It's summertime in the northern hemisphere, and European runways are heating up with inspiring hairstyles. Today's focus is on the super versatile braid: from simple plaits to braided crowns, what's your perfect plaited hairstyle?
Be the queen of the sea with this regal style! Don't weigh your hair down with too much product, a natural finish is essential for this look. Pair this elegant style with clean simple makeup to let your hair do the talking.
Messy four-strand side braid
Three-stranded braids aren't enough of a challenge for some of us! These days, braided looks include examples like this four stranded over-the-shoulder version. The objective is not perfection, even the most ambidextrous among us find four strands a handful to braid. Embrace different sizes, textures and flyaways – imperfection is in when it comes to hair!
Messy pigtail fishtails
Pigtails are no longer for schoolgirls, they've grown up and rebelled! Keep the boho vibe alive by using a texturising spray on dry hair like from the Wild Stylers line by L'Oréal Professionnel.
Sleek and chic to the side
Stay serene with this cool-as-a-cucumber braid that snakes over one shoulder. Perfect for transitioning your look from day to evening, we recommend a glossy fixing spray like to make sure this style stays sleek.
Whenever you spend time in the sun, especially if you have colored or naturally-red hair, make sure you're protecting your locks with an anti-UV spray like Solar Sublime sun protection, which also gives hair a healthy shine.