I love plaits. I love teeny tiny ones randomly through long locks with some cute crimping action (a la my own W-day barnet) I love massive plaited crowns adorned with flowers and feathers, I love french ones and messy rock chick ones and neat geek chic ones…….I love them ALL.
But most of all (or at least for right now – the fickle Madam that I am) I love plaits of the fishtail variety, I have taken to donning a side type one for most special occasions/events.
I have not as yet however worn two in a kind of Heidi/milkmaid esque fashion. For our Sunshine State Of Mind shoot however model Gabriella wore her plaited pigtails perfectly – she looked EPIC.
Hair stylist Lucy Spary is going to share with you gorgeous lot the whole how-to so you can recreate the look for yourselves, let us know how you get on and what your favourite plaited style is in the comments box below lovelies.
Blowdry in some Bumble and Bumble Style cream.
2. Back Comb
Back comb the roots all the way through to create body, then lightly brush over the surface for a natural look.
3. Part & Divide
Put in a middle parting from the front all the way through to the back and divide into two sections and keep separated with a clip.
On the first side, separate the hair into two sections again.
5. Cross Over & Release
Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. Pull it over the top of the left section, and grasp it under the right section. In other words, the strand of hair has gone over the left section and finishes under the right section. (You don’t have to pull too tight.)
At the end, secure with a hair elastic then spread the plait softly making it wider and a more textured.
Continue this on the other side.
Feel free to adorn with a single feather for a Pochahontas-inspired look or perhaps even one of our leather headbands?
You can find HUNDREDS of other ideas on our Hair Styling Pinterest board.
Big Heidi Love