These two braided hairstyles are bold, artistic and fearless. Here we pit the braided bun up against the mohawk braid. Let the battle of the braided looks, begin!
The hairstyle: From the front, this looks like your ordinary sleek and glossy top knot. However the look hides a surprise at the back – rows of tight and precise mini braids that snake up the back of the scalp to create a sculptural silhouette and add a contrasting texture to the smoothness of the bun.
The style: This braided look is one for brave ladies who want their hairstyle to reflect their quirky yet powerful personality. Because the look is so striking, you'll want to keep the remainder of your ensemble free from too many accessories or prints.
What the editors say: This entire look needs to be pin perfect to have the desired effect. The braids need to be clean while the top should be so smooth and shiny that you can practically see your reflection in it! For superior hold, set the style with .
The hairstyle: The mohawk isn't just for punks! This incarnation of the statement-making hairstyle adds in a beautiful sculptural braid to create a final look that resembles a helmet mane. When styled with copper-coloured hair, this look couldn't be more on-trend if it tried!
The style: Bored of the same old normal hairstyles? Then this look is the one for you! Channel your inner warrior-princess by pairing this hairstyle with a graphic and structured outfit.
What the editors say: At first glance, you may instinctively feel this look is too tough for your style. However it's actually more delicate than it seems, thanks to the gentle and face-framing wisps and curls. To recreate the look, enlist the help of a professional stylist (or a talented friend!) and be sure to set the style with for a finish that has both hold and texture.