Plaits always seem to have a revival in a new shape or form. Remember the frenzy over Diane Kruger's fishtail plait in Cannes back in 2009? Well, the plait is going to have another moment all over again thanks to our fave celebrities opting for the school girl favourite at one of the most scrutinised red carpets of the year: the Oscars. We've also already seen a plait or two pop up at during Paris Fashion Week, the finale to four weeks of Autumn Winter 2013 fashion, which really kicks into action today. So want to know the latest ways to wear braids? Here's our guide...
1. The Evening Plait
After performing on the Oscar stage on Sunday night, Amanda Seyfried literally let her hair down and let the updo she wore at the beginning of the night hang loosly down to reveal the chunky, deshevelled plait that most likely made up the base of the previous do. The perfect accompaniment to her red dress for the Vanity Fair party, Amanda proved how to work a the simple rope pony plait at a big ticket affair.
To recreate at home: Pull half of your hair backon the crown of your head and secure in a loose knot half way down, leaving the rest of your hair loose. From the nape, twist two sections and cross over each other, but not tightly so that it looks like a rope.
2. The Party Plait
After jetting in from London's FROW, Kate Bosworth continued her fashionista style with a modern take on the milk maid plait when she attended the Vanity Fair party. With a halo of plaits, tightly snaking around her head like a crown and continuing into a bun at teh back, Kate's hair was ready for a long night of partying!
To recreate at home: If your hair is long enough, weave two plaits from above your ears and cross them over each other to meet the opposite ear to where you started the plait from. Make sure they are secured tightly with grips. Pull the rest of your hair back into a tight bun but leave one section loose to form the plait to wrap around the bun to finish off the look. Finish with plenty of strong hold hair spray to make sure your do is party proof.
3. The Performing Plait
As Rita Ora took to the catwalk to perform in Paris last night at the Etam show, she opted for a face flattering and hard working style to last the performance. With two tight french pleats high on either side of her head and then continuing inot two plait pig tails at teh back, Rita's do almost upstaged her performance. Well not quite but we rather liked it.
To recreate at home: Make sure you start your french pleats high on either side of your head, ensuring there are no loose pieces, plenty of hairspray should help. Keep the french pleat close to the head until you reach the nape and continue your plait until you barely have enough hair to tie an elastic round to secure it.
So which plait will you be trying? Let us know below...