From Khloe Kardashian to Iggy Izalea, braids have worked their way from primary school photo days onto the red carpet.
Whether it’s a sporty box braid or something pretty and relaxed, braided hairstyles are super versatile and work as both a formal or casual style.
Don’t know how to plait? Do yourself a favour and get among the hundreds of YouTube tutorials that will show you the basics.Here are our 20 favourite braid styles for the warmer months ahead.
1. The braided headband.
Part Disney princess, part German milkmaid; the braided headband is a classic style. Keep the braid loose and messy as your wrap it around your head, and leave a few strands to sit around your face to soften the look. Now sing after me: “High in the hills was a lonely goatherd…”
2. Single braid decoration.
A cute single plait in a tousled 'do can add a bit of interest to a messy topknot. Remember when you used to absent-mindedly braid a plait into your hair during science class? Well, now you can just leave it there.