This weekend we spotted a couple of really rather gorgeous plaits and it's inspired us to try it ourselves. First we saw Big Bang actress Kaley Cuoco rocking a braid then we spotted House starlet Jennifer Morrison sporting a very similar style halo-braid while both ladies were at Comic Con.
Kaley Cuoco and Jennifer Morrison at Comic-Con
We realise that you kinda need a long mane of locks to style yourself a halo braid like Kaley and Jennifer because you need plenty of hair to be able to plait. We're not talking Rapunzel length but something that's at least to the shoulders is going to be easier to work with rather than a pixie crop that's, well, just pretty darn hard to braid! There are of course a few options to slightly cheat the look such as with a plaited hairband that matches your own hair colour . In fact, looking at some of the beauties who paraded the Autumn Winter 2012 catwalks (where plaits were the look du jour FYI), we think there might have been a little bit of cheating going on...
Emilio Pucci and Fendi's Autumn Winter catwalk shows
We have to say that our favourite type of plait is a good old halo-braid just like Jennifer's. It looks super stylish and is one helluva red carpet eye-catcher. To do this yourself at home you'll want to make sure you are fully armed with all the right tools and sprays to make it as easy as possible. We recommend using a bucket load of Boots Hair Grips, £1.49 that match your hair colour, a good quality hairbrush such as Aveda's Wooden Paddle Brush, £18.50, a great finishing product to make hair silky smooth before you plait it - we love L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil, £9.99 and then lastly, a good quality hairspray to hold it all in place. We're big fans of Redken Pure Force 20 Hairspray, £9 which is a backstage staple at all the shows.
If you're feeling like you might struggle a bit still, we recommend finding a concise how-to video so you know exactly how to get the right look without failing at step 1. We found this very helpful one on YouTube which might help you. Let us know how you get on peeps!