Braid it up
I’ve always loved experimenting with my hair looks and get a little creative although I have to admit that I am not the handiest person ever. There are a few things I can do pretty well when it comes to hair styles, like a nice sleek pony tail, but even when it comes to curls : I can somehow mess it up pretty dramatically! However, there’s always been one thing that I absolutely loved and it’s a good braid. Oh yes. Especially because I have such long hair and that it just keeps going in my face all the time. A braid is so elegant, fresh, effortless and above all so easy to do! Plus the options are limitless, there are literally hundreds of types of braids you could possibility do. And that’s just even more fun to play with.
For a long time I thought that a braid was THE perfect look for a work-out because when you jump around, a chignon tends to get too loose and a pony tail is a bit too thick for when you lay on your back on a yoga mat. A braid is flat enough and holds everything in place for you to jump around like a monkey and sweat it out. On the other hand, I would always braid my hair while travelling. Just because it’s so nice to land somewhere, take off the braid and see little curls appear in your hair. Plus it makes you look super cute while on the go. I’ll also admit that I’ve developed a reflex of braiding my hair every time I get slightly bored or while waiting : I mean doing a little fishtail in your hair is probably the most entertaining thing you could do while in a waiting room. Except for checking Instagram of course.
So today I wanted to share with you two of my favorite braid looks that I created together with the Kérastase team. They just released the most awesome book called the “Book Of Braids” with some beautiful illustrations for each hairstyle. There are tons of different styles to pick and choose from and many of them are inspired by popular street style looks which means : these are all achievable by yourself in the comfort of your own home. The first look I wanted to show you is the loose side braid which is kind of this super effortless style that you’d create in a few minutes while heading out to lunch with friends. I like wearing it when my outfit is very chic and sophisticated to contrast a bit.
The second look is much more sporty. It’s a high, super sleek pony tail that turned into a braid. This look is perfect for either a work out OR I would even go ahead and wear it for a red carpet because it’s so bold and dramatic. You can really go as far as you can, play with the texture of your hair to achieve the perfect aesthetic. Either you want it sleek, thick, more texturized : it’s really up to you. For my looks we always used the “Matérialiste” product from Kérastase which is basically this amazing thickening spray. It adds a beautiful texture to your hair and makes it way easier to braid it and hold the look in place all day. It’s your turn to have some fun with the Book of Braids now because you guys can download it by clicking on the widget bellow! Enjoy my loves and get creative ;)
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Love this post! So beautiful! Keep up the good work
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You look outstanding!! Such a beautiful, sensual and feminine photos!!
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You look fabulus!
Love your hair and the jewellery!
Where is the jewellery from? Especially the inner corch piercing? Or is it not a real one?
Love those braids so much, it looks perfect on you :)
really beautiful!! your hair is perfect
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Love this simple look! Way to make a braid look stunning.
Gorgeous! Love your braids. My hair is layered so I have a harder time getting my braid to look as neat and as pretty as yours! www.svadore.comhttps://www.svadore.com
Love these hair looks! Soo Chic!
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Plein d'amour et des bisous,
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Braids are my favourite hair style, they look so elegant however you do them.
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I've always thought you looked amazing wearin a braid. The first look is my favourite!
Love the little braid book!!! Thanks a lott!!!! xxxxx
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I've never seen anyone rock the slick back look like you did. So beautiful.
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You're so right! A braid is the PERFECT hairstyle, and it looks truely amazing on you!
Lovely pictures!! I love the braids.
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Great hairstyles, braids are such a big trend this season! Too bad I have short hair :)
This is just gorgeous! Going to bed with lose plaits can really help the condition of your hair and allows you to wake up with that beautiful Victorias Secret hair lookhttp://www.teawithme.com.au
The braid looks so sleek and beautiful! What a fun way to change things up for this summer season. :)http://saltandshimmer.com/
Gorgeous!So beautiful braid, thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day dear! x
Love the look! The braid is perfect for so many occasions. Cute and casual, or sleek and elegant.
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I love it so much!
Love your posts :D :D !! Absolutely love braids. HIFI girl :) !
That is such a useful post for everyone with long hair and with hot season coming!
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Love your hair! Beautiful ideas for summer and amazing pictures!
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I love the first braid! So romantic and effortless x
Love your photos more and more, such a great job!
Adorable to see your hair so close. Super pretty as always! ♥
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How familiar! I grew up with a braid given how thick and long my hair was and is. It is also a very Russian thing. Love braids and they are the most comfortable and good-for-your-hair hairstyle as the hair is not in your way and does not tangle:)http://www.styleandpaws.com
This braid looks amazing on you :)http://chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk/
I love this blog post!!
love braids ! the pictures are really great ;)
A simple braid is a nice alternative to a ponytail!
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Oh goood! The first look is amazing! It is so leisurely and also a bit elegant. And the book is full of inspiration for different occasions. I love this book! <3
Such a classy look - adoreable <3
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I love braids! The problem is that I don't knoow how to do it myself... also, I have quite thin hair, so even though I wear it long, the braid doesn't come too thick.
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Amazing photos ... and braids !http://laureenlifestyleblog.blogspot.fr
Looking gorgeous as usual!
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I love so much this hairstyle!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
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Hi Kristina! I just love your style so much! Not only are you elegant and beautiful but you're so down to earth. I love reading your articles because your writing style is as if you're having an actual conversation with your readers.
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Such a fierce look! That braid is amazing!
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I also love braids. You look stunnig wearing it!! Perfect as always... Kisses from Portugal
Love the hair and the accessories! Do you even have one bad photo?! hahaha, love you!
Both looks are great and sophisticated!
I am so glad that you posted this Kristina because I have been trying to get back into braids. They are beyond perfect for the summer. Thanks for the great hair inspiration!http://www.omnivogues.com
Your braids hairstyles are really awesome, I love it !
I agree with you on the hair situation, it is definitely not my strong point. I love a good braid, so this post was perfect!
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love the braid, keep doing Kristina! xx
Looking chic, as always!! xx,
Love the two braids!
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I love it
OBSESSED with this braid - so perfect for a summer workout! xhttp://www.eyehateheels.com
Your hair looks amazing ! I absolutely love it when its braided in the ponytail!
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J'adore ces deux looks. Je suis également dan de tresses, c'est pratique et joli comme tu le disais.
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Your hair looks amazing anyways but I love that slick braided ponytails big time <3http://www.lucyvandean.com/
Amazing Make up. The braid looks are lovely!
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you look amazing
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Both braid styles are really amazing, the first one is more casual and chic and the second is perfect for a female fatal look. Great photoshttp://www.misskeyblog.com/
Stunning love it!
These look fantastic! I will definitely be trying out some of them!
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very sleek and nice ponytail! My hair is pretty short right now so unfortunately can't do it :/
great hairstyle! :)
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Totally love braids in summer and yours looks absolutely gorgeous!
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Beautiful! I love your makeup:)
I super loooove your hair!!!
So beautiful!!!!! This style of hair look very cool and so ROMANTIC! Perfect style for summer, thanks for sharing Kristina! :)
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The ebook is adorable. The artwork is amazing and it's so cool to see the braids on you Kristina. So so unbelievably happy about this collaboration. Job well done ❤❤❤❤❤
Amazing hair, you're so classy <3
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Lovely post as always! Thanks for the book! I am excited to experiment with braids as well!
I'm so happy to see this hair article, Kristina! I was going to tell you that I love how your hair is always on point with each outfit. I never know how to wear my hair to make my outfit complete, but since I recently cut my hair, I'm going to wait for it to grow out a little more before I try these great braids. I agree with braiding hair for workouts. It's just a lot easier to deal with and keeps it out of your face when you get a good sweat in. Look forward to your next article! xohttp://withfaithandhappiness.com
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I always thought that braided hair, if done right, could be such a wonderful addition to a chic look :)
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Braids are like dresses: everyone thinks you spent hours making yourself look nice when in reality it only takes a few minutes to put together. I love the second style in particular; I've been in serious need of sporty-braid inspiration. ;)http://tallgirlbigworld.com
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Ahh wow, you look gorgeous with those braids & looks, I love it! :)
Love your long hair! You look so beautiful! Have a good day!
I noticed that lately I wear more and more braid, and it's because of you!! :D
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It looks good on you!
you are so pretty!
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What an adorable looking book that is! I love your sporty slicked back braid, looks perfect for both going out and for hitting the gym :D
Both braids look amazing on you, Kristina!
love the loose braid, looks incredible ! wish my hair was a bit longer so a braid would look nice on me x
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Cool braids! I love braids myself mostly because of the comfort! ;-) I like your looks here, first is perfect for a night-out and the second for a workout! Great!
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Super cute looks! Love the first one, looks so romantic :)
The pictures are beautiful and the braid looks amazing <3
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love these braids! will definitely have to try them out soon!
You're totally right about how chic braids can be!
Love the braided look on you!
The braid is so pretty<3
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kristina tu es adorable avec la tresse ! je préfère la tresse haute mais l'autre aussi ! les tresses me rendent fous !alors tu vois tu as trouvé ce qu'il fallait pour me séduire !!!! vraiment belle !!! avec les tresses ,pas de stress!!!!!!
Love the gold bracelet, it is elegant and so original ;)
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OMG...you are so beautiful <3
Love the way you are
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Hi Kristina! I love the braids, they look great and the second one it's just perfect for a work out. Love how you look with that hairstyle. Btw! I love your earring so much, where can I find it?? It's so cute!
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I love love love these two looks! Especially the second one! It's so modern and edgy but still soft at the same time! I wish I had longer thicker hair so I could do these looks better!http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/
I wear the side braid a lot but I'd love to rock the high pony braid I just wish my hair was a bit longer for it.
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Your hair are perfect!!!! Love this post babe