5 reasons why loose plaits are about to become your most loved everyday hairstyle

Leona | 15 August 2017

This fuss free hairstyle is set to become your new everyday hairstyle and here is why… 


If you’re looking for a new way to style your hair that requires minimal fuss (yet has bucket loads of style points), look no further than loose plaits.

From A-list stars to our fave Instagrammers, loose plaits have become hugely popular this year. Adding to this, Pinterest has reported a 70% rise in saved pins for the style, so if you want to #beathairboredom you should keep this hairstyle on your radar.

Okay, we can tell there are some naysayers out there who still need some convincing, so keep scrolling to find out 5 reasons why you need to try the hairstyle of the moment, right now!

Loose plaits: 5 reasons why you need to try the trend now


back shot of a woman with icy blonde hair and highlights in a loose plait
When it comes to loose plait hairstyles, we say: the messier the better. Credit: Instagram.com/jaggercloset_shop

1. It’s super easy to create

Who needs to be spending hours on their hair every morning when you can spend more time in bed? Loose plaits will not only allow more time for beauty sleep but will also wow all your colleagues when you make into work.

And any braid rookies out there can rest assured that they too can give the style a try, because the messier the finish, the more style points you’ll earn! Credit: @jaggerscloset_shop

Sophie Turner long blonde hair with loose braid at Emmy's 2017
Sophie Turner gives this look the red carpet seal of approval. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. It will make you feel like a boho Queen

If you’re anything like us, you will love pretty boho tresses. Get the look by wearing your hair in a braided style over night and in the morning you will have soft, heatless curls, which you can then show off in this Sophie Turner-approved hairstyle.

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brown hair model with loose plait down back shown from behind
From a HIIT class to a special occasion, loose plaits will see you through. Credit: Instagram.com/emmaco

3. The fuss-free style can be worn anywhere

What we love most about loose plait hairstyles, is that they can be worn anywhere and any time. Don’t believe us? Try us…

High-intensity gym class? Check. Date night? Check. Prom, graduation, wedding? Check, check and check, this hairstyle has got you covered no matter what life throws your way. Credit: @_emmaco_

Emily Ratajkowski long brown hair in side braid with ribbon at end of braid at fashion show
Take a cue from Emily and dress up your loose plait with a ribbon. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. They can be dressed up

If you have a special occasion lined up, why not dress up your loose plait hairstyle with a strip of ribbon? Make like Emily Ratajkowski and finish your look off with a black satin ribbon secured around the end of the braid.

Alternatively, you can try a ribbon headband or weaving ribbon through your braid for a unique, showstopping finish.

Elizabeth Olsen bronde coloured hair in loose side plait braid hairstyle at premiere
Elizabeth Olsen wears her hair in the carefree style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. It’s A-list approved

Not only is this style loved by Pinterest fans, but A-list stars like Elizabeth Olsen, Drew Barrymore and Whitney Port have also been spotted wearing the style at red carpet events and movie premieres. See, we told you it can be worn anywhere.


Interested in more ways to style your hair that requires minimal effort? Head on over to our Beat Hair Boredoom page to find a host of fresh ideas to try for this summer and beyond!


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