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 winter. 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 something celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan saw coming with salon closures and the rise in 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 breakout WFH hairstyle — recently endorsed by A-listers like Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian West — scroll through to see the chicest accent braids on Instagram.