What's your back-to-school favourite: pretty plaits or the perfect pony tail?
Plaits and ponytails have always been classic schoolyard hairstyles. But this season, both these looks have been given a fresh and modern update that's certain to please both students and style lovers alike. Take note!
The style: Pretty plaits have always been a classroom staple. Not only are they practical, but this season they're also having a definite on-trend moment! Wear them low for a traditional look, or try styling them high for a quirky twist.
The hairstyle: If it's been a while since you rocked a double braid, you may need to brush up on your plaiting technique. Remember to consider your starting point beforehand as this will define the overall look of the style. Then, divide hair into two parts and then take three sections within each one and simply plait away. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even accessorise your braids with jewels, clips or hoops.
What the editors say: The runway has spoken! Double braided looks are here to stay, meaning there's never been a better time to embrace this hairstyle.
The style: For many ladies, a ponytail is their go-to hairstyle. Pulling the lengths back into a ponytail is the perfect everyday style – but that doesn't mean it has to be boring! The first decision is to choose your starting point; higher ponytails make a statement while lower ponytails are more carefree and relaxed. For a sleek finish, try wrapping your hair around the base of the tail, or you can even add an on-trend accessory to dress it up.
The hairstyle: The condition of your hair is on show when you rock a ponytail, so ensure your locks are in the best condition possible. To improve hair health, try the L'Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber range – a product like the Recovering Masque is great for smoothing and strengthening locks.
What the editors say: Whichever way you like to wear your pony, make sure your hair is healthy and in the best possible condition. And don't forget to play with finishing accessories – try a ribbon, feather or metallic clip.