The Best Braided Hairstyles

The Best Braided Hairstyles at Mova Hair Salons in Virginia Water and Staines

Our hairdressing experts at Mova Hair Salons in Virginia Water and Staines are excited to bring you the best braided hairstyles that are on-trend right now. Plaits and braids are very popular at the moment, with Dutch braids, fishtail plaits, waterfall braids and many more trending at the moment.

Here we provide a guide on how to create some of the best plaited hairstyles…or why not book in for a brilliant braid at our new Braid Bar at Mova Hair Salons in Virginia Water and Staines?  

We offer a professional braiding service where we can put your hair into a beautiful braid to get you looking super cool for your music festival or hot hot hot for that summer prom or party.  We’ll even add glitter or hair chalk to your plait or braid to give you an on-trend festival hairstyle!

Our Braid Bar service costs £25 which includes glitter or hair chalk.  Choose from a wide range of braided hairstyles including Dutch braids, Halo braids, Boxer braids, French Plaits and more!

The Dutch Braid

best braid ideas, top hair salons in surreyDutch braids a gorgeous twist on the classic French plait. But don’t worry it’s easy to do yourself! Make sure to brush your hair smooth until it’s free of knots. Then, part into three clean, even sections. To keep stray hairs in place, add some hairspray or styling product to give you a smooth finish.

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

At Mova Hair Salons, we love to keep up to date with all the latest hairstyling fashions, trends and techniques. That’s why our skilled hair stylists are able to suggest the best look for you and your hair type. So why not come into one of our salons and we will be able to give you top tips on how to achieve the look you want.

The Braided Headband Hairstyle

best braid ideas, top hair salons in surreyFor this look you will need no accessories – just your own hair! The great thing about this plaited look is that it works on all hair lengths and is the perfect style to wear half up and half down.

The best time to create this look is straight after you have washed your hair, but damp or dry hair works fine too. Section a large piece of hair roughly from your crown to behind your ears. Then, split your hair into three equal strands before starting to cross the left section over the middle section, and then the right section over the new middle section. Use this braiding technique until you run out of hair. Secure the braid with a hair tie and pin the end of the plaited ponytail behind your ear with a bobby pin.

For a thicker and flatter look, use the ‘pancake technique’ – gently pull at the sections of the braid to loosen it. This technique does what it says on the tin, it makes your hair lie flatter, just like a pancake!

Fishtail Plaits

best braid ideas, top hair salons in surreyFishtail plaits can be worn sleek and smooth like a mermaid or tousled and chunky for a bo-ho look. If this is your first time doing a fishtail braid then maybe try with a side ponytail to start, and work up to your ideal fishtail plait look. Or book in with us at Mova Hair Salons and one of our stylists can do it for you!

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

Repeat these steps until you run out of hair and secure with a hair tie. Spritz with a finishing product to keep your beautiful fishtail braid in place. But don’t worry if your plait looks messy or tousled this creates the trendy relaxed plaited look.

Top Tips to Keep Your Plaits & Braids Looking Best

Braids and plaits can work loose through your daily activities which can leave you with an on-trend look. However, if you want your hairstyle to stay put, follow these top tips to keep your plait in tip-top shape.

·         Styling product, such as hairspray or dry shampoo, makes your hair easier to grip.

·         The smaller the sections of hair, the tighter the braid. The thicker the sections of hair, the chunkier the braid.

·         For relaxed beach babe waves, braid your hair tightly in the morning and then unravel later in the day to release your inner mermaid.

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

·         Come into our Mova Hair Salons and ask your stylist for top tips and recommended products to get your hair in the best shape possible to create the braids and plaits that you want.  

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