The Fabric-Embellished Braid
While cruising my Pinterest home feed, I often come across cool videos from people with very talented hands creating beautiful but incredibly intricate braids with ease. They are gorgeous, whimsical, goddess-like twist that I would never be able to achieve alone or maybe never have hair thick enough to justify the attempt. However, there is one style of braid that I believe even I can do.
It is the scarf braid or as Vogue highlighted it on their website last month, the ‘Fabric-Embellished Braid’, from a Jonathan Cohen show. Now this idea is not new but it must be picking up some steam if Vogue has bothered to mention it in an article. I have also come across the trend on Instagram and I am a little obsessed. You can have this look by simply braiding a scarf in with your hair braid. A simple Google search will bring up many ideas on how to incorporate and tie the scarf in a braid. There is even a video where a woman ties the scarf around her head as a headband and weaves the scarf ends into her braid. If nothing else, it is a great way to use a silk scarf as an accessory and add an unexpected twist to your look. I needed someone to try this out on so enter stage left, my 2 year-old daughter with her wispy toddler hair and full of leftover wiggles from her Saturday morning ballet class.