We’re already acquainted with ‘baking’, now say hello to another beauty trend that has nothing to with cooking.
Dubbed ‘pancaking’, it’s the volumising hair trend for anyone who wants to take their tight, neat braids up a notch.
“It’s basically flattening out a braid making it less bulky and wider. It softens the braid and makes it more like flat loops rather than your typical braid,” explains stylist and ELEVEN Australia Co-Creative Director Joey Scandizzo.
“It’s a great way to make a braid look more modern and accentuate texture and add some dimension. I like how it can add some flyways and look almost ethereal.” Watch: How to ‘pancake’ your braid. (Post continues after video.)
While it’s a trend that’s emerging now thanks to the growing popularity of braids as hairstyle for all ages the technique itself has actually been around for a little longer.
“It was a technique that was used back in day of Marie Antoinette on her wigs and hair pieces to create a flat braid that they could build up and create height,” says Scandizzo. (Post continues after gallery.)