Meet the braid-y bunch

By Sophie Gridley

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At least twice a week Nikki, ELLE’S lovely picture assistant, waltzes into the office with a head full of braids, twists and plaits – and I always turn green with envy. Her nimble fingers weave her brunette hair into the most intricate of ‘dos – the sort of thing once reserved for gymkhanas, oft-replicated on the catwalk, but less frequently sported by those of us who don’t have personal hairdressers.

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She won’t tell me her secret but she does occasionally practice these signature plaits on the rest of the picture desk. Maybe I need to move seats…

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