Escape’s Top 10 Braids, Plaits & Weaves
The youngest Olsen has style wisdom beyond her years. Lizzy’s braid is the perfect example of understated elegance, with loose strands and side placement adding an extra touch of casual chic. For braids, plaits & weaves like hers, create a deep side part and gather hair into a ponytail over your right ear. Loosely braid the ponytail, and leave a few face framing strands free.
Think Renee Bargh’s SAG Awards hairstyle is too complicated to try at home? Think again. Beauty meccas like Sephora are selling faux-hair headbands perfect for slipping on over any updo or half-up style. Braids, plaits & weaves like this add an extra touch of elegance to any up do hair style.
Before she opted for a cropped cut recently, Miley Cyrus rocked a thick side braid on the red carpet. Incredibly versatile, long side braids, plaits & weaves are becoming a staple on the awards show circuit. The key to a style like Miley’s is extra volume and texture at the crown. Invest in a product that will add volume for a roughly styled mane.
Bangs add an extra girly feel to romantic twists, braids, plaits & weaves. But make sure you can pull off the look before you take a scissor to your precious locks! These stars were brave enough to get the cut.
Kaley Cuoco looked adorable on the red carpet with a rapunzel braid for a headband. Steal intricate looking style in a snap by braiding a thick lock of hair starting behind your left ear, and pulling it over your head like a headband before pinning it behind your right ear. Tie the rest of your strands back in a casual updo, and voilà!
Add an accessory to your standard braids, plaits & weaves like Bella Thorne’s red ribbon. Sparkling headbands and exotic broaches have been embedded in celebrity hairstyles all season. Now it’s your turn to get the easy red carpet look.
Gabrielle Union turned a schoolgirl favorite into a sex-bomb hairstyle at a pre-Grammys bash. Volume and body (thanks to a product like Aveda’s Pure Abundance Style Prep) take lazy day braids, plaits & weaves to new heights, and save you serious prep time before a big event!
We’ve seen a bevy of braided headbands on this list, but none so alluring as Dianna Agron’s. The Glee star favours a fishtail braid, which is incredibly cool but also much more intricate than your standard braids, plaits & weaves. Luckily, Lauren Conrad has you covered with one of our favourite hair tutorials.
Let you hair down around a braided headband and give it a wave-boosting jolt. Feminine braids, plaits & weaves become suddenly sexy when surrounded by tousled curls, which are easy to create with a little heat protecting hairspray and a medium barrel curling iron.
If intricate braids, plaits & weaves are not your forte, take a page from Busy Phillipps and twist a strand around your finger before securing it behind your ear with a bobby pin. With her long, blonde hair and deep side part this style looks effortless and very pretty.
Escape Gallery of Braids, Plaits & Weaves
Want some more inspiration for a plaited, braided or weaved hairstyle? Then have a look through our Braids, Plaits & Weaves Gallery. For a professional plait, braid or weave book in at our hair salon in Calne on 01249 819858 or contact us in salon.