Beautiful braids are perfect for any season, which explains why we see them on the catwalk all-year-round! From chic and sophisticated to messy mermaids, you've got more options that you might think, so we've taken five of the best from the runway to inspire you!
This might look complicated, but it's actually as simple as ABC! A) Take a section of hair from each side of the head, braid loosely B) Bring the braids round to the back of your head and pin into a bun C) Make another braid using a section of your hair underneath the bun. Finished!
Double rope twist
Have no fear, there's no braiding here! Instead, there's a twist. Divide your hair into two even sections, then further divide each section into two. Take the two parts, curl each one using your finger, and twist them around one another to form this rope effect. Repeat on the other side and join the two 'ropes' with an elastic.
This messy high side braid is great if you're looking for an alternative to a high ponytail. Slightly to one side, it shows off the length of your hair while also accentuating your neck. Pull a few strands loose for a wispy, fairytale finish and tie with a clear elastic.
Smooth side braid
Be a good girl with this calm and collected silky side braid. Don't forget to braid all the way to the very tips for a polished look. The side placement brings the braid up to date, while a headband acts as a nod to schoolgirl studiousness.
Messy side braid
Alternatively, give your side braid some pizzazz by tousling it before braiding loosely. Good news, even ladies with mid-length hair can copy this look: you just need enough hair for a small side braid. Don't forget the volumizing spray!