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A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

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Biking… It’s healthy, economical, and good for the environment. It’s also quiet, and doesn’t protect you from damage the way a car and its seatbelt does. Most biking accidents happen because bicycles are inherently quiet and relatively invisible – especially in low-light conditions.

The Lumos Ultra smart helmet’s approach to protection is two-fold. Not only does it function as a traditional helmet, guarding your head against any impact-related injuries, it dramatically increases your visibility and your predictability to drivers around you. The Lumos Ultra is a high quality and aerodynamic cycling helmet that’s integrated with front and rear bike lights, as well as rear-mounted indicators to help people behind you see, and react to your intentions.

The helmet’s integrated bike lights are a more effective alternative to bike-mounted lights that often get stolen, or just aren’t visible enough because they are located down low. As the lights are positioned on your head, they are now at eye level which provides maximum visibility, and can also be an indication of the direction that you are looking at.

The lights are bright and wrap around the sides too, giving you 360 degree coverage which makes you visible to motorists all around you… a feature that’s pretty important considering how most cars and motorcycles travel faster, and need to constantly overtake bicycles.

The James Dyson Award-winning helmet comes with a tough, crash-test-certified design that’s also IPX6 water resistant. The button at the rear of the helmet allows you to turn the helmet on/off and toggle the light modes. The indicators can easily be controlled either via an included remote that straps to your handlebar, or by using an Apple Watch that utilizes gesture recognition technology. You can even use Lumos Ultra’s smartphone app to further customize your helmet blinking patterns, control battery life or track your ride.

The helmet’s design comes with air vents that optimizes for ventilation, while helping to cut down the product’s weight to a mere 370 grams. The Lumos Ultra is available in three different sizes and can be equipped with a visor for shade, and is also available in MIPS for increased protection against rotational forces. The helmet also sports a USB-C port that allows you to charge it, providing hours of light emission on a full battery… so that you’re always visible and always safe!

Designer: Bilal Raja

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A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Lumos Ultra – The New Standard In Bike Helmets

The Lumos Ultra has integrated LED lighting, turn signals, and smart features to keep you safe in one sleek package.

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Be more visible.

Be more predictable.

Simplify your ride.

Issues With Cycling

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Lumos Ultra solves all.

How It Works

1. Turn it on.

2. Signal your turning intentions.

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3. Stay alive.

Lumos Ultra Features

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Activating The Turn Signals – Lumos Ultra comes included with a wireless handlebar remote to make signaling as easy as pressing a button.

Got an Apple watch? You can control the turn signals on Lumos Ultra by simply raising your arm.

Keep the sun and rain out of your eyes while you ride with an optional attachable visor.

Lumos Ultra User Review

Here’s what some of their beta testers had to say.

What Makes Lumos Ultra Special

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

COB Technology – Chips On Board (COB) is a method of LED packaging which has a number of advantages over more conventional technologies. It allows for a more compact footprint whilst delivering a higher intensity of light meaning you’ll be seen from further away. It is also what gives the lights a more uniform look.

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Maximum Venting – The team has created 3 enormous exhausts in the rear to ensure hot air gets pushed out helping to keep the rider cool whether on a commute or on a training session.

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A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Crash Testing – The initial crash tests on beta units show that they pass with plenty of safety margin to spare.

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Weatherproof – The Lumos Ultra is built to IPX6 standards, to withstand the elements and keep you riding bright, come rain or shine.

A smart bike helmet that makes night rides a lot safer

Lightweight – Ultra is estimated to have a final weight of 370 grams.

Lights High Up Matter –  There are multiple benefits to wearing lights high up on the head. Firstly, it makes it possible to be seen more clearly by motorists on the road. You’re less likely to encounter a situation where your lights are being blocked by parked cars or other things on the road. Secondly, by illuminating your head, it’s much easier for motorists to see where you’re looking and thus know approach more carefully.

More Sizes – Lumos Ultra is the helmet for everyone, from kids to even bigger kids. It is available in the sizes S, M-L and XL, and they are all equipped with a click-dial fit system to ensure that helmet sits firmly yet comfortably on your head. More colors in the offering as well.

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50 Best Lacy & Classy Asoebi Styles 2022

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We will be looing at the 50 best lacy & classy Asoebi styles of 2022. A woman can never go wrong with a well put together piece of Asoebi. These outfits empower the one putting them on and cannot help but make you think of elegance class and beauty.

Without wasting time here are our top lacy and classy asoebi styles of 2022.

 

 

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We hope the beautiful ankara styles and designs will go a long way in inspiring your next outfit.

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African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022

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Here are African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022. When you’re dealing with natural black hair, braided hairstyles will always be your go-to. They are one of the most popular hairstyles for black women, all thanks to the fact they are protective and offer natural haired-women a chance to try different styles. With so many cool variations and techniques of achieving them, it’s hard to narrow down which black braided hairstyles are worth trying, which is why to want to help.

From box braids to cornrows, goddess braids and everything in between, no matter your hair type or length, there’s bound to be a black braided hairstyle, here, you’ll want to try next.

African interlaces are extremely lovely particularly when dealt with by an expert hairdresser. For you to shake your hairstyle with satisfaction and feel the excellence it brings, it is exhorted an expert handles your hair.

 

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Keep scrolling down to see the top braided hairstyles for black women to try now.

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Braided Bantu Knots

 

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If you’re a fan of Bantu knots, this braided take on them is all you need to inspire you to try something different. This is a cute style you can create when you’ve got box braids, cornrows or twists installed.

Side Braid

 

What’s not to love about side braids? They are perfect for any occasion and super easy to achieve with braiding hair extensions.

Wavy Knotless Braids

 

Have you heard of knotless braids? If not, let us tell you all about them! They’re a great alternative to box braids and cause less tension to the scalp, as they’re installed differently.

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Jumbo Twists

 

Are you crushing on these big twists too? Then, make sure to save this picture for your next hair appointment.

Long Braided Ponytail

 

This long ponytail braid is great for anyone looking to achieve that long, Rapunzel-esque look. To take this look to the next level, opt for some cute cornrows at the front, as this beauty has done.

Micro Braided Buns

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Though micro braids take the longest to achieve, once you’ve got them done, you’ll be able to try a multitude of styles, like these cute space buns.

Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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This popular protective box braid hairstyle is a fave among celebs who often wear theirs in various styles. Credit: @martiniquaisement

Twist Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/chrissyford

Looking for an alternative to braided styles? Get all the benefits of a braided protective hairstyle but with twists like this style queen. Credit: @chrissyford

Braided Bun

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/freshlengths

From loose braids to cornrows, there’s no single way to rock a braided bun. So which style will you pick? Credit: @freshlengths

Double Dutch Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/sbsb.fr

Whether you’re hitting the gym or the beach, make these easy double Dutch braids your go-to look. Credit: @sbsb.fr

Beyoncé Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Are you obsessed with Beyoncé as much as us? They why not recreate her iconic braided hairstyle for extra style stalker points. Credit: @beyonce

Kinky Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/symphanisoto

With kinky braiding hair, you can get a stylish look that complements your natural hair texture and protects it, too. Credit: @symphanisoto

Two French Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/jasmeannnn

Can’t quite get the hang of Dutch braids? Go French instead. Credit: @jasmeannnn

High Bun

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Confession time: our love affair with the classic high bun still burns bright! And since Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry styled her braids into a slick high bun for an A-list event (combining it with dramatic lashes and a swipe of red lipstick), she proved just how chic this ‘do can be!

Chunky Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/the_frohaven

The bigger the braid, the better the hairstyle! This middle-parted, chunky plait style is bound to get you noticed. Credit: @the_frohaven

Crochet Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/mibelle_beauty

Crochet braids are a technique used to attach extensions to your hair to help create a host of braided styles, or like above, let loose. Credit: @mibelle_beauty

Cornrow & Box Braids Combo

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/leveluphairstylez

This Instagrammer is having plenty of fun with her blonde braids. Teaming her cornrows with box braids is pretty fabulous alone but with her beaded tips, she takes this combination to the next level! Keep slaying, honey. Credit: @leveluphairstylez

Albaso Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/jourdandunn

We’ve fallen head over heels with Jourdan Dunn’s intricate albaso braids. Credit: @jourdandunn

Pigtail Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/izabelag4

After a style that’s as cute as it is practical? These pigtail braids are utterly adorable and will keep your strands in check. Credit: @izabelag4

Double Dutch Curly Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidsgang

Getting the best of both worlds, this Instagrammer manages to show off her gorgeous curls with double Dutch braids, neatly secured at the nape of her neck. Credit: @braidsgang

Fishtail Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/kiitana

Fishtail braids are a beautiful alternative to three strand braids so stash this braided hairstyle away for a special occasion. Credit: @kiitana

Cornrow Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram/sheliselindo

From intricately weaved designs to straight back styles, cornrows are a classic braided style for black women and can be worn as is or underneath wigs and weaves. Credit: @sheliselindo

Box Braid Space Buns

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/hairrcastleby_cshami

Live your life in bright colours and bold outfits? Then you need to try box braids space buns! Credit: @hairrcastleby_cshami

Chunky Twists

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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If you want a style that’s sure to get all eyes on you, try out the chunky twist look that’s so versatile and oh-so pretty!

Braided Updo

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/stylesbykrystalj

The sky’s the limit when it comes to braided updos. From power ponytails to beautiful buns, which braided updo will you choose? Credit: @stylesbykrystalj

Braids for Short Hair

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/melviee

Are you stuck for inspiration when it comes to braids for short hair? Then try this sophisticated braided bob, we promise you won’t regret it. Credit: @melviee

Dreadlocks

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/naturalbabepro

Whether they’re real or faux, dreadlocks never fail to impress. Credit: @naturalbabepro

Crown Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/kiitana

Make your hair your best accessory with a crown braid. Wear this hairstyle anywhere from a Christmas party to a summer festivalCredit: @kiitana

’90s Pony

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/samiahamps

Not only are ponytails pretty much the easiest hairstyle ever, leaving a few pieces of hair hanging loose at the front like this Instagrammer will give you a major ’90s fashion edge. Credit: @samiahamps

Half-Up, Half Down

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/kersti.pitre

Get the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down braided hairstyle. Credit: @kersti.pitre

Two Dutch braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/black.lyst

Why have one Dutch braid when you can have twice the fun with two? Credit: @black.lyst

Editor’s tip: Finish your braided look with the TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Natural Hold Gel.

Arianna Braided Pony

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Credit: Instagram.com/the_braid_bar

We like to think Ariana Grande has contributed as much to the hair industry as she has the music scene. While her endless array of fancy hairstyles are a constant source of updo inspiration, we think it’s this braided pony that steals the show. Credit: @the_braid_bar

Halo Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/reneebigtime

A halo braid is all the rage with celebs and real girls alike and it’s the perfect boho look for any occasion. Credit: @reneebigtime

Dookie Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/kyrahsky

Throw it back to the ’90s with these Rihanna-approved dookie braids. Credit: @kyrahsky

Feed-in Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidedbytee

Give your hair the illusion of longer fuller braids by using the feed in braids method.

By attaching braiding hair extensions to your natural hair while weaving, you’re left with a more natural seamless finish. Credit: @braidedbytee

Jumbo Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/annrdrz_17

Stand out from the crowd with these stunning jumbo braid twists. If you’re looking for a stylish low maintenance hairstyle that protects your strands, you can’t go wrong with jumbo box braids. Credit: @annrdrz_17

Goddess Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidedbytee

Be the goddess you know you are with this beautifully braided ponytail. Credit: @braidedbytee

Editor’s tip: Make styling your hair easy with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm. Whether you’re creating your styles or need a touch-up while on the go, this is the handbag essential you’ve been missing.

Jumbo Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/miriannjoh

Go bold or go home with these supersized jumbo box braids. From her platinum blonde braids to hair cuffs, there is nothing we don’t love about this babe’s braided style. Credit: @miriannjoh

Poetic Justice Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/nymcfly

Channel Janet Jackson vibes circa Poetic Justice with these small, thin braids. Credit: @nymcfly

Passion Twists

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidsgang

When you marry Senegalese twists and goddess locs together, you get passion twists. They’re the perfect summer style! Credit: @braidsgang

Bob Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/khatbrim

Bob braids are the perfect look for the warmer summer months. Not only can do they look great worn down, but they still offer enough length to be worn in a host of creative updos. Credit: @khatbrim

Crochet Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/msnaturallymary

Looking for alternative ways to get box braids? Try using the crochet method instead to install your braids. Credit: @msnaturallymary

Crochet Braids Twists

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/rekaylacurls

These crochet twists are another example of the crocheting method in action. Credit: @rekaylacurls

Rope Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/alysilverio

Rope braids are a popular red carpet look but did you know they’re also one of the quickest (and easiest) DIY hairstyles around? Credit: @alysilverio

Rihanna Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/rialfenty

Thanks to Rihanna, ‘90s-inspired dookie braids are back for good. If you want to channel her vibes, you can’t go wrong with copying this chunky hairstyle. Credit: @rialfenty

Boho Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/lipstickncurls

The point of boho braids is for them to look undone and care-free, which is why they’re perfect for festival lovers. Credit: @lipstickncurls

Braided Half Bun

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/elainewelteroth

You’ve heard of the hun (AKA the half-up bun), now meet it’s plaited counterpart. This is one of the best braid hairstyles for naturalistas who want the effect of undone hair, yet you don’t want the hassle of maintaining it. Credit: @elainewelteroth

Red Ponytail Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidmama

A hairstyle that needs no introduction. Credit: @braidmama

Senegalese Twists

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/thakoolo

Woven with smooth, sleek-looking hair for a glossy look, Senegalese twists are a black girl’s favourite. Credit: @thakoolo

Curly Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/nigerianbraidshair

You can score the curls of your dreams by leaving your box braids undone like this. Credit: @nigerianbraidshair

Micro Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/arnell.armon

Like to wear your braids in lots of different hairstyles? Then you’ll love these micro braids which make styling a dream. Credit: @arnell.armon

Mohawk Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/returning2natural

Mohawk hairstyles are a popular choice for black women but if the idea of an undercut and quiff combo doesn’t do it for you, opt for this refined twisted style instead. Credit: @returning2natural

Albaso Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidsgang

This elegant braiding style allows you to protect your natural strands and show them off, too. Credit: @braidsgang

Curly Crochet Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/chimerenicole

Your secret weapon for envy-inducing curls? Curly crochet braids! Credit: @chimerenicole

Fulani Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/gsterl

Fulani braids are usually accessorised with beads to give a unique and beautiful look. Credit: @gsterl

 

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Single Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Single braids (or individual braids) is another term used to describe box braids. Credit: @boxbraidsbr

Two Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/_braidsbychristina

When you want a hairstyle that’s equal parts stylish and long-lasting, two braids are the way to go. Credit: @_braidsbychristina

Big Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/eucarinasoares

We love these oversized big box braids for an easy everyday style with a twist. Credit: @eucarinasoares

Kim Kardashian Braids (AKA Cornrows)

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/sarah_bisaro

Though they’re also known as boxer braids, they’re essentially cornrows and popular with the A-list crowd. Credit: @sarah_bisaro

Lemonade Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/freshlengths

Ever since Beyonce wore them in her Lemonade album videos, side-swept braids have become more coveted than ever. Credit: @freshlengths

Short Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/its_jennj

Thought you couldn’t rock braids and get in on the short hair trend? Well, you definitely can and this stylish bob is all the proof you need. Credit: @its_jennj

Short Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/poplaura.b

Be the best-tressed in your girl gang with these cute bob-length twists. Credit: @poplaura.b

Tribal Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/justineskye

Tribal braids AKA Fulani braids are a popular choice for black women looking for formal hairstyles and more casual festival looks, too. Credit: @justineskye

Coloured Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/omglookkitty

We’ve been seeing blue hair everywhere at the moment so these pastel braids are right on trend. Credit: @omglookkitty

Marley Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/touchedbytrini

For those who like a more natural look, Marley braids are made with a particular kind of hair that gives a more textured finish. Credit: @touchedbytrini

Triangle Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/slayedbymeliz

If you’re loyal to your box braids but want to try something new, triangle braids are a fun way to shake things up and add extra detail. Credit: @slayedbymeliz

Festival Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/brialleringer

Heading off to a festival and want a killer hairstyle to complete your look? Get inspired by this Instagrammer’s purple ombre braids, which are giving off major Coachella vibes. Credit: @brialleringer

Medium Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/tach.j

Not sure which braids to go for? Classic medium box braids are a great style for braids newbies that are guaranteed to suit everyone. Credit: @tach.j

Tree Braids

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Perhaps the most seamless of braids, tree braids are partially plaited to a certain point (with or without hair extensions) to create the ‘root’, while the rest of the hair is left loose and flowing like this. Credit: @brandiwynae

Yarn Braid

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As the name suggests, these braided styles are woven with yarn braiding hair, making them a great alternative for those who aren’t a fan of synthetic or real hair extensions. Credit: @stellas_out

Alicia Keys Braids

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From elegant Fulani braids to cool beaded cornrow styles, Alicia Keys never fails to show us how fun and versatile braided looks are.

Braided Topknot

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If you love braids and top knots, why not marry the two hairstyles together to get this cute look? Working in some hair jewels will earn you extra style points. Credit: @thechicnatural

Braided Wedding Hair

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Get the crowd talking on your big day with this gorgeous, doubled braided halo hairstyle. Credit: @stanlophotography

Ombre Box Braids

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Proving that ombre works brilliantly with box braids, this Instagram babe has given her dark hair a fun pink twist with her colour choice. Credit: @fatou_amina

Red Braids

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An all-over red is a great option for those who are looking to try something different. Credit: @braidingruby

Stitch Braids

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Stitch braids look like traditional cornrows but have a different graphic and linear finish. Unlike regular cornrows, this technique requires a pinky finger and nail to create the lines and a strong-hold gel to keep them in place. Credit: @braidsbyjmarie

Straight Crochet Braids

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If you’re after a classic hairstyle that won’t fail to impress, go for this glossy, straight crochet braid hairstyle. Credit: @kiitana

Unicorn Braid

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You don’t have to bleach your hair to get in on the unicorn hair trend; just get some coloured braiding extensions and weave them how you like. Credit: @rastafribraid

Fishbone Braid

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Gone are the days of boring cornrows! You can give them a fishy update by copying this impressive braiding pattern. Credit: @steph_odia

Long Box Braids

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Take a cue from this Instagrammer and embrace the Rapunzel hair trend. Credit: @chanairaskye

Elegant Side Tuck

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Prefer to go for a look with a more understated and sophisticated finish? Say no more. Opting for elegant plait hairstyles, like Eva Marcille’s chic side tuck, are the perfect way to take your braids from blah to beautiful in a matter of minutes!

Thick Box Braids

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The thicker and bigger the braids, the less time you’ll need to spend waiting for your dream look. Credit: @itsmyrayeraye

Triangle Box Braids

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The triangle partings in this braided look take this half-up, half-down hairstyle to a whole new level. Credit: @beautycreationsinsta

Upside Down Braid

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Want to make your braided updo hairstyles feel new again? Weave them upside down, just like this beauty has done. Credit: @touchofheavenartistry

Pink Box Braids

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Excuse us while we swoon over these pink box braids. Credit: @magavilhas

Delicate Braided Headband

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We love this youthful twist (pun intended) on the uber-feminine halo braid. Not only is it perfect for just about any occasion, but it works a treat on almost all hair lengths and textures, too!

Polished Pompadour

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Give your mane a dose of the royal treatment by styling your plaits into pompadour bangs!

Halo Bun

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If ‘subtle’ isn’t your style, and you’re looking for braid ideas that will really turn heads, take inspiration from Glee star Amber Riley and her heavenly halo bun!

Crown Braid

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From Dianna Agron to Jennifer Lawrence, crown braids have been given the A-list seal of approval, so you will be in good company when following suit. Credit: @dr_kami

Ghana Braids

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Characterised by their beautifully thick appearance, Ghana braids use extensions to help create a fuller-looking finish and best of all, there are so many stylish options you can try. Credit: @futibraids

Blue Half-Up Bun

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Striking the perfect balance between cajzh and put together, the hun is a hair saviour for lazy girls the world over. Credit: @stylebymks

Half-Up With Small Braids

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We love the way this model has swept her tiny box braids up off of her face with a half-up hairstyle, flattering her facial features while still making the most of her length. It’s basically the best of both worlds! Credit: @vanessa.padi

Braided Headband

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Taking the front section of your small long box braids and plaiting them into a braided headband looks stunning, plus it adds detail to an otherwise simple style. Credit: @naturally_candace

High Ponytail

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Strike the perfect balance between sporty and stylish by working your braids into a high ponytail. While it’s true that it’s still one of the most foolproof ways to style your hair in a flash, stars like Teyonah Parris have elevated this style to VIP status by donning the look on the red carpet!

Side braid

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In a hurry and need a fashionable hairstyle? Look no further than this cute side braid. Credit: @fontsize4poetry

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Creative: South African woman makes dress from recycled KFC packaging

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The Internet has transformed the world into a global village today. Within a minute we get to know news from a thousand miles away and feel connected. Social media platforms also keep us informed and entertained. People are finding new ways these days to get noticed on these online platforms by doing something unique. A female fashion designer and blogger from South Africa is a recent example of this, having garnered the attention of social media users for her creative take on sustainable clothing.

The young fashion designer, who goes by the name NokuzothaNtuli on Twitter, has shared images of a beautiful dress made from recycled KFC packaging that has left people stunned.

Showing her love for KFC, the fashion designer, in a caption, explained that the dress was made out of recycled KFC packaging. She also tagged KFC South Africa in her post. The pictures were an attempt by the designer to win KFC’s Superfan contest, which had the grand prize of a year’s supply of the brand’s fried chicken products.
Take a look at NokuzothaNtuli’s post:

https://twitter.com/NokuzothaNtuli/status/1461041200299978753

Since being shared, this tweet has grabbed over 13,000 likes and a plethora of reactions by Twitter users. Enjoying the attention on social media, the fashion designer has it pinned on her profile at the moment.

After viewing the photos of the dress on Twitter, KFC South Africa themselves were pretty impressed and responded to the woman’s idea on the social networking site, saying that, “All this fresh drip, we were never ready”.

https://twitter.com/KFCSA/status/1461235360973926404

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The word drip is an urban slang word for chic and fashionable clothing.

Not only KFC South Africa but social media users also appreciated the creativity of the fashion designer. Several users found the dress very innovative and commended the fashion designer on her skills.
Some people rooted for NokuzothaNtuli to win the Superfan contest.

Others were impressed by the talent of the designer as well as the free marketing that KFC got through her.

Some people also shared their own experiences with clothing made out of recycled paper.

Now its your time, how creative do you think this dress is?

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