A thick, beautiful braid is a timeless look. Famous women the world over have worn braids to show off their hair – from classic royalty like Cleopatra and Anne Boleyn to modern movie star royalty like Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez. And yet, for all of its glamour and elegance, the braid is one of the easiest hairstyles to pull off, which is why you don’t have to save it just for special occasions. This summer, make the world’s most enduring hairstyle your go-to look.
Even if you can’t do fancy braids like French braids, fishtails, or waterfall braids, a simple down-the-back braid (or two braids starting at your temples and meeting in the back) looks beautiful for a summer afternoon at the pool. And even better, this lovely style is also a practical one. Here’s why:
A braid is the perfect summer accessory. You don’t want to wear your favorite earrings to the seaside because you might lose them, and necklaces make weird tan lines, but a braid keeps hair off of your neck in the heat and makes you look effortlessly cool.
A braid protects your hair. When your strands are folded into a braid, they’re getting less UV exposure, and thus, less sun damage (especially important if you color-treat your hair). Add to this benefit by coating your hair with a conditioning treatment (like L’ANZA’s Trauma Treatment) before braiding, and you’ll protect your hair even further from the sun’s harsh rays, and from chlorine in the pool or salt in the ocean.
A braid is an instant two-day style. Summer days are lazy days, right? So, you don’t want to be spending you time on elaborate hairstyles (especially ones that require heat tools, like blow dryers or curling irons!). Braid your hair one day, keep the style in over night, and voila, the next day you have gorgeous waves – a day-two style with almost no effort!
And whether you’re a braiding newbie or a braiding expert, it’s always nice to have someone do your hair for you. So, on your way to the pool, pop in to the salon and ask for a braided style. We’ll make you look like royalty!