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5 Classic Hairstyles That Are Making A Comeback This Year

The global fashion and beauty industry is always evolving. New trends are coming in every year. But similar to life cycles, there are trends that also make a comeback. Magazines and fashion shows often set the bar for what’s trendy and not, and as these new fashionable hairstyles are released, women all over the world follow suit. As moms, there’s no reason not to be fashionable. Even when you’ve got an entire household to care for, don’t forget to also take good care of yourself. Indul...
Tags: Fashion, Tupac, Hair, 90s, Cher, Brigitte Bardot, Hairstyles, Braids, 60s, Bandana, French Braid, Ponytail, Straight Hair, Hairstyling, Braided Styles, Straight Hairstyle


30 Wedding Hairstyles with Braids We’e Loving Right Now

These wedding hairstyles with braids are some of our top favorites! Whether half up/half down, boho fishtails, loose ponytails or messy buns these gals are rocking their long locks. And don’t worry, this hair may be big but it’s certainly not full of secrets. These 30+ looks are totally attainable, whether through delicate accessories, floral… 30 Wedding Hairstyles with Braids We’e Loving Right Now - Ruffled
Tags: Beauty, Wedding, Hair, Hairstyles, Fashion & Beauty, Braids, Bridal Look, Bridal Style


Album Of The Week: Braids Shadow Offering

Braids have a flair for the dramatic. Throughout their four albums, the Canadian trio have been an outlet for unhinged catharsis. They are masters of outsized emotion, approaching their music with a theatrical zeal that confers everyday anxieties with a heightened, fantastical edge. In the same way that a song in a musical leads a … More »
Tags: Music, Braids, Album Of The Week


The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while the rest of us slowly lost our minds in lockdown. And then, just as things finally seemed to be returning to some shattered semblance of normalcy, cities all … More »
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, Jay-z, Bob Dylan, Charli Xcx, Sorry, Envy, Grimes, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Caribou, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Freddie Gibbs, Braids, Arca


Braids – “Just Let Me”

Braids' new album Shadow Offering was supposed to come out last week, but the band pushed its release date to mid-June. They were deep into the rollout when they did that, though, so we've heard a good chunk of tracks from it already, all of them really great -- "Eclipse (Ashley)," "More »
Tags: Video, Music, Braids, Derek Branscombe, Raphaelle Standell-Preston


4 Products That'll Come In Handy When Installing Your Own Box Braids

So, you've decided to install your own box braids - along with plenty of other people who have had to become their own hairstylists. The best thing about putting yourself in charge of your own beauty treatments is the amount of money you save - but the only drawback is figuring out how to get the same salon-quality looks you'd get from a stylist at home. Box braids in particular, as well as other protective styles, are a special kind of DIY project; they're doable with the help of some handy You...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Braids, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Trends, Staying Home, Annagjid Kee Taylor


If You're Doing Your Own Box Braids, These Are the 4 Items You Need, According to a Pro

So, you've decided to install your own box braids - along with plenty of other people who have had to become their own hairstylists. The best thing about putting yourself in charge of your own beauty treatments is the amount of money you save - but the only drawback is figuring out how to get the same salon-quality looks you'd get from a stylist at home. Box braids in particular, as well as other protective styles, are a special kind of DIY project; they're doable with the help of some handy You...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Braids, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Trends, Staying Home, Annagjid Kee Taylor


The French Braid Ponytail Taking Over Instagram Right Now Is Actually SO Easy to Do

Nestled somewhere between the intricate plaited headband and your greasy, haven't-showered-in-a-week topknot, you'll find the ever-faithful french braid - a wildly easy style that, much to the wider world's delight, works even better on second (or third)-day hair. When you merge that look with a tucked-under low ponytail? Oh, baby, welcome to a hairstyle that practically sells itself. No, but really: this french braid tuck (or, as celebrity hairstylist Sunnie Brook likes to call it, "the Frenchi...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Hairstyles, Braids, Brook, Frenchie, Beauty Trends, Staying Home, Sunnie Brook, POPSUGAR Don


Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Now that we've officially been social distancing for a few weeks now, it's safe to say that it's going to be a while before many of us are able to make hair appointments again. If you have natural hair, chances are you're already used to following an extensive at-home hair routine, but the one area you probably enlist a little help is with a protective style like braids or twists (especially in the spring and summer months). Convenient as they are, box braids and twists styles - specifically pas...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends, Staying Home


These At-Home Box Braid Tutorials Will Help You Master the Protective Style in No Time

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box braids are a go-to style for many for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they encourage growth by keeping the manipulation of your natural hair at a minimum, but as a bonus, they're also good for helping you shave several minutes off of your getting-ready routine. With that said, since most people are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids


Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box braids are a go-to style for many for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they encourage growth by keeping the manipulation of your natural hair at a minimum, but as a bonus, they're also good for helping you shave several minutes off of your getting-ready routine. With that said, since most people are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Sorry, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Squid, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Braids, El-p, Dua Lipa


This Headband Braid Only Looks Complicated but Is So Easy to DIY

With more and more people spending extra time at home right now, it only makes sense that you might be looking for a little hairstyle inspiration to keep you occupied in the days to come. Instead of re-creating something intricate (although there's certainly a place for that, too), consider trading in your usual look for this easy-to-DIY braided style. Whether your hair is long or short, thick or thin, a headband braid is a fun and easy way to keep your hair out of your face but still look cute...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Braids, Beauty tips, Hair Tutorials, Faith Huffnagle


Need a New Protective Style to Wear This Spring? Try Havana Twists

Have you added Havana twists to your list of spring hair inspiration yet? Because if you haven't already, you probably should. If you're unfamiliar with the protective style, Havana twists are similar to Marley twists, except they have a slightly different look and feel, not to mention that both styles use a different type of braiding hair. (Marley twists normally use a really kinky braiding hair that can often be bought for around $5 a pack at a beauty supply store, while Havana twists use Hava...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Marley, Natural Hair, Havana, Braids, Beauty Trends


Braids – “Snow Angel”

Next month, the Calgary trio Braids will release Shadow Offering, their first album in five years. You should be excited about it. We've already posted the early tracks "Eclipse (Ashely)" and "Young Buck." They're both great. Today, Braids share another great one: A nine-minute monolith called "Snow Angel." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Calgary, Braids, Kevan Funk


Yarn Is the Box Braid Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

I'll admit that anytime I'm on the lookout for a cool hair accessory, yarn has never been the first thing that comes to mind - but a few looks at yarn braid hairstyles on social media may have caused me to reconsider that. In case you've never heard of them, yarn braids are just like any other kind of box braids, except that they're created with - you guessed it - yarn that's weaved into the hair. To get the look, you can pick up the yarn from any crafts store in any color you desire - pink, red...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends


11 Photos That'll Make You Want to Jump on the Faux Dreadlocks Bandwagon Immediately

Protective styles come in lots of different forms, but not too many styles give me heart eyes quite like faux dreadlocks. Ever since Zendaya wore them on the Oscars red carpet back in 2015, they've pretty much been everywhere - and that's not surprising, considering they're basically the ultimate cool girl hairstyle. In case you were wondering, faux dreadlocks are a protective hairstyle that lots of people wear as an alternative to box braids. They allow you to wear locs without actually having ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Zendaya, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends


The French Side Braid Is the Perfect Updo For Spring - Here's How to Re-Create It in 5 Steps

This sideswept braid is something of a cross between a waterfall braid and the french braid Katniss Everdeen wore in The Hunger Games. Not only is the french side braid a chic take on your average braided updo, but it's also still elegant enough to sport during a night out on the town. As a bonus, braided hairstyles like this one really come in handy for those of us who'll be looking to keep our hair up and out of our faces as the weather warms up in the coming months. That said, not all of us a...
Tags: Katniss Everdeen, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Hair Tutorials, Beauty Trends, DIY Beauty, Spring Beauty


The French Side Braid Is the Perfect Updo For Spring - Here's How to Recreate It In 5 Steps

This sideswept braid is something of a cross between a waterfall braid and the french braid Katniss Everdeen wore in The Hunger Games. Not only is the french side braid a chic take on your average braided updo, but it's also still elegant enough to sport during a night out on the town. As a bonus, braided hairstyles like this one really come in handy for those of us who'll be looking to keep our hair up and out of hair faces as the weather warms up in the coming months. That said, not all of us ...
Tags: Katniss Everdeen, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Hair Tutorials, Beauty Trends, DIY Beauty, Spring Beauty


Learn How to DIY the Waterfall Braid Once and For All With This Step-by-Step

Out of all the amazing hairstyles filling up our Pinterest feeds these days, braids tend to be the one style that stops us in our tracks most often. The specific look we've been wanting to learn the most, however, is the waterfall braid. This romantic braid has a whimsical feel with draping pieces that make it appear to be more challenging than it really is - and we want to prove how easy the style is to DIY. We asked hairstylist Olivia Halpin of DreamDry to show us how to do a simple waterfall ...
Tags: Pinterest, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Beauty DIY, Hair Tutorials, Olivia Halpin


Amandla Stenberg's Blond Box Braids Took 6 Hours to Do - and They Were Worth the Wait

Amandla Stenberg just brought their box braids back and gave them a fun '90s twist. The Hate U Give actor was among a sea of famous faces at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday night where they stepped out sporting a fun, blond braided bob. The braids were done by hairstylist Mariah (Yaya) Leilani, who created small box braids throughout the actor's hair with platinum blond extensions and cut them into a chin-length bob that's longer in the front and shorter in the back. "Amandla came to me ...
Tags: Beauty, Oscars, Hair, Braids, Amandla Stenberg, Red Carpet, Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends, Hair Trends, Popsugar, Leilani, Award Season, Stenberg


Amandla Stenberg's Box Braids Made Their Return With a '90s-Inspired Twist

Amandla Stenberg just brought their box braids back and gave them a fun '90s twist. The Hate U Give actor was among a sea of famous faces at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday night where they stepped out sporting a fun, blond braided bob. According to one of Stenberg's most recent Instagram posts, the braids were created by a stylist known on social media as @yayadidmyhair, who created small box braids throughout the actor's hair with platinum blond extensions and cut them into a chin-leng...
Tags: Beauty, Oscars, Hair, Braids, Amandla Stenberg, Red Carpet, Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends, Hair Trends, Award Season, Stenberg, Marsai Martin Read, Amandla Stenberg Said Goodbye


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Caribou, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Braids, Chromatics, BIB, Peel Dream Magazine


Braids – “Young Buck”

Braids blew us away last fall with "Eclipse (Ashley)," billed as a preview of their first album in five years. Today we learn a lot more about that album: It's called Shadow Offering, it's out in April, it's produced by former Death Cab For Cutie sonic consigliere Chris Walla, and its … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Braids, Chris Walla, Eclipse Ashley


French, Fishtail, Pull-Through - These Hair-Braiding Tutorials Are Our 2020 Hair Inspiration

Elegant hairstyles don't have to be super complicated, and TikTok user @learnwithlati's gorgeous hair-braiding tutorials just gave us hope that our hair can look incredible without taking hours to do up. The bridal-inspired hair tutorials, performed on a variety of colorful wigs, work for weddings, proms, parties, or just an extraglamorous day out. "What might look complicated, is just a combination of some pinning, curling and teasing," our hairstyling teacher wrote on her YouTube channel. Tha...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Hairstyles, Braids, Chocolate Lilac


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Envy, Grimes, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Braids, Silverbacks, Soccer Mommy


Braids – “Eclipse (Ashley)” Video

Canadian trio Braids have a new album on the way next year, their first full-length LP since 2015's Deep In The Iris. And today, they're giving us a first taste with the lovely "Eclipse (Ashley)," a song dedicated to singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston's best friend. As she explains: … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Braids, Ashley, Nina Vroemen, Raphaelle Standell Preston


I Tried Hair Extensions, and They Finally Gave Me a Pinterest-Perfect Braid

For years, I wondered how every woman on Pinterest and Instagram had braids that rivaled that of Queen Elsa of Arendelle . . . and she created hers using magic. Every time I'd try styling my fine hair, I would get a thin, totally boring braid. Call me naive, but it took me several years of pulling at my braids and pouring in dry shampoo to figure out that the people online had a secret weapon: hair extensions. Luckily, I got my hands on the Beyond Hair Select Extensions ($349), a 10-piece set o...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Remy, Elsa of Arendelle, Hair Tutorials, Beauty How To, Hair extensions


I Figured Out the Secret to Getting an Instagram-Perfect Braid

For years, I wondered how every woman on Pinterest and Instagram had braids that rivaled that of Queen Elsa of Arendelle . . . and she created hers using magic. Every time I'd try styling my fine hair, I would get a thin, totally boring braid. Call me naive, but it took me several years of pulling at my braids and pouring in dry shampoo to figure out that the people online had a secret weapon: hair extensions. Luckily, I got my hands on the Beyond Hair Select Extensions ($349), a 10-piece set o...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Remy, Elsa of Arendelle, Hair Tutorials, Beauty How To, Hair extensions


Dove Cameron's Braided Hairstyle Is Even More Magical From the Back

Dove Cameron's recent braided hairstyle is whimsical yet surprisingly complex. From the front, the actress's updo looked like the typical braid, with loose pieces styled into soft waves. From the back, the look was even more intricate. Marissa Marino, the hairstylist behind the braid, posted a 360-view of Cameron's entire beauty look, which revealed the hairstyle's different components: three large braids woven together with tiny ones surrounding them. With its many details, the look was reminis...
Tags: Beauty, Cameron, Hair, Braids, Daenerys Targaryen, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Dove Cameron, Marissa Marino