From braided crowns and fishtails, to effortless french braids, one thing is certain: 2017 is the year of the braid! Well, make that braids, as in plural. With temperatures in the high 80’s this Summer I like to keep my hair out of my face, and braids are the perfect solution—they are as chic as they are functional.
Over the weekend, I headed to Hair Cuttery to get the perfect summer hairstyle that requires no to little heat. If you don’t know about Hair Cuttery, it’s the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country. They have about 900 locations on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. They offer cuts, styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing service and you don’t even have to make an appointment. Every time I want to get my hair done for a special occasion, such as Independence Day—Hair Cuttery is my go-to salon! Kacie, my stylist, always does an amazing job! She’s extremely talented and knowledgeable.
How to achieve this braid
Kacie, my stylist, started with the braid in the middle. She then took sections from the side of my hair and created fishtail braids. These fishtail braids would then be braided in with the middle braid.
To finish off this look, Kacie straightened my hair and added a few curls around my face. From on-trend fishtail braids, which are perfect for festival season, to intricate plaited up-dos, there are plenty of different looks for different hair types your stylists at Hair Cuttery can do for you!
My 4th of July Summer Look
Independence Day is my favorite holiday, it’s our special day to remember that “we are the land of the free, and the home of the brave.” My family and I paid tribute to our brave American Heroes, as well as spending the day with our closest friends. We had a fabulous picnic and watched the fireworks together, and I couldn’t help but feel immensely proud. Proud to be an American.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is as beautiful as you are today!
Oh, I love that! I am going to my hairdresser next week and I will ask if she can do that on me! Love it….and youre fabulous blouse!
Your hair looks amazing! Love the braids!
Braids look so sexy. I am too braid lover but I am a sucker at it. Great post!
Nice blog and nice hair style too.
Love it!! It’s so cute and perfect for summer. Kisses
Great post!! Braids is so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!
Well done for your hair stylish…Love your braid, so nice..
LOVE this braids so much! You look amazing as always, Vanessa! Happy fourth of July! xo
Such a cute hairstyle….and apt for summer season…Kisses, Neha
What a beautiful and cool braid! Thanks for sharing and Happy Wednesday. Love these photos Vanessa!
These braids are so gorgeous!! I can’t wait until I can do this to my hair!
Ohh, I love when you hair is braided this way. It is very beautiful, Vanessa.
Love your braid Vanessa. Really suits you. Have a fab day.
That’s such a cute hairdo, have to try this one soon. Braids during summer are just perfect! Xx
What a gorgeous hairstyle! Love those fishtail braids. xx
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I am obsessed with hair braids at the moment! I have been practising on my daughter to learn how to do them well! haha
Love this hair style so much! Happy 4th of July to you!
Gorgeous braids dear Vanessa. Love it!
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This braid is so beautiful! I would love to do it!
Wow these braids are super cute! Would love to try it!
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What a beautiful braid! I could never do it, I can hardly do a “regular” braid, but looks great girl!
I am absolutely OBSESSED with those braids! I wish I knew how to do a fishtail!
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Wow, those braids look super cute for Summer – wish I could do something like that with my hair. Can’t even put it in a standard plait! What a lovely collaboration.
That braid is amazing!!!
That hairstyle is very cute and looks great on you. Beautiful photos!
I love your braids!!
Have an awesome day!
I absolutely love your braided hairstyle. It is unique, easygoing, and sassy!
This hair style is so beautiful! Would rock for a festival look xx
This is the cutest braid i have ever seen, I love it!
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These are gorgeous hairstyle ideas! I need to experiment with these hairstyles!
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I am so in love with these braids, I will have to try this out for some festivals
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Omg, this is so pretty. Totally obsessed with it.
Love these ideas!
Amazing hairstyle and top!! Great post and thanks for sharing!
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Your hair looks seriously amazing in these braids! I love the combo of the fishtails and regular braid! Now, if only I could do this to my own hair!
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That braid is gorgeous!!!
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I am seriously so jealous!! Your hair looks amazing, I have braid envy! Stunning photos too!
this is so pretty and festive!!! aside from your braids–I love your top–I have a similar one w/out buttons. Happy Thursday, Vanessa–Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com
Your hair looks so pretty braided!!
Holy cow, this is such a gorgeous and unique braid! I definitely want to try this!
What a gorgeous braid Vanessa! Your hair looks incredible! I hope you had a great holiday:)
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This is SUCH a cute style, lady- looks absolutely stunning with your hair!
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This braid is so cute 🙂
Love the braids! Your hair looks amazing! Hope you had a great July 4th, Vanessa!
Such a great post!
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The prettiest braid I’ve ever seen!
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When I saw this on IG, I couldn’t wait to read this post. Your braid is so beautiful. I can’t wait to recreate it.
Oh! I love this braid, so beautiful! I’ll definitely try to recreate this!
Man, I love braided hair, I need someone to do this for me! I am the worst at braiding, and could not fishtail braid ever.
You’re such a beauty, V! Love the braids <3
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