CHAPTER 3: Braids FOR Dates
Seductive braids to light a
fire in that special someone.
We think it’s safe to say that most of us have a love-hate relationship with dating. There’s the wonderful sense of excitement and adrenaline that comes from meeting someone new; yet there’s the stress of just getting to know someone “what do I want them to think about me? What do they like? What do I wear!?”. Let’s be real, we’ve all been there. Braids can be your best companion to make you look like you’ve put an effort in to look special for them, but also that you haven’t overdone it so as to scare them off. Here are some helpful braids to take you from that first date where sparks fly all the way through to date number 2, 3 and beyond …
The First Date
To understand what to wear on the first date, you must first ask yourself the question – what do I want out of this date? In short, you want to make an unforgettable first impression. One that makes whoever you meet want date #2 to happen (that is if YOU want date #2 to happen too!). So don’t over think it, enhance what your mother gave you and let your natural beauty shine through – there’s nothing more off-putting than someone who has gone overboard on the first date.
BRAID : The Hidden Braid – tucked away subtly to just hint at what you’ve created and still look natural
MAKEUP : Nude lip, liner and mascara
The Second Date
Ok, so you succeeded at date 1, and you enjoyed their company enough to accept to see them again. Now it’s time to step it up a little bit more while still keeping a veil of mystery to suggest that date 3 is definitely worth their while. Here we suggest something perhaps a little more sensual, a little bit more suggestive, more refined and elegant.
BRAID : The Loose Braid – soft enough to say “I just pulled this together” elaborate enough to send the message that “yes, I do care about this and yes this is a special moment”
MAKEUP : Strong liner, heaps of mascara, light shadow and strong lip
The Third Date
You have a couple of options here but we suggest that it’s time to play a little bit of a game to keep your crush on their feet. What do they think you’ll do? Go even more sophisticated. What do you do? The complete opposite. But here’s where braids play a key role, even using them as a detail to elevate a sporty look like a ponytail makes it appear that theres a strong degree of consideration and sophistication to what you’re doing. What’s more, you can play both sides by pairing a more down-tempo do with a more upscale outfit.
BRAID : The braided ponywrap. Simple, refined. Great for dinner, walking through a park to a lovely gallery. Sharing a magical kiss. Also easy for the morning after if things go that way.
MAKEUP : Bold eye, soft lip
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step-by-step guide to braids
Follow these step-by-step how-to’s to achieve the braid to suit your mood