Hair Braiding in Greenbrae & Petaluma | The Style Bar

Into braids? Try a new style this season with hair braiding from The Style Bar! We have 2 convenient locations in Greenbrae & Petaluma CA. Call us today!


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From weddings to cheer competitions, or just because, braids are one of the most low maintenance hair styles that you can embrace! Whether you just want an accent braid added to your style, or if you want something more elaborate, the stylists at The Style Bar can bring your ideas to reality!


6 Types of Braids to Try!

  1. French Braid – One of the most popular hair braiding styles is the French braid. The French braid is styled by sectioning your hair into 3 pieces, starting at the temples of your head. Next, you’re going to take these 3 pieces of hair and begin braiding them, one piece over the other, incorporating hair from each side of your head every time you cross your hair over. Repeat until you run out of hair.



2. Dutch Braid –  Also known as Cornrows or Box braids, the Dutch braid is another very popular braid technique. Like the French braid, the Dutch braid also incorporates 3 sections of hair to complete the braid. Dutch braids are performed by crossing the hair one piece under the other, rather than over.



3. Fishtail Braid – In recent years, Fishtail braids have made a big come up in the hair industry. Instead of using 3 sections of hair, fishtail braids only use 2 sections of hair. These braids are started by taking two sections of hair in each hand, followed by removing tiny pieces from each section. Pull the strand over to the other half, and then take a piece from the outside of that section and braid the opposite way. You’ll finish this until you run out of hair, held together with a hair tie. For a messy look, pull out some strands or stretch out your braid for a fuller look.






4. Halo Braid – The halo braid is perfect for that girl on the go who doesn’t have time to keep fixing her hair all day. This braid is started by parting your hair down the center. Starting at the nape of your neck, you’ll begin by creating an inverted French braid following your hair line. Once you’re done, secure the ends under your braid and voila!









5. Big, Loose Braid – For best results, start by curling and teasing your hair at the hairline. This will give you the volume that you’re looking for with this style. Next, pull your hair to your preferred side of your head, and begin French braiding with sections of varied thickness for added texture. Continue this until you reach the ends of your hair, and secure with a hair tie.





6. Twist Braid – One of the easiest kinds of braids to complete is the twist braid. Simply split your hair into two sections, twist the sections and cross them over each other. For fine hair, keep some pomade handy to tame any flyaways.


Try one of these styles out today! Call the stylists at The Style Bar to schedule your next appointment! We will have you looking and feeling your best.