No, it’s not your regular hairstyle. It’s super complex to achieve. But it stands out like no other! We’re talking about micro braids. Although micro braids have been around for years, they are only becoming famous now, thanks to celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Lilly Singh.
Taking cues from the runways and red carpets, we’ve rounded up 6 lit micro braid hairstyles that are anything but basic. From micro braid ponytails and micro braid buns to the more unconventional micro braids in bantu knots, here are some OTT looks you just can’t miss.
Burgundy micro braids
The most eccentric way to wear micro braids is to colour them a quirky hue. Micro braids in burgundy are sure to make your hair game pop. Rihanna, who’s tried almost every hair look in the book, pulls off micro braids with equal panache.
Micro braids in a bun/top-knot
Micro braids in a bun is a celebrity-favourite and a red-carpet hit! Zoe Kravitz and Alicia Keys show you how to do a micro braids bun right. To keep it casual and low-key, Alicia’s micro braids top-knot is just perfect while Zoe’s clean micro braids in a low bun with slicked-down baby hairs and a cute bow scrunchie is classy and elegant!
Micro braids combined with finger waves
Finger waves are a major hit on international runways and red carpets, and what makes them stand out here are micro braids! Beyoncé wears her hair in a micro braids low ponytail. For added drama, her hairstylist has created finger waves on the sidelocks and at the temples. If we had to define OTT, we’d say it’s Beyoncé’s hair game!
Micro braids in bantu knots
Bantu knots and micro braids go hand-in-hand! Yaya Dacosta wears this quirky hairstyle with an added twist. The criss-cross of micro braids going over her forehead is adding more drama to her look.
Micro braids in pigtails
Hip and happening! Alicia Keys goes all out and stylish with micro braids tied in pigtails. And wait… it doesn’t end there! She wraps her head in a colourful scarf and just lets her pigtails hang free. It’s a super cool way of wearing this complex hairstyle, don’t you think?
Micro braids in a ponytail
Lilly Singh shows you what a low-key micro braids hairstyle looks like. Instead of creating micro braids all over your hair, leave a bunch out as you pull your hair together into a ponytail. Your ponytail will then have micro braids on the sides while the rest of your hair can hang in soft waves or curls.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Dec 02, 2019