Ah yes, the braid trend. I can pretty well trace it, too. Remember when Jennifer Aniston was a presenter at the 2009 Oscars and she showed up in a metallic column dress with a simple braid sweeping across her forehead? Heads rolled with that look. The various snippety E! fashion commentators were out for blood, claiming that it was far to casual a look for a prestige event like the Academy Awards. Cut to eight years later, the front plait with tousled waves is a classic. Kim, Khloe and Kylie took up the cause with drawing our attention to boxer braids and every Millenial from Finland to Mexico were up to their knuckles in strands trying to capture that Kardashian look.
However, the braid did not start in Southern California, far from it! The earliest evidence of the braid is found on the 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf artifact. For tens of thousands years, women from all continents, (perhaps save for Antartica!) have woven their hair for both style and practicality. What’s easier than just braid and go? We clearly figured that out when we were still dwelling in caves.
However, many of us, (myself included) are all thumbs when it comes to working hair magic. What looks doable on Pinterest can often end in hilarity, tears or both. So what is a girl to do? Enter The Braid Bar at In.Salon in Yaletown. Specifically Char Castro, the reigning braid queen of the new bar. Castro didn’t appear on the hair scene overnight, either. She has over fifteen years of experience and has even worked New York Fashion Week! Fancy!
She offers her clients a choice of 8 on-trend looks, or book a consultation to cook up a braid that dreams are made of. From ethereal milkmaid to fierce, boxer, head down to The Braid Bar at In.Salon in Yaletown and get the Char star experience.
To book an appointment call: 604-694-1000
1120 Hamilton St, 102, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2