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Braided updo ideas for long hair

Whether you’re looking for a statement style to make your own or channeling your modern-day princess Leia, there’s so much you can do with the ever-versatile braid. Perfect for both casual and formal events, braids are a great way to add instant style and texture to your look without any dramatic changes. From perfect plaits to structured updos, here are some of DooWop’s favourite ways to rock the beautiful braided look.

For the mermaid lovers: fishtail braid

Side fishtail braid

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For something a little different from your regular plait, try experimenting with a fishtail braid. This hairstyle is great when you’re in need of an “instant transformation” from bed hair to beautiful; whilst the look is incredibly effective, it’s also deceptively simple, so you can achieve it within a matter of minutes if time isn’t on your side. Another great thing about this hairstyle? The more tousled it gets, the better it looks. This means  you don’t need to worry about it losing its effect over a long day (or night)! The fishtail braid looks beautifully elegant when pushed to one side, but can also be incorporated into a half-up hairstyle for a unique twist on the half-up half-down do.

For the formal affair: braided bun

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Whilst braids are often seen as a casual alternative to your standard ponytail, they can also be used to elevate a look into something a little more formal. If you’re heading out to a big event, this braided addition is a really simple way to add a sophisticated spin on the popular bun. Whilst this look works really well with a regular messy bun, you can also incorporate braids into the ever-elegant chignon for a look that’s truly wedding-worthy.

For the gym junkie: boxer braids

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If you’re looking to hit the gym in style (or any venue for that matter), these boxer braids are a great way to keep your hair off your face and on trend during your daily activities. Now used by many celebs as their signature “I’ve just worked out” look, this braided look will help you show off your sporty side in the most stylish way possible.

For the modern-day princess: braided crown

Braided crown - braided updo ideas

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For any Star Wars fans looking to pay homage to their favourite princess, this modern day take on the braided crown makes for an effortlessly romantic and elegant do. This braided hairstyle works really well as a standalone style, but can also be paired with floral accessories for a bohemian-inspired bridal look. For the full effect, leave a few strands loose to frame the face.

For the festival-goer: space bun braids

Space bun braids - braided updo ideas

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Since first sported by Miley Cyrus during her infamous VMA performance back in 2013,  we’ve seen plenty of unique takes on the ever-vivacious space bun. However, nothing quite beats this unique combination of braids and bun put together. This hairstyle combines an upside down dutch braid with two space buns to create a Coachella-inspired festival look. For the full effect, incorporate the braids into the buns themselves to create added texture, or add a little glitter for extra glam.

Hairstyling for any occasion

From festivals to formal affairs, the hair stylists at DooWop Fremantle can help you achieve the perfect look for any event or occasion with our expert hairstyling services. Our Fremantle hairdressers love staying up-to-date with the latest styles and techniques in all things hair and beauty, and are dedicated to helping clients discover their signature look to match their personality.

Ready for a style change? Book an appointment with our Fremantle hairdressers today to start your transformation!

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Stunning hair colours for Autumn in Perth

Summer has come and gone in Perth, and what better excuse to try out a new hair colour than the start of a new season. Even better when said season is Autumn! With the beautiful Autumnal colour tones beginning to take over, this is the perfect time to test out a warmer, richer hair colour to match this season’s colour palette. If you’re struggling for inspiration, here are some Autumn hair colour ideas from the Fremantle hairstylists at DooWop.

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Celebs gone grey: five celebrities who have rocked silver hairstyles

Whilst orange may be the new black, grey is definitely the new blonde. This metallic hair colour choice is growing in popularity, with many famous faces opting to take their blonde locks one step further to rock a sleek, silver do. This colour choice is bold and edgy, and could be the cool colour change you’ve been looking for to make the transition from beautiful blonde to sultry silver. Here are some examples of celebrities who have gone grey, and rocked it!

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How to create the perfect beach waves

Summertime in Perth – time to embrace the sand, the sun, and those beautiful beach waves (we’re talking hair, of course). Whether you’re heading to a festival this sunny season or looking to achieve some babin’ waves for a big night out, this beautiful look is easy to achieve with the right advice from our Fremantle hairstylists! Here are DooWop’s top tips for achieving the perfect beach waves this summer.

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Gorgeous pastel hair colours for 2018

After the dramatic dos we saw throughout 2017, 2018 is already welcoming the start of a new hair trend in the form of muted pastels. If you’re looking to make a colourful resolution this year, a pastel hair colour is a great way to ease into a brighter colour change. Here are some pastel hair colour ideas you may like to try in 2018.

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