Street style: a balanced braid

Juxtaposed against layers, in Summer or Winter, or even under a hat, the side braid remains the 2010 hair trend for a reason: it never ceases to capture the eye nor fails to inspire.

Torunn Lovise Gullaksen

Some may say otherwise: that side braids all look the same. I’d beg to differ. Glance at the above street style snap and you’ll see side braid play second fiddle to the head piece. Look closer and you’ll see the individualism shine through; this particular take on the side braid isn’t worn precisely as the trend ‘defines’. Rather, the braid is much neater than what we’ve grown accustomed to, and the fringe (normally exposed and side swept) is tucked away.

Small personalisations yes, but ones that sit perfectly with the rest of the outfit.

This street style picture was snapped during Paris Fashion Week by Vanessa Jackman.

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