On Trend: Summer Braid Tips

On Trend: Summer Braid Tips

Aveda Madison student, Salene shared her thoughts on 2015 summer braids, what you need to know to stay on trend and what Aveda products will maximize your style.

In my opinion, the best thing about braids is that almost anyone can wear them and you can customize them to each person’s individual styles. When braiding hair the most important step is prepping the hair. If you don’t prep the hair properly before braiding the hair the results will not be the best they could be.

One of my favorite style-prep products is the Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep because it adds great grip to the hair that helps the braiding process.


A second consideration to make is what kind of texture do you want the braids to have. For a sleek classic look I would suggest straightening the hair, but for a more messy/bohemian look a curling iron or crimper would add amazing volume to the braid.

My picks for a textured braid and sleek braided click through the slideshow at the bottom.

Before blow drying, spray Aveda Volumizing Tonic to your roots to give hair a little grit and texture.


Once you are ready to start braiding emulsify a small amount of Aveda Control Paste between your hands and stroke evenly throughout the hair. I love control paste because the hair gives both hold and grip making the process much easier.


After you’ve completed the style, Aveda Air Control is the perfect way to keep the hair in place because of its light hold so you can still adjust the braid if needed.



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