Baby braids broke the internet a few times in 2020 and 2021 and aren’t going anywhere in 2022. The reason why this trend continues to make movement is because of its versatility and ease of styling. The look can be individualized for a 70s vibe or a 90s feel with a few simple changes to your style (or outfit). The look can be combined with more braids, undone waves or natural texture and can even be added to upstyles. Read on to learn why baby braids will continue to trend in 2022 and how to get the look!
Why We Heart Baby Braids
From the red carpet to la playa, we’ve seen baby braids in numerous iterations all season and we will continue to. Starlets like Margot Robbie and allowed this trend to be accepted for high fashion events, while models like Hailey Beiber and Kendal Jenner made them a popular everyday accessory. And, if braids aren’t the easiest for you to create, consider adding a twist to your tendrils instead.
Get The Look:
There are very few rules to getting this look. It can be started on a second-day blowout, freshly styled hair, beachy waves or as an addition to your top knot. You simply have to decide on your base style and add a few braids to the mix.
Step 1: If starting out with freshly cleansed hair, apply Redken Quick Blowout from roots to ends and Redken Oil For All from mid-lengths to ends. This will give you an effortless finish with a touch of shine to begin.
Step 2: Whether working with freshly blow-dried hair or second-day strands, we suggest adding dry shampoo to your tendrils to add volume, hold and grit for an airy finish. We love Redken Dry Clean or Invisible Dry Shampoo.
Step 3: Next, determine your part and how small or big of a braid you want to create. Once hair is parted, section out a small triangle section on either side and begin your braid. Pay attention to how the hair is behaving as you braid because you’ll want a natural fall, which means nothing too tight. As you lightly braid the hair keep checking to be sure it falls with ease and then secure the ends with a bobby pin or clear elastic.
Step 4: Once hair is braided, add a touch of dry shampoo to the rest of your hair and finish as desired. Then, add a quick spritz of Redken Control Addict 28 or Shine Flash Shine Spray to keep the braids in place without excess flyaways.