Want to switch up your hair? Try a plait.
Yep. Braids are the simplest way to give yourself a whole new look without having to visit the hairdresser. There’s no dying, cutting or – and this is *very* exciting – blow-drying involved.
Interested? We can see why. And after seeing these celebrity pictures, you’ll want to rock a hair plait even more.
These styles can give you a real boho look, especially when they’re tied loosely. Let a few tendrils frame your face for a super-girlie style. Cameron Diaz’s one-sided bouffant is the perfect example of this.
Fishtail braids are the ideal way to give your outfit a hippy twist. Start off with one flowing down your back before experimenting with pigtails.
But plaits don’t always have to look ethereal. In fact, some stars have really nailed giving their outfits an edgy twist by accessorising with one.
Have you SEEN Rihanna?! Her 70s-inspired patterned trousers and blue choker combo are totally transformed by her firmly-gripped mane. Then there’s Khloe Kardashian. Her cornrows perfect the sports luxe style.
If you’re a gym-goer, we’d suggest taking another look at Khloe’s hair. By twisting it into two tight braids, she ensures it’s completely off her face. This means there’ll be no strands in her eyes while she runs on the treadmill – and no awkward sweat situations.
Khloe’s mane also shows how cool French plaits can look. Although these are a little trickier to achieve, they’ll stay in place all day.
If you want to incorporate a hair plait into your down ‘do, give a halo braid a go. Erin Heatherton’s piled-high bouffant is the ideal inspiration.
Still not convinced? Just take a click through our gallery. You’ll *so* stand out from the crowd with one of these awesome plaited hairstyles…
The queen of switching up her style, hair we mean, Kylie has been seen sporting long plaits. We don't know about you but we are getting a kinda Star Wars vibe from these…
Frame your pretty face with this over-plait. A quirky yet simple hairstyle and looks super cool!
Kylie Jenner actually *kinda* looks 18 with this girlie ‘do, but she toughens it up by pairing it with a killer suede dress. We like, lady.
Our favourite model turned actress rocks braids into a ponytail at London Fashion Week. She keeps it super cool with smokey eye and blazer.
Chrissy channelled Asian chic with her killer plaits which she snaked around the back of her head and secured in place with pins. She kept the ends loose, leaving a cute little pony tail dangling down the back of her 'do.
Why work one braid when you can wear multiples, like Millie? Various braids combine for a chic wedding guest updo, which she accessoried with ear cuffs and pink lipstick.
Fearne Cotton does pregnancy style like a pro – and her hair is no exception. The presenter pulled her blonde locks into girlie pigtails before posting this Instagram snap with the caption: Plaits for a day of creativity #newprojects.’ We love.
Rochelle Humes works a *very* different look for The X Factor auditions in London. Eschewing her usual sleek blow-dries for a plaited style, the Xtra Factor host is girlie and summery.
P.S. We LOVE the mustard yellow top on you, Roch.
The Irish TV presenter shows how to make fishtail plaits effortlessly cool, and oh-so-boho!
The Little Mix star opts for a romantic double halo braid with tendrils teased out the front for extra girly points. We love.
Amanda Seyfried rocks a totally different look than her usual and wears her long tresses in tightly braided rows.
Poppy rocks the perfect summer 'do and keeps her hair back from her face with two plaits – stylish and practical!
Vanessa wowed at the Tony awards with a super cute dutch braid – and update to her usual toussled waves.
Sienna stunned at the Cannes Film Festival with a parted reverse Dutch braid which was pinned down at the back.
Chrissy keeps her hair back with a large, loose boho plait whilst out and about.
Khloe Kardashian's tightly-styled cornrows nail the sports luxe look. *And* they're ideal for the gym – bonus!
Little Mix's Jesy Nelson normally favours a fierce hairdo – so we're in love with the feminine plaits she's sporting in her cheeky Instagram selfie.
Showcasing her newly auburn locks, the Four Five Seconds star rocked some statement plait pigtails at the Coachella festival. Perfect for keeping your hair under control whilst still looking stylish, RiRi pinned her bangs back and divided the rest of her tresses into two long braids. Very '90s!
Talk about a statement plaited hairstyle! Victoria’s Secret model, Erin Heatherton turned up to the launch of Curve Sport in New York working this amazing halo braid. We think we’ve just found our weekend ‘do…
New plaited hair trend alert! Lena Dunham has got us into big boxing cornrows after Instagraming this snap of her new hairstyle. Created by hairstylist Rheanne White, the Girls star said: “Feeling ready to enter the ring thanks to @rheannewhite”.
Cameron Diaz introduced the pulled out plait trend at the New York photocall for her new film ‘Annie’ and we love it. Will you be working this new hair trend soon?
Alexa Chung showed everyone how to work the plaited hair trend to perfection at the Nails Inc. launch at Selfridges in London. With sleek plaited pigtails and pale pinks lips, the fashionista looked amazing in her oriental-style outfit.
Pixie’s no stranger to plaits, but her latest halo braid may just be her prettiest yet – and also perfect for taming those flyaways during her Stricty rehearsals. Who needs a hairband when you’ve got statement hair this good?
Dakota Johnson make a serious hair statement at the LACMA: Art And Film Gala with this striking plaited updo. We Love.
Plaits are a great way to work an intricate-looking hairstyle for a fancy event, as Margot Robbie proved at the Australians In Film Awards Gala. Plait different sections of your hair and pin to your head to recreate this elegant updo.
Schoolgirl pigtail plaits are cool again thanks to Alexa Chung who took them out for a spin on the Topshop Unique FROW during London Fashion Week.
If you thought plaited hairstyles were a bit boring Rita Ora’s GQ Awards ‘do will definitely change your mind. With a big mohawk style on top, and tight braids on each side, this is one show-stopping look.
As if Kate Bosworth wasn’t gorgeous enough already, she only went and rocked an amazing plaited hairstyle at the launch of her new fashion app. We’ll definitely be copying this ‘do this weekend.
Scarlett Johansson made sure she wowed on the red-carpet for her new film ‘The Avengers’ with a fancy plaited halo hairstyles. So chic.
Rochelle Humes proved that your ‘do doesn’t have to be over the top to look good at the ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ premiere. We love her relaxed side plait.
True to form Kristen Stewart rocked an edgy plaited look at Sundance Film Festival. This hairstyle is a great way to fake an under cut without resorting to the real thing.
If you prefer to wear your hair down but still want to work the plaited hair trend then take some inspiration from Jennifer Aniston. This is also a great way to get rid of an unwanted fringe.
Blake Lively is the queen of glam hairstyles as she proved once again with this beautiful plaited updo. Leaving a piece of hair down at the front stops the ‘do from looking too severe.
Zoe Saldana knows she suits a center-parting and so managed to keep it while still working an updo with this chic plaited headband hairstyle. We love.
Plaits don’t have to hang down by your face. Work the trend like Kelly Osbourne and team a plait with a top knot for a truly statement look.
Kate Middleton usually wears her luscious locks down but when she does work an updo, she gets it right every time. Check out the plaited detailing on this awesome hairstyle.
Kristen Stewart is known for keeping things casual and a plaited hairstyles is the perfect way to glam up your look with very little effort. We approve.
Katy Perry didn’t want to be fussed with her hair while she was out and about in Paris, so she pulled it up into this on-trend plaited ponytail. Brilliant.
January Jones got it soooo right for the premiere of ‘Mad Men’ Season 7 with this messy side plait. Her blonde hair looks gorgeous.
If you’re looking for a more understated plaited hairstyle we recommend following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift with her thin plaited headband.
Victoria Beckham doesn’t usually go for casual hairstyles but we love this relaxed plait she rocked in Hong Kong.
Fiery redhead Florence Welch totally suits a plaited ‘do. Check out the full fringe plaited headband look she rocked for the American Museum of Natural History Gala.
Eva Longoria opted to flaunt her ridiculously long locks at the ALMA Awards with a Rapunzel style plait. All we can say is wow.
Emma Watson has been getting it right time and time again recently when it comes to her hair, and this plaited ‘do is no exception.
Bella Thorne loves a plaited hairstyle and often works this girlie boho look. Well, if it isn’t broken…
Think you can’t work a fancy updo with masses of hair? Take a leaf out of Vanessa Hudgens’ book and plait your long locks and pile them on top of your head.
A plaited hairstyle is the perfect option if you want to look more sophisticated. Just check out Anna Friel grown-up braids.
Amanda Seyfried wowed everyone at the ‘Les Miserables’ premiere with her awesome plaited updo. Just check out those dramatic eyes too.
Bored of the usual plaited ponytail look? Recreate Anna Paquin’s structured look with a tight plait and some hair pins.
Who knew Mia Wasikowska could pull off a braided headband AND a fringe all in one hairstyle? Awesome.
Think a plait is a boring hair option? Think again. Olga Kurylenko looked awesome rocking this plaited updo at the Style Awards.
Diane Kruger glammed up her Oscars look with this tiny plait updo. We love.
Pull your hair back into a high plait ponytail for a striking look, like Nicole Richie at the LACMA: Art and Film Gala.
Work the boho trend with Imogen Poots’ relaxed plaited crown hairstyle. Perfect for weddings and nights out alike.
For a super easy hairstyle that will have you ready in minutes rock Lucy Hale’s simple side plait.