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Is This The Coolest Braid Style Ever?

16 April, 2018 - 07:07pm by - Head Pixie | 28 Comments

By BR Tabatha

Fishtail braids, move over! There's a new braid in town and it's seriously stylish and seriously cool... 

We're talking about the pipe braid!

The creation of celebrity fashion hair stylist and makeup artist Nicci Welsh, it's filling up Instagram fast, and we think it's only a matter of time before it spills out of internet-land and blesses us with its beauty in the real world!


Over in the northern hemisphere it's being touted as the must-have festival hairstyle - and we can see why! It's bohemian, free-spirited, totally divine - and it can be styled to keep your hair off your neck on those hot drippy festival days and nights. But we think this style is far too fab for just a festival. It deserves to be walking down streets, up wedding aisles, in supermarkets - worn on the daily, anywhere and everywhere!


What's especially rocking our world is that this look is new! We see trends recycled all the time, as is fashion and beauty's way. But for a look we've not seen before to appear before our eyes? Swoon! It turns out Nicci spent weeks perfecting this style after being inspired by an image - and we're so glad she did!

So is the pipe braid a look you and I could manage? You bet it is! If you're nimble of fingers and can follow a YouTube tutorial then you too can rock a pipe braid! Check the tutorial below:

Now, do tell... are you here for the pipe braid? Will you be giving it a go? Or will you be sticking to other styles? Chat away!

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I like the second pic with one on each side but I doubt I could do this as it looks fiddly.

this looks so choice but i suck at doing hairups hahaha

I can’t even French braid my own hair, so definitely won’t be able to do this! It looks cool though. ... I wonder how difficult it is to undo at the end of the day/s?

Good point -Hopefully doesn't get matted.

17th April, 2018 at 7:59 am

I love the way it looks!

great another hair style I cant pull off lmfao

Love this but being a short hair person not for me.It is a nice change from braids though.

Looks amazing but I can see it being a terror to take out, specially with curly hair :(.

I didn't even think about trying to un-do would be super tricky!

17th April, 2018 at 9:41 am

Wow! It looks amazing but looks so difficult to do on your own hair...

This would be really nice done till about a third of the way down with one braid and the rest left out. Looks like it would be tricky to undo a full head of hair.

It's not bad, but I won't have the patience for it.

I love this look! I can do a few different braid styles on myself, but not too sure if I'll be able to do this one! Might get a friend to give it a crack in my hair first haha

it's different.....but looks too time consuming and too fiddly to undo

Looks cool but fiddly and can imagine the knots afterwards.

I don't have the patience for braids but if someone wants to do it for me i'm all for it!

Not even going to try looks cool though wish I had a personal hairdresser lol


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