two down the middle, do a normal plait with each section, tie with a clear elastic and simply pin it on top of my head. I haven't quite worked out how to keep all the pins hidden, but even with visible pins I think it looks cute!



Multiple Plaited Pony | This is 100% a Daenerys inspired hairstyle because I literally watched Game of Thrones and decided I wanted to try this the next day. It looks very different to hers because her hair is much thicker and dreamier than mine (but she does have the advantage that it's a wig). I get two small sections of my hair from the front, plait them and secure together at the back, then do the same with two more strands of hair making sure that I secure them all into the same strand.



French Plaits and Messy Bun | When I was at school my go to hairstyle was a french plait into a bun, but recently I've been doing two french plaits into a bun for a more summery update. I simply do two french plaits and secure them into a bun, not worrying too much about neatness!



Three Plaits in One The first time I did this one I was just messing around and this is what happened! I plait a small section of hair from underneath my head and bring it round to the top, then at my parting create a French plait using the original plait as one of the strands. I finish off with a normal plait, using the French plait as one of the strands for that!

Do you like plaits? What's your favourite braided hairstyle?

Amy x
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  1. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! All of these braided hairstyles are so pretty :) I love the French plaits and messy bun :) I wish that I could style my hair as beautiful as yours!

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you lovely :) I'm sure you could style it like this, plus mine definitely doesn't always look like this haha! xxx

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  2. You look so gorgeous in all the hairstyles and I love your hair. The braided bun is probably my favourite since I saw it on your insta x

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    1. Thank you so much :) I think that one is my favourite too and it's super easy to do :) xx

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  3. I love the 3 plaits in one style! Gorgeous :) :)

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    1. Thank you! Bit of an experiment but it worked out! xx

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  4. Very cooool!!!

    Have a nice evening!
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    1. Thank you, hope you have a nice evening too x

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  5. Beautiful hairstyle!
    Love, Pisa
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    1. Thank you Pisa, I'm glad you think so :) x

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  6. Beautiful looks, I love braids!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna, I love braids too! Hope you have a lovely day as well xx

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  7. LOVE these styles! The braid into a bun looks lovely - such a nice summer style (if we ever get one haha!).

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Ah thank you - the braid into a bun is my fave too so fingers crossed we get the weather to match haha! xx

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  8. All or these styles are so beautiful :) I love plaits too definitely going to try out these styles.
    Xxx

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    1. Aw thank you, if you try them make sure you get a picture :) xx

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  9. Really lovely post, I love all of these hairstyles too. Especially the bun. Gemma x
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    1. Thank you Gemma - they would look amazing on your lovely long hair! xx

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  10. All of these styles are absolutely beautiful! You are clearly quite talented when it comes to braids and updos! i am absolutely hopeless at doing anything other than a top knot, curling my hair, or a simple braid, lol.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Aw thank you so much! If it makes you feel any better I'm awful at curling my hair! Xx

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  11. I love plaits, but I can't do them for the life of me! I did sit and try for ages one day, but nope! Fail.

    Corinne x
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    1. Aw no I did have to have a few tries before I got the fishtail one - you should follow some YouTube tutorials :) xx

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  12. I wish I could do them, they look so pretty.

    Kisses,
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    1. Thank you, you should definitely try some :) xx

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  13. Beautiful hairstyles and all of these styles are so pretty! x

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm having a real braid moment! Xx

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  14. love the looks!!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  15. These braids are just gorgeous, now that it is a trend I need to try some of these!

    Have a gorgeous day, xx

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    1. Thank you, you should definitely try some, let me know if you do :) xx

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  16. Love all the looks :)! Great post hun !
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    1. Thank you I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  17. Wow, so many ideas and fab hairstyles in one post, lovely! Thanks sooo much for sharing. I love braids & even though I am absolutely awful at braiding my hair, I am so inspired to go ahead and give it a go ;)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Aw thank you, you definitely should give it a go - let me know if you do :) xx

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