In 2012, messy fishtail braids and Russian style braided crowns were popular. This year, braids are becoming more understated. They are more polished, more discreet, and they are more functionalâ€”use them to wrap around a ponytail or pin them around your loose hair as a makeshift hair tie.
Nicky Hilton demonstrates how to polish off your look with two bohemian-style braids and a centre hair part. These braids also act as a hair tie that can keep wayward waves under control. To get this look, style your hair as normal and add a centre part, grab two small sections and braid them to the back of the head and secure in place.
Instead of tucking her hair behind her ear, Paris Hilton uses a small French braid to keep it in place. It only takes a matter of minutes to make this small braid and it looks trÃ©s chic!