Braids are never going to go out of style. Not only are they crazy easy, but they’re also a lifesaver in the summer when it’s too hot to wear your hair down. But of course, sporting a basic braid can get a little boring. We went to our friends at DreamDry to ask them to predict what this summer’s hottest braid trend will be, and they not only hooked us up with the trend, but they also shared a step-by-step how-to with us. Yep, we’re talking about the goddess braid. If you made it to Coachella this year (or even if you just stalked everyone’s photos on Instagram), you already know the goddess braid was the hair style to have at the music festival. Scroll on to find out how you can get this look in just a few minutes.
To start, DreamDry senior stylist Faith Huffnagle tells us, “Take two large sections from each side of the head and join in the back with pins to create a beautiful ‘crown’ look on any length of hair,” instructs DreamDry senior stylist Faith Huffnagle. After braiding, “leave the bottom half of the hair out and natural, creating a carefree look that’s super boho-chic.” (Photo via Divine Caroline)
You could stop there, but if you want to add a twist to this trendy style, Huffnagle suggests adding some cute hair accessories. “Add feathers, extensions, accessories or anything your heart desires,” she says. “Making a hair statement is one of the biggest trends we’re seeing right now — whether it’s accessories, color or textures. Complete the look with something natural like flowers or feathers, and add ribbon or colored bobby pins.” Braids add a wonderful accent to any hair texture, length or style — all while keeping hair out of your face while you rock out.
The result is a style that’s both pretty and carefree — perfect to rock all summer long. But that doesn’t mean it’s a weekend-only look. Mary-Kate Olsen proves that you can rock the goddess braid on the red carpet too. (Photo via Charley Gallay/Getty)
What braid trend are you loving right now? Tell us in the comments.