17.05.13 Beauty, Hair

Cannes Trend Spotting: Beautiful Braided Updos

Beautiful Braided Updos at Cannes

Although braids have been a fun hair trend for some time now, most people still think of plaits as a more casual hairstyle. Not so said some of the beautiful actresses at Cannes Film Festival.

French actress Berenice Bejo, Freido Pinto and Fan Bingbing all chose braided looks that wrapped across their hairlines.

Berenice went for a more classic ‘milkmaid’ look, with a single, loosely plaited braid wrapped around her crown, which is certainly the most casual of the three looks, but still completely red carpet appropriate.

Freido’s braid was finished asymmetrically with the various pieces fastened into a rosette-inspired cluster on the left side of her head.

Fan’s look was accomplished by making several French braids down the back of her head, the entire length of her hair. The braids were then wound together into a bun, which was fastened at the nape of her neck.

Each of these looks is achievable at home with just a little practice!

To make your own plaited creations, it’s best to use dirty hair. If your hair is clean, apply Big Sexy Hair Voluminizing Dry Shampoo to add texture to your hair. Use clear hair elastics to hold the braids in place undetected–Goody’s Clear Hair Rubber Bands variety pack is a great option, as there are various sizes for various sized braids. And when you are pinning the braids into place, match the bobby pins to your hair. Goody Colour Collection Metallic Bobby Pins come in blonde, brunette and black.

Braid Post

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Goody Clear Hair Rubber Bands
Goody Colour Collection Metallic Bobby Pins

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Fan Bingbing In Elie Saab - Chopard Lunch

Fan Bingbing In Elie Saab – Chopard Lunch

Paloma Faith's Versus Printed Shirt

Paloma Faith’s Versus Printed Shirt

2 Responses to Cannes Trend Spotting: Beautiful Braided Updos

  1. EmmaWoodhouse May 18, 2013 at 04:51 #

    Braided updos can be fantastic. However, Freida and Berenice’s fell flat, with an oddly proportioned look (too much volume on sides and not enough of top). Fan looks lovely, however.

  2. Alina May 17, 2013 at 16:54 #

    I love braids! Too bad they don’t look good on me! 🙂

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