The Best Braided Hairstyles

The Best Braided Hairstyles at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London

Our hairdressing experts at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London cannot wait to bring you three of their favourite on-trend braided hairstyles. Braids and plaits have always been a beautiful classic look, and now they are back and better than ever with fishtail plaits, waterfall braids and Dutch braids proving most popular. So, now we bring you a ‘how to’ guide on our favourite braids… or why not book in for a beautiful braided hairstyle by our professional stylists here at Afrotherapy Hair Salon.

The Dutch Braid

afro dutch braids, black hairdressers in edmonton, north londonDutch braids are a cute look and easy to do yourself. Brush your hair as smooth as possible before parting it into three even sections. Add some styling product to brush and part your hair more easily.

Crossing the right section under the middle section of hair, then cross the left section under the new middle section. Repeat this process by adding thin sections of hair from left to right. For the perfect Dutch braid make sure that you cross the hair under and not over.

We love to keep up to date with all the latest hairstyling fashions, trends and techniques here at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London. So, come into the salon and have a chat with one of our skilled stylists who will be happy to suggest the best look for you and give top tips on how to create that look!

The Braided Headband 

halo braids for afro hair, top afro hair salon in north londonThis beautiful braid is great because it works on short, medium and longer length hair! So, what could be better than using your own hair as a cool headband?

Start with freshly washed hair and then section a large piece of hair roughly from your crown to behind your ears. Then, separate your hair into three equal strands before crossing the left section over the middle section, and then the right section over the new middle section.

Carry on this process until you run out of hair. When the braid is done, secure it with a hair tie and pin behind our ear with a bobby pin.

Fishtail Plaits

fishtail braids for afro hair, best black hairdressing salon in north londonFishtail plaits are the ultimate bo-ho look! If this is your first time creating a fishtail braid then try with a side ponytail to start.

Split your hair into two equal parts before creating a much smaller third section from outside of the ponytail. Pull the small section across the top of the larger section from left to right, then repeat this process from right to left.

Repeat these steps until there’s no hair left, then secure the braid with a hair tie and spray with finishing product to keep it in place.

Top Tips to Keep Your Plaits & Braids Looking Good

If you want your hairstyle to stay in place, then follow these top tips to keep your braids looking tip top

·         Add some styling product to your hair to make it easier to grip.

·         Smaller sections of hair mean a tighter braid. If you want a chunky plait, use thicker sections.

·         Adding hair accessories to your braid hides any pins or hair ties.

·         Next time you pop into our North London hair salon, ask our skilled stylists for top tips and recommended products to get your hair in the best shape possible for beautiful braids.  

Book Your Hair Appointment at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London

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