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Love braids? Us too. Luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for styling inspiration, quick tips and tricks, or tutorials on how to master the perfect plaiting technique, you’ll find everything you need to know on braids right here.
From a classic three-strand plait to a cool fishtail braid, or a chic French plait to a romantic waterfall braid – via inverted styles, box braids, and more – the options really are endless. And we’ll show you how to do them all – plus the best ways to style them right now.
Watch our video tutorials and follow our step-by-step guides to mastering the best braiding techniques.
Never quite got to grips with how to do a French braid? Wondering what a waterfall braid is? Don’t know the difference between a Dutch braid and a reverse French braid (hint: they’re the same thing!)? Think an inverted fishtail is impossible? We’re here to solve your plait problems and give you a guiding hand, because believe it or not, even the most complex braids are surprisingly simple once you know how.
And if you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve covered that too: from runway-to-real-life braid trends, neat tricks on refreshing fail-safe styles, or easy ways to wear your braided hairstyle (hello, box braids!), you’ll never be short of ideas.
Whether you love your plaits perfect or messy, classic or modern, one thing’s for sure: this timeless technique, so rich in history and origin, is always cool and coveted.
Fun fact: braids date back to pre- Ancient Egypt (African cornrows are actually the first recorded braided styles), and used to be a way to indicate a person’s social status. Isn’t it funny to think a hairstyle that’s thousands of years old is still so releva