Start the week afresh with a new trend – the plait – and see how celebrities have helped the new style take the throne.
By Jemma Walker
Start by preparing for the tighter plait – split your hair into two even pieces and brush in front of your shoulders. Then take three strands from the highest point at the back of your head and French plait tightly until you’re half way between the top of your head and nape of your neck. Now, split the rest of your hair into three pieces – with the loose half of the first plait becoming part of the centre strand – and loosely French plait. Finish by securing and gently pulling the second plait apart to reveal the tighter one underneath. It’s a tricky look to recreate but well worth the effort.
Sweep your hair back and gently work some volumising spray through from root-to-tip – beach textured tresses are key for this style. Next, roughly French plait your locks and when you reach the top of your neck, stop and twist your hair so your tips are facing upwards. Use hairgrips to hold the twist tightly in place and begin plaiting with your tips in the new direction, securing as you go. When you’re out of hair, hide the fraying end under the top of your downward plait– it’s sure to add extra volume and leaves no trace of where your boho up-do ends. Don’t worry if a few strands come loose – it’s all part of recreating Daks’ spring/summer effortless look.
Begin by pulling your hair back as if tying a low ponytail – making sure your hair covers your ears – and smooth whisps with hairspray for a polished, silky look. Next split your hair into three even strands and plait; seal with a band that matches your hair colour and you’re ready to go. Quick, chic and timeless.