Top 3 basic braids for beginners

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“Is less always more?” – It’s often pointed out that “style” is closely tied-up with the phrase “less is more.” The degree of elegance is related with how minimal the design is. Truth be told, this principle is widely accepted (I adhere to it personally) in various fields – fashion and designing alike. It’s what we want to point out with our Top 3 basic braids.

However, to a degree, less isn’t always more. Sometimes “less” is “less”, and “more” means “more”. There are times where you need to display a level of artistic appeal. Or, when aesthetic matters, adding “more” is the way to go.

From a hairstyling perspective, we’re going to present the simplistic approach of the Rope braid against the elaborate embellishment of the Four-strand braid. That’s not all, it’s unfair to leave out the Three-strand braid – which is kind of the middle ground between the two.

Let’s get to it! Here are the Top 3 basic braids by Braidwear.com


Top 3 basic braids by Braidwear.com

1. Rope braid

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Rope braid – Braidwear.com

The first on our list – The Rope braid. This style’s overall structure simply comes from 2 equal sections of hair that we will call “strands”. The whole point is to twist both strands towards one direction and cross them over each other towards the opposite direction from the twist. To put simply, twist both strands to the left and cross them towards the right. This is what makes the rope-like-pattern of the style.

The simplicity of the Rope braid majority comes from the number of strands needed to create the pattern coupled with the beginner level difficulty to follow the steps to recreate the whole style. Its simplistic nature of this braid equates to a very fashionable hairdo – loved by many, used by many. Once again, “less is more” is proven by this style like a charm.

Here’s an awesome tutorial by Amalie from EverydayHairInspiration.com. Check both her Youtube channel and website.


2. Three-strand braid

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Three-strand braid- Braidwear.com

Because we’re talking about “less vs. more”, it’s important to establish a middle ground. The Three-strand braid is a perfect compromise between a minimal and sophisticated approach. It’s obvious that this is turning out to be a numbers game – 2 strands vs. 3 strands vs. 4 strands. That being said, some people settle for “just right”. Some people don’t go for fireworks and at the same time not wanting to be left behind – therefore, being on the safe side works fine.

Going back to the style, it is a level higher than the rope braid when it comes to the number of strands needed to form the hairdo. Meaning, there’s more to see in the Three-strand braid compared to the 2 strand rope braid. It’s worth a try.

Here’s an awesome video about the Three-strand braid by Miranda Hedman. Check both her Youtube channel and website.

 


3. Four-strand braid

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Four-strand braid – Braidwear.com

Last but definitely not the least – the Four-strand braid. Since we’re talking numbers, this braid is proud of its four-strand structure. This braid isn’t too concerned about being simple. It goes for the “wow’ without hesitation – a true crowd-pleaser and attention-seeker.

At first glance, sure it looks elaborate and sophisticated but it really doesn’t take that much to actually do this braid. Although, it’s a bit more complex than the first two, however, it’s completely achievable even for beginners.

With this braid, we conclude our list of the Top 3 basic braids for beginners.

Here’s an awesome tutorial by Shannon Burns from silvousplaits.com. Check both her Youtube channel and website.


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  1. vurtilopmer 4th November 2019
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