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Runway hairstyles: the braided part from every angle

Bohemian braided part Chic side-braided part Optical illusion braided part and crown Twisted part Fierce braided double part
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Pretty as a picture, the braid has broken away from the back of the head and is moving forward in fashion: up to your part! There's a myriad of ways you can freshen up your look simply by introducing a braided part to your hairstyle.

Bohemian braided part

Is it a part? Is it a braid? No, it's a braided part! This happy-hippie style might look complicated, but it's like riding a bike: once you get the technique, you'll never forget it. Create two parts down your head with a gap of 1/2 inches. Use the section of hair between them to create a Dutch braid, making sure the sections pass underneath so that the braid is raised. Tuck in excess hair at the back and pin. Repeat with side sections if you're feeling adventurous!

Chic side-braided part

Keep your cool and show off your hairstyle credentials with a look that's sophisticated with a whimsical edge: the side-braided part. Create as previously, but make sure the two parting lines extend away from each other to create this graphic, angular finish.

Optical illusion braided part and crown

Keep onlookers on their toes as they try to understand how you created this braided crown featuring a braided part. In fact, the part isn't braided at all! Make a side part, then create a crown braid using two side sections. Join them at the middle of your hair line, and braid them together down where your center part would normally be. Clever!

Twisted part

Bernard Chandran's perfectly-executed twisted hairstyles really stood out on the runway. His stylists created several parts in the hair, applied a lot of styling products (we're thinking wet-look gel and hairspray) and twisted each section around itself to create an interweaving, braid-like texture that we've never seen before.

Fierce braided double part

This look is for the warriors among us. Instead of starting a braid at the front, these two braids come from the back of the head, and are tightly plaited to the hairline before being pulled to opposite ears, tucked behind and pinned to create a headpiece effect.

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