The prettiest plait on our radar? A botanical-inspired flower braid…
What you’ll need
We know – florals for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking – but they’re certainly beautiful. If you’re looking to extend the botanical trend from your sartorial choices to your hair styling routine, we’ve got just the ticket: a flower braid.
This style would be perfect for a festival – Natascha
Also known as a rose braid, this look offers up high-fashion, feminine vibes that are perfect for a festival, FROW or any fancy occasion. Intimidated? Don’t be! The Dutch flower braid might look like it takes some serious plaiting (flower) power, but in reality, this technique couldn’t be simpler to create.
Now we’ve planted the seed, it’s time you grew your hairstyling repertoire with our 9 step tutorial. Phone camera at the ready, you’re braiding skills are definitely about to bloom…
How to create an intricate flower braid
This will add additional texture and grip to your tresses, making them easier to braid.
Do this by dividing a section of hair into three equal parts. Weave the outer section under the centre strand and repeat, pulling in hair to the outer section as you plait.
Plait from one side to the other.
Work your way down.
This will ensure that the flower bun will lie flat against the head, giving the style a seamless finish.
Create an 'S' shape.
Once all the hair has been braided, weave the remaining strands into a classic three-strand plait and secure with a hairband.
Pancake your plait.
Gently tug on one side of your braid with your fingers to loosen the weave and flatten the appearance of the hair.
Create the flower.
Tuck in the end of the plait so it’s hidden away and use bobby pins to secure the bun into place.
Secure with hairspray.
That's all there is to it.