DIVA DISH: Braidies Braid Bands

DIVA DISH: Braidies Braid Bands


New year, new braid!

I am LOVING these MIA beauty faux-hair braided stretchy headbands. Different style braidies (all under $10) come in a variety of shades ranging from blonde to black. Can you say SUPER CUTE?

I tested the Fishtail Braidie and the Thick Braidie, both in Dark Brown.

I wore them laid along my hairline, which – PS – took no time or skill, and got tons of compliments.

Fishtail Braidie

Thick Braidie

The hair actually looks real, which is shocking for the price, although I have yet to style either band in a way that tries to fake being my own. Going to have to get creative…

I wore the fishtail braidie on set to a Cosmo job where Rihanna’s hair stylist was our on-camera talent. We shot in her salon in Brooklyn. Several of the girls there, all incredibly well versed in hair, were into my Braidie. And beyond my own diva kiss of approval, that’s kind of all the reinforcement I need.



Lauren Cosenza - Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos are my own. Samples were provided for review and/or my use as a professional makeup artist. 

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1 Comment

  1. Lauren Cosenza

    Oh… I also brought my Braidies to Cali for our New Year’s trip and the bands are perfect for travel! Here the thick braidie adds a subtle yet stylish touch to an undone updo worn on the Laguna Beach waterfront. Beach chic, it’s all in the details.