It is said that “Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia,”. Where I come from the Quechua are a group of indigenous people and in Peru, one of the most significant aspects of the Quechua woman’s look and culture is her hair. Native women of all ages wear long braids which represents more than a hairstyle; for example two braids signify the marital status of Peruvian women.
Buns and braids aren’t mutually exclusive looks. To rock a braided bun pull your hair back into a ponytail on the middle of your head. Then braid the ponytail before wrapping it up into a bun!
Braids are an incredibly popular and versatile hairstyle. You can easily create the right braid to match the look you’re going for, regardless of what kind of style you want to achieve. From a simple to truly unique designs, there are dozens of braids you can try out for any occasion.
@Hairchameleon AKA Nicole Bellows is an expert hair stylist.
“Braiding inspires me because such a simple thing can be turned into an elegant style. I love how a Simple 3 strand braid can be pancaked (pulled out) for more texture and a fuller style. A simple hack to pancake a braid is to pull up towards the scalp not out. Start braiding and once you have about a 1/4th of your strand done, start to pancake at that time then finish the braid and pancake the rest. If you finish the braid completely first it becomes harder to pull out and looks messier.”