We don’t know whether you’re checking out Alia Bhatt’s Instagram or not, but if you’re not - you so should! This girl is giving us some serious hair goals with her amazingly wondrous braiding styles! Here are some we think you should definitely try!
1. The Two-Strand Half Braid
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So casually elegant! That’s the first thing which comes to mind when we look at this one! And pairing all that elegance with a quirky comic book logo...haha, that’s pure genius! Here, Alia uses a simple two-strand braiding technique to create a plait, which she then uses to tie up half of her hair, leaving the other half cascading like a sweet waterfall. The rope braiding technique involves using only two strands of hair, which are twisted and turned over each other - so it is a super simple technique. Learn how to do it in a Popxo video here!
2. Girl-Next-Door Pigtails
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Everybody knows how to do a simple three strand braid, and Alia nails the girl-next-door look by employing a variation of this very technique! After parting her hair in the middle, she adds a section of the left-out portion into her braid (like in a French braid). At the end, she wraps a thin section of hair around the hair tie to conceal it! Voila, your crush won’t stop smiling at you ;)
3. Go-Whirly Locks
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What could be simpler and more creative than this? This hairdo is quirky and fresh at the same time. And not all complicated as it looks! First, tie a high ponytail with most of the hair on the upper part of your head. Then take the remaining section of hair below it, and create a three strand braid and tie the end of it with a rubber band. And then, whirl it round and round and keep it in place using U pins and bobby clips in the back of your head. You’re all done, Girl, you look so cool!
4. Oh, I-Heart-You Braid
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How pretty and romantic is this braiding style - just perfect for your date night! Part your hair in the middle, and then just separate small sections of hair from the upper back of your head to create two simple three strand braids. Then bring them around your head from either sides of the parting in a heart shape and tie their ends together. Hold the heart shape in place with U-pins and you’re all set to step into your fantasy world!
5. The Classic Fishtail
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Of course, there’s the ever-charming fishtail braid which Alia sports with grace. Fishtail braids are achieved by separating the hair into two sections (instead of 3 like with a classic plait) and taking the outer edge of one section and crossing it over to the other side. You can repeat this on both sides continuously to get Alia’s look. It is also a great idea to “pancake” the braid, which means loosening it a bit by gently tugging at it with your hands after you’re done tying it up. This will give it a more natural look.
6. The Crossed Rope Braid
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Jazz up your traditional attire with a fun crossed braid- Alia shows you how! Here, the rope braiding technique is used in a small portion of Alia’s hair, which you can try so easily too! Rope braiding involves taking two strands of hair and twisting and crossing them over each other to create this cutesy look. Check out this video to learn exactly how.
7. The Boho Chic Plait
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Alia wows with this boho chic hairstyle, which she pulls off with the effortlessness of a true free spirit. This hairdo combines the rope braiding technique with the fishtail technique. Take two sections of hair from either side of your head, and rope braid each of them till the mid-length of these sections, and then knot them together, or tie them up with a hair tie. Then use the remaining hair from both these sections to create a fishtail braid. And you’re all ready for your retro hippie-themed party!
8. The Lazy Milkmaid Braid
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The milkmaid braid is perfect for a lazy day, because even though it looks sophisticated, it is actually rather simple to make. And it will look super pro for that busy day at work, even when you’re tired! Check out this Popxo video to learn how to do this braid.
Images: Alia Bhatt on Instagram
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