Braids are usually associated with elementary school girls on the playground and are generally unacceptable for women over the age of 12 to wear in public. But there are more sophisticated styles of braids that women of any age can experiment with on those bad hair days.
1) The Waterfall Braid- This hairstyle is fun and easy to create for most hair lengths. It can be dressed down by wearing it with naturally wavy, curly or straight hair. The look can also be dressed up with loose barrel curls and accessories.
2) The Milkmaid Braid- This laid-back hairstyle can also be quickly done on those lazy, humid days or it can easily be dressed up. Just throw on a pop of lipstick and a dress for a night out and you’ve got yourself a sophisticated hairstyle.
3) Side Fishtail- This style, when worn loosely, can also be transformed from a day-to-night look. Once you get the hang of the fishtail technique, it can be perfected in mere seconds.
4) Fishtail Ponytail- Also in the fishtail family, this braided up-do looks great on those with long hair. It’s easy and quick to perfect. This style can be heavily utilized on hot summer days and nights. This look will keep you feeling cool and looking put together.