How to: wild, messy braids (video)

We’ve had our imaginations captured by various types of plaits and braids as some of the most on-trend 2011 hairstyles. But that simple concoction of woven strands we know as the braid has yet more incarnations, like the wild, tribal take featured in Free People’s June 2011 look book.

First waved and textured, then plaited with strands kept flying free to create a messy, wild look, this is a hairstyle that only gets better the more unkempt you make it. Add strands of leather, feathers, beads or other boho accessories to complete the look. To create the messy braid hairstyle for yourself watch the how-to video after the jump.

free people messy braids how to

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book
Free People June 2011 look book

free people messy braids

Hit play on the video above for a guide on how to create your own wild, boho braids or plaits. And for more inspiration, click on the thumbnails to view the full Free People Call Of The Wild look book.

Via freepeople.com.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.