…they are officially EVERYWHERE with no signs of going ANYWHERE ANYTIME soon.
The longevity is kind of shocking — and in keeping with nail art and ombré hair, they’re no longer a trend but instead just another way to change things up.
So we tried our DIVA hands at ’em.
Mel and Marlena’s hands to be exact.
Starting with a simple side rope braid as THE WARMUP.
Mel created a chic rope pony and Marlena twirled a romantic rope half-up number.
Both completed the task with proficiency and skill.
So we upped the ante with a little FRIENDLY COMPETITION.
A freestyle braid-off, if you will.
The looks were challenging and things definitely got heated.
Mel crafted a multi-braid side chignon showcasing her long layers and drawing the eye to her neck and jawline. Marlena threaded a sporty fishtail with a high-pony base that had tons of movement and highlighted her hot haircolor.
I’d ask Who Braided Best — but it’s pretty obvi they’re both #winning. Loving these looks so much!
Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos are my own.
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