Hair braiding is all the rage these days. But the styles are no longer reminiscent of the wholesome and youthful looks worn by characters like Dorothy of Oz and Cindy Brady of The Brady Bunch. Instead, braid styles being requested by trendsetters are sophisticated and romantic. Braid styles are versatile with popular looks including long plaits, box braids, micro braids, and Dutch braids. Stylists need to stay in the know about braiding trends to offer the latest and greatest styles to clients.

Long-Lasting Looks

Most people have super packed schedules. Between work, school, and family obligations, hair care priorities may be impacted. Braids can last anywhere from a few hours to weeks depending on the style. Getting hair braided can take hours for types like micro box braids, but once they are done, you can keep the style for extended periods of time. The cost of braids will be less when compared to most styles because there is less upkeep involved with the look.

Highly Customizable

With so many braid options to choose from, you will have no problem finding a look that will complement your client’s natural hair type and face shape. Braids can have a simple low-key look to them or be bold and eye-catching. For instance, a handful of micro braids are a simple way to add elegance to a relaxed hairstyle. While a style like a braided topknot is meant to make people stop and take notice.

Low Maintenance

Depending on the braid type, there may be very little care involved. For most clients, they can just shampoo the scalp and apply a moisturizing oil after rinse. If clients have any scalp irritation from tight braiding styles, they can use a product like Scalp Revival to soothe the area.

Formal Braid Styles

Braids are no longer just a look you sport on a beach vacation. Braids have become a popular style for formal events like weddings. Curly, straight, and wavy hair types can have their hair braided for a wedding. The style is especially beloved by those looking for a whimsical and romantic hairstyle. Style options include a fishtail braid at the crown with the rest of the hair loose, Dutch braids as a headband, braided updo, and simple long side plait.

Hairdressing Career

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