How to wear blunt braids - the season's hottest braid style

The perennial style has a new ending (literally) and it's catching on... We explore the trend of blunt braids with expert advice.

Hair & Beauty

Braided hair is one of history's most long-standing styles - and it continues to remain at the forefront of fashion. Every season sees the braiding rule book get torn up and rewritten. The latest instalment? Welcome puffy ends – aka blunt braids – to replace the hot water sealing method.

Toni & Guy
TONI&GUY

Celebrity stylist Lorraine Dublin is a big fan of the look: ‘It’s so dynamic that you can dial it up or tone it right down,’ she says.

Sensationnel
Sensationnel

So, how can you re-create this finish? ‘It involves tying the end of a braid with an elastic band or wrapping hair around to create a knot and cutting it straight across,’ says award-winning braid stylist Michelle Garande from Afrotherapy Salon. ‘It’s best to use synthetic hair because, not only is it cheaper, once the hair is cut it will naturally take on a thick blunt shape.’

Redken at Marc Jacobs
Redken at Marc Jacobs

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