Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Casual plaits are the fashion girl’s hairstyle of choice right now—these looks prove why

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Whatever your hair type, length or style, you’ve most likely been party to a braid or plaited hair style at some point in your life. Whether it was your childhood school look, an easy gym hair style or a simply  a way to protect your strands while you sleep, plaits have long been the go-to for low-maintenance styling, for a look that not only looks put together but delivers on practicality too. 

These days, however, the humble plait has had a resurgence, and while it definitely still delivers on the practicality front, it’s also adding another string to its bow, fast cementing itself as the cool-girl hairstyle of choice. At the SS24 shows, braids were everywhere both on and off the catwalks, and recently my FYP has been filled with twists, plaits and knotted styles in all shapes and forms. The key to pulling off the look in 2024 is to opt for looser, more relaxed braids and plaits with added details to make them feel elevated. Think scrunchies, slides and bows for added drama. 

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