Braids have become a big trend of late. Teenagers from all over the world wear this look not only for colleges but also for parties. Even celebrities wear braids on the red carpet and also on the ramp. It’s a simple hairstyle that works for all occasions. Today, braids have different variations, such as the fishtail braids, virgin braid, French braid as well as the messy braids.
Braid, also known as Plait, is one of Indian women’s hairstyles. Braids are often preferred by women in rural and urban India. These Indian braided hairstyles are more commonly worn by female DIYers as they keep the hair away from the face. Braids not only make a well-groomed appearance, they are also funny, manageable and make sure that their heads turn. The biggest benefit of braiding is keeping your hair neat for a long time and avoiding tangles. Indian braid hairstyles are more important these days and you will see models go down the ramp with newer variations in this look. Regardless of the nature and type of hair you have, braids look very elegant. Today we see girls wearing fishtail braid, twisted braids, inverted French braids with every outfit, be it Indian or Western, and they all look equally stylish and chic.
Whether at a casual event or a wedding, nowadays pigtail hairstyles are preferred. You can make a braid of your choice, like a regular or a French braid, then turn it into a messy knot and decorate it with flowers to make a versatile hairstyle.
Long hair Indian braids:
There are different hairstyles that contain Indian braids; Some of the most popular of them are as follows:
1. standard braid:
Also called English braid, standard braids are the most common hairstyle, followed by the majority of women. Starting at the neck, standard braids are made by dipping hair into three equal parts. Cross the left part over the middle and the right part above it. Repeat this process until you finish the braid.
2. French braid:
This is the second most popular braid known as “Sagar Choti” in Hindi. French Braid keeps the whole head perfectly braided. This look became popular after the film “Ishqzaade”, where Parineeti Chopra was played with French braids. Start French braids by making three small portions at the top of the head and then gradually coming down the neck by adding hair into the braid. At the neck you can either make a normal braid or a fishtail braid or a bun of your choice. Here is a detailed French Braid Tutorial. The French plait became one of the most popular Indian hairdressing pigtails.
3. Crown Braid:
Caption: Crown Braid with a chaotic knot
The Crown Braid is more or less similar to the Swiss Braid. These braids take too much time to be woven as small sections of hair are added from the crown area as the braid is advanced. Crown Braid is good for medium to long hair and is best for curly hair beauties, as it keeps your crown neat and well-groomed. You can equip your braids with different ornaments to make them look chic!
4. Fishtail Braid:
Fishtail braids are in the style of the season. Young college girls, Bollywood beauties and models on the ramp have played this trend late. It looks equally stylish on both Indian and Western clothing. The unilateral fishtail braid is also very popular. Fishtail braid is also referred to as a “herringbone braid”. It is woven by taking small, even hair pieces like a standard braid that looks like a fishtail or a herringbone pattern. Although the braids are braided like an English braid, you need to take very small hairs each time, so it’s better to use a comb while doing the hairstyle. Here is a detailed Fishtail Braid Tutorial