Going round the twist: Braided hairstyles are on-trend
Plaits aren’t the work of magicians, even if certain tricky hairstyles would have you believe. Braids are a feature of some of the most popular hairstyles, and also make a real impression in bobs or shoulder-length hair. If your hair is particularly fine, you would be wise to use a curling iron before plaiting to create additional volume. Prior to styling, haircare professionals turn to salt or sugar spray, or dry shampoo, to create that extra bit of grip. There are at least as many types of braided plaits as there are tents at Oktoberfest. The fishbone braid is especially popular, which can be either worn at the back as is traditional, or to the side. To make this hairdo that extra bit special, casually remove a couple of strands. It makes the look even more playful. Topping the braid charts are also the French plait, which forms the basis of many other hairstyles, and the crown braid and braided ponytail. The latter also goes well with shorter hair and complements a dirndl perfectly.