Top Trends for 2015: Plaits, Braids and Twists

From catwalks to the red carpet, a big hair trend for 2015 is the plait. Although the style already debuted back in 2014, this Spring/Summer it is predicted to be bigger and better than ever, with lots of “hairtastic” takes on the summery look already starting to emerge.

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With the upcoming season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start experimenting with your locks and trying out different techniques to perfect your braid. Here is our pick of top plait styles for SS15. 

Fish Tail Plaits

Whether you wear yours tight or loose, fish tails are a fun and easy style to recreate on longer length hair. Add an extra splash of colour to your festival-ready hairdo by incorporating bright and colourful strips of ribbon or using a washout hair chalk for a vibrant weekend look that will have disappeared by the time you have to head back to work on Monday morning. 

Side Swept Single Plaits

Thick hair can be a challenge and tricky to tame in warm, humid weather, making this style an ideal choice for holidays in the sun. If your locks are layered, keep the braid tight for a longer lasting plait. If however you’re going for a more hippy chic look, gently loosen the sides of your plait for a messy, moveable finish. 

Crown Plait 

This braided updo can be recreated on both long and short hair. Start your plait from above your ear, keeping it tight and working your way around your head using hairspray for a firm hold. Secure at the back of your head with an elastic band and tuck the ends into your braid for a more polished finish. Alternatively you can start from the back of your head and plait to the middle on both sides, securing the ends of your plaits to create a crown effect. Remember, practice makes perfect! This is a great style for warmer weather as not only is it elegant but will also keep your hair away from your neck and face, for a cool, confident summer style! 

QUICK TIP: Add some texture to your locks with the Cloud Nine Micro Iron before styling to make plaiting easier and for a firmer hold. 

Do you love being creative with hair? Recreate these celebrity favourite plaits at home and share your #cloudnineselfie with us on Facebook or Twitter

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