Hair trends come and go as quickly as any type of fashion. One minute you’re sporting the flavour-of-the-month do and the next you’re chopping and changing to keep your style up to date and fresh. Of course, there are those people out there that just look amazing with whichever hairstyle they choose – whether or not it’s ‘in fashion’! But one hairstyle that is truly timeless is the plait. We wore it with ribbons as schoolkids and now we wear it anytime of the day or night, for effortlessly casual and glitzy looks alike. Here’s why we still love it.
It’s so versatile
The humble plait can be twisted, turned, ruffled and slicked to suit each individual look. It can be turned into a fishtail, French, waterfall or milkmaid plait, and be left beautifully simple or glammed up with hair accessories. Plaits are perfect for all hair types – from long, curly locks to short, wavy lobs and sleek, straight dos. They can be loosened and pulled for an effortlessly cool style or left beautifully tight and sleek. However you like to wear your hair, there’s a plait out there to suit your personal style and any occasion you’re going to!
Plaits are practical and pretty
One of the things we love most about plaits is that they are super practical, keeping your hair in place and out of your face. So this means that they are as perfect for the gym as they are for a dinner date (at neither of which do you want to be fiddling with your hair all the time)! They are also a great option if you don’t have time to wash or style your hair before going out – just twirl your locks into a quick plait and, huzzah, you’re good to go! And we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love that moment when you get to take out your plait at the end of the day (or night) and swish those soft, silky and perfectly crimped waves around.
They’re easy once you know how
To the untrained eye, plaits can look pretty daunting. So many strands of hair, all going in different directions! But they’re actually super easy once you’ve got the knack. And, once you have the basic plait, you can start experimenting with all the different styles. Of course, it’s easier when someone does it for you, so you could always ask your local hair stylist.
If you want a beautiful plait for a special occasion or just because you feel like it, pop into the House of Klamer and let our stylists create one for you. Contact us today to book.