Last year, the braided up-do reigned supreme, but now we’re seeing a new way to wear a plait: from the runway to the red carpet, this season’s braid is totally random. Nine ridiculously easy looks to copy, above.
During Fashion Week Bumble and bumble hairstylist Laurent Philippon gave the models at Karen Walker’s show a variety of small braids—some French, some regular—but each one totally unique.
Hairstylist David Delicourt gave Werbowy one of our favorite renditions: a small braid at the nape of her neck for a party in Paris. To cop the style, tease the end of your plait and spritz with hairspray, or pick up a clear elastic, like Goody’s Clear Bands ($5).
Hough’s go-to hairstylist, Riawna Capri, French braided the back of the actress’ hair starting at the nape of her neck, then pulled all her locks into a topknot for an event in Los Angeles.
The Swedish actress wore two teeny-tiny French braids to a screening of The Railway Man in Toronto. Work Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist ($25) through locks beforehand for a glossy finish.
Add texture to your side-parted ‘do by adding in a braid, like Watson did at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.
The blogger/photographer/Vogue contributor wore a small braid at the nape of her neck during New York Fashion Week, but paired hers with a messy chignon.
The singer/songwriter spiced up her straight locks with a tiny braid adorned with flowers for a charity event in London. A craft store or Etsy is your best bet to find a few tiny buds like Lott’s.
To cop Fanning’s look, create two small braids and secure them behind your head with a small clear elastic, like the actress did at a premiere in Toronto.