When bored of keeping the hair open every single day and in need of a quick change in hairstyle, most women undoubtedly turn to the good ol’ braid. Super versatile and stylish, the braid is one hairdo you simply cannot go wrong with.

But even so, let’s admit it: the classic three-strand braid can get really boring after a point, especially during the festive season. But does that mean you must give up on braids entirely? Absolutely, not. Here are four chic and non-boring ways to style your braid this Diwali.

 

01. Thread hair ties

01. Thread hair ties

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Tying your hair with your usual rubber band can sort of kill the entire look of the braid. Easily avoid this by replacing your hair tie with a thread of your choice. Not only is this hair accessory a sustainable option, but it also takes the look of ethnic wear several notices higher.

 

02. Overlapping accessorised braid

02. Overlapping accessorised braid

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For those of you who prefer a slightly edgy hairdo, this one may prove to be just perfect for you. The overlapping half up half down braid is a great way to add some texture to your straight hair. Add a golden metallic clip to give this hairstyle a nice festive touch!

 

03. Voluminous side-swept braid

03. Voluminous side-swept braid

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For those of you who prefer to keep things simple and traditional, this side-swept messy braid is just perfect. To recreate this hairstyle, start with adding a bit of texture by creating big waves and then tie your hair in a messy three-strand braid just like Kriti Sanon. But if you’re in the mood for something different, go ahead and create a fishtail or French braid; there are no rules here!

 

04. Pearl-accented braid

04. Pearl-accented braid

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Adding pearl accents to your braid is a chic and sophisticated way to upgrade to a festive hairstyle. You could recreate a braided half up half down hairstyle and secure some pearls in there for an elegant look.

 

05. Floral braid

05. Floral braid

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One can never go wrong with fresh flowers, can they? Especially apt for the festive season, adding a few twigs of baby’s breath, fresh roses, or even a traditional gajra immediately screams festive.

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