The Baby Braids Trend You'll Want to Rock ASAP

Hairstylists micro-size braids for a little je ne sais quoi.

Dion Lee: Courtesy of Wella Professionals; Andreea Angelescu
Dion Lee: Courtesy of Wella Professionals; Andreea Angelescu

Teensy-weensy braids have hit the big time, permitting those without the time to weave strands into IG masterpieces a way to embrace plaits. This is not to say that every micro-braid unveiled on the runways didn’t demand dexterity; afterthoughts, these were not. At Dion Lee, Wella Professionals global creative director of care and styling Eugene Souleiman twined two dainty Dutch braids that stemmed from a center part to “lift” the face for a modern take on minimalism. Even though braids’ diminutive dimensions could get lost in layers of hair, stylists ensured these pint-sized weaves shone brightly. Stylists folded peekaboo baby braids into both free-flowing (at Tadashi Shoji) and pulled-back (at Max Mara) looks, yet made them ever-more present with the addition of sparkling golden thread (the former) or striped pieces of fabric (the latter). Though your clients likely can fashion their own tiny plaits, offer them your expertise on placement, products for grip or how to dress braids up with thread, rhinestones or pearls for big impact.

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