What is a unicorn braid?
A byproduct of the mermaid hair trend, unicorn braids offer naturals a splashy, playful edge – sans bleach. Kinks and curls are transformed with spools of colorful hair installed via the cornrow, three-strand and/or crochet method.
What is a mermaid braid?
It’s essentially a French braiding technique, meaning that it’s also necessary to know how to do a French plait first. After that, the mermaid style is simplicity itself. It just involves using smaller, thinner strands of hair to create the braid and leaving unplaited hair showing through the spaces.
What is a bubble braid?
“A bubble braid is one or more ponytails that are tied with hair ties continuously down the ponytail, with about an inch or two of space in between them,” says Richman. “As you secure each section with an elastic, you can spread the hair gently with your fingertips between the two elastics causing a bubble effect.”
What are Feed braids?
To create feed-in braids, aka knotless braids, a stylist feeds synthetic hair into your natural hair beyond the start of your hairline, creating an illusion of naturally thick braids.
What is Dutch braid?
Think of the Dutch braid as an inverted or reversed version of the French braid. Technique-wise, the key difference is that when you create a French braid, you bring the outside hair strands over the middle section whereas when you create a Dutch braid, you bring the outside hair strands under the middle section.
Can you do bubble braids with wet hair?
The method is quite simple: Dampen your hair (make sure it’s not soaking wet, as it’ll take too long to dry), then apply an anti-frizz cream or spray all over. In the end, she wound up with her hair in two long bubble braid pigtails.
What braids are in style?
- Box Braids. Classic box braids are one of the most iconic styles for Afro-textured hair.
- French Braid. A timeless and feminine style, the French braid is a classic for a reason.
- Braided Ponytail.
- Dutch Braid.
- Crochet Braids.
- Lemonade Braids.
- Fishtail Braid.
- Feed-in Braids.
Which braids last the longest?
Micro Box Braids Thin braids can last up to three months, which out of all the braid sizes, is the longest time without having to go back to the salon––a gift in and of itself.
What are Viking braids?
If you’re a fan of braided hairstyles, try the Viking braid! This trendy style, popularized by the television show Vikings, consists of 2 braids on each side of the head and a French braid in the middle.