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: Hairspray is essential for getting braids to hold. Spritz your braid with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to finish the look and smooth down any stray flyaways.
Whether you go for a braided half-up 'do, 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.