Plaits, braids, whatever you want to call them, we can all agree they look awesome.
Perfect for almost any Summer activity from rocking around Coachella and avoiding the dreaded bridesmaid hair, to taking the perfect Maldives beach selfie, plaited hair styles are the one.
We called in TIGI Global Creative Director and hair maestro Nick Irwin to show you step by step how to DIY three different braid hairstyles in under 10 mins.
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The Look: A plait twisted and pinned to look like a knotted bun.
Best Worn At: A really versatile look perfect for weddings, nights out or even on the beach.
You Will Need:
Hairdryer with a diffuser
Soft bristle brush like a Mason Pearson
A bungee hair tie
Clear snag-free hair elastic
Onto dry hair spritz a light mist salt spray to give the hair guts. It will also bring out the natural texture in your hair.
If you're styling your hair from wet, use mousse on the hair before drying in with your hairdryer and fingers; this will enhance your hair's natural movement.