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15/10/2019

Ten Ways To Style Long Braids Or Twists

Individual long braids (single plaits) or twists are great way to protect your hair during winter but they can be hassle to style. Most people who with long braids or twits tend to just pull them back or wear them down but the whole idea of getting these done is so that you can protect your hair whilst still having some versatility in how you style it daily. After all, if you’ve spent over 6 hours sat down getting them you probably want to do more than just wear it pulled back all day. So if you have braided your hair or planning to get your hair braided, the styles below should give you some inspiration!  Dont forgot to allow your braids or twists a few days to settle in first so you don't  put too much tension on your edges. 

 

Glamorous high twisted updo

This style is not for the faint hearted and probably wouldn’t be too comfortable all day long. It’s a nice way to style your long braids or twists for a special occasion or evening out. 

long braids style updo

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Plaited Knot

No hair band? No problem! Just grab a few braids and tie them together at the back to keep hair out of your face. 

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Double high bun 

Who remembers Chun Li from street fighter? This style is taking us way back and is a fun way to style your long braids or twists and mix it up every now and then. 

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Intricate High Bun

All hail queen B. We are loving this intricate high bun. A great look for an evening out or for work during the day. Balance the top heavy look with some big earrings and you are good to go! 

high bun style box braids

 

Pulled forward over one shoulder

Styling your long braids or twists doesn’t need to be complicated. When all else fails, leave it out and pull it forward over one shoulder for some instant glam! 

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Centre high twisted bun with half down

Half up and half down is always a win win. Two styles in one and many ways to style the top too. You might want a high bun, twist or pony tail. The opportunities are endless. 

 box braids style high twisted

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blond box braids

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Decorated with strings and accessories

Your hair deserves a little bling too so mix it up with some gold or silver thread, rings or clips! 

 

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Funky and fresh with bold bright headbands

Weak hairline? No problem? Cover it with a headband and add some instant pops of colour to match your outfit too. 

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For more style inspiration check out our hair galleries and if you need to find someone to braid your hair you can find someone local in our directory.

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