Plaits have been on trend for a few seasons now, and why not? There are so many ways you can plait your hair, traditional plait, fish plait, french pleat, the list goes on. This season sees a simple thin plait at one side of the hair going round the back of the head to harness the rest of your hair. And don’t worry you don’t need to have super long hair like the models in our pictures either! This style sports 2 trends in 1 style – the plait and the side parting. Both are huge on the catwalks at the moment
We, at RMUK, reported months ago that braids/plaits would be one of the HUGE trends of 2012 and they are still going strong. Braids are everywhere! Braids work and are so pretty, alluring, romantic, sassy, youthful, organic and best of all EASY, even for us non hairdressers! When your hair is a mess, just plait it! You will look effortlessly chic with a cool plait. We have a new favourite, the messy braid! It is probably one of the easiest to recreate, forget precise plaits, the looser the better with flyaways hairs. We’ve tried and tested it on ourselves and clients and it really works. You’ll get compliments and you’ll be so glad that you have a new braid to add to your repertoire!
Seen on the Erdem catwalk, the tousled tail is this season’s must-try hairstyle.
With celebs including Blake Lively championing the messier, more edgy hairstyles, try out the look for yourself.
Apply L’Oreal Volume Expand Spray liberally throughout the hair, concentrating at the roots..
Blast hair with a hairdryer.
Use a large tong to roughly tong the ends and create a bend in a couple of sections.
Gently back brush the roots on the top section then use a smooth flat brush and brush the hair into a tight ponytail at the nape of the neck and divide into two sections.
Fish tail braid the ponytail keeping tight at the neck – you take a small section from underneath of one side and join it over to the inside of the section, repeat this until you reach the bottom and secure with a small clear band.
Now pull small random pieces of fine hair away from the braid as well as hair around the face and the hairline.
Spray a light coating of L’Oreal Fix Anti Frizz into your hands and smooth over your hair, to add texture and control without making the look sticky.
‘Tulissa’s fishtail plait is so on trend and was seen at catwalks such as Dior this season. Long or short, they are easy to achieve…’
Tulissa’s hair how-to:
1. Use a strong hold mousse such as L’Oreal Full Volume mousse with a big round brush to achieve maximum volume and body while blow drying the hair.
2. If your hair is short to midi length like Tulissa’s you can easily make a fishtail with hair extensions. A fishtail plait is created with 2 sections crossed over each other. Divide the hair into two (rather than 3 like a traditional plait). Take one section, and pull a tiny bit of hair from underneath (so you’ll now be holding 3 sections.) Pull this over the section. Now do the same on the other side, and keep going (so effectively you’re working with 4 pieces of hair.) If you want to see this done, have a look on youtube for a video.
3. When you have finished the plait run your hand backwards up the plait to achieve a softer finish.