Want proof? While bold braids looked stunning on the runway, this show-stopping style is a dream mix of beauty and practicality that works brilliantly on the street, too. Backstage, TRESemmé Style Setters reporter Louise Roe spied bold braids everywhere – including a gorgeous Rachel Zoe-esque boho-braids-over-waves look on blogger and actress Meghan Rienks. Another similar look we spotted on the street was the braided wave, where a side braid and wavy tresses are pulled back into a ponytail for a cool and casual look. Or, for a smarter, more polished way to wear braids, the Double French Braid will ensure there’s not a single hair out of place, making it the perfect plaited style for the gym.
TRESemmé stylist John D gives his top tips for getting the very best Bold Braids at home:
Tip 1: Use a curling iron on hair first to get a roundness that helps the braid lock into itself easier. Genius, right?
Tip 2: Hair spray is essential for getting braids to hold. Spritz your braid with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray to finish the look and smooth down any stray flyaways.
Whether you go for a braided half-up look, braids with waves, French braids, fishtail braids, or a different way to wear braids entirely, make sure your braids are bold to tap into this hot AW16 trend.