Team ELLE can’t resist plaited hair right now. We spoke to Herman Ho at Headmasters to share his tips on creating this look at home…
“First apply a texture spray to prep the hair, try Pli, £11.60 or Texture Tonic, £11.50 both by L’Oreal Professionel and then blow dry. Rub a very small amount of serum between your fingers before you start to braid, this will help you to separate strands and will stop the hair knotting. Don't worry about being too accurate with your sections - you want to aim for the natural, slightly messy look. Make sure you always have three strands of hair in your hands and try not to look in the mirror as it can be confusing.
When braiding, the outside strands always need to go over the middle strand, not under and every time you move the outside section into the middle sweep in further hair from the outside to create a French plait. If your parting is on the right, you should go around the head and finish behind your right ear, or if you have a left parting, you should finish your braid behind your left ear. Tie the end and roll it into a bun and pin. Finally, massage the braid, or pull out the braid to loosen, this will give you an undone look to your plait."
Headmasters is offering plait master classes at its Hanover Square salon, £45 for 45 minutes. Enq: 020 7408 1000