Can you believe it’s 4 days to the new year and you’re still not rocking the best braids ever! Like, are you even ready to rule 2019?
Okay, we’re not here to make you feel bad, but to help you (as always!). So, we are going to take you through this super chill post on some braided hairstyles you can get done ASAP.
Check them out:
Box braids with wavy ends
The moment we saw these, we knew they were for the girl with personlai-tay! These box braids, as you can see, come with a little extra something to give you that edge you need for the new year. The fun waves at the end of each strand make for a cool style statement and will make sure your braids don’t end up looking generic.
You can achieve this look by either weaving your braids normally and adding curly hair attachments towards the end. Or, you can weave the braids to where you’d like your wave to start from, and leave the rest of the braids loosened. Do this to all the braids. Then weave the ends of 4 or 5 braids together and steep in some hot water. Leave it in for a bit, then remove and loosen.
See how Magic Fingers Studio does hers below.
If edgy is what you want then edgy is what we’ve got! You need this funky braided mohawk ASAP gurl. This braided hairstyle is pretty easy to achieve especially if you’re good with weaving your own hair or have a badass hairstylist.
To achieve, simply part your hair into 3 parts from your hairline to the nape of your neck. Cornrow either side of your hair leaving the middle part to create the Mohawk later. When you’re done cornrowing, divide the middle section into 2 parts. Start weaving on the left side from the middle of your scalp forward, adding the attachment as you go along for volume. As you get to your hairline, weave the hair into a U-part to form a horseshoe and weave back towards the nape of your neck. Keep adding attachments to add length to the braid.
Take a look:
Braided beaded bob
Let’s take things up a notch with this super cool braided beaded bob. We absolutely love this braided hairstyle and, if you don’t want it, we will make it ourselves. And achieving it is so easy.
Divide your hair into 2 parts, cutting from ear to ear. Then, cut the 2 sections further into 2 each, making 4 sections in total. Weave the bottom 2 layers towards the nape of your neck, and the top 2 layers towards your forehead. When you’re done weaving, grab some clear beads and slide 3 or 4 up each braid. After doing this, measure where you’d like your braid to stop and place 1 clear bead there. Fold the braid upwards on one side of the bead and tie a rubber band to secure it. Then take a pair of scissors and cut off the excess.
We know it might all seem technical, so watch how it’s done below:
We can’t wait to see you rocking these braided hairstyles into 2019. You’re going to look so fly. And if you need some more looks to enter 2019 with, check these out.
(Featured image: Ruben Chamorro for Cosmopolitan Magazine US)