Braid Inspiration: Meet The Queen Of Amazing Plaits

Who doesn’t love rocking a gorgeous braid? We sure do! And with festival season here we need plenty of plait-spiration to see us through the summer.

After trawling through instagram for spot of inspo we stumbled across Sarah Potempa. Celebrity Hair Stylist, Sarah, has tamed the tresses of some incredible celebs, including Lea Michelle, Margot Robbie and Jaime King. But that wasn’t why we fell in love with her (although we’re not saying it didn’t help!), nope what really got our beauty brains in a whirl was Sarah’s ah-maz-ing braids. With heart shaped plaits and intricate knotted creations, her braids really are a work of art, get ready to be wowed…


> Meet Sarah Potempa, aka the queen of pretty plaits

Heart-shaped plaits are a thing, we repeat, heart-shaped plaits ARE A THING. Sarah’s creations give us braid envy on a whole new level…

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This b-e-a-u-tiful knotted, loop plait is perfect for holidays, tame frizzy flyaways and look oh-so chic, what’s not to love?

The flawless twisted fishtail plait (aka a ‘tornado’ braid) is a major head-turner, look at it for too long and it might make you dizzy – now THAT is hair art

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Want fairytale-worthy hair? Give one of these princess-perfect plaits a try and get ready for a shower of compliments!

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Wanna look hot in the heat? Try one of Sarah’s holiday-proof plaits, we love the wrap-around braid for keeping our locks on point by the pool, and the basket-weave updo for a humid evening in the sun. Pretty and practical – genius!

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We’re not the only ones that appreciate Sarah’s serious braiding skills, she’s worked with the lovely Jaime King, Poppy Delevingne and Margot Robbie to create a whole host of red carpet-worthy creations. If you want to see even more of Sarah’s amazing work, make sure you follow her on instagram, @SarahPotempa, trust us, you won’t regret it!


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READ: For even more pretty plaits check out our round up of the BEST celebrity braids here…