THE ACCENT BRAID
You don’t always need a cut to change things up in the hairstyle game. Case in point: the accent braid. Add one or several anywhere, to any ‘do – short or long hair, layered or one-length, up-do or straight down. And they can be thin, delicate braids, or wide statement plaits, the choice is yours. Right now, we love the look of braiding from the nape of your neck up into a high ponytail or bun (bonus: you won’t have the “bump” there that’s bound to happen). Day-old hair tends to be easier to braid because your hair has more grip, but you can always use texturising spray or powder to cheat. One final neat trick: to make your hair look fuller, gently pull apart the plaits to widen them. At this point, you can leave them or muss them up even more for a textured look.