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5 Windy City-Proof Braids

5 Windy City-Proof Braids

Not only stylish, braids are a great way to keep hair safe and untangled. And with the wind Chicago is notorious for, that's bad thing. Here are the top 5 braids for surviving The Windy City...

Crown Braid

This elegant updo is inspired by the braids worn by European milkmaids in the 18th century. You can easily give this style a modern twist by teasing and fluffing the braid to give it extra volume.

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Difficultly Level: 3/3

What you need: Bobby pins, a hair tie, hairspray, and arms of steel

Get the look: Kayley Melissa

Dutch Braid

This simple braid is a great way to get hair out of your face while still looking put-together. For some extra lift, try using some volume powder.

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Difficultly Level: 1/3

What you need: A hair tie, hairspray

Get the look: Abby Smith

Waterfall Braid

A little tricky but beautiful - especially on curly hair - this childhood style is getting a sophisticated update.

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Difficultly Level: 2/3

What you need: Hair tie, hairspray

Get the look: Missy Sue

Lace Braid

This braid incorporates a little of the French and Waterfall braid styles, and can be perfect for braiding bangs.

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Difficultly Level: 2/3

What you need: A hair tie

Get the look: Bebexo

Fishtail Braids

This is the easiest and most boho braid on the list, and you can really get your tease on and make it super full and voluminous.

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Difficultly Level: 1/3

What you need: Regular brush, hair ties

Get the look: Luxy Hair

BONUS: Space Buns

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This is one of the most on-trend styles at the moment, and it has a kooky-yet-sexy feel to it. Glitter root are a favourite with this look, if you're feeling brave...

Difficultly Level: 2/3

What you need: Teasing comb, regular brush, hair ties, hairspray

Get the look: Tasha Leelyn

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