“Accent Braids” Are The Chic Zoom Hairstyle Trend No One Saw Coming

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Blame our collective quarantine style fatigue or the fact that so much of our face-to-face interaction is happening over a Zoom screen, but hairstyle trends are looking different this autumn. More than the major comeback of headbands and claw clips, creative braiding is everywhere — with low-maintenance "accent braids" leading the pack.
The look — two tiny hairline braids that frame the face — was first predicted by celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, who says that with salon closures, everyone's trying their hand at DIY styling. "During quarantine, I've noticed a huge increase in braided hairstyles, mini accent braids specifically," says Marjan. "I love doing two small braids on either side of my part. They feel fun — a little retro and bohemian — and help create a subtle trim around my face."
For a visual guide to the WFH hairstyle, scroll through to see the chicest accent braids on Instagram.

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