By RMUK on August 16th, 2008
Celebrity Hair Plaits & Braids
Take your cue from these trendsetting stars, and start working your plait & braid look. Pick your inspiration using our RMUK hairstyles guide to find styles that match your perfect look.
Blake Lively uses plaits in a very simple way, but to full effect. Her hairstylist has added three unevenly placed slim braids in the front part of her hair. Though her hairstyle would be gorgeous without them, they make her hair a little more interesting and give her look a youthful edge. This is the perfect hairstyle match for a long summer maxi dress.
Anne Hathaway is perfectly suited to this Grecian look and proves plaits can actually be very grown up. Team this chic look with chandelier earrings and you’re ready to party!
Take your inspiration from Kate Hudson and create this casual hairstyle when you want to keep all the attention on your dress. Kate,s was blow-dried hair straight using volumising spray to give lift at the crown and then plaited and fastened with a rubber band. We suggest pulling out a few strands at the front and casually tossing the braid over one shoulder for instant celebrity beauty.
Emma Watson creates this look by incorporating plaits in an upsweep. It is a clever way of dressing down this formal hairstyle. First, make a couple of skinny braids on either side of your head. Then, tie hair back in a messy bun with several Kirby grips and arrange the plaits to cross over your head. Secure with a little hairspray and pull out a few wisps of hair from the front. Easy, chic and very sexy!
Sarah Michelle Gellar wears an elaborate take on this trend. The hair is side parted and loosely braided into two French plaits around either side of the head. The lengths of Sarah’s hair have been curled and pinned into a messy bun to keep the style relaxed and natural looking. Fix with plenty of hairspray!
Sienna Miller’s free spirited bohemian look is the perfect style match for braided hair. Here Sienna creates her look in a messy bun with a wide braid around her head, looking every inch the Greek goddess.
Nicole Richie works the Heidi hair trend by plaiting two braids on either side of her parting. The plaits are secured in a messy bun, pinned low, just above the nape of the neck, giving her a very demure and sexy look.
French plaits like Diane Kruger’s is not the easiest to create, but it’s well worth learning how to create this hairstyle as you can get creative and place them wherever you like. Diane, for instance, has arranged her wavy shoulder-length hair in a single plait that wrap around the crown of her head.