Braids and Braided updo hairstyles


Did you know that braids and braided updo hairstyles in the Qing Dynasty were mandatory for men or that women with braid hairstyles in the 17th century cheated there height with this hairstyle? If you prefer to wear your hair lose consider that a braided hairstyle can spice up your daily hair styling!

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Did you know that braids and braided updo hairstyles in the Qing Dynasty were mandatory for men or that women with braid hairstyles in the 17th century cheated there height with this hairstyle? If you prefer to wear your hair lose consider that a braided hairstyle can spice up your daily hair styling!

Braided hairstyles from the past until now Even in ancient Egypt (3150-332 BC) the hair was women’s jewelry and therefore provided with bright colors and ornate braids. In ancient Greece (1500-150 BC), you had the “Greek knot”. These were braided hairstyles in which the hair had low braided chignons. In the Roman Empire (800 BC-700 AD) braided hairstyles came somewhat out of fashion at least in men. Women still wore braids in the form of plaited braids. The fashion dependent strongly on which hairstyle the Empress was wearing, adorned elaborate braided hairstyles.In the middle Ages (1000-1200) noble ladies added braided straps and gold threads to their braided hairstyle.

In the Gothic period (1140-1500) the church banned the braided hairstyles: Married women were not allowed to show their hair in public. During the Renaissance (1400-1700) imaginative braided hairstyles experienced a comeback again. Huge beehives with at the back a bun were particularly fashionable. In the time of the pompous Baroque (1575-1770) women wore elaborate braided hairstyles which made them sometimes up to 23 inches taller. During the Biedermeier period (1790-1890) hairstyles where based on the ancient Greeks and Romans, the simple braided hairstyle was sometimes decorated with silk ribbons and tiaras. In the Art Nouveau period (1890-1910) the ladies worked their hairstyles less with accessories, but with more hair. Empress Elisabeth (Sissi) from Austria made the hairstyle with flowers a huge trend. In the 20th Century with the emancipation of the women the braids and braided updo hairstyles came out of fashion.

Classic Braided Hairstyles. Today, the classic updo styles can be interpreted differently with new and combinations from the past. These include hairstyles with ponytails, the buns etc. The bun is one of the most worn updo with or without braids. There are simple braids, in which the hair is braided in the neck. The so-called French braids the Dutch braid, in which only two strands of hair are braided and Fish tail in which two hair strands are woven into a fishbone pattern.

There are different of styling methods to upgrade your hair with some beautiful hair accessories. While the Roman women still confined to elaborate the hair with hairpins, today there are an infinite variety of accessories: feathers, brooches, barrettes, ribbons, flowers, headbands, tiaras and crowns. Braids and braided updo hairstyles should be among the absolute basics in your styling repertoire. These hairstyles are not only super convenient, but give your hairstyle an individual and imaginative look!

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