14/08/2014 12:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Hair Trend: The New Braid

There was no shortage of braided hair in 2013 and fans of the style will be pleased to hear this news - the trend isn't going anywhere for Spring/Summer 2014.

However, while simple plaited styles went back to basis on the Herve Leger and Valentino catwalks last year, there's a new type of braid to get to grips with. It's not neat or girly and the messier it looks, the better. Yes - the new season's style is dishevelled. It's how your hair might look two-days after you plaited it.


At the Giles Spring/Summer 2014 show, the plaits were inspired by Braveheart.

Toni and Guy's Global Creative Director Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck used Label M's Resurrection Dust to create the look.

"There's a lot of texture," she told us backstage. "We're doing these double knotted braids - the hair has to be divided into four sections and it requires two hairdressers. You can't do this by yourself!"


And the plaits were even messier in New York.

At Nicole Miller's show, hair was braided into breezy crowns while at Rachel Zoe, French braids were far from flawless.

There was one almost-perfect, very cute braided style though. If you just can't your head around the fuzzy, frizzy do, look to the models on the Rebecca Minkoff catwalk below. This tidier style is definitely a little more office-friendly...


Want to know how to do a plaited crown? Watch below (and don't forget to muss it up slightly once you're finished.)

More inspiration for our favourite braided style...