4 Braid Hairstyles That Were Made For Party Season

Styling

Whether you’re looking to glam up your own hair, or you’re a stylist with a long list of party season bookings, braid hairstyles are set to be your saviour as we head into December. Nothing says ‘party hair’ like creating a perfectly-polished plait, and who better to provide inspiration than our ultra-talented Wella Passionistas?

That’s why we’ve rounded up four of our favourite party plaits – from fishtails to French braids – that will take you through to New Year’s Eve, and far beyond. Think, weddings, festivals and winter weekends… Braids are as versatile and weather-proof as hair gets this time of year, so have your kit of EIMI essentials at the ready for a little festive braiding.

Braid Hairstyles: Fishtail Braids
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THE FISHTAIL BRAID

Your fishtail braid gets a festive upgrade with this half-up, one-sided ‘do. We love how @boudoirhairdressing has tucked the tip underneath long mermaid waves. A plait this intricate needs some grip and support to stay in place, so layer EIMI Dry Me into the roots before styling, then finish the lengths and ends with EIMI Glam Mist to give hair a healthy-looking shine. Want to make the look even more party-perfect? Simply add a gold clip to the end of the braid.

Braid Hairstyles: Dutch Braid
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THE DUTCH BRAID

A Dutch braid is a little like a French braid, in that you gradually add strands in as you braid. The big difference? Instead of crossing the hair over, you pass it from side to side underneath. That’s the foundation of @hair_by_vanya’s pretty half-up style, which segues into an inside-out braid through the mid-lengths, before she secures it with a clear elastic. A look this glossy means the ends of hair need to be in tip-top condition, so massage EIMI Oil Spritz through tips to achieve Insta-ready shine.

Braid Hairstyles: Tapestry Braid
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THE TAPESTRY BRAID

Far from your traditional plait, the tapestry braid sees hair cross-hatched together through the crown, a la @kai_sohn’s ultra-intricate look. We love how he’s finished the ‘do with a nape-hugging ponytail and plenty of shine. A light dab of EIMI Just Brilliant on the surface of hair will achieve the same level of gloss.

Braid Hairstyles: Halo Braid
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THE HALO BRAID

Is there anything more romantic than a halo braid? We think not, and @hairby_heathercap’s delicate creation is perfect proof of why. This look is ideal for nights when the weather is looking a little gloomy and wet. Pull a few tendrils free, then mist with EIMI Super Set to hold the style in place.

For more hair tips and inspiration, check out the Wella Professionals Instagram and Wella Pinterest. You could even be in with a chance of getting featured on our feeds; simply tag your hair creations with @WellaHair #AskForWella.