An updo never goes out of style and the perfect look for the summer months is a pretty plaited hairstyle inspired by the likes of Taylor Swift or Jennifer Lawrence. Braids are great for all occasions from a day at the beach, to a summer evening at a cocktail bar or even your best friend’s wedding.
Here, Guy Cammarano, creative director at Supercuts, reveals how to create these beautiful braided styles:
Prepare hair with a flexible hold style spray such as Wella Professionals Flexible Finish (£12.20, Supercuts) and volumising powder like Sebastian Drynamic (£20, Supercuts) at the roots to provide texture which will help make the hair more malleable. Then create a side parting in your desired position.
Next, take a section around two-inches wide and split into three sections ready to braid. Plait the hair to the head in a ‘French plait’ style to anchor the braid to the head. Keep the plait loose for a laid-back beachy feel and follow the natural line behind your ear round to the nape of the neck.
When you reach the nape of the neck, take the remaining length of hair, twist and tuck it under the base of the braid creating a small knot bun.
Secure the bun with a few bobby pins and make sure the style stays in place from the beach to the bar with a generous spritz of extra-hold hairspray like Wella Professionals Super Set (£12.20, Supercuts).
Supercuts believes that good looks cost less. With over 160 salons nationwide and no appointment necessary, guests can get great advice and the latest celebrity trends without the high-end price. Slices of colour start from £3.95 and haircuts start at £14.95. For more information, please visit www.supercuts.co.uk