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5 stylish braids for Fall/Winter 2015

 Cornrows  The beribboned braid  The wild mermaid braid  Grungy mini-braids  The French braid for short hair
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The timeless braid can always be seen center stage, whether in winter or summer. To give your braids a twist, and add some variety to your style, here are five looks from the runway to inspire you.

Cornrows

Cornrows are making a comeback in the beauty world. The look is borrowed from African culture and we originally saw it take over the world in the 90s. To make the look more modern and to give your hair an urban touch, only add two to four cornrows to your hair. If you'd like to keep things more traditional and cornrow all of your hair, you will need to go to a salon that specializes in this style, as the cornrow technique can be difficult and is not a service that all hair salons offer.

The beribboned braid

We don't think about it enough, but an elastic isn't the only way to make your hairstyle hold! For a preppy or romantic look for your winter locks, why not use a ribbon? Depending on the effect you're after, you could use a simple black shade, navy blue, brighter colors, or even opt for a thick silk bow or a ready-to-go barrette.

The wild mermaid braid

The mermaid braid, despite it reminding us of the beach and sunny days in summer, is not just a hairstyle reserved for the warmer months. In winter, give it a tousled edge for a grungy effect. This look is especially successful on long russet, red or bright hair colors. Don't hesitate to soften the ensemble with a wide-brimmed felt hat.

Grungy mini-braids

Making the most of the beauty of braids while also keeping your hair down is totally possible. Thanks to the return of "grunge" on fashion's radar, two or three little braids woven randomly into your hair are right on trend. For the perfect finished look, don't forget to keep the rest of your hair wavy, voluminous and lightly tousled.

The French braid for short hair

Ladies with bobs and short styles, you can relax: almost all lengths can wear a French braid this winter. We love this Eastern-European/snow queen style that looks especially enchanting on light-colored hair. However, it's not the easiest to create alone, so don't hesitate to ask a friend (or your stylist) for a hand!

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