One thing that the girls at Dirty Looks HQ agree on is that braids never go out of fashion! Season after season, we see hairstylists reinventing the plaited hairstyle for the designers’ collections and celebrities copying the styles for themselves. Want to know how you can get a catwalk-worthy braid, too? Then we’ve rounded up the best A-list braids to inspire to this season.
For spring/summer ’14, braids are woven into old world hairstyles, as dishevelled curls are plaited into chunky, three strand braids with tendrils around the face- just take notes from the Rachel Zoe and Gile ss14 shows. But if fuzzy textured braids aren’t your style, these A-list braids are equally as desirable and are we believe, will make the perfect summer hairstyles for this summer...
The crown plait has to be one of our favourite braids and it seems as though the A-Listers love it just as much as we do. We adore Poppy Delevingne’s classic crown plait whilst Mary-Kate’s loose textured crown plait is perfect for girls who favour the bed head, boho look.
Blake Lively is almost as famous for her braids as she is for her role as Serena in Gossip Girl. This A-List braid is constantly being pinned on Pinterest for braid inspiration, and its not hard to see why. Blake’s messy side braid is both girl next door and red-carpet ready, as the sparkly hair accessory gives a nod to her celeb-status and makes her texturised plait look super pretty. Meanwhile, her ‘90s high ponytail and fishtail braid is the complete opposite and instead, is sexy and fierce!
Other side braids we’re coveting for this season are these two A-Listers’. Karolina Kurkova’s minimalistic side braid is effortless and elegant whereas Bella Thorne’s side fishtail braid with coloured materials braided through her hair, is a great way to dress up bog-standard plaits which we are all too familiar with.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to raise the bar of your braiding technique this spring, then Kate Bosworth’s is a challenging A-List braid to aspire to. We love the intricate detail and hard work that’s gone into creating this woven masterpiece, plus it flatters her round face nicely.
With so many A-List braids to channel, we’re certain that there’s a braid to suit you this season! Which braids are your favourite?