BAFTAs Hair Trends: Boho Braids vs Beachy Waves

The BAFTA TV Awards last night brought all of our fave TV stars to the red carpet. They didn’t fail to impress in the beauty stakes – we saw gorgeously glamorous up-dos from Lucy Mecklenburgh and Jennifer Metcalfe, and the prettiest make up on Laura Whitmore, we loved her metallic, bronze eye teamed with her berry lip.




But there were two hairstyles in particular that repeatedly caught our eye. We’ll definitely be trying these ourselves this summer – who do you think was the best-tressed?




The Boho Braid



Seen on: Michelle Keegan and Rosie Fortescue










Corrie actress Michelle and MIC starlette Rosie both worked gorgeous braids. Michelle went for a Grecian-inspired lose braid that she wore pulled to side, with a few waves left out to frame her face. Rosie also went for Greek-goddess vibe. She wore a thick crown plait that was pulled back into a ponytail, allowing her to show off that incredible ear cuff.




We can’t wait to try out Rosie’s unusual plait – take the front top section of your hair and plait it tightly, then pull it back into a ponytail, making sure that you leave out a few strands in front of your ears. Pin your plait into your pony, then wrap the bottom section of your plait around your hair tie to cover it and pin to keep secure.




The Beachy Wave




Seen on: Rochelle Humes and Heida Reed




Sticking with the summery vibes of the evening, Rochelle and Heida, both had amazingly smooth locks that they each put a tousled, beachy wave into. Perfect for summer parties, this look is super-easy to create. Apply a smoothing serum whilst your hair is wet. We love Percy and Reed’s No Oil, Oil, £14. Its light texture means that you don’t lose any of the volume in your hair.




We like to use our hair straighteners to create natural looking waves. Take random sections of your hair, some bits bigger than others so that the size of your curls vary (the secret to making them look natural). Straighten the top half, then twist your straighteners around the bottom half to create lose waves. Finish with a spritz of holding spray, such as Babyliss’ Pro Curl Hair Spray, £12.




By Emily Morgan