Corset Braids: The New Way To Tie Up Your Hair

The corset trend just went to new levels

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The corset trend has been wafting in and out of fashion for a while now.

Corsetry has taken on a number of guises of late, mostly in a deconstructed underwear-as-outerwear sort of vibe - just see Emma Watson on the cover of our March issue.

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So, you may be interested to hear that the aesthetic has now crossed over into the beauty world, becoming the new way to literally 'tie' up our hair.

Instagram has is filling up with snaps of girls testing out the part-pretty, part-edgy style.

The look is created by grabbing some colourful ribbon, string, thread, tinsel (basically, whatever you've got) and sewing it or interlacing it through any kind of braid or plait. Which is also refreshing, as it means it can work on all hair types.

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However, it doesn't just have to be the replacement for a boring ponytail.

It can also be worked into basically any small section of your hair (that you can reach). Now, this looks slightly more fiddly, but we're determined to master this criss-cross cool before festival season kicks in.

The first time we officially clapped eyes on the hairdo was last year when the design was showcased in Lesley Hampton's collection, during Vancouver Fashion Week. This also gave it the seal of approval for adults.

With no sign of the corset trend going away anytime soon, we're all up for locking into this new hair trend.

Plus, we're sure it will only be a matter of time before RiRi or Kimmy K rock it, giving us all major hair envy.

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