Autumn / Winter Hair Trend: Braids

Braids and plaits have been slowly making a comeback and for Autumn / Winter the look is fresh off the catwalk.

James Pearce is the editorial hair stylist for Barney Martin Hairdressing, and his expert prediction is all about the braid!

Portrait of a young lady with a braid on grey background
James says “Braids are back again, whether it be spiral French braids wrapped around the head or simple chunky headband plaits.”

James explains that the trend is reflective of the runway, and in particular the Moschino Spring / Summer shows where the Spanish influence was finished with a headband style plait.


(Moschino Spring / Summer 2012)

You can recreate this look at home as long as you can plait, James says, “Part down the middle of the hair then take a section from center down to the ear.

Plait the length of the hair down from above each ear, then wrap over the of head to form a chunky plaited head band.”


(Moschino Spring / Summer 2012)

Not all hair types will be able to do this style naturally, the hairstylist’s top tip for thin or short hair?

“If you don’t have enough hair simply add a pre-made hair band piece.”

What do you think? Will you be braiding and plaiting this season?

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