7 Surprisingly Easy Plait Ideas to Try Next Week

When it comes to summer hairstyles, it's official: Plaits and braids rule. Whether it’s an all-up ’do you’re looking for or a way to add interest to beachy waves, plait and braid hairstyles have you covered. Essentially, they are to hair what black is to your wardrobe.

So to help your locks stay on point through the week to come (regardless of whether you’ve washed it or not), we’ve rounded up seven cool hairstyles incorporating various plaited and braided elements. Cara Delevingne–inspired parting plaits? Check. Chrissy Teigen’s French braid and pony combo? Check. We’ve even got Kim Kardashian–style Dutch braids for when you’ve maxed out the dry shampoo.

Ready to up your braiding game? Scroll down for a hairstyle for every day of the week, with tips from stylist Jamie Stevens to help you nail it. 

Spotted any favourites in the line-up? Tell us in the comments box below.

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