Braided Hairstyles

Taylor Swift Bella Thorne Rita Ora

Seen on catwalks and the red carpet alike, braided hairstyles are all the rage as far as hairstyles are concerned. Be it pretty plaits or a braided bedhead take inspiration from these stylish crowning glories!

To get Taylor Swift’s Alice Braid, tie hair back and leave a section out at the nape. Subsequently, split this section in half, braid and wrap around the head. Secure in place with hair grips and make sure to use a texturiser for extra grip and to prevent the braid from slipping out of hair that’s too clean.

Alternatively, you can incorporate a pretty ribbon in your braid à la Bella Thorne. (image2) Simply secure a pony tail at the nape of your neck and attach a ribbon to the base. Split the pony in two and use the ribbon as the third section for the braid. Fix with a band and fasten over your head with grips! Easy no?!

If you want to make a style statement, opt for fishtail braids; or better yet, copy Rita Ora’s fishtail plait pig-tails (did you notice this picture was taken during this year’s Isle of MTV on our rock?). Here’s a pictorial to show you how to do fishtail braids yourself: image3)

And lastly, for effortless cool, add braids to a messy chingnon as seen at Mulberry fashion shows. Simply braid small side sections of your hair and gather with the rest of your hair in a low messy bun.