Nothing beats braids when it comes to a summer holiday hairstyle. They’re fun, versatile, look great with a tan and sun-kissed color, and also happen to be one of this season’s biggest trends. Speaking to Savoir Flair last week, Hollywood hair stylist Jen Atkin (who looks after the locks of the Kardashians, Jessica Alba, and Sofia Vergara) revealed that her top tip to beat heat and humidity is to get braiding. From fishtail and milkmaid to schoolgirl and boho, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to braids.
Click through the gallery to see which celebrities are boasting the best braids and get inspired by the SS15 runways to get on your way to plait perfection.
The easiest way to get a flawless milkmaid braid? Fake it! Available in 14 different shades, from white blonde to brilliant black, these Hershesons headbands are the perfect on-the-go plaits.
Hershesons ‘Chunky Braided Headband’, AED 195/SAR 199, Sephora, The Dubai Mall
For a clean, sleek, perfectly-in-place plait, braid your hair when it’s damp or wet. This makes it easier to catch all those flyaway hairs and loose ends. If your hair is dry and you’re in a rush, quickly spray your locks with a light hairspray to hold hairs together and prevent layers falling out.