Spring Weekend Hair

TGIF y'all.  We're looking forward to this weekend because my former roommate from the year after I graduated college is visiting with her family from New Jersey. I haven't seen her since we moved apart over 10 years ago (yes, showing my age.) Thanks to social media we've kept up with each other, so I suspect it's going to be one of those reunions where it feels like it was just yesterday we were living together (except the husbands and babies part. ;) )  Her son is just a little older than mine so hopefully the kiddos will enjoy each other as well (kids that age are not very picky about new friends.) 

For me, the weekends tend to be low maintenance in terms of style and beauty (even more low maintenance than a work day, 'cuz I'm not all that high maintenance to begin with), I do still like to look pulled together and like I care, LOL.  My hair is getting really long (I do need a trim) and since I'm always busy with toddler all weekend, I'm always on the lookout for a cute style that also keeps my hair out of my face.  Braids are a great way to manage the tresses that looks like you put more effort in that you did.  We plan on taking the visitors to Santa Monica on Saturday, so I'm going to go with something like the look below, to keep strands tamed in the beach breeze.