Plait Hairstyles - Our Top 18
Braided hairstyles make every day special.
Whether it's a romantic dinner with your partner, the Christmas party with your colleagues or the annual Kirtag visit - a braided hairstyle will always make you stand out from the crowd. At a public event (wedding, christening, etc.) you simply feel unique with your special styling. Even if you have fringes, a braided hairstyle will add variety.
With these preparations, the braided hairstyle becomes perfect.
The more well-groomed a woman's hair, the better - basically true! Unless you have a braided hairstyle in mind. This works best if your hair has not been washed on the same day. Before you start, brush your hair thoroughly. Small knots can later become a painful test of patience for you and your braiding master. To ensure that the hair has a good grip and that the hairstyle lasts a long time, it is worth applying a little mousse. If you have precise ideas about where you want your parting to sit, you can also prepare this step already. If your hair is very thick, tight or frizzy, it is worth shaping it with a straightening iron beforehand.
You will need these tools:
- A brush that is suitable for your hair
- A handle comb to create a nice parting
- Eventual styling mousse for hair texture
- Hair elastics to match the hair colour and sliding clips in case something slips
- Hairspray to set the hairstyle
- Perhaps a straightening iron to tame the mane
Useful tips for braided hairstyles that sit all day and survive a party night
- Wash your hair the day before (WITHOUT conditioner)
- Comb the hair carefully - preferably with an anti-static brush
- Braid as tightly as possible - the hairstyle will then loosen by itself anyway
Braiding hair this way: Lolita braiding hairstyle instructions
Step 1: Tie two ponytails at the back of your head at a medium height.
Step 2: Attach a hair tie in the middle of a ponytail.
Step 3: Pull the end of the ponytail through the middle part of the ponytail.
Step 4: Reattach a hair tie underneath and pull the end of the ponytail through the part above again. Follow the same steps on the other side.
Step 5: Secure the braids around the head with bobby pins. Cross the braids once at the back of the head.
Step 6: The hairstyle is ready.
The most popular braided hairstyles - conjured up on the head in no time!
Braided hairstyle on the top and back of the head
You don't have to be called Rapunzel to wear a wonderful braided hairstyle. Even with short hair, a braided style can be shown off to wonderful effect. With an artful layering of the hair and colourful accents, you are guaranteed to attract excited glances. If you want to get annoying hair out of the nape of your neck in a chignon, a braid at the bottom back of the head works wonderfully.
The Gretchen plait
The Gretchen braid, also known as a peasant's wreath, was originally a typical Dirndl hairstyle. Here, a braided plait is artfully plaited around the head. In the meantime, this hair trend has established itself as a cult hairstyle at folk festivals and traditional costume celebrations. At the Oktoberfest, the Gretchen braid is more in vogue than ever. Everywhere you look, the traditional braided hairstyle is in evidence. It gives a woman's traditional costume outfit that certain something.
Braided hairstyles with flowers
The flowery, playful variation in combination with braided hairstyles is a popular look, especially at summer festivals. Flower wreaths and necklaces made of colourful flowers provide the mega eye-catcher at every party. The so-called "boho look" is also increasingly seen at weddings of young couples.
The classic braid
It's THE hairstyle when you need to get that annoying hair out of your face, and it looks stunning too! How to do it: Separate the hair into three equal strands. First, place the strand from the far right over the middle strand. Then do the same with the left strand. Repeat this process until you have a beautiful braid pattern. The braid is one of the few hairstyles that a woman can easily do on her own. The more childlike version with two plaits is in no way inferior to the original version! How does it work? Simply the same procedure times two!
Making a herringbone braid yourself is not easy. If it's at all possible - get help from a friend. Here's how: Divide your hair in half. Put a thin strand from the left on the right side and a thin strand from the right on the left side. Repeat this process until the typical artistic herringbone pattern is created. The so-called half-braid, where only a part of your hair is braided into the plait, also looks fantastic in combination with the herringbone braid!