Double-Band Braids: The Hair Trend That's Going Viral

I’m always keeping an eye on the outfit trends emerging on the street style scene during fashion month, but I also look out for the beauty trends that are bubbling up among insiders. This season, there is one hair trend that is undeniably going viral among insiders: the double-band braid. I spotted the hairstyle everywhere from Copenhagen and New York to Milan and Paris, and it’s only been picking up steam among the fashion set.

The hairstyle is created by pulling hair back to the low part of the neck (either slicked back or parted in the middle), tying a simple braid, and then securing two hair bands—one at the end of the hair and another at the nape of the neck. Hence, the double-brand braid, as I’m calling it. Ahead, see how insiders are wearing the chic hairstyle and shop beauty essentials to try the look for yourself. I know I’ll be wearing it myself this fall.

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One cool way to wear it: with hair ties in a contrasting color.

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Insiders have been wearing the style low at the nape of their necks.

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Add a serum to your hair to mimic this radiant shine.

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Tina Kunakey is proving just how versatile this hairstyle is.

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Here, see how to wear the double-band braid with a middle part.

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Or instead, try it with slicked-back hair that is swept to the back.

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Pernille Teisbaek is one of the fashion insiders helping to put this hairstyle on the map.

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Or, if you want to give a nod to the hairstyle in an undone way, leave the second band off from the bottom.

Shop beauty essentials to get the look:

Next, discover the eight fall trends I'm 100% behind and how I'm wearing them.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She covers seasonal runway reports, fashion trends, the luxury market, industry expert interviews, fall and spring issue features, on-the-rise brands, self-styled shopping stories on the best current buys, and columns including The Luxury List. She also contributes to podcast recordings, branded content initiatives, and social media takeovers. Kristen has worked with luxury brands including Prada, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her personal style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, and the CFDA. Prior to Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in Los Angeles.