Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Braids for the Holidays

This Holiday season I am loving everything with braids, pleats or plaits in them especially when it comes to hairdos! Below are some of the hottest braid trends to pair with your sparkly holiday outfits!
:: Ombre side-swept braids ::
I love the ombre tone in this braided style, it gives off such an easy and chic look and would be perfect for an office holiday party!   
:: Crowned braids ::
This crowned braid style recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season with or without the bangs. It gives off a princess-y almost romantic feel to it and can be worn outside on the ice skating rink or indoors at an elegant Christmas party!   
 
:: Structured swept-up braids::
Another ombre look but with a more structured up-do. I love this European Heidi-inspired braid that you can style into an updo or wear with your hair down, the possibilities are just endless.
:: Variation of a mussed-up fishtail ::
The fishtail braid continues to be a popular trend this year. I absolutely adore this sea-inspired style especially with these multiple braids variation.

Which one is your favorite?

45 comments:

  1. Wow... i love the crown braids.. basically all of them..

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    xoxo
    Chic Factor Team

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  2. wow! so beautiful... I don't know what I like more...
    XOXO

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  3. i totally love braided hair :)
    xx
    snowwhite90.blogspot.com

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  4. Loving these braided looks! Makes me want long hair again!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. These are all so pretty I don't think I could pick a favourite!

    Emma xo

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  6. love the first one!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  7. I really like the second one!! I just wish my hair was long enough *sigh*

    Would you like to follow each other?

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  8. All of these braids are amazing! I would love to try this out for a holiday party :)

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  9. Such fun ideas for holiday hair styles! I love the first one, it looks really amazing! ♥

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  10. The swept up braids look so elegant!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  11. The 1st is my favorite. I wish I had longer hair!

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  12. i love the first one! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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  13. I love the first one ! :)

    Love your blog :*

    Would be great if we followed each other, don't you think so ?

    RUNWAY JUICE

    XXX

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  14. omg , those are amazing!!!!!!!!11i wish i knew how to do those...:(((


    ps. thank you so much on your lovely words. maybe we could follow each other and keep in touch?:)
    xoxo


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  15. Love the first one!

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  16. i love the first one, where it's swept to the side.
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  17. Gosh I wish I knew how to make a braid, nice!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - yeah I love finding new blogs, would love to follow each other - following you now!

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  18. Great post! NIce to see something different. I think my favorite is the last one. It looks like it would look good even if you don't have tons of hair. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the nice comment.

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  19. wow amazing love to do this too =) thanks for visiting my blog =)http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com

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  20. These braids are amazing! They look pretty complicated... I've never been that good at doing braids. I love the second one the best! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, dear!
    xoxo

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  21. I love the ombre effect with braids! It really makes it stand out.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. ;-)
    Your newest follower,
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  22. of course honey! I am ur latest follower on gfc...wait for u now.... <3 thanks a lot!

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  23. Hi dear, lovely ideas! I like the first one! Thx for the nice comment:) Would you like to follow each other? I follow you on gfc and bloglovin/133,
    kisses chris

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  24. Hey dear, thanks for your lovely comment, would you maybe like to follow each other?
    Hugs from Vienna
    Eve

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  25. So nice ideas and inspiring post. Maybe someday I have the skills to do these. :D

    Kisses from Finland<3
    http://nnotforsale.blogspot.fi/

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  26. Before, braids used to be for little cute girls only. But not now anymore! Love all the photos.

    New follower here.

    ~ Sweetstrings

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  27. love all of these hair styles <33
    i"m following you now !

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  28. i love all these braids!!
    <3 bt my favourite is the first one :)

    xoxo,
    nicole

    http://fashionluvbynicole.blogspot.com

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  29. Thank you for such nice comment. Would you like to follow each other?

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  30. Woow! The last photo is spectacular!

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  31. These braids are beautiful :)
    do you want to follow each other ? just let me know it will be a pleasure :)
    Heels on Gasoline Blog

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  32. Amazing hair styles! Love braids!

    www.stills.rs

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  33. Oooh that first one is my fave - I love the braid trend!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  34. I love braids and the first one is the best one for me!

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  35. great hair-dos. Every time I see such posts I feel a little sad my hair are so short

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
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  36. Hello Thu! I do like the last one in particular! Wow! Many congrats on your pregnancy. When is the little one arriving?

    Zoe xxx
    http://www.zoealexanderuk.com

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  37. ahh i love this post! especially love the structured swept up braids, need to try this myself!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog, now following you :)

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    xx

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  38. i've been wanting to try a french braid that pulls from the bottom of the hair like in the first shot. i need to try it soon!

    thanks for checking out my blog!
    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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  39. I like the first and the second!
    Thanks for commenting my blog, I am following you
    and I would appreciate if you do the same. Let me know!
    kiss kiss

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  40. Amazing photos, love them all! i really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

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  41. My fave is the ombre side swept braid!! Gorgeous and I will definitely try!

    Hope you are having a marvelous weekend!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

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